Posts Tagged with "democracy"

5 Reasons the TransPacific Partnership Fast Track Must Be Stopped

Monday, January 27, 2014

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5 Reasons the TransPacific Partnership Fast Track Must Be Stopped

Time is running out to stop a secretive global trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership from getting Fast Track status at the end of January. “Fast Track” means the U.S. Congress would essentially forfeit its constitutionally protected duty to determine U.S. trade policy by giving the executive branch the authority to negotiate and finalize the [...]

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RAN, 350, Greenpeace: Now Is the Time for Nonviolent Action

Monday, March 7, 2011

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RAN, 350, Greenpeace: Now Is the Time for Nonviolent Action

Last Thursday, a federal jury in Salt Lake City, Utah convicted activist Tim DeChristopher of two felony counts for disrupting the auction of more than 100,000 acres of federal land that was being sold off by the Bush Administration for oil and gas drilling in 2008. Tim’s act of civil disobedience has been widely heralded [...]

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The Story of Citizens United

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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The Story of Citizens United

What is Citizens United all about anyway? How did it come to pass that corporations can now spend as much as they want on political advertising? Isn’t that f*d up? If you want these questions answered, today is your day! The brilliant folks behind The Story of Stuff have just come out with one of [...]

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Consequences of the Google Grid

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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I like Google. No, wait… I love Google. The folks in Mountain View have changed my life for the better, several times. Google Search did it the first time, then Google Image Search, then Google News, Google Maps… Really, almost every project they come up with has improved the quality of my life, not just [...]

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