THAAD increases likelihood of new Korean War

THAAD & The Global Arms Race

This article is based on part two of the ANSWER posted Webinar/Teach-in offered by the Task Force to Stop THAAD in February 2017. THAAD stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System, a type of powerful radar-driven defense system developed by the United States. StopTHAAD is a coalition of U.S. based organizations formed to promote genuine peace-building. The goal is […]

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ADAPT, and Obama defend Obamacare

Disability advocates defend Obamacare

As the Senate unveiled their version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Thursday June 22, 2017, the American Disabled Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT) staged a morning die-in in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on Capitol Hill. A more macabre scene could not be imagined. As the so-called caring Senators prepared to speak before the Senate […]

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Fork in the road: Improve or Replace ACA, Part 2

YouTube.com, Feb 7, 2017, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5akI818b8U

In Part 1, we discuss how ACA is being repealed in the House and the Senate. In Part 2, we discuss midnight voting, and the impact of repeal whether or not there is a replacement. Feints and last-minute, midnight voting Big corporations have bought the Congress not only through money but through their inside knowledge and expertise on legislative procedures. […]

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Fork in the road: Improve or Replace ACA, Part 1

ABC News, YouTube.com, May 7, 2017

As millions of voters have mobilized around the country over the past six months, it’s clear that the majority want support government sponsored healthcare. Pew Research in January 2017 (before all the marches) reveals 60% of Americans favor government responsibility for healthcare coverage over 38% who felt otherwise. However the Republicans have long had as their objective the goal to […]

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Giving through suffering, living the word

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Here is a recent video clip from Da Ai television. Da Ai television is one of the humanitarian works of Tzu Chi. Their news clips feature some of today’s news mostly from Asia but with humanitarian themes. More than this, there is the overarching emphasis of benevolence, authenticity, and environment. According to Master Chen Yen, if we truly believe in making the world […]

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GOP Healthcare Bill in Senate: Act Now

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Image of GOP sabotaging Obamacare from Healthinsurance.org Today Senator Chuck Schumer spoke to the media about the impending analysis of the GOP health care bill, known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA, H.R. 1628). Senator Bernie Sanders stood alongside as Schumer described the bill “as taking a sledgehammer to the ACA.” Schumer does not exaggerate. Since 2013, repeal and replace bills have […]

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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

Drain the agencies or the swamp

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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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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Trump’s Lethal Reversal of Obama-era Gun Protections

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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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