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More Chris Christie Chaos; Biggest Student Walkout in Newark History

More Chris Christie Chaos; Biggest Student Walkout in Newark History
Newark students are now making their way to McCarter Highway with a plan to send a loud and clear message to Governor Chris Christie!!! #OurNewark
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SC Lawmakers File Bill Modeled after Oklahoma with Eye Toward 2016 Passage

SC Lawmakers File Bill Modeled after Oklahoma with Eye Toward 2016 Passage
A national coalition of employers has introduced legislation in the South Carolina House of Representatives that would create an alternative to workers’ compensation similar to the Oklahoma “Option.”
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5 Ways Apple Has Plundered Our Nation

5 Ways Apple Has Plundered Our Nation
An emotional response to any criticism of the Apple Corporation might be anticipated from the users of the company's powerful, practical, popular, and entertaining devices.
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Critical Mass Cyclists Creatively Protest Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Critical Mass Cyclists Creatively Protest Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Great stuff, we need a LOT more of this, along with many other types of action, to stop the destruction of our planet through fossil fuel companies' greed, irresponsibility and capture of our political system.
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Activist Poets! Activist Poems! Calling All Voices!!

Activist Poets! Activist Poems! Calling All Voices!!
TheContributor.com wants to bring poetry into what has to date been a prose and photo journal focused on solution-driven thinking, open data, transparent democracy. Our large network of political bloggers, journalists, and activists are playing important functions bringing information and resources to other progressives around the world, but we'd like to add the voices of poets who seek social and environmental justice. Won't you please Contribute?
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Tribal Water Activists Organize to Stop the California Water Heist

Tribal Water Activists Organize to Stop the California Water Heist
Tribal water activists presented short films about threats to Northern California's rivers from Governor Jerry Brown's drought plans at Arcata's D Street Community Center on the evening of Friday, May 8.
The films included the Yurok Youth Fish Kill video, Sovereigns Water and the Shasta Dam raise video, according to event organizer Regina Chichizola.
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“Religious Freedom” Bill Rolls Back Anti-Discrimination Protections Say LGBTQ Advocates

“Religious Freedom” Bill Rolls Back Anti-Discrimination Protections Say LGBTQ Advocates
A proposed law that would allow certain businesses to refuse services based upon religious grounds is drawing the ire of the advocates who fought to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota.
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The Time a Newspaper Stared Down the Country’s Largest Advertiser 

The Time a Newspaper Stared Down the Country’s Largest Advertiser 
The news last week that Buzzfeed had deleted posts critical of advertisers got some of us at ProPublica wondering about any instances when news organizations stood up to advertiser pressure. As it turns out, ProPublica president Richard Tofel wrote a whole chapter of a book about one of those cases: In 1954, the Wall Street Journal and its publisher, Barney Kilgore, confronted General Motors. The little-remembered incident helped establish the notion that news organizations could and should preserve their independence from advertisers.
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What’s In The Recycled Oil Field Wastewater Sprayed On California Crops?

What’s In The Recycled Oil Field Wastewater Sprayed On California Crops?
“You can't find what you don't look for,” UC Berkeley researcher Seth B.C. Shonkoff recently told the LA Times, referring to the chemicals that state regulators don’t know to test for in the recycled wastewater the California oil industry sells for use on crops here in the top agricultural producing state in the US.
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“Woe is Us”: Oil Industry a Hot Mess After NDP Alberta Victory

“Woe is Us”: Oil Industry a Hot Mess After NDP Alberta Victory
While Jim Prentice and his Progressive Conservative cadre lick their wounds after last night’s landslide victory by the New Democratic Party and leader Rachel Notley, punditry about the oil industry’s place in the transformed province is in full force.
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