January 17, 2013

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What is the NRA’s Real Goal?

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Did you ever wonder if there is a connection between the following two facts? The board of directors of the National Rifle Association consists mainly of gun dealers, gun manufacturers, and others who profit from the multi-billion dollar gun industry. The NRA insists that virtually every crime problem in the country has one solution, more guns, which as it turns out, means more gun sales and even more profits for the gun industry. When President Obama did absolutely nothing about guns and gun violence, the NRA said he was the most anti-gun president in history and screamed “He’s coming to…

Obama Can Solve The Looming Debt Ceiling Crisis With A Mandate

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The fight is on. Republicans have made no secret about their intention to use the debt ceiling as leverage for huge cuts on social programs like medicaid, healthcare and social security. With some of them, Ted Cruz, Mat Salmon and Pat Toomey, even going as far as calling for a government shut down of the kind we saw in 95. Their position is clear, they’re ready, and very willing to let the United States treasury default on its debts if the president doesn’t give into their demands. The president on the other hand has also stated unequivocally that he has…

Occupy Movement: What? Who? Why?

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The first Occupy Wall Street protest was initiated by the Adbusters, the Canadian anarchist group, on September 17,2011 in Zuccotti Park located in the Wall Street financial district of New York City. Adbusters is known by launching numerous international campaigns, including Buy Nothing Day, TV Turnoff Week and Occupy Wall Street. Adbusters is a reader supported, ad-free activist magazine considered to be anti-capitalist or opposed to capitalism. It has an international circulation of 120,000. The mission statement on its Facebook page states “Our aim is to catalyze a sudden, unexpected moment of truth — a mass reversal of perspective; a…

The Progressive Press Website Launch – Press Release: January 19, 2013 for immediate release

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The Progressive Press Website Launch – Press Release: January 19, 2013 for immediate release Written by Francis Donnelly WEST PALM BEACH- The newly designed Web site of The Progressive Press goes live today on the World Wide Web. Located at https://progressivepress.net/  the new site aims to provide independent, progressive and diverse news and information to the US audience and worldwide. The Progressive Press aims to inspire and motivate its readers into taking a more active role in our politics and society at large. Independent media play a vital role in keeping the public informed and maintaining democratic processes. The Progressive…