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Exit Stage Right ... and Left

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Could the next few years see the break up of the EU with the UK and Greece leaving?

On May 8 the Conservative Party in the UK won an upset electoral victory, gaining an unexpected outright majority of seats in the British Parliament.

The big losers in the election were the UK Labour Party and Liberal Party, both of which occupied ‘centrist’ positions in the election, as they both had consistently for the past several years.

Derailing Amtrak: Tracking the Latest Disaster in the Infrastructure Crisis

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The dangerous underfunding of US infrastructure was underscored by a fatal train derailment on May 12th. The tragedy did not deter the House Appropriations Committee from voting to slash Amtrak funding the very next day. There are ways Congress could fund its massive infrastructure bill without raising taxes. But the conservative-controlled Congress seems to have other plans for the nation’s profitable public assets.

We Must Support Workers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I joined the march and rally of hundreds of workers at Bath Iron Works (BIW) today here in Maine during their half-hour lunch break.  Even though their union contract is good for another year the company (General Dynamics) boss Fred Harris is sabotaging the collective bargaining agreement and trying to force concessions that fall outside of the union contract.  Thing like outsourcing of jobs to non-union workers are among the several items in contention.

Sen. Sessions Takes A Bold Step: Tells The Truth About TPP

May 18, 2015

Sessions Reads the TPP and Exposes Its Contents, Other Elected Officials Should Do the Same

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is one of the few members of Congress who has taken the time to jump through the hoops and read the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But, he has gone a step farther than other members – he told members of Congress what he read. He told the truth about what the TPP says and why Congress should oppose it in a five page letter to his colleagues.

Stop The TPP! Conference Call

Date: 

May 13, 2015 - 9:00pm

Location: 

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United States

The weekly National Fast Track Resistance call is tonight (Wednesday, May 13) at 9 pm EDT/6 pm Pacific. 

 

If you have registered, you will receive a reminder from InterOccupy with the phone number and your PIN. If you have not registered, you can do that by clicking on this link.

 

Tonight's featured guest is Tupac Enrique Acosta of Tonatierra who will speak about trade agreements and human migration.

 

Humanitarian Catastrophe in Yemen

May 11, 2015

The following is a rough transcription of the interview posted originally at PressTV

Press TV: These charities are expressing their concern on the humanitarian situation in Yemen like Oxfam, Islamic Relief and Save the Children. How far do you think those calls are going to be heard specifically considering this aggression has lasted for way over a month now and it is the people, the children, the civilians and the women who are paying the price?

US seeking ‘regime change in Russia’: Bruce Gagnon

May 11, 2015

The following is a transcript of a video that appears originally at PressTV:

“The goal is to destabilize Russia’s border and to internally destabilize Russia by creating chaos outside the border,” Bruce Gagnon from Global Network against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space told Press TV on Friday.

“They hope to be able to create chaos inside… and having regime change in Moscow. That’s the bottom line. That’s the goal that the United States wants to produce,” he added.

Cuomo Announcement of Minimum Wage Board for Fast Food Workers

Monday, May 11, 2015

While I am glad that Cuomo has finally admitted that the Governor has the power to raise the minimum wage without legislative agreement, I am disturbed by the timing and content of today's announcement. All workers, not just fast food workers, are entitled to a living wage and that should be at least $15 an hour. The fast food workers have been demanding $15 in their demonstrations.

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