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benjamin melançon

Thanks to all who called both your senators to oppose Affordable Care Act repeal; call to support Medicare for All! http://www.fight4medicare.com/contactcongress.html

benjamin melançon

benjamin melançon

benjamin melançon

Few ask if we can trust the result in umpteenth straight election in Georgia with 100% unverifiable voting http://bradblog.com/?p=12192

benjamin melançon

Recommended viewing for a deeper, more resonant sense of the state of the United States today https://americadividedseries.com/

benjamin melançon

Massachusetts people TODAY please visit statehouse or call reps to support pricing carbon's global warming impact https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfP57Y-bP1HbjetIqEMGQzQJU8qgv8HrnIn3QF4uwsQYBF2_A/viewform?mc_cid=1bbde69fb9&mc_eid=99691ab7fa

benjamin melançon

The police officer who killed Philando Castile was acquitted last week and hundreds turned out to protest in St. Paul, with some shutting down an interstate highway. http://www.unicornriot.ninja/?p=16267

Groups organizing in the Twin Cities area against police impunity to harass and kill include:

* https://www.facebook.com/BlackLivesMatterMN/
* https://www.facebook.com/CopWatchMinneapolis/
* https://www.facebook.com/showingupforracialjusticemn/
* https://outfront.org/news?module=news&showitem=316
* http://www.cuapb.org/
* https://www.facebook.com/Blacklivesmattertwincities/
* https://www.facebook.com/BLackSaintPaul/

And wherever you are, especially if you are white, you can get involved with http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/

benjamin melançon

Automation, as a social problem, has long had a ready solution. Here's Eugene V. Debs giving an answer to the issue of automation in 1918, in his last speech before being arrested and imprisoned under the blatantly antidemocratic Espionage Act (still in force today). His immediate topic was coal mines, then under-producing despite the government's interest in full-scale production for World War I:

'We Socialists say: “Take possession of the mines in the name of the people.” Set the miners at work and give every miner the equivalent of all the coal he produces. Reduce the workday in proportion to the development of productive machinery. That would at once settle the matter of a coal famine and of idle miners.'

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/06/eugene-debs-world-war-i-jail-canton

benjamin melançon

benjamin melançon

First petition that came to me. Where are all the big petition groups? https://couragetoresist.org/drop-charges-reality-winner/ Here's what i wrote: Our reality winner is indeed Reality Winner! The FBI is crediting her with exposing the fraud that is 'top secret' classification— a US intelligence agency assessment that US election systems are vulnerable is most certainly in the public's right to know, publicly. Of course, some folks have been clearly laying out the problems with our election systems for much longer: http://bradblog.com/?p=12176