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Trump’s Expected Pick For Wage Chief Sued For Stiffing House Cleaners

Proposed federal wage chief, sued for not paying house cleaners. By Will Evans Reveal. This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast. President Donald Trump […]

To Block Pipeline, Nuns in Court to Defend Cornfield Chapel

Nuns fight pipeline: ‘We’re not looking for money. We want to preserve this land.’ (by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams) A group of about 30 Catholic nuns in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who constructed an open-air chapel on the proposed path of natural gas pipeline, are in court on Monday fighting efforts by the fossil fuel company trying to […]

Police State: Police Promise to Drop Charges If Mom Gives Up Video

A frantic and scared mom, Latasha Nelson, in Arlington, Texas recorded video of her 14 year old son’s arrest; an arrest based on zero evidence. The activist group Next Generation Action Network posted the mom’s video on Facebook along with the commentary: “A frantic mother watches in horror as Arlington Police Department assault and arrest her two […]

Trump Administration Okays Arctic Offshore Drilling Plan

Arctic offshore drilling to restart in late 2017. In case you missed it, last Wednesday the Trump administration approved the nation’s first Arctic drilling project since Shell’s failed attempt in 2015. Eni US, a branch of the Italian Eni, received the approval for the Arctic offshore drilling plan from The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management […]

What went wrong with the F-35, Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter?

The F-35 cost: It’s become the most expensive defense program in world history, at around US$1.5 trillion before the fighter is phased out in 2070. (Michael P. Hughes, Francis Marion University) The F-35 was billed as a fighter jet that could do almost everything the U.S. military desired, serving the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy […]

Landmark Study Shows Legal Marijuana Sales Reduce Crime

Marijuana decreases crime: dispensaries actually increase the ‘walkability score’ of a neighborhood which deters criminal activity. “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” – Jeff Sessions, Attorney General “I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store. And I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can […]

‘People Power Defeating Corporate Power’: Atlantic City Saves Water From Corporate Takeover

People power wins in Atlantic City: “A ringing endorsement of the work done by community members to save their water system from a corporate takeover.” (Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams) Atlantic City, New Jersey’s city council on Tuesday easily passed an ordinance that requires a public vote before any sale of the municipal water system by […]

$406 Billion For The F-35, But Nation “Too Broke” for Universal Healthcare?

There always another $27 billion or lying around, it seems, when Lockheed Martin needs more money for expensive weapons system like the F-35. The nation’s most expensive weapons program isn’t done showing U.S. taxpayers how much it will ultimately cost them, with Bloomberg reporting Monday that the F-35 fighter jet budget is now predicted to jump by a cool $27 […]

Net Neutrality: Fight to Save the Internet This Wednesday

Tomorrow join 70,000 in fighting for net neutrality. (FreePress.Net) The Trump FCC — like the rest of this administration — is doing everything in its power to serve corporations and harm the rest of us. For proof look no further than Chairman Ajit Pai’s efforts to destroy the open internet and let companies like AT&T, Comcast and […]