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Demand Prisons Change, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 18 May 2016 - 1:42pm
https://demandprisonschange.wordpress.com/ is a list of demands written by some people who are currently incarcerated and some people who are not. The letter has two purposes. First, we wish to hold the newly elected Liberal government to some of the campaign promises they made on the theme of hope and change. Second, we wish to spread the word about conditions in federal prisons in Canada.

SEIU’s Henry: Working People Win with Overtime Rule

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 18 May 2016 - 12:59pm
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

In response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s announcement of new rules regarding overtime pay, SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement:

“Working women and men should be paid for the time they work, period. The Obama administration's decision to increase the overtime threshold is an enormous, in many cases life-changing, win for working people, from fast-food, retail and healthcare managers to post-doctoral associates and counselors.”

Sri Lanka Landslide and Flooding—Oxfam Launches Aid Effort

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 18 May 2016 - 12:54pm
Oxfam International

Oxfam is using its in-country aid stocks to provide essential household items and portable toilets to families hit by the Sri Lankan landslides and flood. A team of Oxfam aid workers is assessing the scale of the crisis and how best the agency can provide further help. Initial plans for Oxfam's response are estimated to be in the region of $350,000. 

A new era in independent media

Rabble.ca/ - 18 May 2016 - 12:04pm

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No left turn for London's new mayor

Rabble.ca/ - 18 May 2016 - 11:50am
Thursday, May 19, 2016 London's newly elected mayor Sadiq Khan might indicate a victory for multiculturalism and anti-racism, but he also represents New Labour's degraded neoliberalism.

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Everyone on the left is bound to welcome Sadiq Khan's clear victory over Tory Zac Goldsmith to become London's new mayor in succession to Boris Johnson. Khan took 44 per cent of the vote to Goldsmith's 35 per cent, ending eight years of Tory rule at city hall.

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RURAL WAR ROOM RADIO: May Vary Show Pt 1, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 18 May 2016 - 11:39am
The first hour of Rural War Room's four-hour weekly radio broadcast 10pm-2am central time from KABF 88.3 FM Little Rock, Arkansas. Details on the international works of Rural War Room - Instagram, Facebook, Blogspot, Youtube, Twitter, Soundcloud, Google+, Tumblr, http://www.RuralWarRoom.com @ruralwarroom - click Series above for full archive

A Socialist On City Council: A Look At The Career Of Kshama Sawant

Anarkismo.net - 18 May 2016 - 11:28am
Socialist Faces in High Places
The case of Kshama Sawant shows that no matter how good the candidate, business as usual rules in elected office


This article is part of an ongoing series called “Socialist faces in high places” looking at the left in relation to the electoral path and state power.

RURAL WAR ROOM RADIO: May Vary Show Pt 2, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 18 May 2016 - 11:20am
The second hour of Rural War Room's four-hour weekly radio broadcast 10pm-2am central time from KABF 88.3 FM Little Rock, Arkansas. Details on the international works of Rural War Room - Instagram, Facebook, Blogspot, Youtube, Twitter, Soundcloud, Google+, Tumblr, http://www.RuralWarRoom.com @ruralwarroom - click Series above for full archive

RURAL WAR ROOM RADIO: May Vary Show Pt 3, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 18 May 2016 - 11:05am
The third hour of Rural War Room's four-hour weekly radio broadcast 10pm-2am central time from KABF 88.3 FM Little Rock, Arkansas. Details on the international works of Rural War Room - Instagram, Facebook, Blogspot, Youtube, Twitter, Soundcloud, Google+, Tumblr, http://www.RuralWarRoom.com @ruralwarroom - click Series above for full archive

RURAL WAR ROOM RADIO: May Vary Show Pt 4, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 18 May 2016 - 10:49am
The fourth hour of Rural War Room's four-hour weekly radio broadcast 10pm-2am central time from KABF 88.3 FM Little Rock, Arkansas. Details on the international works of Rural War Room - Instagram, Facebook, Blogspot, Youtube, Twitter, Soundcloud, Google+, Tumblr, http://www.RuralWarRoom.com @ruralwarroom - click Series above for full archive

Wanted: One spy agency whistleblower

Rabble.ca/ - 18 May 2016 - 10:22am

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Sierra Club Applauds MA Supreme Judicial Court

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 18 May 2016 - 10:08am
Sierra Club

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court sided yesterday with the plaintiffs, Conservation Law Foundation and Mass Energy Consumers Alliance, in a lawsuit about whether the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is doing enough to meet the mandates of its Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) of 2008.

Burundi threatens to become another Rwanda as world turns away

Rabble.ca/ - 18 May 2016 - 10:03am

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Pakistan Supreme Court to Consider Case of Juvenile Facing Hanging

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 18 May 2016 - 9:59am
Reprieve

Muhammad Anwar was arrested when he was just 17 years old, and subsequently sentenced to death on murder charges.  Although his birth certificate shows that he was a juvenile when arrested, he continues to be held under sentence of death, in violation of both Pakistani and international law.

Arizona Governor Signs Measure Reversing Restrictions on Medication Abortion

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 18 May 2016 - 9:58am
Center for Reproductive Rights

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) signed a measure into law late yesterday which effectively repeals many of the state’s most recent attempts to restrict access to medication abortion—a safe method of ending an early pregnancy that women in the United States have been using for nearly two decades.

Vietnam: Crackdown on Peaceful Environmental Protesters

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 18 May 2016 - 9:55am
Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Vietnam’s government should immediately stop all harassment, intimidation, and persecution of environmental activists, said Human Rights Watch today. The government should respect their right to peaceful protest and release anyone still wrongfully held.

Komagata Maru yet another dark chapter in Canada's racist past

Rabble.ca/ - 18 May 2016 - 9:43am

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