Articles ~ Petitions ~ Events for Monday, January 31 – Friday, February 4 (from Adrienne Fong)

Please hold the following activist in your thoughts… Jackie Barshak as she is in treatment for Stage 3 lung cancer. She welcomes well wishes. Iris Biblowitz as  she continues to heal from major surgery Melvin Starks as he continues to heal. Renay Davisas she continues treatment for cancer. NOT back posting on a regular basis Please… Continue reading

Newsom’s Big Choice: Single Payer Or His Insurance Donors?

JAN 28, 2022  WALKER BRAGMAN ( California’s governor is caught between his campaign pledge and the health care companies that bankroll him. On the 2018 campaign trail to become California’s Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom signaled his support for a statewide single-payer health care system. “I’m tired of politicians saying they support single-payer but… Continue reading

In blow to telecoms, California’s net neutrality law upheld

BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer Jan. 28, 2022 ( A federal appeals court has upheld California’s net neutrality law, rejecting an attempt by telecommunications industry groups to prevent the state from enforcing it. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a previous ruling, which means the status quo stays and the… Continue reading


Edwin Rutsch #1: ‘On Tyranny’ Democracy Circle Book Club: * Jan 22 (Prologue, Ch. 1-2) . . LESSON 1: Do not obey in advance – . . LESSON 2: Defend institutions – LINKS – – LinkedIn Event: – – Facebook Event: – – RSVP: WHY — We want to support democracy. — Authoritarianism and tactics that… Continue reading

Mitch McConnell Blocks Justice Stephen Breyer From Retiring

Mitch McConnell Blocks Justice Stephen Breyer From Retiring

Wednesday 1:55PM ( WASHINGTON—In a controversial political maneuver that sparked outrage from Democrats and their allies, sources confirmed Wednesday that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had blocked Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer from retiring. “It is the Senate’s constitutional right to act as a check on Stephen Breyer,” said McConnell, who blasted… Continue reading

A French citizens’ initiative – the ‘People’s Primary’ – aims to fix democracy

A French citizens’ initiative – the ‘People’s Primary’ – aims to fix democracy

Issued on: 27/01/2022 – 09:24 ( Text by:Romain BRUNET French voters who signed up for an online People’s Primary will begin choosing their preferred presidential candidate in four days of voting starting Thursday via “majority judgement”, a voting system touted as a solution to mounting disillusion with the electoral process. The Primaire Populaire (People’s Primary) is… Continue reading