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Gary Kohls – Urgent Alert: The “21st Century Cures Act” That Will Expand the Use of Coerced Drug “Treatments”

URGENT ACTION ALERT On November 30th, the House passed HR 34, a 996-page bill, known as the 21st Century Cures Act. They are now rushing to get it introduced and passed by the Senate on Monday, December 5th, at 5:30 EST. This bill must be defeated because it contains some very dangerous provisions relating to psychiatric treatments.  This is an urgent call …

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, protesters block I-277 during a third night of unrest following Tuesday's police fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. Protesters who have filled the streets to push for the release of video of Scott's shooting could see their task get much harder if Charlotte authorities do not share the footage within a week. A North Carolina law that takes effect Oct. 1 will declare that the video is not a public record and that only a judge can release it. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Chris Hedges – Police Killings Won’t Stop

The corporate state, no matter how many protests take place in American cities over the murder of unarmed citizens, will put no restraints on the police or the organs of security and surveillance. It will not protect the victims of state violence. It will continue to grant broader powers and greater resources to militarized police departments and internal security forces such …

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Deirdre Fulton – It’s Time: Broad Progressive Coalition Launches New Push for Public Option

In what’s being described as a “2016 debate changer,” a broad coalition of progressive lawmakers and organizations is launching on Thursday a new push for a national public health insurance option. With a congressional resolution backed by a grassroots campaign, “this is the most significant healthcare push by Democrats since the passage of Obamacare,” said Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee …

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Sarah Lazare – How Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer Are Teaming Up With the NYPD to Push Police Militarization

Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton are teaming up with the NYPD to request high levels of funding for a federal “counter-terror” program that is directly bankrolling the militarization of police forces nationwide. To secure the funds, they are invoking the threat of terrorism and exploiting the climate of fear and incitement that has come to define the 2016 election cycle. …

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Kevin Ryan – Investigating 9/11 and Naming Suspects

When people ask me what more can be done to achieve 9/11 truth and justice, I tell them to spend less time calling for a new investigation and more time investigating. Even without subpoena power, independent investigators can make a lot of progress. To help with that effort, here are three steps for an independent investigation and an objective way …

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A Just Cause – Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman John Conyers Jr – 01.31.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be shining a Spotlight on Congressman John Conyers Jr., who in November 2014 was elected to his 26th consecutive term, making him the first African-American to hold the distinction as Dean (most senior member) of Congress.

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Michael Winship – Congress Is a Confederacy of Dunces

Already we’re deep into September and Congress has reconvened in Washington, prompting many commentators to compare its return after summer’s recess to that of fresh-faced students coming back to school, sharpening their pencils, ready to learn, be cooperative and prepared for something new. For this particular Congress to cooperate and do something new would require a miracle on the order …

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Nadia Prupis – Recession Continues for Record Number of Homeless Students

The number of homeless children attending public schools in the U.S. has doubled since before the 2008 recession, reaching a record national total of 1.36 million in the 2013-2014 school year, according to new federal statistics released Monday. As the so-called recovery continues to bypass millions of Americans, the new data helps shed light on some of the challenges and …