Flint’s poisoned children deserve the truth. They deserve to know exactly why their government failed them. And they deserve to know who is behind the Flint water crisis, one of our nation’s most severe, man-made public health disasters.
Right now, the Senate is deciding whether to vote on a bill called the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act – the most significant criminal justice reform legislation to be considered by Congress in the last five years. It will essentially ban juvenile solitary confinement in the federal system and retroactively reduce overly harsh drug sentences.
“Barack Obama was given the authority he has long sought to expedite negotiations for a massive trade deal with countries on the Pacific rim, propelling the US toward a landmark agreement that, both proponents and critics agree, will reshape the global economy.”
“For the first time, a majority of Senators took a stand against simply rubber-stamping provisions of the Patriot Act. The Senate will be back for a special Sunday session on May 31 just hours before the June 1 sunset. It’s more urgent than ever that we call on Congress to let Section 215 die!”
I received this news in an email yesterday (July 2) from Everytown.org, a movement of Americans fighting for common-sense gun policies, and of which I am a member. This is great news for anyone who cares about reducing gun violence in America:
talus unit, chaco culture national historical park, new mexico – by Damon Taylor (flickr)
As my readers know, I’ve been adamant about ending fracking wherever it’s happening and preventing it from reaching new areas. So this recent news from CredoMobilize.com, an activist organization, sickens me: