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Victory for the People: Humbolt County California Bans Planting of GMO Crops and the Campaign to Steal Your Voting Rights

Just a quick note about the elections of this past November 4. Humbolt county citizens in California banned the planting of GMO crops, and now politicians in Washington D.C. 93 more words

Maria Gitin to Read & Speak on Voting Rights History and Current Events December 8th

Just back from a whirlwind tour of Atlanta GA and Mobile AL where students, teachers and other civil rights veterans gave warm reception to me and “This Bright Light of Ours.”  We engaged in lively dialog about the need to bring back national civil discourse and restore voting rights in states where they have been lost. 197 more words

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Reading Assignment 11/23

Can we talk about how today’s date is the first 4 Fibonacci numbers? In 44 years it’ll be even more exciting.

We have the whole week off for Thanksgiving, so I’ve mainly been sitting on my couch playing iPhone games, but I have also been catching up on reading. 177 more words

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"Protest 101, A Chance To Change The World Again": Some Thoughts As We Wait To See Whether Ferguson Burns

Last week, I spent a day at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where some students and I talked about protest. Des Moines is six hours up the road from Ferguson, Missouri, the St. 630 more words

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Texas Threw Out At Least 500 Ballots Because Of Voter ID

By: Josh Israel

Last month, a divided U.S. Supreme Court allowed Texas to implement a strict photo ID law for all voters for this year’s elections. 315 more words


The silence of the Democrats

It is not hard to understand the Republican motive for wanting to make it more difficult for poor people, minorities and young people to vote. 169 more words


Jon Stewart calls Nancy Pelosi “politically craven” and says she “should go” - Updated by Andrew Prokop on November 19, 2014, 12:50 p.m. ET

On Tuesday’s Daily Show, host Jon Stewart had some pretty tough words for newly reelected House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi opposed allowing Rep. Tammy Duckworth (IL), whose pregnancy is too far along for her to travel to DC to vote in House leadership elections, to cast a proxy vote instead. 355 more words