Pelosi defends Obamacare at Town hall

CNN Town Hall May 15, 2017

At the CNN Town Hall on May 15, 2017 House Leader Nancy Pelosi talked about healthcare. View video here: http://tinyurl.com/kmhjwyg.   Veteran congresswoman Nancy Pelosi spoke out in support of the Affordable Care Act (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act PPACA/ACA) at a town hall sponsored by CNN last Monday in Washington, D.C. At the town hall in Washington, D.C. moderated by […]

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Comic relief about Trump-Russia connection

For those of us who are feeling underwhelmed with the soap-opera like events taking place at the nation’s highest office, the White House, these last few days, here’s some comic relief. Democratic Underground‘s “Pic-of-the-Moment” discussion post is one of many cartoons spawning from the latest debacle. To fill in briefly, last week, President Trump fired FBI Director Comey amid conflicting […]

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Zhentong: Monkhood, cultivation, and few regrets

Journey to discover the Way

In the war of the worlds, good news is getting harder to share. Nevertheless, its important to share stories of hope, self-actualization, and well-being. Sister Zhentong rejected the lifestyle of an ordinary woman. Like Sakyamuni, she retreated from the world to try to answer deep questions. Who are we, and what is our final destiny? Must we live lives of […]

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2017 Tax Marchers vow to make Trump answer to U.S.

Tax Day March 2017 includes reminder about global warming

Partners from 350.org and Rise Up May 1st tell us why more marches and community actions are necessary to build solidarity On a sunny Saturday April 15th, thousands of people gathered at the National Mall for the 2017 April 15th Tax March. The protest began at noon at the U.S. Capitol West Front Fountain. According to TaxMarch.org, the theme this year highlights President Trump’s conflicts […]

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Deep Green Resistance calls for mass shift in consciousness

Earth at Risk Conferences by Fertile Ground

Derrick Jensen is the author of more than 20 books, one of the founders of Deep Green Resistance, and the key note speaker of Earth-at-Risk Conference 2014. The video was recently released by the organization, most likely as a reminder: Earth is at-risk. AGN had the opportunity to listen to the talk. In this hour-and-a-half-long seminar, Jensen explains why our planet […]

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Trump’s Lethal Reversal of Obama-era Gun Protections

Table at gunshow_crossroadsgunshows.com

On February 28, 2017, President Trump signed a bill undoing part of the gun control executive actions enacted in 2016. The particular section concerns database expansion by the Social Security Administration into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). As part of a nationwide response after the Sandy Hook massacre in late 2012, former-President Obama undertook signature executive actions […]

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Cheri Honkala 197th Vote Supported by Greens

Lee McQueen of McQueen Press endorses Cheri Honkala: “Cheri Honkala will bring a good representation of the Green Party.” Green Party maverick Cheri Honkala is running once again, this time in a short-term campaign for the 197th District of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, which includes North Philadelphia and her home neighborhood in Kensington. Voting is scheduled on March 21st for the District […]

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ICRC Peace Prize Centennial and American Founder Clara Barton

Clara Barton, Historic Park along Barton Parkway

January 2017 marks the centennial of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)’s Nobel Peace Prize for its prisoner-of-war program during World War I. Far from being a torture program such as at Guantanamo Bay, the ICRC was nominated by French professor Louis Renault for its provisions of humanitarian relief to soldiers, including food, medicine, treatment, and communications. According to […]

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Trump’s elite cabinet poised to wage class warfare

Next Trump Tower?

For eight years, a weak recessionary recovery has prevailed. With so many jobs outsourced, and with the continued war-time militarization taking place in U.S.-NATO command bases around the globe, the Democrats have barely resisted the call for deeper austerity measures at home. With the former President, what was accepted as Orwellian diplomacy and shape-shifting of data to fit the press, […]

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March for Women’s Rights rivals Million-Man March

Graphic from womensmarch.com

The day after billionaire Donald Trump was sworn in as the nation’s populist Republican President became a moment of reckoning with the public no further away than the avenues adjacent the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The business tycoon and media star must have been stunned by huge crowds gathered in cities across the country on January 21st. There were 600 marches […]

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High rent forcing low-income D.C. residents out

Eve of destruction or renovation

D.C. Council votes to limit access to emergency housing Even though public-private partnerships such as the New Communities Initiative offers a wholesome approach for select District of Columbia residents, there are too many low-income tenants falling through the cracks. D.C. Housing Authority estimates there are 42,000 people on its waiting list—so many the agency stopped accepting applications in April 2013. […]

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