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Scott Pruitt, Trump’s E.P.A. Pick, Backed Industry Donors Over Regulators

Feb. 5, 2017

WASHINGTON — A legal fight to clean up tons of chicken manure fouling the waters of Oklahoma’s bucolic northeastern corner — much of it from neighboring Arkansas — was in full swing six years ago when the conservative lawyer Scott Pruitt took office as Oklahoma’s attorney general.

His response: Put on the brakes. Take action

Petition against Turkey’s asociation with ISIS as a STATE SPONSOR OF TERRORISM

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A petition condemning Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his support of the Islamic State that was placed on the White House website has received more than 30,000 signatures, its organizer Jim Jatras told Sputnik on Wednesday.

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A half billion more for Syrian Militants?

President Obama has requested another half a billion dollars to arm and train "appropriately vetted" fighters in Syria to help them kill better.

The violent rebellion in Syria, supported by the U.S. government and others, has spilled over into Iraq -- itself still reeling from U.S. destruction and the illegitimacy of a government imposed by foreign occupation.

Take Action: http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10056

Life in Prison for Aggravated Homosexuality

January 14, 2014

The death penalty punishment has since been dropped from the bill, but the version that was passed by a surprise vote in the Ugandan parliament in December carries the punishment of life in prison for "aggravated homosexuality," among other shocking penalties.

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill will go into effect as soon as Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signs it.

Urge President Museveni to veto the Anti-Homosexuality Bill – in its entirety – immediately.

Congress: Make Lobbying and Lobbyists Illegal

Demand the removal of lobbying. Stop the undo influence in the house and senate. We will never have proper representation as long as lobbying is in government. sign petition

Hold Justice Clarence Thomas Accountable for Defying the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges

We respectfully urge you to issue a letter of reprimand for Justice Thomas and to publish an official court policy on the ethics issue concerning Justice Thomas' decision to agree to headline a political fundraising dinner.

Why is this important?

On Thursday, November 14, 2013 Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas headlined a fundraiser for the Federalist Society- a conservative think tank that is connected to the most powerful conservatives in Washington.

read more / sign petition

Tell the EPA You Support Strong Standards to Reduce Power Plant Carbon Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed rules to place limits on carbon pollution from new power plants. These new standards are a significant step forward in tackling climate change and protecting our health, the environment, and our economy. sign petition

Tell your lawmaker to end NSA mass surveillance -- not legalize it!

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Tell McDonald's to Pay a Living Wage

McHonald's oversized profits -- $5.46 billion last year 2012

McDonald's President Jeff Stratton was interrupted during a speech by one of his employees, Nancy Salgado. "Do you think this is fair," she asked, "that I have to be making $8.25 [per hour] when I've worked for McDonald's for 10 years?"

Click here to tell McDonald's to pay $15 per hour

TAKE ACTION! Oppose the Coal Industry's Export Plans

November 08, 2013

If approved, the Millennium Bulk Terminals in Longview, WA would be the largest permitted coal export terminal in the United States. Stand up against this harmful proposal. sign petition

Defending Social Security

No grand bargain in exchange for cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits. sign petition

Tell Ralph Loren to stop using the United Farm Workers Logo

How about if someone was to use your logo without your permission? If Ralph Loren company needs credibility then work for it.

Just a few months ago, the UFW found its registered trademark black eagle logo being printed and sold by Urban Outfitters without permission on t-shirts for a whopping $65! The Latino community was in an uproar over this exploitation of our culturally rich and historic mark. Thanks to this outspoken support, Urban Outfitters contacted the UFW within hours of receiving a letter from our attorneys. Since then the UFW has been in good faith discussions with Urban Outfitters for reparations and future insurance against such violations. sign petition

Switzerland Shows U.S. How to Handle CEOs

The Swiss are voting on limiting executive pay to no more than 12 times the lowest salary in the company, and on creating  a guaranteed basic income of $2,800 per month for every adult.  That's about $16 per hour for a full-time worker, but it's guaranteed even for those who can't find work. sign petition

Operation Whole Foods Hidden Camera GMO Sting – Bait Organic, Switch to GMO

Whole Foods Hidden Camera GMO Sting - Bait Organic, Switch to GMO

The video features secret camera footage from a dozen Whole Foods stores in the Los Angeles area, capturing Whole Foods employees lying on camera about the genetically engineered ingredients found in products sold at Whole Foods.

"It's against our policy to carry anything that's grown with GMOs in it," says one employee, caught on camera.

But according to Organic Spies, anywhere from 20% -- 30% of Whole Foods products contain GMOs. See the full video at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR9H7N...

When asked whether Whole Foods products contain GMOs, another employee says, "Absolutely not. Because the bottom line for all Whole Foods is no preservatives, no additives, no added growth hormones, no GMOs, absolutely, that's for everything."

This statement is, of course, patently absurd. Even I've noticed all kinds of additives and preservatives in products sold at Whole Foods. And GMOs are found throughout the store, including in many so-called "natural" products that are actually made with GM corn. In fact, Natural News just revealed a list of the top 10 breakfast cereals most likely to contain GMOs... and some of them are sold at Whole Foods.

Again? CEO Mackey Spreading Untruths Now About Obama Care?

First lets check who is doing the slamming.

John Mackey's Rap Sheet:

John Mackey blast WildOats

John Mackey spreading lies about Wild Oats using ghost identity

DEMAND Whole Foods' CEO Stop Spreading Lies about Obamacare

The chief executive of Whole Foods Market Inc. wrote anonymous online attacks against a smaller rival and questioned why anyone would buy its stock, before Whole Foods announced an offer to buy the other company this year.

The postings on Internet financial forums, made under the name “rahodeb,” said Wild Oats Markets Inc. stock was overpriced. The statements predicted the company would fall into bankruptcy and then be sold after its stock fell below $5 per share.

In February, Whole Foods announced it would buy Wild Oats for about $565 million, or $18.50 per share.

The company acknowledged that the postings by “rahodeb” were written by CEO John Mackey.

What about Whole Food's Reputation?

Whole Foods Markets China Organic as California Blend?

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Question: How is John Mackey able to gain any credibility when he is

  • Spreading false statements about Obama Care when especially the Republicans have no alternatives
  • Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods is being deceptive to the consumer shown in the above video. Whole Foods mantra is printed on signs, "locally grown" "support local farmers." Some of their "organic foods" are now found to be from China
  • He has falsely spread news about Wild Oats under a blog name, “rahodeb”

DEMAND Whole Foods' CEO Stop Spreading Lies about Obamacare


Demand restoration for the L.A. River

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New plans to restore the L.A. River from Griffith Park to downtown L.A. are under review by the Army Corps of Engineers.

The Corps supports a plan that revitalizes a smaller area around the river. But another plan, Alternative 20, would create a habitat corridor and reconnect the river to major tributaries and its historic floodplain.

Tell the Corps to restore the L.A. River by supporting Alternative 20. (all U.S. citizens may sign this petition) sign petition

Defending Social Security

No grand bargain in exchange for cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits. sign petition

Stop Clearcutting in California's Forests!

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Large timber companies clearcut over 60,000 acres of California's forests each year, leaving environmental devastation in their wake. sign petition

Say NO to Internet Censorship or overriding state’s sovereignty (GMO trade) before it’s too late sign petition

June 16, 2015

What's wrong with the TPP?

Trans-Pacific Partnership: a secretive trade agreement that undermines democracy and globalizes Internet censorship

From leaked drafts and investigations, we know that it will:

  • Kick people off the internet for copyright infringement with a 3-strike law (read more)
  • Decrease access to medicine (read more)
  • Undermine national sovereignty by allowing corporations to sue governments on the basis of any liability claims which may impact profits (read more)
  • Circumvent worker and environmental protections (read more)
  • Increase economic inequality (read more)

 

A Declaration of War on Social Security

April 23, 2014

There is a growing movement among many conservatives and right wing state legislatures to call a Constitutional Convention to pass a ‘balanced budget amendment’ to the US constitution (for the rich). read more

Meet with Walmart Employees

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President Obama, we ask you to make good on your promise to stand up for working people by meeting with the courageous workers who are risking termination or other disciplinary action by joining together as Organization United for Respect at Walmart. We would like you to hear firsthand why they are appealing for respect and calling on Walmart to pay them enough to feed and support their families. sign petition

Stop legislation for unlimited carbon pollution, dumping these problems on the next generation.

Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) have joined forces to draft legislation that would essentially allow unlimited carbon pollution from power plants.

While the EPA is tirelessly working to finally put national limits on carbon pollution from America's power plants, this bill would block them at every turn.

Take Action: Tell your members of Congress to let the EPA do its job. sign petition

Tell the Washington Post: Disavow your editorial’s offensive, racist, and untrue rhetoric about interracial families

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"People with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York — a white man married to a black woman and with two biracial children."

This demonstrates moral, spiritual and social ignorance by a senior staff writer which will not be tolerated. Oppose the offensive and repugnant action of Richard Cohen's by signing this petition.

Dear Sen. Rockefeller: Call ‘Time Out’ on Mountaintop Removal

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It’s time to fully understand the effects of mountaintop removal mining on the health of our citizens. sign petition (unfortunately there is no petition at this time for Mountain Top Removal)

Low Pay is not the Way

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McDonald’s has suggested that its underpaid, struggling employees sell their Christmas presents in order to survive. Tell McDonald’s to give its hard-working employees a Christmas bonus!

Elsewhere on the site, McDonald’s encourages its employees to break apart food when they eat meals, as “breaking food into pieces often results in eating less and still feeling full.” Help stop this nonsense by signing this petition.