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US Politics & Gov't

Open Thread - 6/29/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 16 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Urge Congress to Pass the International Violence Against Women Act ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: violence, world, war, terrorism, politics, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, women )

Beverly
- 20 hours ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The U.S. can and should act to make the world a safer place for women and girls.
Tell Congress to Listen to Survivors and Strengthen Efforts to End Modern Slavery ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, crime, conflict, children, violence, society, terrorism, politics, politics, constitution )

Beverly
- 19 hours ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Survivor voices must be heard. This platform would value survivors beyond their story and strengthen government-wide plans and solutions to combat human trafficking and modern slavery.
You're Fired
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Derogatory, statements, Donald, Trump, immigrants, NBC, Universal, ending, business, relationship, Miss, USA, Universe, Pageants, Celebrity, Apprentice, Mexican, immigrants )

Sam
- 15 hours ago - yahoo.com
NBC is ending its long relationship with Donald Trump in the wake of the presidential hopeful's recent comments about Mexican immigrants.
Protect Low-Income Individuals' Rights to Health Services ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women, treatment, protection, prevention, healthcare, ethics, human rightsgovernment, politics )

Beverly
- 20 hours ago - forcechange.com
Goal: DonâEUR(TM)t deny crucial contraceptive care and preventative health services to low-income individuals.
Protect Runaway and Homeless Youths ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, government, politics, constitution, human rights, society, crime, violence )

Beverly
- 19 hours ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Reauthorizing the bipartisan Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act would help provide critical updates to the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, which expired in September 2013.
Provide Proper Hygiene Products for Female Inmates ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women, treatment, healthcare, ethics, protection, safety, ethics, politics )

Beverly
- 20 hours ago - forcechange.com
Goal: Provide female inmates with better access to feminine hygiene products.
Stand With the Apache: No Mining on Sacred Land!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, ethics, government )

Linda
- 11 hours ago - secure.avaaz.org
The US government is about to handover a beautiful stretch of national forest held sacred by the local Apache tribe -- to a giant foreign mining company. ItâEUR(TM)s a national disgrace, but if we come together now we have a real chance to block the mine.
Don't Privatize Social Security! ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, social security privatization, republicans, government, politics )

Nancy
- 21 hours ago - act.gwengraham.com
FIRST: Serious presidential candidates proposed raising the retirement age. NOW: These same politicians revealed they also want to privatize Social Security!
Now Is Our Time ~ Pass the ERA!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women's rights, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, constitution )

Beverly
- 20 hours ago - dailykos.com
What about Equality for U.S. Women?
US Drops Key Demand to Inspect Iran Nuclear Sites
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US drops nuclear site inspection demand )

Beth
- 11 hours ago - unitedwithisrael.org
In a major setback to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear capability, the US has agreed to drop its key demand to inspect Iran*s nuclear sites. Israel*s PM slammed this as having gone from a *bad deal* to a *worse deal*
Federal Grant to Make Mandatory in Five Schools to Learn Arabic   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Administration's Federal Grant. Mandato )

Beth
- 15 hours ago - youtu.be
The children HAVE to learn Arabic. The Arab Lobby is trying to introduce Islamic studies, Arabic and mandatory visits to mosques where children have to wear Muslim garb and try Muslim prayer. Muslim children are not required for other religions
Stand Up For Progressive Values Yes to Medicare for All Expanding Social Security No To Secretive TPP - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Progressive values, petition, Bernie Sanders, Claire McCaskill )

Dandelion
- 12 hours ago - act.democracyforamerica.com
Sign Democracy for Americas petition to tell Claire McCaskill and all Democratic candidates in 2016 that you support Medicare for All, expanding Social Security, and opposition to the TPP and you think they should too.
Obama Refuses to Follow Law Cutting Off Aid to PLO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, Abbas, PLO, PA, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, lies, obama, propaganda, terrorism, usa )

Penny
- 1 day ago - israpundit.org
These days Obama following the law would be news. Obama not following the law is just business as usual. So this is another case of Obama doing what he can to help terrorists while ignoring the limits on his powers.
How Hillary ClintonâEUR(TM)s Campaign Signifies A New Era For WomenâEUR(TM)s Rights
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women's rights, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, candidates )

Beverly
- 1 day ago - elitedaily.com
As Clinton moves forward in her presidential campaign, womenâEUR(TM)s rights and gender topics have remained at the forefront of her platform.
Supreme Court Justice Calls Death Penalty Drug
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, SupremeCourt, ethics, crime, constitution )

Wilde
- 15 hours ago - motherjones.com
On Monday, the Supreme Court upheld the use of the drug midazolam for lethal injections in a 5-4 decision that pitted the five conservative justices against the four liberal ones.Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who wrote her own dissent, argued that the use of
Stop the Sneak Attack on Net Neutrality.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, net neutrality, u.s. )

Kathy
- 11 hours ago - act.credoaction.com
Big Telecom's allies in Congress have slipped language into a 158-page government-funding bill that would take away these Net Neutrality protections we all fought so hard to win. It's nothing less than a sneak attack on Net Neutrality.
Earth to Congress Lay Off The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: house appropriations committee, Financial services, General Government Appropriations Bill, chipping away protections )

Dandelion
- 10 hours ago - action.civilrights.org
House Appropriations Committee has approved a Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2016 that includes multiple attacks on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its ability to carry on its important work.
88-Year-Old Woman Defends Home From Cops Who Went to Wrong House, So She Was Assaulted & Arrested | Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: troops, usa, war, terrorism, propaganda, lies, media, dishonesty, crime, abuse, police, law, violence, women, rights )

Wilde
- 16 hours ago - alternet.org
Police say she was holding a knife. Police in Massachusetts mistakenly attempted to barge into the wrong home Thursday afternoon. During their blunder, police offended the homeowner, 88-year-old Phyllis Stankiewicz.
U.S. Not Contemplating A Federal Bailout Of Puerto Rico, White House Says - Huffington Post
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, economy )

Wilde
- 14 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) - The United States government is not contemplating a federal bailout of Puerto Rico to help the island deal with its debt crisis, the White House said on Monday.
Hi, I'M Uncle Sam and I'M a War-Oholic
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Government, USA, War, Culture of Violence, Military, Propaganda )

EARTHDAY
- 10 hours ago - commondreams.org
America's War on... Everything! Think of Americas numerous so-called wars and consider if theres been any measurable progress made in ANY of them.
GOP'S Mass Hysteria After Supreme Court's Progressive Rulings
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: constitution, congress, GoodNews, elections, democrats, news, obama, politics, republicans, SupremeCourt, Govtfearmongering )

Cheryl A
- 11 hours ago - alternet.org
The SCOTUS score is 3 to 2 rulings in favor of progressive causes. What a surprise! We only have to tweak the EPA requirements and remove the Death Penalty in the rest of the states and we will have 100% reform...peace.
US Supreme Court Backs Coal Profits Over Public Health
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Old King Coal )

Michael
- 9 hours ago - commondreams.org
Placing the interests of Big Coal over public health, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to back the Environmental Protection Agency's new power plant emissions standards.
The Scariest Trade Deal Nobody's Talking About Just Suffered a Big Leak
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: cover-up, dishonesty, freedoms, news, war )

John
- 6 hours ago - newrepublic.com
The largest agreement is also the least heralded: the 51-nation Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). The deal would liberalize global trade of services. TiSA would restrict how governments can manage their public laws through an effective regulatory cap. I
Renzi Resurfaces: Censorship of Apache Elders Voices
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: graft, corruption, politics, native rights, reservation lands, ecological protection )

John
- 7 minutes ago - bsnorrell.blogspot.ca
Apache are preparing to lead a national caravan to DC to demand repeal of the Oak Flat land swap, where Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake gave Apache sacred land to the foreign corporation Resolution Copper
   

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