2018-03-09: Social Media Postees

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The Health Care Bait-and-Switch.
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-10
On the campaign trail in January of 2016, Hillary Clinton told Iowa voters that Bernie Sanders' single payer health care proposal was an idea whose time would never come. "People who have health emergencies can't wait for us to have a theoretical debate about some better idea that will never, ever come to pass," said the presumed shoo-in for president. Two years later, one-third of Democrats in the Senate have endorsed Sanders' Medicare for All Act and half the Democrats in the U.S. House have signed on to Rep. John Conyers' Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, HR 676. Polls show 75 percent of Democrats favor "expanding Medicare to provide health insurance to every American," and 31 percent of the public at-large wants health care to be the first problem the Democrats tackled if they win…

Striking Illinois grad students speak out against attacks on higher education.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-09
The Graduate Employees Organization is desperately trying to shut-down the strike of 2,700 graduate student workers at the University of Illinois.

Blowing Up Some of the Biggest Myths About the Economy and the Deficit.
Paul Sliker, Michael Palmieri, Dante Dallavalle, Democracy at Work | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-09
We can end student debt and have universal health care in our lifetime. | Left Out, a podcast produced by Paul Sliker, Michael Palmieri, and Dante Dallavalle creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists, and organizers on the Left. Stephanie Kelton is a leading American economist and a Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University. Kelton was Chief Economist on the U. S. Senate Budget Committee and Economic Advisor to the Bernie 2016 presidential campaign. She's most known for being a pioneer of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). In this episode, Professor Kelton debunks budget deficit and government spending myths, and explains why understanding how our monetary system works is crucial to making the political and economic case for important programs like universal health care, free public higher education, infrastructure investment, and. . .

Betsy DeVos Just Tried to Take Away the Ability of States to Crack Down on Abusive Student Debt Collectors.
Zaid Jilani | The Intercept | 2018-03-09
The declaration is not an official rule, but the Department of Education appears to be attempting to present it as if it has the force of law. | The post Betsy DeVos Just Tried to Take Away the Ability of States to Crack Down on Abusive Student Debt Collectors appeared first on The Intercept.

The Unfairness of Context.
Christopher Brauchli | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-09
It doesn't seem fair. And the unfairness is especially apparent when it's put in context. It is not as though he wanted to spend thousands of dollars on a personal phone booth, or use government funds to pay for charter or first class air travel around the world. And the criticism is not directed at…

Make-Believe America: The US is Said to Have Full Employment, Misleading Statistics.
DPCR | Global Research | 2018-03-09
Americans live a never-never-land existence. The politicians and presstitutes make sure of that. | Consider something as simple as the unemployment rate. The US is said to have full employment with a January 2018 unemployment rate of 4.1 percent, down from …

A Step Toward Peace? South Korea Announces Trump Will Meet With North Korea's Kim Jong-un.
Truthout Stories | 2018-03-09
The White House says President Trump has accepted an invitation to meet directly with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un. South Korea's National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong spoke with reporters Thursday night outside the White House after briefing officials on the recent talks between Seoul and Pyongyang, and said the meeting would take place within two months. No sitting US president has ever met with a North Korean leader; Kim Jong-un has never met another sitting head of state. For more, we speak with Tim Shorrock, correspondent for The Nation and the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism in Seoul. | TRANSCRIPT | AMY GOODMAN: The White House says President Trump has accepted an invitation to meet directly with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un. This is South Korea's National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong speaking to reporters Thursday night, in the dark, outside the White…

Why Does the U.S. Hate Peace?
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-09
Give peace a chance, the song urges. But the United States won't have it. Olympic diplomacy seems to be working on the Korean peninsula. After a pair of South Korean envoys visited Pyongyang, they issued a promising communiqué. "The North Korean side clearly stated its willingness to denuclearize," the statement said. Considering that the Korean…

Fukushima: A Human-Made Disaster Brought on by Bad Faith.
John Laforge | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-09
"Nearly seven years after the triple reactor meltdowns, this unique nuclear crisis is still underway," Greenpeace International's Shaun Burnie wrote in a blogpost last December. The word "unique" is an understatement but true. The March 11, 2011meltdowns are the world's first combined earthquake-tsunami-reactor catastrophe. Moreover, while other power reactors have run out-of-control, melted down and…

A Step Toward Peace? South Korea Announces Trump Will Meet with North Korea's Kim Jong-un.
Democracy Now! | 2018-03-09
The White House says President Trump has accepted an invitation to meet directly with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un. South Korea's National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong spoke with reporters Thursday night outside the White House after briefing officials on the recent talks between Seoul and Pyongyang, and said the meeting would take place within two months. No sitting U.S. president has ever met with a North Korean leader; Kim Jong-un has never met another sitting head of state. For more, we speak with Tim Shorrock, correspondent for The Nation and the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism in Seoul.

South Korea: Trump, Kim Jong Un to Meet 'by May'.
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-09
WASHINGTON–President Donald Trump has accepted an offer of a summit from the North Korean leader and will meet with Kim Jong Un by May, a top South Korean official said Thursday, in a remarkable turnaround in relations between two historic adversaries. | The South Korean national security director, Chung Eui-yong, told reporters of the planned meeting outside the White House, after briefing Trump and other top U.S. officials about a rare meeting with Kim in the North Korean capital on Monday. | No serving American president has ever met with a North Korean leader. The U.S. and North Korea do not even have formal diplomatic relations. The two nations remain in a state of war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice and not a peace treaty. | Seoul had already publicized that North Korea had offered talks with the United…

Dennis Peron: Anti-War Activist.
Fred Gardner | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-09
Dennis Peron died in January. On Sunday March 11 there's going to be a memorial for him at Café Flor in the Castro. Everybody knows that Dennis was an indispensable leader in the medical marijuana movement and in the fight for gay rights. Not everybody knows about his role in the peace movement. After Dennis…

Bernie Sanders Blasts Democratic Party's Attacks on Progressives as 'Appalling&#039
Jon Queally, Common Dreams | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-09
The Vermont senator holds nothing back in an interview with the Associated Press. | Having tasted what it feels like to have the Establishment-wing of the Democratic Party put its thumb on the scale when he ran for president in 2016, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt. ) is telling the congressional campaign arm of the party to stop working against progressive candidates in contested primary races this election season. Speaking with the Associated Press, Sanders said that it's "appalling" and "not acceptable" for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), whose mission is to help candidates win in local districts nationwide, to be choosing favorites–as evidence shows it has– in Texas, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. "What these organizations should not be doing is doing negative attacks on Democratic candidates," Sanders told AP. "That just continues the process of debasing the Democratic system in this country and is why so many people are disgusted with politics. " Related Stories: Stormy Daniels Hilariously Ridicules One of Her Most Vicious Trump TrollsTrump HUD Appointee Helped Spread False Rumor About Hillary Clinton and SatanismFormer Jared Kushner Associate George Nader Was Previously Indicted for Child Pornography…

ICE Is Aggressively Targeting Activists Who Speak Out Against Them.
Mehreen Kasana, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-09
Alejandra Pablos is the latest progressive activist to be targeted. | Latina activist on reproductive justice was detained this week after she visited the Immigration and Customs office in Tucson, Arizona. The report noted that the check-in had been planned and scheduled in advance but when activist Alejandra Pablos came to the office, she was detained by ICE members. People close to Pablos point to her activism as the possible reason behind her detention. Pablos, who is affiliated with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), also works for the pro-choice program known as "We Testify" which shares stories and accounts on abortion access through the National Network of Abortion Funds. Her network NLIRH condemned her detention and released a statement on Wednesday. The group said, "Our hermana en la lucha and poderosa Alejandra was detained in Arizona. . .

How an Alabama Town Is Fighting Against Cancerous & Toxic Coal Ash Dumping–No Thanks to Trump's EPA.
Democracy Now! | 2018-03-09
Residents of Uniontown, Alabama, have lived with the Arrowhead landfill, which is twice the size of New York's Central Park, have protested shipments of toxic coal ash–the residual byproduct of burning coal–from a massive spill in Kingston, Tennessee, believed to be the largest coal ash disaster in U.S. history. For two years, nearly 4 million tons of coal ash was also shipped by rail from a mostly white Tennessee county to Uniontown. Coal ash contains toxins, including arsenic, mercury and boron, that can affect the nervous and reproductive systems and cause other health problems. According to the EPA, people living within a mile of unlined coal ash storage ponds have a one-in-50 risk of developing cancer. In 2013, some Uniontown residents filed a complaint under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. This week, the EPA dismissed the claim, saying there was "insufficient evidence." We speak with Ben Eaton, vice president of Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice and a resident of Uniontown, Alabama; and with Mustafa Santiago Ali, former head of the EPA's environmental justice program.

West Virginia Teachers Win–Will the Legislature Try to Undercut Their Victory?
Kalena Thomhave, The American Prospect | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-09
West Virginia's teachers won a 5 percent pay raise for all state employees. But will the legislature's corporate tax cuts slash public services to pay for the raise? | The West Virginia teachers' strike, which had become the longest in the state's history at nine days, ended Tuesday with a deal to increase the pay of teachers as well as all state employees by 5 percent. (Previously, union leaders had struck a deal for a 5 percent pay raise of teachers with only a 3 percent raise for state employees. With the Republican state Senate initially balking at the deal, rank-and-file teachers were rightfully skeptical that the legislature would agree to the raise, and continued striking. ) The increasing costs of the teachers' health insurance was another driver of the strike; Republican Governor Jim Justice has promised to set up a task. . .

Stormy Daniels Hilariously Ridicules One of Her Most Vicious Trump Trolls.
Travis Gettys, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-09
Twitter justice is served. | Stormy Daniels has been fielding a lot of hateful tweets from Trump supporters, and she's been responding to some of them. But the former adult film actress singled out one Trump apologist Thursday night for a special dose of mockery, because he apparently thinks the president is married to his daughter. I actually took a screenshot of my favorite troll a couple days ago. I laughed so hard I couldn't even respond. When someone can't even insult you correctly ( you're all welcome. Enjoy) pic. twitter. com/KcTGns82xw– Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) March 9, 2018The mix-up was especially ironic in light of Daniels' claim that Trump compared her to Ivanka during their brief relationship, which his attorney reportedly paid her $130,000 not to reveal in the weeks before the 2016 election. "We had really good banter," Daniels told InTouch, about. . .

Stormy Daniels Beats Trump at His Own Game.
Eugene Robinson | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-09
The president who boasted of treating women like sex objects is being outplayed at his own tabloid-warfare game by a porn star. Maybe there's justice in the world after all. | You might have missed it in the ceaseless fusillade of news, but on Wednesday the White House all but confirmed the story that actress and director Stormy Daniels is dying to tell: Shortly before the election she was paid $130,000 in hush money to keep quiet about an "intimate relationship" she had with Donald Trump in 2006, soon after Melania Trump had given birth to the couple's son, Barron. | Daniels filed a lawsuit Tuesday arguing that she should be free to speak about the affair, since a nondisclosure agreement laying out the terms of the payment was never actually signed by Trump. Asked about the payment at a White House briefing,…

Why I'm No Longer Talking to Labour People About Gender.
Elliot Murphy | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-09
The culture wars show no sign of abating. From digital blackface to charges of Nazism being levelled at those who claim that men are on average taller than women, orthodox social justice ideologues now carry great influence far beyond university campuses and theatres. As Jen Isakson and Ross Speer summarise:…

'Angels in America' Teaches Us How to Survive Under Trump.
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-09
"The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of 'Angels in America'" | A book by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois | In one of my high school theater classes, our (admittedly ambitious) teacher asked me and my best friend to read a scene from Tony Kushner's play "Angels in America." And not just any scene: He wanted us to act out the breakup between Prior Walter, who has been diagnosed with HIV and is suffering terribly, and his lover, Louis Ironson, who is in the process of leaving Prior because his illness has become too much for Louis to handle. The assignment could have interacted badly with our heightened teenage emotional states, but instead, I remember it as a moment that deepened our friendship and began my love affair with Kushner's remarkable two-part play. | That our teacher assigned an excerpt of "Angels…

Acidhead on the Run.
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-09
On September 13, 1970 LSD champion and 60s counterculture hero Timothy Leary escaped from a prison in San Luis Obispo, California. He did so with the help of the underground revolutionary group the Weather Underground (WUO). The escape and Leary's eventual trip to Algeria was funded by the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, a group dedicated…

Labor History in Real Time.
Russell Mokhiber | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-09
I love West Virginia. I love the people, the mountains, and the history of a people not dependent on the corporate state. Yes, Virginia–there is a history of West Virginia not dependent on the corporate state. The early northern European settlers here were self-sufficient agrarians– hunting, fishing, foraging, farming, and making their own rye whiskey for…

Trump Seeks Congressional Funding for 60,000-Man Army to Overthrow Assad.
Eric Zuesse | Global Research | 2018-03-09
ISIS, or ISIL, or Islamic State, has been almost completely defeated in Syria, but the U.S. Department of Defense is requesting an increase instead of a decrease in funding to support "Vetted Syrian Opposition," or fighters in Syria against Syria's …

One Type of Voter Was Uniquely Vulnerable to Donald Trump and Brexit: Study.
Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-09
Research indicates "neurotic traits positively predicted" the two election results. | A new Social Psychological and Personality Science study published Thursday found that " neurotic traits positively predicted" shares of voters who opted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election or to "leave" in the Brexit vote that same year. According to University of Austin psychology professor Sam Gosling–one of the study's co-authors–of the Big Five personality traits (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism), "regions highest on neuroticism are particularly receptive to political campaigns that emphasize danger and loss and that previous campaigns have not tapped into these themes as strongly as we saw in 2016. "The study, spearheaded by Queensland University of Technology psychologist Martin Obschonka, analyzed personality data from 17,217 Britons and over 3 million U. S. participants, testing for "regional prevalence of neurotic personality traits"–including anxiety, and depression. The researchers them. . .

Social Media Is a Tool of the CIA: "Facebook, Google and Other Social Media Used to Spy on People"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | Global Research | 2018-03-09
Social Media and Search engines are being used to Spy on Americans! But not only on Americans. The process of personal data collection is worldwide. What is at stake, however, is not only the issue of "Privacy". The online search engines also constitute an instrument of online media censorship.

The Worldwide Network of US Military Bases.
Prof. Jules Dufour | Global Research | 2018-03-09
The Global Deployment of US Military Personnel…

Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War.
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | Global Research | 2018-03-09
Today, people are finally waking up to the dangers of a world war, which might emanate from the highest levels of the US government. | We are no longer dealing with a hypothetical scenario. The threat of World War III is …

Conversations with Fidel Castro: The Dangers of a Nuclear War.
Fidel Castro Ruz | Global Research | 2018-03-09
If a war breaks out in Iran, it will inevitably become a nuclear war and a global war.

Viral Apologies and Jeremy Corbyn: Espionage Claims and the Failed Tory Campaign.
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | Global Research | 2018-03-09
It was public, expressive and demanded. The apology by Ben Bradley, a social media hazard but also Tory member of the UK House of Commons, is something that will put detractors of Labour's Jeremy Corbyn on notice. While accusations have …

"Fake News" and World War III. The Danger of Nuclear Annihilation.
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | Global Research | 2018-03-09
What we are dealing with is a War against the Truth. Objective reporting on the dangers of a Third World war is being suppressed. Why? The future of humanity is at stake. The danger of nuclear annihilation is not front-page news. The unfolding consensus among Pentagon war planners is that a Third World War is "Winnable".

A Timeline of CIA Atrocities.
Global Research News | 2018-03-09
The following article was initially published in 1997. It is in part based on the work of William Blum. Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II, 1995 (GR Ed. M. Ch.) | By Steve Kangas | The following …

Hillary Clinton: "We Created Al Qaeda". The Protagonists of the "Global War on Terrorism" are the Terrorists.
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | Global Research | 2018-03-09
The "Global War on Terrorism" uses Al Qaeda terrorist operatives as their foot soldiers. "Political Islam" and the imposition of an "Islamic State" (modeled on Qatar or Saudi Arabia) is an integral part of US foreign policy. America is the Terror State.

A Conspiracy Theory That Became a "Conspiracy Fact": The CIA, Afghanistan's Poppy Fields and America's Growing Heroin Epidemic.
Timothy Alexander Guzman | Global Research | 2018-03-09
First published by Global Research in July 2016 | The heroin epidemic resembles the days when "Crack cocaine" became the major drug that destroyed communities across the United States and other parts of the world including the Caribbean that began in …

The "Juniper Cobra" Air Defense Exercise: American and Israeli Forces Prepare for War against Syria, Hezbollah and Palestine.
Timothy Alexander Guzman | Global Research | 2018-03-09
The Jerusalem Post reported that Juniper Cobra, a joint air defense exercise with U.S. and IDF forces which was announced by the U.S. Department of Defense last month involving simulated missile attacks directed against Israel from multiple fronts has begun. …

Video: Obama/Clinton to Blame for Slave Trade in Libya?
Ben Swann | Global Research | 2018-03-09
It's been three months since the media outcry over the open market slave trading in Libya and yet, the problem persists. | And the root cause of how these slave markets were created, thanks to U.S. foreign policy, has been ignored….

Djibouti Is Dangerously Becoming a Trigger for Transregional Destabilization.
Andrew Korybko | Global Research | 2018-03-09
The delicate balance of power in the Horn of Africa might soon be broken by the developing situation inside of Djibouti surrounding the future ownership of its main port, with the possible American-Emirati reaction to this potentially serving as a …

Libya: From Africa's Richest State Under Gaddafi, to Failed State After NATO Intervention.
Garikai Chengu | Global Research | 2018-03-09
This article was first published on October 19, 2014. | This week marks the three-year anniversary of the Western-backed assassination of Libya's former president, Muammar Gaddafi, and the fall of one of Africa's greatest nations. | In 1967 Colonel Gaddafi inherited one …

Trump Wants to Replace Birth Control With Abstinence.
Truthout Stories | 2018-03-09
(Photo: Image Source / Getty Images) | Whether you read Truthout daily, weekly or even once a month, now's the perfect time to show that you value real journalism. Make a donation to Truthout by clicking here! | The Title X program, which has provided family planning services to low-income Americans since 1970, is under threat from the Trump administration. This anti-science, anti-woman administration has already distinguished itself in other areas of public health that negatively affect the welfare of pregnant people and children — and this effort is no exception. | Under guidance released on Friday, March 2, the Department of Health and Human Services will preferentially fund programs that focus on abstinence and "natural family planning" — also known as the rhythm method — instead of birth control. And that's bad…

From Segregation to Black Independent Schools.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-03-08
In part three, Noliwe Rooks says after African Americans were faced with nationwide resistance to integration, groups like the Black Panthers created successful models for black education…

Oklahoma Teachers Plan for Strike Following Big Union Win in West Virginia.
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-08
"Schools will stay closed until we get what we are asking for," said the union president. | After West Virginia teachers achieved an impressive win by going on strike and forcing the governor to raise their pay by 5 percent, Oklahoma teachers are gearing up for their own fight. "We cannot–no, we will not–allow our students to go without any longer," Oklahoma Education Association president Alicia Priest said, according to Tulsa World. "If the Legislature doesn't pass $6,000 teacher pay raises and necessary revenue to pay for them. . . OEA is calling on every Oklahoma teacher to leave their classroom and come to the Capitol. "Oklahoma's teachers haven't received a raise in 10 years, according to Education Week. In total, the state teachers union is seeking a $10,000 raise for teachers. They would receive $6,000 in the first year and $2,000 more for each. . .

Entering the Ring of War Propaganda.
Mark Taliano | Global Research | 2018-03-08
Western populations are inundated with war propaganda, and all of the MSM is guilty. It serves to promote criminal warfare rather than peace. | Once we enter the ring of propaganda fabricated by western agencies of deception, we start to lose, …

The Generals Are Failing Their Soldiers–and America.
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-08
September 2006. Iraq was falling apart. Nearly 100 American troops were being killed a month. The war seemed hopeless, unwinnable (because it ultimately was). So the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Peter Pace, convened a "council of colonels' — purportedly some of the brightest minds in the military — to recommend new policies. Only three, reportedly, had any combat experience in Iraq, but still, these guys were sharp. The group debated endlessly and eventually reached an impasse. They had three separate proposals and the group generally divided along service lines. Some Air Force and Navy guys wanted a phased withdrawal — the "Go Home" option — but their ideas were promptly dismissed. Other (mostly army and marine officers) wanted to "engage in prolonged conflict — the "Go Long" option. Finally, the most prominent army officers — including America's current National…

A Labor Agenda Could Make Democrats Win This Fall.
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-08
Democrats are optimistic about their prospects for this November's Congressional midterm elections. But, as I argued in The Wall Street Journal last week, the party's growing (and increasingly powerful) progressive base may well decide to sit on their hands, staying home on Election Day — just as a determinative number of Bernie Sanders' supporters did…

Philippines Terrorist Petition Virtual Hit List.
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-03-08
Members of the New Peoples Army (NPA), armed group of the Communist Party of the Philippines, are silhouetted during graduation after their military training in their jungle hideout in Lianga in southern Mindanao island March 13, 2004. | © 2004 Reuters | The Philippine government is putting at grave risk more than 600 people — among them a United Nations human rights expert and dozens of leftist activists — by labeling them as members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People's Army (NPA). | In a petition filed in a Manila court dated February 21, 2018, seen by Human Rights Watch, the Department of Justice submitted a 55-page list that included long-time leaders of the communist movement such as Netherlands-based Jose Maria Sison, who founded the…

Justice department files suit against California "sanctuary" laws.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-08
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions travelled to Sacramento to deliver a vitriolic attack on immigrants.

Monitoring Kids' Social Media Accounts Won't Prevent the Next School Shooting.
Rachel Levinson-Waldman, Faiza Patel, Brennan Center for Justice | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-08
Invading students' privacy isn't the solution. | The Parkland, Fla. , school shooting has reignited the national conversation on what can be done to prevent such tragedies, which seem to occur with frightening regularity. One option, which already is used by many schools and probably will be adopted by more, is to employ companies that monitor students' social media feeds to flag threats of violence, as well as behavior such as bullying and self-harm. Miami-Dade County's school system has asked for $30 million in upgrades that include "advanced monitoring of social media," while schools in California, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia have indicated that social media monitoring, including by third-party companies, is a key security feature. But schools should think long and hard before they go down this path. There is little evidence that such monitoring works, and. . .

3 Ways McDonald's Can Show Respect for Women Instead of Flipping Its Logo.
Emily C. Bell, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-08
The company's empty gesture on International Women's Day ignores the many injustices it commits against women. | As the world marks International Women's Day with strikes, obituaries honoring previously overlooked influential women, and pushes for changes on issues including equal pay, McDonald's is celebrating in its own way–by flipping its classic arches upside down to resemble the letter 'W. ' They also shared a video on Twitter: Today, we flip our Golden Arches to celebrate the women who have chosen McDonald's to be a part of their story, like the Williams family. In the U. S. we're proud to share that 6 out of 10 restaurant managers are women. t. co/6z88OhjXpO pic. twitter. com/hXfOi3wWQf– McDonald's (@McDonalds) March 8, 2018The gesture is merely symbolic (only one location will actually invert its sign, and 100 locations will have merchandise). Plus, since McDonald's is. . .

The Trump Appointee Reshaping the Census Has a Long History of Voter Suppression.
Justin Elliott, ProPublica | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-08
John Gore has led Republican redistricting efforts across the country. | In December, the Department of Justice requested that the Census Bureau add a question to the 2020 survey that would ask respondents to reveal whether or not they are U. S. citizens. Since ProPublica first reported the DOJ's letter, civil rights groups and congressional Democrats have announced their opposition, arguing that in the midst of President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown, the question will lead many people to opt out of the census, resulting in an inaccurate population count. A lot is at stake. The once-a-decade population count determines how House seats are distributed and helps determine where hundreds of billions of federal dollars are spent. But one question regarding the December letter remained unclear. The letter was signed by a career staffer in a division of the DOJ whose main function. . .

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