Elizabeth Warren needs to step up.

By flip What the AFL-CIO Did Not Say About Raising Wages By Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer On January 7, 2015 the AFL-CIO, in what might be a desperate attempt to seem politically relevant to the labor movement, staged a “National Summit on Raising Wages,” featuring Senator Elizabeth Warren as the keynote speaker, followed by …

Occupy Forum on Monday, January 26, from 6-9pm, at Unitarian Church, SF

By MikeZonta The Unitarian Universalist Society and OccupyForum present… a special presentation on climate change with author and environmentalist Mark Hertsgaard Surviving Climate Chaos:Reframing the Climate Question Monday, January 26, 2015 from 6 to 9 pm First Unitarian Universalist CenterMartin Luther King Room1187 Franklin Street, corner Geary Blvd, SF CA ​“Over the … → Source: …

More Cowbells: new NSA leaks reveal extent of spying tactics

More Cowbells: new NSA leaks reveal extent of spying tactics

By Associated Whistleblower Press New leaks from the NSA archive, seen exclusively by ROAR, reveal that even the Internet’s most basic architecture — the DNS database — is compromised. In the last few years we have been living a critical moment in the history of the Internet. The good old days, in which optimism was …

You Might Be a Boomer If…

By turbocharger You might be a boomer if you are convinced that it is Republicans or Democrats who are cause of all the problems in the world. To all of my brainwashed, older friends, I offer this as something to ponder while you are doing your crosswords: It’s pretty simple. Seems how you are one …

"Senate Republicans Remove 'Civil Rights And Human Rights' From Subcommittee Name"

By factsrfun “Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) became chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee this month and announced the members of the six subcommittees this week. With Grassley’s announcement, the subcommittee formerly known as the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights suddenly became the Subcommittee on the Constitution.” BradB, flip, beautifulworld, Shadz, et. …

Monsanto has announced that its RNAi-based insecticide for control of the Colorado potato beetle

By BradB Monsanto has announced that its RNAi-based insecticide for control of the Colorado potato beetle will now undergo formal product development, according to a paywalled article for Genomeweb. Such RNAi-based pesticides are genetically engineered and work through silencing or otherwise interfering with genes in the target pest, to kill it or render it ineffective. …

Action Council Events — January 23 to January 28

By MikeZonta Occupy SF ~ ACTION COUNCIL ~ Next Meeting Sunday, January 25, 2015 2:00pm – 4:00pm UNITE / HERE (Local 2) 215 Golden Gate Ave (Nr. Civic Center BART) San Francisco Websites: OccupySF Action Council: http://occupyactionsf.org OccupySF: http://occupysf.org ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, January 23 J 23, Friday, 8:30am – 11:30am, Court Support for BARTFriday Arrestees Hall …

Deep Questions Arise Over Portland’s Corporate Water Takeover

Deep Questions Arise Over Portland's Corporate Water Takeover

By noah Portland residents are up in arms about what they believe is a cronyism-driven plan to kill the elegant, gravity-fed, open water reservoir system that has reliably served their city safe, clean drinking water for more than 100 years. Source: Deep Questions Arise Over Portland’s Corporate Water Takeover

….everyone if you would start Reading in detail the Trans PacificTrade Agreement

By jamespeterevanhoe Trans Pacific Partnership: Obama ready to defy Democrats to push secretive trade deal The Guardian‎ – 2 days ago The Trans Pacific Partnership is a trade agreement so significant and important, its details … Here again it shows OBAMA’s true colors in promoting and protecting corruption and the failings of the USA in …

Can Worker Cooperatives Alleviate Income Inequality?

Can Worker Cooperatives Alleviate Income Inequality?

By noah The pay ratio between the highest- and lowest-paid worker-owners in cooperatives is between 3:1 and 5:1, compared with a ratio of roughly 600:1 in traditional corporations. Source: Can Worker Cooperatives Alleviate Income Inequality?

Four States Weigh Legislation To Shut Off Resources to the NSA

Four States Weigh Legislation To Shut Off Resources to the NSA

By noah Efforts to stop warrantless NSA spying are off to a fast start in the 2015 legislative session, as lawmakers in four states have already introduced bills banning material support or resources to any federal agency engaged in illegal spying. Source: Four States Weigh Legislation To Shut Off Resources to the NSA