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We need to tell Congress to pass the USA Freedom Act and amend it to make it even stronger.
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Right now there is no one protecting Internet users from ISPs that block or discriminate against websites, applications or services. Companies like Verizon will now be able to block or slow down any website, application or service they like. And they’ll be able to create tiered pricing structures with fast lanes for those who can afford the tolls and slow lanes for everyone else.
Congress is pushing legislation right now that would "Fast Track" the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- a secretive agreement negotiated behind closed doors by government bureaucrats and more than 600 corporate lobbyists. It threatens everything you care about: democracy, jobs, the environment, and the Internet.
On a Thursday afternoon last month, a dozen singing activists from the Church of Stop Shopping in NYC performed in the role of extinct Golden Toads in a "wealth management bank" of JPMorgan Chase at 56th and 6th in Manhattan. The dancing, singing toads offered bank workers and customers information sheets about the impact of Chase investments on the environment.
In Utah, the Bluffdale Data Center will require 1.7 million gallons of water every single day to operate - keep computers cool. That water is being provided by the State of Utah. Tell Utah to Turn It Off. Learn more and help at OffNow.org
FCC: Stop the Wave of Mergers. Media companies are using shady tactics to dodge the Federal Communications Commission’s ownership rules and snap up local TV stations across the U.S.
Amber Lyon: "My new photo book, 'Peace,Love, and Pepper Spray', is now available!! I hope the photos in ‘Peace, Love, and Pepper Spray’, provide readers with the strength and inspiration to stand up against rampant corruption and revolt. Protest is beautiful!!" Buy a hand-signed copy to help support Amber Lyon's journalism.
Today the Supreme Court is hearing a critical case called McCutcheon v. FEC. In its McCutcheon ruling, the Court could undermine the aggregate limits on how much money a donor can give to candidates each cycle -- and the Court could even remove limits on the size of individual contributions to candidates altogether!
U.S. journalists should be able to enter the country without fear of detention or intimidation.
The Obama administration is preparing to finalize a dangerous new rule for how chickens in the United States are inspected. If the rule is finalized, food safety inspection staff would be slashed, at the same time that production line speeds are allowed to accelerate. As a result, chickens contaminated by feces, bile and scabs would not be pulled from the line, but instead would "pass" the new inspection standards and then simply be rinsed in an anti-microbial bleach solution before being packaged and sold to consumers.
UPDATE: On Friday, Sept 20th, the House passed a Continuing Resolution (H.J.RES.59) that contains the same Monsanto Protection Act that it passed last spring! We need your help to stop it in the Senate, which will vote this week! While the previous continuing resolution was scheduled to expire on September 30th, the new bill contains the exact same language that offers Monsanto and their GMO crops protection from judicial oversight and forces the USDA to allow the planting of untested GMO crops without proper scientific or regulatory review.
Anonymous continues to be a thorn in the FBI’s side. A group the FBI has referred to as “dismantled” is staging its largest operation to date, the Million Mask March. They are aware the event is throwing salt into the FBI’s wounds.
The Fourth Amendment is the part of the Constitution that keeps the government from invading your privacy for no reason. If the police, the IRS, or the FBI want to search your home, they need a good reason, and — except in emergencies — a warrant from a judge.
The March Against Corruption is an international campaign to raise awareness about the corrupting influence of money and special interests in governance and public policy making; to provide a forum for people, to organize and speak out against corruption; and to educate the public about the consequences of corruption.This November 2nd we are hosting our first international day of action; and in three months, we have confirmed over 9,000 participants in over 50 cities around the world!
It's time to call out Monsanto, Kraft, General Mills, Kellogg's, DuPont and 60 other major companies on their hypocrisy. More than 66,000 EWG supporters have already taken action. Help us get to 70,000 and really hit the message home!