The South Dakota Legislature Has Invented A New Legal Term To Target Pipeline Protesters

By Staff, Aclu.org -

The government of South Dakota has made it very clear that it does not like people who protest the Keystone XL pipeline. The state’s governor has dismissed them as “out-of-staters who come in to [...]

City Council Approves Bill That Could Shut Down Massive Trash Incinerator

By Dharna Noor, Therealnews.com -

Baltimore City Council unanimously passed a bill on Monday that would force the city’s Wheelabrator trash incinerator to dramatically reduce its emissions of pollutants or shut down. 14 of 15 [...]

Flurry Of Fake Net Neutrality Bills Are More Smoke And Mirrors From Cable-Backed Republicans

By Timothy Karr, Freepress.net -

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, Reps. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), Cathy Anne McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington)  and Greg Walden (R-Oregon) announced at a Subcommittee on Communications & Technology hearing that [...]

ADL Thought Anti-BDS Laws Are ‘Unconstitutional,’ Will Create Antisemitism – Backed It Anyways

By Chris Menahan, Informationliberation.com -

A leaked internal memo reveals the Anti-Defamation League thought "anti-BDS" laws making it illegal to boycott Israel were "unconstitutional" and would be "harmful to the Jewish community" and [...]

Council Approves Bills For ‘Fair Workweek’ And $15/hr. Wage Hike

By Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Philly.com -

The 24-year-old graduate of Olney High School left his job at a Target store two weeks ago because the company couldn’t accommodate his schedule — he’s only able to work daytime hours because in [...]

Importance Of Aligning House And Senate Single-Payer Bills The Right Way

By Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein, Pnhp.org -

Single-payer reform is in the news — and in the U.S. House and Senate. One hundred twenty-three Congresspeople have signed on as co-sponsors of H.R. 676, the single-payer legislation in House of [...]

More Americans Than Ever Want Marijuana Legalized. Lawmakers Should Listen.

By Paul Armentano, Otherwords.org -

Over 60 percent of Americans — including majorities of Republicans, independents, and Democrats — believe that the adult use of marijuana ought to be legal. And an estimated 20 percent of [...]

To The Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister Of New Zealand: Please Call A National referendum On The CPTPP Treaty

By Bruce King, Medium.com -

Now it’s your decision on whether or not to forward the Bill to the Governor-General with a recommendation to sign it into law. In practice, that decides whether or not NZ commits to join the [...]

Internet Provider Groups Sue Vermont Over Net Neutrality Law

By David Shepardson, Reuters.com -

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five industry groups representing major internet providers and cable companies filed suit on Thursday seeking to block a Vermont law barring companies that do not abide by [...]

All Laws That Make It A Crime To Be Homeless Should Be Repealed

By John Tharp and Maria Foscarinis, Otherwords.org -

When San Diego resident Gerald Stark’s rent increased and he couldn’t afford another apartment, the retired union pipefitter moved into his RV. But because he lacked an address, San Diego law [...]

Anti-Terrorism Laws Increasingly Used to Target Indigenous Activists

By Sandra Cuffe, Truthout.org -

The images flew around the world. The teepees. The tear gas. The Indigenous water protectors’ camps. The boots advancing in unison as security forces cracked down on protests at Standing Rock [...]

California Governor Signs Nations Toughest Net Neutrality Law

By Staff, Tumblr.fightforthefuture.org -

“This victory in California is a testament to the power of the free and open Internet to defend itself. And it’s a beacon of hope for Internet users everywhere who are fighting for the basic [...]

Historic Federal Legislation Embeds Support For Employee-Ownership Within The SBA

By Staff, Institute.coop -

Please join us in celebrating the first legislation in support of employee ownership in over two decades, and the first to explicitly name worker cooperatives as a priority for the SBA. This is a [...]

Victory In California Assembly Brings State One Vote Away From Strong Net Neutrality Law

By Jacob Kastrenakes, Theverge.com -

California’s state Assembly has approved a bill that would not just restore the net neutrality protections enacted under President Obama, but go beyond them, potentially creating the strictest [...]

California Ups Its Clean Energy Game With 100% Zero-Carbon Electricity Vote

By Marianne Lavelle, Insideclimatenews.org -

In a move to solidify California's role as a world leader on climate action, state lawmakers voted this week to shift their state—the world's fifth-largest economy—to 100 percent carbon-free [...]