Aug 132015
 
Great thanks to The Daily Kos and Leslie Salzillo , Daily Kos member “Every day we see and hear lawmakers and people of ‘faith’ using the word of God to hurt others. These hypocrites spew hatred and pass laws against women, blacks, Muslims, LGBT, Hispanics, the mentally ill, the disadvantaged, and the homeless. Yet, if we look at religions, we find most originate in love. Over time, the positive messages of those religions have been twisted and interpreted to fit the selfish and extremists agendas of those who use religion to hate, bully, abuse, and kill others. In his quote, self-proclaimed Christian and Democrat Cory Booker sums up religious hypocrisy in a way that’s hard for anyone to deny.”     Read Complete Article Here Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestReddit (more…)
Aug 122015
 
New Video! “Was the Civil War About Slavery?” What caused the Civil War? Did the North care about abolishing slavery? Did the South secede because of slavery? Or was it about something else entirely…perhaps states’ rights? Colonel Ty Seidule, Professor of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point, settles the debate once and for all.   Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestReddit (more…)
Aug 102015
 
[“Share the World’s Resources”, a very important mission for today’s business and social interactions. M] In this report, Share the World’s Resources (a civil society organisation campaigning for a fairer sharing of wealth, power and resources within and between nations) seek to demonstrate how a call for the key principle of sharing is central to a growing worldwide movement of global citizens. The report notes the increasing discussion of extremes of inequality, and the growth of the ‘commons’ movement, which frames many of our most pressing issues in terms of our need to cooperatively protect the shared resources of Earth. It argues that a call for sharing “holds the potential to connect disparate campaign groups, activists and social movements under a common theme and vision.” The report also notes its potential to engage public opinion. In five sections, Sharing as Our Common Cause maps out how sharing is central to the key themes of social justice, environmental stewardship, global peace, participatory democracy, and multi-issue movements. In each section, the themes are further sub-divided into specific topics, and the connection with sharing is explored in more detail, including reference to organisations active within the topic areas, and relevant publications. In conclusion, the report makes the following arresting points: 1.A call for sharing represents unity in diversity 2.Sharing embodies a positive proposal beyond ‘isms’ and factional politics 3.We all understand the human value of sharing 4.The demand for sharing is already on the rise 5.A global call for sharing has radical implications. Its final recommendations are: 1.Integrate the message of sharing into advocacy and campaigning activities 2.Mobilise on collective platforms for sharing 3.Sign and promote Share the World’s Resources global call for sharing (www.sharing.org/global-call) The report, written in a clear, concise, non-technical style, makes a compelling case for the key importance of the principle of sharing, and deserves a wide audience. Original article: http://www.lucistrust.org/en/service_activities/world_goodwill/newsletter/review_sharing_as_our_common_cause?dm_i=935,3KKSN,YE981,CTFGT,1 Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestReddit (more…)
Aug 092015
 
Albany Times UnionAlbany. If nothing else, Donald Trump is ripping the cover from political corruption tied to campaign contributions, exposing what we suspected was underneath. In Thursday’s Republican debate, Trump said he gave to politicians, including Hillary … and more Read More       Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestReddit (more…)
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Aug 082015
 
OregonLive.comDemocratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is holding a rally in Portland on Sunday. Here’s everything should know if you’re thinking about going: Where: Moda Center stadium. The venue capacity is 19,980, although it will to be somewhat less with … and more Read More       Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestReddit (more…)
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Aug 082015
 
Chuck Petch: The real truth about Bernie SandersThe Union of Grass ValleyBernie Sanders seeks to restore and expand the benefits the World War II Greatest Generation created for us. Here’s what they did that he wants to restore and build upon: • Rebuild crumbling roads, bridges, and infrastructure to create jobs, like the … Read More       Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestReddit (more…)
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Aug 072015
 
CHS Capitol Hill SeattleBernie Sanders will hold a fundraiser meet-and-greet Saturday inside the Comet Tavern before a rally at the UW’s Hec Edmundson Pavilion. He’s also attending a rally at Westlake Park. You’ll have to pony up at least $200 for the Comet event — a steep … and more Read More       Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestReddit (more…)
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Jul 122015
 
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSJULY 12, 2015, 9:43 A.M. E.D.T. VIENNA — Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks plan to announce Monday that they’ve reached a historic deal capping nearly a decade of diplomacy that would curb the country’s atomic program in return for sanctions relief, two diplomats told The Associated Press on Sunday. The envoys said a provisional agreement may be reached even earlier — by late Sunday. But they cautioned that final details of the pact were still being worked out and a formal agreement must still be reviewed by leaders in the capitals of Iran and the six world powers at the talks. Senior U.S. and Iranian officials suggested, however, there was not enough time to reach a provisional deal by the end of Sunday. All of the officials, who are at the talks, demanded anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the negotiations publicly. “We are working hard, but a deal tonight is simply logistically impossible,” the Iranian official said, noting that the agreement will run roughly 100 pages. The senior U.S. official declined to speculate as to the timing of any agreement or announcement, saying “major issues remain to be resolved.” Despite the caution, the negotiators appeared to be on the cusp of an agreement. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who on Thursday had threatened to walk away from the negotiations, said Sunday that “a few tough things” remain in the way but added “we’re getting to some real decisions.” En route to Mass at Vienna’s Gothic St. Stephens Cathedral, Kerry said twice he was “hopeful” after a “very good meeting” Saturday with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who had Muslim services Friday. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius also was cautiously optimistic, telling reporters Sunday: “I hope that we are finally entering the last phase of this negotiation.” Movement toward a deal has been marked by years of tough negotiations. The pact is meant to impose long-term, verifiable limits on nuclear programs that Tehran could modify to produce weapons. Iran, in return, would get tens of billions of dollars in sanctions relief. The current round of nuclear talks is now in its 16th day and has been extended three times since the first deadline of March 31 was missed. The mood among negotiators had turned more somber each time a new target date was set. As the weekend approached, Kerry declared the talks couldn’t go (more…)