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LA Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources (tags)
Some links to local resources.
Trump’s Rollback of Civil Rights (tags)
Trump’s budget isn’t just about massive tax cuts for rich and major cuts in assistance for the poor. He also wants to roll back civil rights.
Clinton beginning informal talks with congressional Republicans (tags)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has begun back-channel discussions with congressional Republican leaders over the shape of a Clinton administration, according to several media reports Monday
HOW LOU CORREA HAS EXPLOITED AND BETRAYED HIS COMMUNITY FOR POLITICAL AMBITION (tags)
Republicans Again Fail to Block Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)
Senate Fails to Block Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)
Washington Escalates War on Syria (tags)
Washington Escalates War on Syria (tags)
Flim Flam Fiscal Cliff Legislation (tags)
Cold War Politics Redux (tags)
Is CISPA A Government Trojan Horse? (tags)
U.S. Government Can Use CISPA To Control and Forfeit Corporations & Businesses. Government should be prohibited from using so-call (Certified Self Protected Cyber Entities, their Employees) and Elements to circumvent the Fourth Amendment; escape Public Freedom of Information Requests.
Heightening Tensions for War on Iran (tags)
Next: Police Drones—Recording Conversations In Your Home & Business To Forfeit Property? (tags)
Any conversation picked up by a drone inside a home or business, police can take out of context to institute arrests; or civil asset forfeiture to confiscate the home/business and other assets.
The San Diego Mayoral Candidates That Didn't Bark (tags)
When A Better San Diego, a coalition made up largely of labor unions and their affiliates, sponsored a debate among the four leading candidates for Mayor of San Diego in next year's election, only two showed up. The no-shows were City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, whose whole campaign is based on targeting city workers as the source of San Diego's economic woes, and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, both Republicans. A third Republican, Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher, and Democratic Congressmember Bob Filner attended and differed on city workers' pensions, outsourcing city jobs to private companies and many other issues.
OBAMA MUST FULFILL HIS PROMISE ON IMMIGRATION- EPCC (tags)
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday stood at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas again promised a ?comprehensive immigration reform? and a ?pathways to citizenship? to get Latino votes in the campaign for the coming 2011 elections. The EPCC stated that ? the EPCC is happy that the president and the Democratic Party is working to make their promise a reality. But he must do it now or before the election year, or else he will lose more popular votes?
Wisconsin: For a General Strike Now! (tags)
A law challenging the very existence unions of government workers has just been rammed through the legislature in Wisconsin. In addition, wages have been slashed by up to 10 percent to make up for cuts to health insurance and pensions. The labor movement and workers nationwide and internationally are vividly aware of the stakes. There has been a lot of talk in the last three weeks about a general strike. The Wisconsin South Central Labor Federation even voted to authorize one. But now that the moment of truth has arrived, the union bureaucrats have gotten cold feet. They are doing everything to prevent strike action and instead to divert anger at this vicious law into a drive to recall Republican senators, to be replaced by Democrats, whose “alternative” budget bill would also have drastically slashed wages and benefits. There should be no delay: this is the hour for powerful labor action. A general strike is needed to shut down Wisconsin now!
Corporate Coup D'Etat in Wisconsin (tags)
Wisconsin State Senate voted Today to end End Collective Bargaining! (tags)
Late Wednesday, Wisconsin Republicans rammed a measure through the Senate stripping collective bargaining rights from most public workers in the state.... Republicans were able to push through the measure... by separating the collective bargaining provision from the other elements of Governor Scott Walker's "budget repair bill.".... Scott Walker spent three weeks claiming that collective bargaining was a fiscal issue, and then the legislature just passed the bill as “non-fiscal.”..... Within hours of the vote, the Capitol was flooded with thousands of furious protesters......
Live Reporting from the Wisconsin Protests (tags)
Madison, Wisconsin IMC is offline right now- however there are other NONCORPORATE places to go for breaking news from Wisconsin-
On the Chopping Block: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid (tags)
The Dictatorship of America's Aristocracy (tags)
WEALTHY ELITE THAT CONTROL U.S. ELECTION$ HAVE MOVED U.S INTO SECRET 501C4 SLU$H FUNDING (tags)
STOLE 50 + BILLION $ in THE WALL STREET ~BANKERS ~AIG TARP BAILOUT & NOW SECRETLY FINANCED THEIR CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES OF CHOICE WITH TENS OF MILLION$ OF OUR U.S. TAXPAYERS MONIE$ !!!
JERRY BROWN SHOULD JUST TELL ELITE MRS. WHITMAN ~ IT'S THE BUSH ELITE TAX CUTS MEG !!! (tags)
ARE CALIFORNIA MIDDLE~CLASS RESIDENTS WILLING 2 CONTINUE SUPPORTING OUR U.S. ELITE'S 2 TRILLION $$ BUSH TAX CUTS & PLANNED ESTATE TAX ABATEMENT ??
AFTER TAKING 750 BILLION $$ BAILOUT THEY NOW ARE ALSO DEMANDING 2 TRILLION $$ TAX CUTS ? (tags)
WOW ~ OUR AMERICAN WEALTHY ELITE REALLY MUST THINK OUR MIDDLE~CLASS AMERICANS CAN CONTINUE TO BE FOOLED AGAIN INTO BUYING INTO THEIR BILLIONAIRE MULTI~MILLIONAIRE ESTATE & PERSONAL TAX CUT WELFARE SCENE ??
U.S. SENATOR BLANCHE LINCOLN ONLY SHOPS TIFFANY'S !!! (tags)
~ WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS DO NOT SHOP AT WALMART,THEY SHOP AND BUY IN THE PEOPLES U.S. CONGRESS ~
Remarks by Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO, National Press Club, Washington, DC (tags)
Our economy does not work without good jobs, so we must take action now to restore workers' voices in America. The systematic silencing of American workers by denying our right to form unions is at the heart of the disappearance of good jobs in America. We must pass the Employee Free Choice Act so that workers can have the chance to turn bad jobs into good jobs, and so we can reduce the inequality which is undermining our prospects for stable economic growth. And we must do it now—not next year, not even this summer. Now.
EFCA on the ropes (tags)
Adam Turl reports on the bosses' backlash against the Employee Free Choice Act--and analyzes the shortcomings of organized labor's strategy.
BTL:Replace Wall Street's Phantom Wealth with Main Street's Real Wealth (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary
Republican Senators Say They Will Hold Up Solis Nomination. (tags)
We say Solis For Labor Secretary Now!
Home Depot, Bank of America Executives Caught on Tape trying to Defeat the EFCA (tags)
Bank of America, Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, Rick Berman founder of Union Facts EXPOSED ON TAPE trying to Defeat The Employee Free Choice Act.
Iran to send relief ship to Gaza (tags)
Iran to send relief ship to Gaza
Political Left Chattering Class Once Again Misses the Forest (tags)
It looks like the chattering class doesn't want to see the connection the Wall Street Bailout and the Stimulus Bill Filibustered by Republicans
Senate Advances Bill to Cut Iraq Funding (tags)
The measure by Democratic Sens. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada would cut off money for combat after 120 days.
Bush orders troops to die without rest (tags)
Like he did in Vietnam
The War on Working Americans - Part II (tags)
Part II of how American workers are losing out.
The War on Working Americans - Part I (tags)
Working Americans are losing out in the war waged against them.
Why Hillary Clinton voted for the anti-immigrant wall (tags)
Last May, in the wake of mass demonstrations that brought millions of immigrants to the streets in cities throughout the United States, New York’s Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton spoke with disdain for the Republican right’s proposals mandating a crackdown on foreign-born workers.
Media Non-event of 6/26/2006 (tags)
An important story was buried by the mainstream media last week: the 6/26 Senate Democrats hearing on Pre-Iraq War Intelligence. I offer this analysis of the media non-coverage of that damning (ergo, ignored) event. I hope you find it both enjoyable and informative -- and lament that no one else has done this bit of writing yet! Your servant, CPTMAY
SEC,Christopher Cox,Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer Aid CIA'S In-Q-Tel penny stock fraud (tags)
Before beginning any criticism of Barbara Boxer for anything whatsoever it would be unfair to not to praise her for her stance against the Bush Regime's Iraq war from the very beginning.Below is a list of the sad minority of Senators who had the courage or common sense not to place that decision in the hands of the mad man some call 'president', George W Bush.Of course the far right hypocrite Hillary Clinton is another story.She who cries of a 'far right conpiracy' against her and hubby Bill Clinton,is one.
“From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” (tags)
UPdated RePort: ....! increasing art-threat level to... *Educationally EnChanTinG*....... ........greetings,.... a lengthy labor of love, sharing a salient, timely,..'associative' Composition on the story of NOW...___________- **** “From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” ****..........It appears some Senate Republicans are suspiciously reluctant to investigate this 21st century war. They would relinquish any oversight role, -reviewing the commitment of money, resources and lives, to a foreign entanglement of highly dubious merit, justness, legality and beyond the determination of 'correctness', Illegality- because we are talking about right and wrong , Good OR Bad HERE....Morality.......... .........I believe seperation of powers, checks & balances assign this OverSight function to the Senate, so they become duty-bound by their oath of office to proceed, to simply respect, carry out and honor the law. ...........Besides are they not 'elected' public servants?... and right now almost 2/3rds of America believe the country was misled, deceived, manipulated and spooked with a calculated slick PR campaign to embroil the US into death and destruction, a fiasco and a wrong, the public wants no part of. ...........We say this government is not serving or respecting the People's wishes, and CALLS to demand and an about-face correction should begin to be set in motion !...forthrightly............ ........*arguments, actions, 'positions' a result and concern for narrow self or factional interests? OR a responsibilty to act out of a need to be concerned for the broad National Interest, what is just? and best for the 'whole' ?.............. .........When will we proceed with the creation of the Better World?......... ____________________________ ..things fall apart..the center cannot hold...mere anarchy is.. l o o s e d upON The Word,...The WORLD. The Blood-Dimmed Tide is L O O S E D! ...and Everywhere...the CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE..is DR O w n e d.
Special Call-In Day - Urgent Budget Cuts Updfate (tags)
Call 1-800-828-0498 and urge your senators to reject any budget reconciliation that includes cuts to Medicaid.
Objection!!!: Supreme Court nominee seen as threat to women, labor, racial equality (tags)
WASHINGTON — Hours after President George W. Bush nominated John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court, fighters for human rights bombarded the Senate with demands that they reject him on grounds he is an enemy of women’s equality, labor rights and voting rights. Roberts’ nomination threatens to push the nation’s highest court further to the right for years to come, they said.
Filibuster Wars (tags)
Filibuster Wars Power Grab at the Height of the Empire http://rwor.org/a/004/filibuster-wars.htm The Senate was heading for a major showdown, as the Republican majority and Vice President Cheney conspired to strip the Democrat minority of their ability to even filibuster the most extreme judicial nominees. Then, after playing chicken for two weeks, a "Gang of 14" Senators suddenly announced they had reached a "historic compromise based on mutual trust" -- and they announced that they had saved the Senate from destruction. And the media oohed-and-aaaahed over the last minute development. But it quickly became pretty obvious, that nothing here was an obstacle to the most dangerous plans for remaking the courts. And did the compromise "safe the filibuster" as the media said? In fact, the compromise said "If you don't take the filibuster, we promise not to use it." Which, if you think about it, gives the top reactionaries what they want. Part of this "compromise" is that the Democrats immediately stopped their opposition to Precilla Owen and several other of Bush's judicial nominees -- these are people who are literally monsters of an extreme kind, who had been stalled in the Senate (in some cases for years.) So this "compromise" meant that these vultures are headed for powerful courts. And, it is also clear that huge new showdowns lie just ahead -- as the White House and Senate brace for a struggle over putting extreme rightwing judges on the supreme court. The following article (written just before the "compromise" was announced) lays bare the stakes and dynamics of this whole crisis.
Republican bullies should give up on proposed `nuclear' option to end filibusters (tags)
Bullies would rather thrown over the board, scatter pieces everywhere, than play a game they cannot win.
OLiVER NORTH'S ENTERPRISE, ADNAN KHASHOGGI, THE MARKLE FOUNDATION AND STATE TERRORISM (tags)
A frame of the deep history of 911, connections to North's Enterprise, ChoicePoint, Inc. and a little-known military-industrial horror show called the Markle Foundation
Our $8 Trillion Headache (tags)
Since taking office, George W. Bush taking has taken the national debt (in decline thanks to four years of surpluses) on an upwards trajectory -- and now he needs a $690 billion. Grand total? $8 TRILLION!
Bush and Senate Republicans Obstruct Unemployment Extensions (tags)
A short article about unemployment extensions.
Hey, They're Taking Slash-and-Burn to Extremes! (tags)
Republican leaders are deploying scorched-earth tactics, as if they ruled the nation 80-20, not 51-49, because cooperating with Democrats would cost even more votes from the conservatives.
''They want to ram their agenda down America's collective throat'' (tags)
With an extremist, dominating Republican party in control, we have lost our system of checks and balances, and ANY functional national forum for the meaningful public debate.
Republicans Strip 'No War Profiteering' Section (tags)
The White House and the House Republicans took out a section of a bill that would have imposed stiff penalties for war profiteering. With one-party rule in Washington, there will be no oversight (and no penalties) if anyone steals any (or all) of the $87 billion dollars President George Bush wants to spend on the US - Iraq War
$87 billion for Iraq: Another Vietnam? (tags)
President Bush stunned the nation Sunday night with his request for an additional $87 billion for the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.
The GRID: Profits vs Reliability (tags)
The "market" is already demanding "incentives" for expanding the transmission grid, but it will only increase their reach leaving the rest of the country even more vulnerable to widespread power outages.
Texas GOP says Democrats will Pay -- $1000s a day! (tags)
A visibly angry Bill Ratliff, a Republican State Senator (Mount Pleasant) had said before hand he stood by the notion that the Democrats have a constitutional right to break quorum.
Action Alert: Bush push to pass welfare bill without debate (tags)
CONTACT YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS TODAY AND URGE THEM TO VOTE NO ON FINAL PASSAGE OF THE REPUBLICAN WELFARE REFORM BILL
BTL:Trent Lott's Future As Senate Majority Leader in Doubt, But... (tags)
...Undercurrent of Racism Persists in GOP. Interview with Earl Ofari Hutchinson, author and commentator, conducted by Between the Lines'Scott Harris
WP: Senate GOP Ends Filibuster Over Judicial Nominations (tags)
After 2 weeks of partisan obstructionism, Senate Republicans abruptly gave up and "decided that the responsible thing for us to do at this time is to focus on those issues that need to be addressed as a result of the events of Sept. 11," according to Minority Leader Trent Lott. [Fortunately for him, the corporate media has totally ignored this prolonged attack on bipartisanship, which delayed the Foreign Aid Bill for 2 weeks.]
*URGENT* Senate to Vote on Drilling In ANWR!! (tags)
The White House's Attack on America continues pressuring the Senate to vote on ANWR drilling during an exceptionally vulnerable time for the United States.