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Amazon’s Disturbing Plan to Add Face Surveillance to Your Front Door

Jacob Snow
These systems threaten to further entangle people with law enforcement, ripping families apart and increasing the likelihood of racially biased police violence. (Photo: Amazon)
These systems threaten to further entangle people with law enforcement, ripping families apart and increasing the likelihood of racially biased police violence. (Photo: Amazon)

The GOP Tax Bill Is Creating Jobs—Just Not in the U.S.

Frank Clemente
High-end tax giveaways wind up hurting working families and their communities.(Photo: Shutterstock)
High-end tax giveaways wind up hurting working families and their communities.(Photo: Shutterstock)

For the Future of Our Communities, Labor Support for The Green New Deal

Héctor Figueroa
For labor unions like ours, climate change is an environmental issue, an economic opportunity, and a political challenge that can destabilize our societies. (Photo: @sunrisemvmt)
For labor unions like ours, climate change is an environmental issue, an economic opportunity, and a political challenge that can destabilize our societies. (Photo: @sunrisemvmt)

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Meme Spreads Bogus Pelosi Quote on Border Wall

A long-circulating meme spreads a quote falsely attributed to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi about President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.

The post Meme Spreads Bogus Pelosi Quote on Border Wall appeared first on FactCheck.org.

Websites Distort Story of Former Federal Judge

Conservative websites falsely claim that former federal Judge Alex Kozinski "struck down" President Donald Trump's original travel ban. He actually opposed its suspension. 

The post Websites Distort Story of Former Federal Judge appeared first on FactCheck.org.

FactChecking the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer Scuffle

In a contentious Oval Office meeting, President Donald Trump and the Democratic congressional leaders -- Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer -- disagreed over funding for a border wall, mangling some facts in the process.

The post FactChecking the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer Scuffle appeared first on FactCheck.org.

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Ban Chemically Scented Products From The Olympics? Bringing Personal Habits To Public Places....It's A Stinky Issue.

For people with COPD, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, and Asthma, Chemically Scented Products can be a major Disability Barrier.  Just a quick surf on the internet shows how many people are unable to…Continue

Started by Melva Smith in Sample Title Aug 9, 2011.

Please Sign the Scent-Free Olympic Petition

Dear Fellow Activists.  What do you all think about a scent-free Olympics? If you or someone you know finds scented products to be a disability barrier, you might be interested in knowing that there…Continue

Tags: COPD, Sensitivity, Allergy, Sports, barriers

Started by Melva Smith in Sample Title Jun 21, 2011.

Ethics Among Activists 1 Reply

I've been active now in a concerted way for many years, and I've worked on a number of causes and with many different people. Most of these relationships have been very positive. Activists are…Continue

Tags: organizing, activism, Ethics

Started by Cromag in Uncategorized. Last reply by Ice Goldberg Oct 21, 2009.

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Nature and the Law

Posted by Cromag on December 22, 2016 at 9:08pm 0 Comments

Nature and the Law

A new movement is working to protect our environment through the recognition of its fundamental rights. It’s an idea whose time has come.

By Mari Margil from December 20, 2016, 4:39 pm – 8 MIN READ…
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State Plastic and Paper Bag Legislation: Justice or Manipulation?

Posted by Cromag on December 4, 2016 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

The plastic and paper bag law is ostensibly environmental legislation in hopes that a small fee will diminish the environmental impact of single-use merchant bags. It was possible to have the fee go into an environmental fund to help with diminishing the impact, but that was voted down by CA Prop 65. The resulting declining of Prop 65 is essentially saying that we cannot force the…

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Unsafe at any Dose? Diagnosing Chemical Safety Failures, from DDT to BPA

Posted by Cromag on May 22, 2016 at 9:55am 0 Comments

via Independent Science News | by Jonathan Latham, PhD

Piecemeal, and at long last, chemical manufacturers have begun removing the endocrine-disrupting plastic…

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Organic food’s dirty secret: What the “seductive” label fails to tell you [Updated Info]

Posted by Cromag on March 15, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Just because food is labeled organic doesn't mean it's what you're expecting, journalist Peter Laufer tells Salon

by Lindsay Abrams 

Published Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 11:00 AM PST…

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If Nature Had Rights

Posted by Cromag on October 23, 2014 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

... "So what would a radically different law-driven consciousness look like?” The question was posed over three decades ago by a University of Southern California law professor as his lecture drew to a close. “One in which Nature had rights,” he continued. “Yes, rivers, lakes, trees. .…

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Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters

Posted by Cromag on October 15, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

 (TEDGlobal 2014 transcript)

Why privacy matters

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In…

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Suffering? Well, You Deserve It

Posted by Cromag on March 4, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

By Chris Hedges March 2nd, 2014

OXFORD, England—The morning after my Feb. 20 debate at the Oxford Union, I walked from my hotel along Oxford’s narrow…

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Introducing the Global Power Project (Updated)

Posted by Cromag on February 28, 2014 at 3:24pm 0 Comments

Mon, 3/25/2013 - by Andrew Gavin Marshall
originally posted on Occupy.com

We live in an interdependent world, where nations are increasingly…

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Henry Giroux on Resisting the Neoliberal Revolution

Posted by Cromag on February 22, 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Reactions to Anatomy of a Deep State from the Bill Moyers Show

February 2014 - Credit: Dale Robbins

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The Rights of Nature: Has Deep Ecology Gone Too Far?

Posted by Cromag on January 27, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

A specter is haunting the French humanist mind these days--a radical ecology movement that threatens to replace the idealization of humanity with an idealization of nature. Already we see "the passing of the humanist era," writes Luc Ferry, a philosopher at the Sorbonne and the University of Caen, in this prize-winning critique of that movement, a book all environmentalists ought to read. It…

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Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Washington Update—Proxy Process Focus Continues

Following the SEC Proxy Roundtable last month, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Development held a hearing on Proxy Process and Rules: Examining Current Practices and Potential Changes. The December 6th hearing allowed Senators to hear from, and question, witnesses on what could and should be done to improve the proxy process. Specific legislation was […]

Governance Under the Gun: Spillover Effects of Hedge Fund Activism

Hedge fund activism has become pervasive in today’s corporate landscape. In response to activist demands, targeted firms have been shown to improve governance (e.g., raising shareholder payout) and performance (e.g., boosting return on assets and asset utilization). These positive effects often come at the expense of managers and directors who see a sharp drop in their […]

Preparing for the 2019 Reporting Season

With 2018 quickly drawing to a close, attention now turns to preparing for the 2019 reporting season. As always, there are a number of compliance “musts” to focus on, as well as items that can be addressed in 2018 to make 2019 a little easier. Determine Your Status as an Issuer The U.S. Securities and […]

Testimony on Oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Chairman Crapo, Ranking Member Brown and Senators of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today about the work of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission or Agency). Chairing the Commission is a great privilege, and I am fortunate to be able to observe firsthand the incredible work […]

The Implementation of Corporate Governance in Pre-IPO Companies

We recently published a paper on SSRN, Scaling Up: The Implementation of Corporate Governance in Pre-IPO Companies, that examines the process by which startup companies implement corporate governance systems. An effective system of corporate governance is considered critical to the proper oversight of companies. While companies are required to have a reliable corporate governance system […]
 
 
 

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