Monthly Archives: June 2013

Warner Bros. is ‘satisfied’ they’re using fair labour


Warner Bros. is ‘satisfied’ they’re using fair labour in Harry Potter chocolates. But are you? Ask Warner Bros. where the cocoa for their Harry Potter chocolates comes from. Dear Kevin,  The only guilt from eating chocolate should be the calories, right?  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Pepsico & Union Busting: West Bengal


Four months ago, PepsiCo workers in the company’s West Bengal warehouses formed a trade union. The company’s reaction was to threaten the workers with dismissal. They then hired some local union-busting thugs who assaulted the workers. Fifty workers were sacked. … Continue reading

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More Chemicals on Your Vegetables?


More Chemicals on Your Vegetables? Protect Your Health From Toxic Herbicides Dear Kevin, Do you ever eat carrots, sweet potatoes, flax or sunflower seeds? Most of us think of these foods as a nutritious part of our diet, providing us … Continue reading

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Turns out the IRS scandal is a put-on:Internal IRS documents show that tea party groups weren’t the only nonprofits flagged for review


    Turns out the IRS scandal is a put-on. Internal IRS documents show that tea party groups weren’t the only nonprofits flagged for review. Groups with “progressive” or “occupy” in their names were on the same list. The facts … Continue reading

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Student Loan Disaster Warning


Student LoanDisaster Warning At a time when the average debt for a college grad is $27,200, student loan interest rates will double next week. Bernie on Thursday cosponsored a bill to restore the rate to 3.4 percent and stave off … Continue reading

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How to Act Like a Billionaire


Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, How to Act Like a Billionaire [Note for TomDispatch Readers: Many thanks to those of you who sent in $100 (or more) for a signed, personalized copy of Rebecca Solnit’s The Faraway Nearby, her fabulous new memoir/journey … Continue reading

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Netherlands to close prisons for lack of criminals


Netherlands to close prisons for lack of criminals :: archief nrc.nl vorige.nrc.nl Netherlands to close prisons for lack of criminals By our news desk The Dutch justice ministry has announced it will close eight prisons and cut 1,200 jobs in … Continue reading

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Tell your members of Congress: Treat women and children fairly as you keep moving immigration policy reform forward!


Tell your members of Congress: Treat women and children fairly as you keep moving immigration policy reform forward! Take Action Dear Kevin, Your member of Congress needs to hear from you now so that kids and moms aren’t overlooked.  Here’s the … Continue reading

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President Barack Obama Needs to Follow Through on working on Climate Change Promises


Dear Kevin, Throughout the past year, thousands of Forecast the Facts members have sent a clear message to President Barack Obama: end your climate silence and deliver a plan to address climate change. Just this January, we organized Sandy survivors to deliver … Continue reading

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Faced with the threat of persecution by the U.S, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has applied to the government of Ecuador for political asylum


Dear Kevin, Urge Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa to grant Edward Snowden’s request for asylum. Take Action The U.S. government’s crackdown on whistleblowers is a direct threat to our efforts to reform U.S. foreign policy to make it more just. If … Continue reading

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