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Battle Lines Drawn as GOP Moves Closer to ‘Greatest Transfer of Wealth to the Super-Rich in Modern American History’ by Jake Johnson, staff writer With their passage of a deeply unpopular $1.5 tax cut bill on Thursday, House Repubicans did their part in “paving the way for the greatest transfer of wealth from regular people …

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News & Views | 04.25.17

  Betraying ‘Hire American’ Pledge, Trump Rewards Companies Offshoring US Jobsby Lauren McCauleyThough he has the power, President Trump has yet to wield his executive authority to stop U.S. jobs from being shipped abroad   It’s Now Been Three Long Years Since Flint Had Clean Waterby Nika KnightFlint, Michigan has not had clean water since …

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Advocacy: Don’t Let FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Kill Net Neutrality

Grassroots activists won an epic victory two years ago when together we pushed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to pass strong net neutrality rules. Hundreds of thousands of CREDO members and millions of others fought for years to protect the free and open internet with net neutrality – the principle that internet providers must treat …

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GOP Lawmakers’ Many Privacy Hypocrisies

by Dana Floberg, contributor at CommonDreams Internet users took a hard loss this week in the fight for broadband privacy and internet freedom — but if you listen to the Republican lawmakers who trashed our privacy rights, you’d think they’d done the opposite. “Consumers deserve to have the autonomy to control their information and their internet …

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Another Exercise in Wasting One’s Time

Quite some time ago now, I sat down at my computer and composed a letter to my Representative in Congress. Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV2).  I have no clue why I continue to waste my time, as (1) I don’t believe Mr. Amodei ever bothers to read what I write, (2) some staffer who clearly hasn’t read …

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DC Circuit Court Upholds FCC Net Neutrality Rules

On June 14, 2016, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Net Neutrality rules in their entirety. The court ruled that the FCC had the authority to regulate broadband Internet access service as a “common carrier” service and to issue rules that police the relationship between customers, broadband Internet service …

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Can You Hear Us Now?

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is refusing to participate in any public hearings on Net Neutrality. By Mary Alice Crim and Candace Clement On a recent Monday night in Brooklyn, five empty chairs stood on stage — one for each member of the Federal Communications Commission. A crowd had amassed in the room for a public …

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Al Gore: Snowden Revealed Crimes ‘Way More Serious’ Than Any He Committed

Former vice president says NSA overreach poses “a threat to democracy.” – by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Former Vice President Al Gore, who on Tuesday said Edward Snowden performed “an important service” saying that Edward Snowden’s revelations showed the NSA’s “threat to democracy” and revealed violations by the agency “way more serious” than any crime committed …

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