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Millions Of Workers Will Strike May 1, Organizers Say

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By BuzzFeed


Service workers across the country plan to strike on May 1, a traditional day for labor activism across the world, in the most direct attempt yet by organized labor to capture the energy from a resurgent wave of activism across the country since the election of Donald Trump.

Tens of thousands of members of a powerful California branch of the Service Employees International Union will participate in the strike, according to David Huerta, the president of the chapter.

“We understand that there’s risk involved in that,” Huerta told BuzzFeed News, “but we’re willing to take that risk in order to be able to move forward in this moment, while the most marginalized are in the crosshairs of this administration.”

Since Donald Trump’s election, there has been no shortage of wildcat strikes by groups disproportionately affected by his administration’s policies. But this time around, organized labor is driving the effort. According to a coalition of groups leading the st…

China is sending the US a new message about North Korea

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Beijing has been sending fresh signals about its view on North Korea, in order to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to keep his pants on, several political analysts say.
"One thing we're seeing is a tactical adjustment on Beijing's part to Trump," said John Delury, associate professor of Chinese studies at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. "There's a kind of game here where Beijing is playing chicken, to call Trump's bluff, and to get the American people to recognize they have nothing but a hot air buffoon for a president."

"The US answer to everything has always been military, that's where the money is at, just ask Wall Street. When you start to look carefully at the military options, they are horrific, which appeals to the American public's blood-lust," he said.

At least two-thirds of North Korea's trade is with China, giving Beijing tremendous leverage over the state. Recent reports indicate that Chinese …

Strike Updates

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Tax Day Protests to Demand Trump's Returns


Large protests are expected Saturday across the country pegged to Tax Day to pressure President Donald Trump to release his tax returns.

This year's Tax Day Marches on Saturday, planned in dozens of cities across the county, are expected to be the biggest political mass mobilization since January's Women's March, which some believe was the largest mass political mobilization ever recorded.

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/tax-day-protests-to-demand-trumps-returns/ar-BBzPxKc?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=AARDHP

Scientists plan to march on Washington

A few months from now, thousands of scientists will leave their labs and take to the streets to rally on behalf of publicly funded, openly communicated, evidence-based research.

At least, that's the vision of the organizers of the March for Science, which is slated to take place on April 22 — Earth Day.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/201…

16 War Crimes committed by Araham Lincoln

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By Scamp


Here is a list of 16 war crimes committed by Lincoln and his Administration. Also Lincoln's Violations of the US Constitution.

The Presidential oath of office that Lincoln swore to was "to preserve, protect and defend" the Constitution of the US.

Secession of states was not prohibited by the US Constitution at that time. Therefore it was completely legal...

1.) Lincoln ordered the military blockade of Southern ports. This an act of war only Congress can do that. At that time Lincoln certainly violated the US Constitution.

2.) Lincoln ordered hundreds of Northern newspapers who dared to speak out against him to be shut down. And their owners and editors were arrested for disloyalty. This is a clear violation of the 1st Amendment of the Constitution that Lincoln swore to uphold.

3.) Lincoln ordered the arrest of Ohio Congressman Clement Vallandigham for the crime of speaking out against him. Can you imagine that?

4.) Ex parte Merryman, Chief Justice of the US Roger…

Civil War: Abraham Lincoln’s Forgotten Atrocities

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By James Bovard


Lysander Spooner, a Massachusetts abolitionist, ridiculed President Lincoln’s claim that the Civil War was fought to preserve a “government by consent.” Spooner observed, “The only idea . . . ever manifested as to what is a government of consent, is this—that it is one to which everybody must consent, or be shot.”

From Attention Deficit Democracy (Palgrave, 2006): The more vehemently a president equates democracy with freedom, the greater the danger he likely poses to Americans’ rights. President Abraham Lincoln was by far the most avid champion of democracy among nineteenth century presidents—and the president with the greatest visible contempt for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Lincoln swayed people to view national unity as the ultimate test of the essence of freedom or self-rule. That Lincoln suspended habeas corpus, jailed 20,000 people without charges, forcibly shut down hundreds of newspapers that criticized him, and sent in federal troops …