Community Members Defy El Cajon Ordinance Against Feeding Homeless

By Bella Ross, thedailyaztec.com -

By Bella Ross for The Daily Aztec - “We call it ‘Break the Ban,’” said Mark Lane, a 1989 San Diego State alumnus and the primary organizer of the event. On Oct. 27, the city of El Cajon passed an [...]

Tiny Homes Banned In U.S. As Govt Criminalizes Sustainable Living

By Staff, daily-curiosity.info -

By Staff of Daily Curiosity - As the corporatocracy tightens its grip on the masses – finding ever more ways to funnel wealth to the top – humanity responds in a number of ways, including the [...]

Law Blocks Maryland From Giving Contracts To Businesses Backing BDS

By Bill Hughes, baltimorepostexaminer.com -

By Bill Hughes for Baltimore POst-Examiner - Larry Hogan was elected in 2014 as governor of Maryland. It was no easy task, as Republicans are a minority in the state. Bob Ehrlich, another [...]

New Orleans Is Proving That Ending The Bail System Works

By Aviva Shen, www.readersupportednews.org -

By Aviva Shen for RSN - The U.S. is just one of two nations in the world with a money bail system (the other is the Philippines). The system means that people are held in jail while they wait for [...]

Will US Learn From Australia? Stricter Gun Control Laws Save Lives

By Rebecca Peters, www.theguardian.com -

By Rebecca Peters for The Guardian - The mass murder in Newtown Connecticut a year ago caused shock and sorrow all around the world. In Australia it also revived memories of our own horror on a [...]

The Pros And Cons Of A ConCon?

By Peter Rugh, www.indypendent.org -

By Peter Rugh for The Indypendent - On Nov. 7 voters in New York State will have an opportunity to gamble. Every two decades the option to call a statewide constitutional convention, or ConCon, [...]

Stop The Border Surveillance Bill

By Adam Schwartz, www.eff.org -

By Adam Schwartz for EFF - EFF opposes a new federal bill that would dramatically expand dragnet biometric and other surveillance of U.S. citizens and immigrants alike at and near the U.S. [...]

Trump’s Unpaid-For Tax Cuts May Total $5 Trillion In New Tax Plan

By Staff, www.americansfortaxfairness.org -

By Staff of Americans For Tax Fairness - Failure to pay for tax cuts by closing tax loopholes may put Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Education on the Chopping Block. An analysis by [...]

Lawmakers’ Attacks On Independent Abortion Clinics Are Working

By Nicole Knight, www.rewire.news -

By Nicole Knight for Rewire - A fight is raging in Louisville, Kentucky, where the extremist anti-abortion group Operation Save America aims to shut down the state’s last remaining abortion [...]

New Model For Conservative Rule And Progressive Renewal

By Tyler Norris, www.ncpolicywatch.com -

By Tyler Norris for NC Policy Watch - My home state was once a model for progress. For half a century, North Carolina was a beacon of moderation in the South, an outlier dubbed the “Dixie Dynamo” [...]

Arizona Unconstitutionally Banned Mexican-American Studies Classes

By Roque Planas, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Roque Planas for The Huffington Post. PHOENIX ― A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the state of Arizona violated students’ rights by banning a Mexican-American studies program from Tucson [...]

Affirmative Action Needed And Good For Blacks And Whites

By Jessicah Pierre, www.inequality.org -

By Jessicah Pierre for Inequality - There’s a saying: “When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.” I thought of that when I heard about the Trump administration’s recent [...]

“Free Speech” Bills Could Chill Campus Activism Nationwide

By Brad Poling, www.occupy.com -

By Brad Poling for Occupy - Universities across the country may be on the precipice of a new era in activism, politics and – in the most basic sense – expression. Motivated in part by recent [...]

The Nuclear Power Rip-Off Billions Lost More Bills Due

By Seanna Adcox, www.apnews.com -

By Seanna Adcox for AP News - This week, having spent more than $10 billion, executives with South Carolina Electric & Gas and Santee Cooper acknowledged that all their assumptions were wrong. [...]

AIPAC Targets Gillibrand For Removing Name From Boycott Bill

By Robert Herbst, www.mondoweiss.net -

By Robert Herbst for Mondoweiss - At two town halls late last month, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand promised to reconsider her co-sponsorship of Senate Bill 720, the Anti-Israel Boycott Act, [...]