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Prosperity Not Austerity: New Progressive Budget ‘Prioritizes Well-Being of People and Planet’

The Congressional Progressive Caucus unveiled on Thursday what it calls “a down payment on a brighter future for all Americans”—a progressive budget for 2017 that offers a blueprint for tacking systemic injustices while creating over 3.5 million jobs. The Caucus, headed by co-chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), entitled the document The People’s Budget: Prosperity Not Austerity; …

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Friends Like These: Back Stabbing in the GMO Labeling Movement?

Organic Consumers Association, February 18, 2016 Last week, we were told that introduction of a Senate bill to kill GMO labeling was “imminent.” When the bill never materialized, its sponsor, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), toldthe press that it “wasn’t ready yet.” Now we know why. It seems that Gary Hirshberg, chairman of the board of JustLabelIt (JLI), along with USDA Secretary …