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Net Neutrality update

Now is our chance to prove that this time, the FCC got it right. We’re fighting back every day: We’re defending the Net Neutrality rules in court, meeting with members of Congress and challenging industry lies whenever and wherever they pop up.

Dana Floberg, FreePress.net

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http://www.popularresistance.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Net-neutrality-meme-e1398433124309.jpgNovember 30, 2015 | This year’s Net Neutrality win was an enormous victory for the Internet — but the fight isn’t over yet.

The cable industry is suing the FCC in an attempt to gut the agency’s historic open Internet rules. On Dec. 4, the court will hear oral arguments. The case is even in front of one of the same judges who wrote the decision last year, tossing out the agency's last attempt at Net Neutrality because the FCC picked the wrong legal theories.

In the meantime, Republicans in Congress are trying to attach dangerous riders to must-pass budget legislation that would effectively prevent the agency from enforcing the Net Neutrality rules.

Now is our chance to prove that this time, the FCC got it right. We’re fighting back every day: We’re defending the Net Neutrality rules in court, meeting with members of Congress and challenging industry lies whenever and wherever they pop up.

Thanks for standing with us—

Dana, Carrie and the rest of the Free Press Action team
freepress.net

Tell Walmart: We aren't going anywhere.

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Take%20Action%20Today%20button.jpg Walmart associates and our friends are standing up and demanding better on Black Friday, and it’s not too late to stand with us. 
  • Click here to find an action near you.
  • Walmart Prices Would Rise By Pennies If It Paid Workers More Than Poverty Wages

Denise Barlage, OURWalmart

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November 25, 2015 | In my 9 years at Walmart, I had to make choices that no person working for one of the richest corporations should have to make.

Gas in my car or food for lunch? Often times I’d skip lunch. While I grappled with questions like this, Walmart CEO Doug McMillion can spend over $5,225 dollars a day on food (based on the percentage of salary that most American’s spend on food). This is wrong.

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Last April Walmart shut down my store and laid off me and my co-workers. When it re-opened, nearly 100 of us who have been active in calling for $15 and full time for all workers were not hired back. I know in my heart that they are refusing to hire me back because they think that will stop me. I’ve got news for them-- I’m not stopping and neither will my co-workers.

Walmart thinks they can silence us.

Walmart thinks it doesn’t matter if we go hungry.

Walmart thinks that we are disposable.

Stand with us on Black Friday and help us tell Walmart: $15 an hour and full time is coming, and until it does: We. Aren’t. Going. Anywhere.

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In love and solidarity,

Denise Barlage,

Pico Rivera CA

 

Related:

Walmart Prices Would Rise By Pennies If It Paid Workers More Than Poverty Wages, Bryce Covert, ThinkProgress 

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  • If Walmart paid its employees a living wage …
  • Food Stamps Don't Keep Walmart's Prices Low; They Keep Its Profits High

Take Action: Condemn Act of Terror and Stop Empowering White Supremacists

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  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Take%20Action%20Today%20button.jpg  Please join me in condemning this terrorist act and demand that our elected officials stop allowing the empowerment of white supremacists and others who use guns to intimidate political opponents in Minnesota. With one click, you can sign the petition to reach Gov. Dayton, Speaker Daudt, and Senate Majority Leader Bakk.
  • Special Report | 4th Precinct Black Lives Matter Protest, November 24, 2014

Heather Martens, Protect Minnesota

https://d22r54gnmuhwmk.cloudfront.net/photos/5/nj/kt/KZNjktvNtVbCDrn-800x450-noPad.jpg?1448386824 November 24, 2015 | As you may know, white supremacists shot four Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis last night. This should not have come as a surprise. For years, the so-called "gun rights" movement has been laying the groundwork for armed political intimidation, confrontation and violence in this country.

http://movetoamend.org/sites/default/files/sign-btn.png Please join me in condemning this terrorist act and demand that our elected officials stop allowing the empowerment of white supremacists and others who use guns to intimidate political opponents in Minnesota. With one click, you can sign the petition to reach Gov. Dayton, Speaker Daudt, and Senate Majority Leader Bakk.

Read more in this morning's press release. 

Heather Martens is Executive Director of Protect MN. Protect Minnesota works to end gun violence, deaths and injuries through education, advocacy and organizing. 

Full story … 

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  • The belief that whites are inherently superior to other races and therefore should dominate society is as American as apple pie. It is an idea that has caused much pain and suffering in the world, is an artifact of “white culture,” but still plays a role in American society.
  • Part 1: Police arrest suspect in shooting at 4th Precinct Black Lives Matter protest
  • Part 2: We need some peaceful activists here -- and supplies 

Special Report | 4th Precinct Black Lives Matter Protest, November 24, 2014

  • The belief that whites are inherently superior to other races and therefore should dominate society is as American as apple pie. It is an idea that has caused much pain and suffering in the world, is an artifact of “white culture,” but still plays a role in American society.
  • Part 1: Police arrest suspect in shooting at 4th Precinct Black Lives Matter protest
  • Part 2: We need some peaceful activists here 

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest



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Part 1: Police arrest suspect in shooting at 4th Precinct Black Lives Matter protest

The shooting happened at 10:45 p.m. Monday, as Black Lives Matter activists tried to move away the men who had been taunting them, according to the protesters. 

Karen Zamora and Libor Jany, Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune

http://stmedia.startribune.com/images/1448352902_08+302934+6shot112515.JPG Video (02:18) : Protesters said at least two gunmen opened fire just outside of the Plymouth Ave. encampment.

November 24, 2015 | Police have arrested one of the three white men who allegedly fired into a crowd near the Black Lives Matter encampment Monday night.

Minneapolis police said they arrested a 23-year-old suspect in Bloomington at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday. Police are still searching for the other two suspects.

Karen Zamora and Libor Jany, staff writers, Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune



Part 2: We need some peaceful activists here - some people of peace at #‎4thPrecinctShutdown

Rachel Lovejoy, Evergreene Digest reader/contributor

November 24, 2015 | & cocoa mix
- coffee
- tea
- hot food
- masking tape
- pack of permanent markers
- firewood
- sterno fuel
- propane tanks
- warm gloves, hats

Petition | Tell NYT to Tell the Truth About Israeli Oppression of Palestinians

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  • The Times' headlines consistently frame Israel as the victim, completely misrepresenting an uprising which is a response to decades of displacement, occupation and repression.
  • http://movetoamend.org/sites/default/files/sign-btn.png Unless we put pressure on the New York Times to report what is actually happening, the story of Palestinians struggling for freedom will be obscured in the paper of record. Can you sign our petition to the Public Editor of the NYT now?
  • American Politicians' Shameful Pandering to Israel

Ari Wohlfeller, Jewish Voice for Peace

Thanks to Evergreene Digest reader/contributor Mary Eve Thomas for this contribution. 

November 13, 2015 | No media organization is more influential in shaping the way American policymakers and news outlets think about Israel and Palestine than the New York Times.

But with some notable exceptions, the Times has done a shamefully poor job of including the historical and political context readers need to understand the roots of the current uprising.

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Ari Wohlfeller is the Development Director at Jewish Voice for Peace

Full story … 

Related:

American Politicians' Shameful Pandering to Israel, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Almost every single elected official in Washington has come out in full support of Israel over the past three weeks as the Israeli military pressed a bloody offensive across Gaza that has killed well over 1,500 Palestinians, the vast majority of them civilians, and displaced hundreds of thousands more.
  • Part 1: 10 Most Shameless Ways American Politicians Are Pandering to Israel
  • Part 2: Even Left-Wing Politicians Can’t Quit Israel
  • Israeli Lobby Takes Control of US Foreign Policy

 

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