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SeaWiFS Captures the 10-year global average Not Just Exxon: The Entire Oil and Gas Industry Knew The Truth About Climate Change 35 Years Ago.
By Daily Kos
it wasn't just Exxon, but the entire oil and gas industry through its mouthpiece, the American Petroleum Institute, that collaborated to perpetuate the denial and "uncertainty" charade, to soak in as much money for themselves as possible at the expense of the rest of us and all future generations who would have to live through the consequences of their deception:
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Image created from image crediting Marina Sitrin: Alternatives to Democracy: Communal Councils, Encuentro, Zapatistas, Autogestion, Todos Somos-- Part 2
By Rob Kall
My guest tonight, a returning guest is Marina Sitrin. She's a leading thinker for Occupy, I shouldn't say was, she still is. She's been an author of multiple books on Horizontalism, and now, she is a co-author of the new book, They Can't Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy.
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  Grey Zones of Europe
By Fariborz Ghadar
Holland's quick move to the right are playing into the hands of the ISIS propaganda, and erasing the grey zone at an alarming pace.
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Needle Exchange Accessible Treatment: A Strategy for Addressing America's Opioid Epidemic
By James Lewis
The current opioid epidemic is sending shock waves through communities across the nation, and the economic costs of opioid addiction are truly staggering. The opioid epidemic presents a challenge, but not an insurmountable one. In fact, there is already a proven resource model for addressing epidemic diseases: the Ryan White CARE Act of 1990. If we are serious about saving lives, treatment must be accessible to all.
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  What's in Store for Our Freedoms in 2016? More of Everything We Don't Want
By John Whitehead
We in the emerging American police state find ourselves reliving the same set of circumstances over and over again: egregious surveillance, strip searches, police shootings of unarmed citizens, government spying, the criminalization of lawful activities, warmongering, etc. What remains to be seen is whether 2016 will bring more of the same
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Javier Cardona showing visitors his garden, Espacio Vital Normalizing The Extraordinary in Medell-n, Part Two
By Arlene Goldbard
A city releases itself from terror and remakes social fabric through art, culture--and gardening. Plus a song from Carlos Vives.
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  Born in the USA?
By Joel Joseph
Senator Ted Cruz is not eligible under the Constitution to be President of the United States because he was born in Canada. Only one of his parents was an American citizen, the other a Cuban.
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Author's rhododendrons booming in Dec., and Arctic sea ice melt What winter?: No Denying It, Climate Change Is Happening Now
By Dave Lindorff
It's no longer possible to hide the reality of climate change. Flowers blooming in late December, a northeast winter without snow through New Year's Day, and another warmest year on record. Echoing Kurt Vonnegut, TCBH! journalist says: Hi-ho!
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move-on.org Democracy in action Please Petition MoveOn to have a "Democracy for America Style" Endorsement Vote before the Iowa Caucus
PETITION BACKGROUND This petition is to encourage MoveOn.org to hold a membership vote to endorse a Democratic candidate for President before the Iowa Caucus.   On the “Run Warren Run” website MoveOn states: “We will encourage all candidates to embrace the Warren agenda on the economy, pursue diplomacy over war, fight to get big money out of politics and address climate change, and present an agenda that spe...
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A Parent's Evaluation of the LAUSD Charter School Division The District's Deaf Ears
By Carl Petersen
Like a toddler throwing a tantrum, the Los Angeles Unified School District ignores complaints by using the Office of General Counsel to stick its fingers in its ears.
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Caricature - Antonin Scalia Justice Antonin Scalia's racism is unacceptable. Congress must censure him.
During oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the case of Fisher v. Texas, Justice Antonin Scalia made a plainly racist argument (emphasis ours): If Justice Scalia is not held accountable for his rhetoric — some of it blatantly racist and some of it representing coded, dog-whistle politics that sounds reasonable to some people but sends a very clear signal of hostility to minorities — that rhetoric will be val...
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Sanders Meets New Hampshire Seniors by Michael S. Vadon Bernie Sanders counters Andrea Mitchell's shallow interview
See how "Bernie Sanders handled the rather shallow and amateurish interview given to him by Andrea Mitchell. He ridiculed her on the gossipy Trump/Bill Clinton sexism reference. He belittled her concentration on petty issues by changing the question to address substantive middle-class centric issues. He challenged her misleading interpretation of a CNN poll. He ensured that she did no ignore his middle-class centric message in lieu of ISIS ...
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U.S. Chamber of Corruption Hahahahaha! Scott Walker Has Some More Problems.
As bad as it is to make the GQ List of The Worst People of 2015 with a listing of #13 more bad news is creeping towards Scott Walker. Despite massive spending by dark money groups, multiple lawsuits at every level in the land, a corrupt State Supreme Court decision by Justices who were elected to their seats by the same dark money groups being investigated, and media poodles pounding out Walker propaganda, John Doe just ...
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here it is As Graduation Rates Rise, Experts Fear Diplomas Come Up Short
So, the truth about education REFORM? Graduation rates are up, but 40% cannot do the college work, and too few are prepared and skilled for the jobs that are out there. "Earlier this month, the Department of Education announced that the national graduation rate hit 82 percent in 2013-14, the highest on record. The most recent evaluation of 12th graders on a national test of reading and math found that fewer than 40 ...
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Emblem_Security_Council_of_Russia.svg: File:Emblem Security Council of Russia.svg - Russia's Security Council: The Committee That Runs Russia
"One of the tropes of Western commentary about Russia is that its political system is highly personalised around Putin.  Putin supposedly runs everything himself, making all important decisions, consulting only his cronies, with his officials and ministers mere servants of his will.  To the extent that policy debate within Russia’s political system takes place at all, it is purely faction fights between oligarchs or 'clans', batt...
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The Federal Reserve What Should The Federal Reserve Do To Stimulate The Economy And Abate Economic Inequality?
This article addresses misrepresentations by the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee and advocates a new course for the Federal Reserve to facilitate broadening personal ownership by Every child, women, and man of FUTURE capital asset formation that creates wealth and produces income for the new Owners using Section 13, Paragraph 2 of the Federal Reserve Act for the authority to act.
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Dollar Sign Districts making a statement on losing money to charter schools
 SO, YOU THINK CHARTER SCHOOL OFFER CHOICE for the public money it gets? "Following a growing trend statewide, Claymont City Schools has billed the Ohio Department of Education for the $2.6 million the district says it has lost to charter schools since 2002.Claymont City Schools demanded that the state of Ohio refund $2.6 million that was subtracted from its budget to pay for charter schools and online schools. When a city leaves the district for a charter school, her funding goes with her (including local funding), but the district still has to pay for staff, maintenance, and services. Other districts have sent a bill to the state for reimbursement of the losses that the state is encouraging".
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When my son takes standardized tests ESSA Does Not Protect Opt Outs, by Diane Ravitch & Alyson Klein
So the NO Child act is gone, but how is ESSA going to change TESTING MANIA?  "... the department is reminding states that they must come up with some kind of a plan to address opt-outs in their accountability systems, and d if they don’t have some sort of a plan in place, they’ll risk federal sanctions. Remember how the Every Student Succeeds Act was transferring power from the Feds to the states? Well, not everything. The law still requires annual testing as before. It still requires a participation rate of 95%. When it comes to opt-outs, ESSA has a complex solution.... states must figure low testing participation into school ratings, but just how to do that is totally up to them. And states can continue to have laws affirming parents’ right to opt their students out of tests (as Oregon does). Same old, new name.
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Er... The Ongoing Environmental Disaster Currently Not Making The Headlines
The LA Times has a horror story that’s been going on since Oct. 23, when a natural gas well began leaking uncontrollably. The rate of leakage  at 110,000 pounds an hour-- 55 tons, or the equivalent of 55,000 of these being emptied out every hour. It’s not burning,  but 1,700 homes have been evacuated so far... The Environmental Defense Fund has video of the plume, made visible by using a camera that sees in the infrared range. The gas company estimates it could take another 3 months to seal the well.eaks like the current one in California, it turns out, are a major contributor. In Pasadena, for instance, just miles from the leak in Aliso, investigators found one leak for every four miles:So far, over 150 million pounds of methane have been released by the leak, which connects to an enormous underground containment system.
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