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Save the internet from the Teabag caucus

Here’s the important part: If this resolution passes, it would not only void the current rule but also prohibit the FCC from engaging in any effort to protect Internet freedom going forward. This is a really serious threat, go call your senator:

A handful of corporate hardliners in the Senate is introducing a “resolution of disapproval” that would give phone and cable companies unrestricted power over the Internet. We need your help to ensure your senators don’t support this free speech-killing resolution.

The resolution would destroy existing Net Neutrality protections and strip the FCC of its authority to protect Internet users from carriers that seek to block our right to speak freely, connect with one another and share information on the Internet.

It’s time for us to mobilize to protect the open Internet. Enter your zip code, pick up the phone and urge your senators to stand up for Net Neutrality and reject this resolution of disapproval.


The net worth of Congress went up by 25% during the recession. Way to go, oligarchs!

Just like this train

Joni Mitchell:


Carole King:

A song for you


Veterans march for Occupy Wall Street

Click here to see the pictures, courtesy of Businessinsider.com:

Teachers, auto workers, nurses and more have had their chance to show their support for the ideals of the Occupy movement.

Today, veterans had their turn.

There is no perfect way to describe what it looked like, we can only say that their demonstration was serious and somber unlike any other.

This was not a party with music and cheering, their signs were not funny either, this was a true march in protest. After all, these men and women are soldiers.

As they made their way to Zuccotti Park, the feeling was tense. People who watched from their offices did not smile or laugh, they stared and whispered quietly to each other.

And then the veterans took the human microphone. Like their steps, their voices rang in perfect time. The occupiers stood in silence, only opening their mouths to repeat what the soldiers said.

When one Navy veteran addressed Zuccotti Park he put it very simply: “If you continue to assemble in peace and solidarity, justice will come to pass. We are the 99%.”

Elizabeth Warren heckled by teabagger

Story here.


Thursday, Nov 3 | Double Header

8 pm eastern |5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z: This week in liberalism.  | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd| In the search for meaningful ways to express Movement liberalism as a registered Democrat, Stuart reports back from ‘Downtown (NYC) Independent Democrats.’ Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd Jay talks with the Center for Economic and Policy Research‘s Dean Baker, author of The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets ProgressiveTaking Economics Seriously,False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy, Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy, The United States Since 1980, The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer,Social Security: The Phony Crisis (with Mark Weisbrot), and The Benefits of Full Employment (with Jared Bernstein). He was the editor of Getting Prices Right: The Debate Over the Consumer Price Index. Follow @ceprdc Listen live and later on BTR.

In Mammon we trust

Instead of addressing the jobs crisis, the despicable corporate whore Eric Cantor — that’s as politely as I can describe him — has helped push through a resolution that reaffirms ‘In God We Trust’ as the official motto of the United States.

One step forward, two steps back

Inroads were made against poverty in the 1990s, but then the great slide backward began. In fact, the number of people living in “areas of concentrated poverty” — formerly known as ghettos — rose at an alarming rate between 2000 and 2009.

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