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Here’s what Republicans and billionaires really mean when they talk about ‘freedom’ 20.3.2019 Raw Story

America is having a heated debate about the meaning of the word socialism. We’d be better served if, instead, we were debating the meaning of freedom. The Oregonian reported last week that fully 156,000 families are on the edge of homelessness in our small-population state. Every one of those househ...

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Trump’s Stricter Work Requirements for Food Stamps Might Actually Lead to Fewer Jobs 18.3.2019 Mother Jones
When President Donald Trump released his latest budget blueprint on March 11, one of the items on the chopping block was the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as SNAP or food stamps, which the president proposed cutting by $220 billion over the next decade. But that isn’t the only way the Trump administration […]
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The college admissions scandal is just the latest example of rich Americans’ contempt for working stiffs 18.3.2019 Raw Story

The children of working stiffs learned a brutal lesson this week as federal prosecutors criminally charged rich people with buying admission to elite universities for their less-than-stellar children. The lesson is that no matter how hard you work, no matter how smart or talented you are, a dumb, la...

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A Simple, Bold Solution to Boost the Wages of Millions 27.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, has been around for decades—but it can be the basis of a revolutionary change across America.
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‘This Isn’t Politics’; Ramos Appears on CNN, FNC to Discuss Detainment by Murderous Maduro 27.2.2019 NewsBusters
Univision News anchor and hardcore liberal Jorge Ramos appeared Tuesday night on CNN’s AC360 and FNC’s Hannity to discuss his brief detainment in Venezuela by the murderous Nicolas Maduro regime after Ramos confronted Maduro in an interview with video of young men eating out of a garbage truck in Caracas. In the case of Sean Hannity and Ramos, the pair have had their fair share of on-air duels about illegal immigration, but Hannity made clear that this was bigger than debating American politics and instead good versus ...
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Dennis Prager Conflates Opposition To Amazon's Corporate Welfare With Marxism And Communism 17.2.2019 Crooks Liars
The talking heads on Fox "News," a.k.a. State-Run TV, really, really, really hate welfare when it means helping anyone living in poverty, but they love welfare for billionaires and corporations. They've been fixated on freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez since she first decided to run for office in New York, but the recent decision by Amazon to pull out of New York City has given them an excuse to ramp the attacks up to an 11. Here's host Jeanine Pirro and right-wing hate talker Dennis Prager doing just that on this Saturday's Justice with Judge Jeanine, and warning that leftism is the root of all evils, and conflating Democratic Socialism with Marxism and Communism, and Pirro accusing her of not understanding the "fundamentals of ...
Higher Minimum Wage Helps Black Workers More Than White 14.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The 2019 Raise the Wage Act, introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Bobby Scott, would boost wages for nearly 40 percent of all black workers in the United States.
Even in barrios once devoted to Hugo Chavez, murmurs of opposition grow in Venezuela 11.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Walls facing the streets still bear faded slogans extolling former President Hugo Chavez, whose arched eyebrows peer from images stenciled outside rundown apartment blocks and barren shops, ghostly hints that someone is still watching.

But the allure of Chavismo, the late president’s socialist...

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It’s been 40 years since Iran’s Islamic Revolution. Here’s how the country has changed 11.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It’s been 40 years since Iranians came together to topple the Shah.

Stirrings of opposition became apparent in 1975. The Shah, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, who had been reinstalled in 1953 after the CIA helped overthrow democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, used tough and sometimes...

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APM Reports: In cities on the Great Lakes, water pipes are crumbling and poor people are paying the price 8.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Americans are struggling to afford their rising water bills, and thousands of poor families have had their service shut off. This growing crisis has a dark irony: It's especially acute in a region where water is most abundant -- the Great Lakes.
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Hondurans Protest US-Backed Government as Thousands Flee 31.1.2019 Truthout.com
The US is backing the president against the people's wishes and despite his family's links to drug trafficking.

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Sherrod Brown Wants to Win Over Workers, But Can He Win Over Progressives? 28.1.2019 Mother Jones
In 2015, Sherrod Brown didn’t want to be president. “I know you don’t believe this, but I don’t really think about it all that much,” he told the Washington Post at the time. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, a longtime friend of the Ohio senator who’s leading an effort to draft Brown for 2020, recalls him mocking […]
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States Are on the Front Lines of Fighting Inequality 26.1.2019 Truthout.com
Though states can make some progress, in the end, any substantial change in inequality will require federal action.

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Trump Administration Sets New Restrictions on Food for the Poor 23.1.2019 Truthout.com
If new rules go into effect, over 700,000 would lose their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

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The Trump administration wants to tighten SNAP work requirements, bypassing Congress 22.1.2019 Raw Story

The Trump administration wants to tighten even further longstanding restrictions on who is eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The farm bill, which gets updated every five years or so, spells out who can participate in SNAP, the assistance program previously known as food sta...

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Here are 7 things people who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’ don’t understand 21.1.2019 Raw Story

Social and economic issues are deeply intertwined. ...

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States Lead the Way on Retirement Policy 7.1.2019 Truthout.com
Many states have stepped forward to offer low-cost portable retirement plans through a state-sponsored system.

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The GOP’s most successful scam is about to reboot itself 3.1.2019 Raw Story

Get ready to see it on your TV. The GOP is about to kick back into Two Santa Clauses mode and restart the scam they’ve been running since Reagan. It’ll predictably begin in the first week or two of January, probably first on “Meet the Press” and other Sunday shows that feature “serious thinkers” and...

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If you're over 50, chances are the decision to leave a job won't be yours 1.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new data analysis by ProPublica and the Urban Institute shows more than half of older U.S. workers are pushed out of longtime jobs before they choose to retire, suffering financial damage that is often irreversible.
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If you’re over 50, chances are the decision to leave a job won’t be yours 28.12.2018 Raw Story

A new data analysis by ProPublica and the Urban Institute shows more than half of older U.S. workers are pushed out of longtime jobs before they choose to retire, suffering financial damage that is often irreversible. Tom Steckel hunched over a laptop in the overheated basement of the state Capitol ...

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