MFlowers

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Date registered: December 12, 2012

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  1. Net Neutrality Under Attack, Fight Back! — May 9, 2017
  2. The Climate Crisis Is An Opportunity For Bold Actions — May 2, 2017
  3. Mass Actions Planned This May Day and Beyond — April 25, 2017
  4. Nothing Less Than A Student Debt Jubilee Will Do — April 16, 2017
  5. Now Is The Time For National Improved Medicare For All — April 3, 2017

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May 09

Net Neutrality Under Attack, Fight Back!

In 2015, a large coalition of organizations and tech groups together with millions of people forced the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify the Internet as a common carrier under Title II of the 1934 Telecommunications Act so that strong net neutrality rules could be put in place. Net neutrality means that neither the government nor …

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May 02

The Climate Crisis Is An Opportunity For Bold Actions

Recently, hundreds of thousands of people marched for climate justice. The science is clear that climate change is here and is happening at a more rapid rate than was expected. The United States is the world’s largest economy and military, and while we have some of the best climate scientists in the world, we lack …

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Apr 25

Mass Actions Planned This May Day and Beyond

Immigrant’s rights activists have ramped up their organizing and protests this year in response to ongoing ICE raids that are now targeting undocumented organizers. Leading up to mass marches and strikes on May Day, known as Day Without Immigrants, actions are being held across the country to raise awareness about the contributions that immigrants make …

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Apr 16

Nothing Less Than A Student Debt Jubilee Will Do

The level of student loan debt has risen to $1.5 trillion and defaults are 40% and rising. Underneath the crisis are rising tuition costs, a predatory student loan industry and an absence of consumer protections for students. Governor Cuomo recently signed a new law that is supposed to help with the cost of higher education, …

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Apr 03

Now Is The Time For National Improved Medicare For All

This has been a tumultuous time for health care in the United States,. The Affordable Care Act has plateaued in the number of people that it covers, leaving 29 million out altogether and tens of millions more who are under-insured. ┬áThe Republican’s attempt to move our health system further towards privatization flopped due to public …

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Mar 10

Korea at a Crossroads

Mainstream media in the US are complicit in drumming up support for US aggression against North Korea. They fail to place North Korea’s actions in the context of the long history of US hostility and interference in North and South Korea. As both the US and North Korea prepare for war, and a successful sociopolitical …

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Mar 10

Maryland’s Jim Crow Higher Education System

Kevin Zeese interviews two alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Rashad Staton of Morgan State University and DeJuan Patterson of Bowie State University, about an ongoing situation. Since the early 1970’s, Maryland has been found to be in violation of its constitutional requirement to desegregate higher education by significantly under-funding its four HBCUs …

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Mar 05

Building the Alternative to Neo-liberalism at the Municipal Level

Last week we discussed the ongoing push towards privatization and commodification of everything. We are in a disastrous cycle: As wealth inequality grows and the rich successfully avoid taxes, the funds for necessary programs and projects is shrinking. This is driving privatization of basic needs like water systems, transportation, schools and more. Some cities are …

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Feb 24

Understanding the Privatization Wave

For decades, the neo-liberal agenda, first tested outside of the United States and then brought home, has driven waves of privatization. Today, it is proceeding in an unchecked way and without regard for the suffering that it leaves in its wake. We’ll discuss some of the vehicles for privatization and commodification of everything and how …

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Feb 17

Uniting in the Fight for Immigrant Rights

The Trump administration has taken the attack on immigrants in the United States to a higher level, and people are responding in some areas with escalated fight back. From Sanctuary Cities to Rapid Response Teams to days of mass actions, communities are organizing to disobey stricter enforcement of deportations and to pressure the Trump administration …

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