They just might be and they just might teach the rest of us something very beneficial …

…They just might be and they just might teach the rest of us something very beneficial …

The Millennial Generation Is a Perfect Fit for Socialism

By Anis Shivani, AlterNet …Recent polls show a majority of Americans under 30 have a more favorable view of socialism than of capitalism. R….EAD MORE»

 

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Thus far it appears DNC leadership cannot be trusted…

Thus far it appears DNC leadership cannot be trusted…

So How Progressive Is the Democratic Party Platform?

By William Boardman, Reader Supported News ..Apparently not nearly as progressive as the DNC honchos are trying to spin. READ MORE»

 

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Making it impossible to trust … to believe …when is it time to say good-bye…to Whole Foods…

…Making it impossible to trust … to believe …when is it time to say good-bye…to Whole Foods…

After we reported yesterday that Whole Foods’ CEO Walter Robb supported the Monsanto-engineered GMO "fake labeling" law in Washington, the corporation issued a direct denial, falsely claiming "There is no truth to these claims."

Today, we’ve posted a video recording of Walter Robb openly supporting the Monsanto law. We’ve also provided a transcript of him proclaiming how the law is "a great piece of work" and "an incredible thing."

Case closed.

Whole Foods just got caught yet again lying to its customers while secretly supporting Monsanto.

Is anyone really surprised that a multi-billion-dollar corporation would sell out its own customers and side with Monsanto?

Read the full story + video link.

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Warren is toast if she trusts Hillary

image…Warren is toast if she trusts Hillary…

Clinton and Warren: It Might Be Exactly the Right Time

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon….Many thought that having two women running together would be too much for the U.S., but it’s exactly what we need. READ MORE»

 

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…They are ALL in on it … red … blue… democrat … republican … men … women … Yea our Congress …

…They are ALL in on it … red … blue… democrat … republican … men … women … Yea our Congress …

New Legislation Could Keep Many Minor League Baseball Players in Poverty

With the help of Congress, Minor League Baseball is trying to fight off a lawsuit from its players.

By Michael Arria / AlterNet  …..June 29, 2016………….The lowest amount of money a major league baseball player can earn is $300,000 putting even the lowest earning player well up in the highest 1% in our society. But it’s a very different story in the minor leagues, where a much larger number players earn surprisingly smaller salaries, and have very few of protections that major leaguers enjoy. Perhaps most alarming of all, minor leaguers aren’t even allowed to collect overtime pay, earning as little as $2,200 a month. In 2014, minor league baseball players filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball demanding more protection and overtime pay, citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

Now is Congress trying to legislate away this lawsuit with a new bill: the Save America’s Pastime Act, which was introduced by Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Cheri Bustos (D-IL). The legislation would amend the federal Fair Labor Standards Act to clarify that minor league baseball players are not subject to the law. The political move was celebrated by Minor League Baseball. In a statement, Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O’Conner expressed his gratitude:

"Minor League Baseball would like to thank Congressman Guthrie and Congresswoman Bustos for their leadership on this issue facing Minor League Baseball and for gathering bipartisan Congressional support. For over 115 years, Minor League Baseball has been a staple of American communities, large and small, and with the help of Congressman Guthrie, Congresswoman Bustos and other members of Congress, it will remain so for years to come.”

O’Conner’s words, and the title of the bill, suggests that modifications have to be made in order to save Minor League Baseball from folding in cities throughout America, but it relies on fans potentially misunderstanding the actual economic structure of these leagues. In 2014, Baseball Prospectus’Kate Morrison pushed back against the fable of grassroots baseball and explained what actually goes on:

Minor league baseball will continue to exist even if teams are forced to pay their farm systems a living wage. Communities’ investments in stadia and infrastructure have little or nothing to do with what minor leaguers are paid…The cities of Frisco, Tulsa, Montgomery, Wilmington, Greensboro etc. and their support of the teams and ballparks have nothing to do with the team put on the field. “Grassroots baseball?” There’s nothing grassroots about organized professional minor league ball.

The Save America’s Pastime Act might seem like a non-controversial piece of legislation, but there’s reason to believe it’s anything but. As baseball writer Keith Law tweeted at the bill’s sponsors, "Protecting millionaire owners over kids making under minimum wage. Who are we saving?"

Michael Arria is an associate editor at AlterNet and the author of Medium Blue: The Politics of MSNBC. Follow @MichaelArria on Twitter.

 

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There is not a damn thing stopping them from having that except fear of “the machine”…

…There is not a damn thing stopping them from having that except fear of “the machine”…

Half of Republican Voters Wish They Had a Different Nominee

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

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I want to give you the benefit of the doubt, Mr. President Obama …but… I do not believe at this juncture you are being totally honest with us … just release unabridged full disclosure on TTP = TTIP … Let us see for ourselves…

…I want to give you the benefit of the doubt, Mr. President Obama …but… I do not believe at this juncture you are being totally honest with us … just release unabridged full disclosure on TTP = TTIP … Let us see for ourselves…

Obama and Sanders battle over TPP and the Democratic platform

 

By David Weigel June 29 at 6:52 PM  …As he faced the press in Ottawa today, flanked by other leaders of NAFTA signatories, President Obama argued that both the right and left were misleading people about the challenges of global trade. It was true, he said that workers left out of economic growth were growing angrier. As they did so, "the social cohesion and political consensus needed for liberal market economies starts breaking down," as seen in the Brexit vote. But their anger was being misdirected.

"The prescription of withdrawing from trade deals and focusing solely on your local market, that’s the wrong medicine," he said. "You are right to be concerned about the trends, but what you’re prescribing will not work."

There was no mystery about who on the right and left Obama was talking to. At a rally in Pennsylvania, Donald Trump said that the president and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton were wrong to back the Trans Pacific Partnership. In an op-ed published in today’s New York Times, Sen. Bernie Sanders told readers that Trump was wrong about the solution but right about the threat.

"We need to fundamentally reject our ‘free trade’ policies and move to fair trade," wrote Sanders. "Americans should not have to compete against workers in low-wage countries who earn pennies an hour. We must defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We must help poor countries develop sustainable economic models."

With that back-and-forth, Sanders and Obama elevated a debate that has gone on in public and private for years. It has intensified since Sanders began winding down his campaign for president and focusing on changes to the Democratic platform. According to people with knowledge of the platform negotiations, Sanders used his post-primary meeting with the president to say he would push for the party to officially oppose the TPP. The president said he would not allow it. And since then, the White House has leaned on key Democrats to make sure that the platform did not include a rebuke.

That became clear last weekend in St. Louis, when the platform drafting committee — which includes just five Sanders appointees — shot down a TPP plank. According to several committee members, the president personally spoke to the drafting committee’s chairman, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), and the White House did more outreach to make sure that Clinton appointees who might otherwise oppose TPP did not write that into the platform.

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