Sunday, January 19, 2020

Tag: Iowa

‘He could win the caucuses,’ pollster says as Bernie Sanders leads...

"There's a new leader in Iowa, and his name is Bernard Sanders."

Bernie Sanders plans to take on Big Ag and end agri-business...

"What you want, and what I want, are more family farms in America, not more factory farms."

US Environmental Protection Agency sweeps Iowa’s water crisis under the rug

Despite over 10,000 factory farms and almost no Clean Water Act regulation, EPA denies petition to withdraw Iowa’s pollution program.

Federal judge strikes down Iowa’s ag-gag law ruling it a violation...

"Today's victory makes it clear that the government cannot protect these industries at the expense of our constitutional rights."

Resistance in the heartland: Fighting ICE in small-town Iowa and Nebraska

Direct service and solidarity are important, but there’s no “way out of this” without effective advocacy for sweeping systemic and policy change.

How the Trump administration went easy on small-town police abuses

The Obama Justice Department thought Ville Platte, Louisiana – where officers jail witnesses to crimes – could become a model of how to erase policing abuses that plague small towns across the nation. Jeff Sessions decided not to bother.

Derailed train spills 230,000 gallons of crude into flooded Iowa river

Rock Valley acted quickly to shut off water wells following the spill and plans to drain the wells and use rural water until the well water tests safe.

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Another oil spill, fracking fuels climate change, Mueller investigates Blackwater founder Erik Prince, and more.

This union nurse and outspoken progressive could become Iowa’s next governor

Cathy Glasson is running an insurgent campaign on a platform of Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage and ending “right to work” laws.

Wyoming now third state to propose ALEC bill cracking down on...

“Good laws already exist to protect property without this chilling impact on free speech.”

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In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Ex-pharma lobbyist embedded in White House tanked drug pricing bill, while his former employer...

Trump’s top healthcare adviser, former Gilead Sciences lobbyist Joe Grogan, strenuously lobbied within the White House and on Capitol Hill against price negotiations.

What was the point of Soleimani’s assassination?

The Trump regime had no authority to assassinate a senior Iranian general. Nor did it have a reason to do so, except to reap revenge upon his past acts.

Trump’s loosening of pork inspection regulations fails to protect consumers from illness and death...

"Food safety is one of the most important protections in our country and gifting the slaughter industry self-regulation powers will mean pork eaters in this country will be facing higher threats of disease.”

Our country, the United States, is a rogue nation and our leaders are criminals

Should we fear for the future of this rogue nation and of the world?