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Senator Bernie Sanders calls for stricter gun control. As usual, he makes a lot of sense.
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Senator Bernie Sanders talks about police misconduct, especially committed against people of color, and makes a few suggestions how to correct this problem. Senator Sanders also talks about the disproportionate number of African Americans who are incarcerated, often for minor nonviolent offenses. Senator Sanders also speaks out against the ugly police misconduct used against Sandra Bland, the woman in Texas who was mistreated by police for a minor traffic violation. Sandra Bland allegedly committed suicide in her jail cell a few days after her arrest.
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Source: Donald Trump again criticizes border security after a California woman is slain – LA Times Donald Trump Exploits Tragic Murder of San Francisco Woman   Just when you think that Donald Trump can’t possibly be a bigger insensitive, racist asshole,…
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Senator Bernie Sanders, presidential candidate, speaks about the injustice of how many people are locked up in prison in the United States. He also gives a very good alternatives to this situation.
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Your Joanne Senator Bernie Sanders response Jeb Bush's ridiculous claim that Americans should work more hours.
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Source: NRA board member blames Charleston shooting deaths on pastor’s vote against guns in churches Just when you might think that a prominent member of the NRA can’t stoop any lower, they always turn around and fool us. In what has become a classic…
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Since Senator Bernie Sanders has been quietly involved in civil rights matters concerning the African-American community for many years, lots of the criticism leveled against him for not understanding the issues that affects people of color has been unwarranted bullshit, in my opinion.
The senator from Vermont needs to reach out to African American voters for the first time in his political career.
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Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in favor of raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Today, Senator Sanders also introduced legislation on the floor of the U.S. Senate calling for a raise in the minimum wage.
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Senator Bernie Sanders, presidential candidate, makes some very good comments about unemployment among America's youth.
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Source: AFL-CIO leader tries to quell pro-Sanders revolt – Brian Mahoney – POLITICO AFL-CIO Leader Richard Trumka: The Embodiment Of Political Prostitution   Once upon a time, before the union movement forgot and betrayed its true purpose, Bernie Sanders…
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“Our job is to redistribute wealth back into the hands of working families.” Source: In Front of 10,000 in Madison, Bernie Sanders Calls for Wealth Redistribution – In These Times Bernie Sanders Calls for Wealth Redistribution   At this point, I’m sure…
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Can workers centers and unions create a movement strong enough to fight back? Source: The Anti-Union Bosses’ Group Fighting Fast Food Organizing Is Now Going After Home Care Workers – In These Times     The IFA: Newest Enemy Of the Disabled and Seniors  …
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I am an activist in the disability rights movement, and a writer. I live in Berkeley, CA
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I was born in a small town in Pennsylvania, called Bear Lake, on December 22 1955.  I graduated from Corry Area High School in 1973.  I attended Edinboro State College from 1977-1979.

I relocated to Berkeley, California in 1980, so I could live independently, something that was nearly impossible, in Pennsylvania.  I graduated from Berkeley City College in 2006 with two Associate Degrees, one in English and the other in Liberal Arts.
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“You are not welcome here”: At concerts and music festivals, fans with d...
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Enjoying a concert shouldn't be reserved to those who can stay on their feet for hours on end

Burger King, Hold the Taxes
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Burger King is un-American for trying to blatantly trying to dodge their fair share of taxes. It's time to boycott Burger King.

Progressive Endorsements California Primary 2014
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Progressive Endorsements California Primary 2014

Medicaid Funds Increasingly Going To Community-Based Services - Disabili...
www.disabilityscoop.com

Spending on home and community-based services is on the rise as fewer dollars go to institutions, a new federal government report finds.

California budget: New rules on overtime threaten in-home aide program
www.mercurynews.com

Tens of thousands of other Californians in the In-Home Supportive Services program are suddenly facing some unintended consequences of Presi

Does Cliven Bundy Represent the Ugly American?
www.truth-out.org

Our media should identify and shame ''Ugly Americans'' like Cliven Bundy and his ATV buddies for what they are: the American Taliban.

UN: People With Disabilities Free To Make Own Decisions - Disability Scoop
www.disabilityscoop.com

People with even the most severe disabilities have the right to make their own decisions, no matter if their choices are risky or ultimately

Feds Impose Stiffer ADA Penalties - Disability Scoop
www.disabilityscoop.com

For the first time in more than a decade, the fines that the federal government can impose for violations of the Americans with Disabilities

Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright House To Make Public Debut - Disability Scoop
www.disabilityscoop.com

The only fully-accessible home ever designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is set to open to the public as a museum.

Ralph Nader on the GM Scandal: ‘Detroit has Washington Pretty Greased’
www.thenation.com

FIfty-five years after the consumer rights advocate published his first article ridiculing the auto industry for negligence, Congress is inv

Assisted Suicide: A Looming Slippery Slope
www.themobilityresource.com

When I hear stories of assisted suicide and euthanasia I cringe in horror. Why? Because as far as I am concerned, its a tactic to get rid of

Registered California voters: Reject the SEIU-UHW ballot initiative requ...
www.change.org

As a person with a lifelong severe disability, I know first-hand the value of California's progressive, consumer-driven homecare program (kn

FEMA: Update Your CERT Curriculum to Include People with Disabilities - ...
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As a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) instructor, I'm more than a little tired of the lack of true inclusion of disability issues, n

Voting Problems Widespread For Those With Disabilities - Disability Scoop
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More than a decade after Congress took steps to ensure equal access for people with disabilities at the polls, a new report finds that legal

America Has an Industrial Policy - It's Run by the Pentagon
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Bob Pollin: We need an industrial policy aimed at jobs and a green economy, not massive public spending on the military.

In Los Angeles, 50 Workers Arrested in Biggest Civil Disobedience agains...
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Hundreds protest against Walmart’s “poverty wages” outside L.A’s Chinatown Walmart store

Jobs Picture Improves For People With Disabilities - Disability Scoop
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More Americans with disabilities found jobs last month, the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday in a report that was held up for weeks due

Family Sues Over Movie Theater Death Of Man With Down Syndrome - Disabil...
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In a case that's drawn national attention, the parents of a man with disabilities who died after being handcuffed at a movie theater are sui