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Tennessee’s Free Adult Education

Gov. Bill Haslam recently made an announcement that Tennessee will add tuition-free community college for adults to the TN Reconnect program, which already offers a free 2-year degree or certificate program to graduating high school students.

via Community College Tuition-Free for All Tennesseans | Tennessee State Government — JoAnn Chateau

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The GOP’s Stealth War on Voters

From Rolling Stone’s investigative journalist GREG PALAST —

“Before a single vote was cast, the election was fixed by GOP and Trump operatives.

“Starting in 2013 – just as the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act – a coterie of Trump operatives, under the direction of Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, created a system to purge 1.1 million Americans of color from the voter rolls of GOP–controlled states.

“The system, called Crosscheck, is detailed in my Rolling Stone report,
The GOP’s Stealth War on Voters, 8/24/2016.

“Crosscheck in action:  
Trump victory margin in Michigan:                    13,107
Michigan Crosscheck purge list:                       449,922

Trump victory margin in Arizona:                       85,257
Arizona Crosscheck purge list:                           270,824

Trump victory margin in North Carolina:        177,008
North Carolina Crosscheck purge list:              589,393

“On Tuesday, we saw Crosscheck elect a Republican Senate and as President, Donald Trump.  The electoral putsch was aided by nine other methods of attacking the right to vote of Black, Latino and Asian-American voters, methods detailed in my book and film, including “Caging,” “purging,” blocking legitimate registrations, and wrongly shunting millions to “provisional” ballots that will never be counted.”

[See GREG’s COMPLETE BLOG – http://www.gregpalast.com/election-stolen-heres/]

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Why did libertarian Senator Cave for Autocrat Sessions?

Sen. Rand Paul joined every other Republican senator to confirm Jeff Sessions as attorney general this week, a vote that angered many. It just didn’t make sense. How could Sen. Paul — a libertarian-leaning Republican who has fought for criminal justice reform and against the war on drugs — confirm a staunch drug warrior who thinks civil asset…

via Rand Paul’s vote to confirm Jeff Sessions is indefensible on its face, but was it still the right move? — RareRare

URGENT ACTION NEEDED: AT&T on Warpath to Destroy California’s Valuable Landline Network

Smart Meter News

URGENT ACTION NEEDED: AT&T on Warpath to Destroy California’s Valuable Landline Network

Posted on April 8, 2016 by Josh Hart

Apologies if you are not in California, but landlines are under attack everywhere, so get informed, get involved and defend this safer mode of communication locally!

Please spread this alert to your networks using this link: http://stopsmartmeters.org/2016/04/08/urgent-action-needed-att-on-warpath-to-destroy-californias-valuable-landline-network/

AT&T lobbyists are hard at work trying to leave the landline network in tatters, forcing people to use cell phones. Check out this article, AT&T Wants to Decommission Landlines in California, published yesterday on Techwire.

AB 2395, currently before the CA Assembly, poses a serious threat to the health and safety of Californians, and will be heard before the California State Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce in Sacramentothis coming Wednesday, April 13, at 1:30pm.

If you can’t make it to the hearing (and even if you can) please make…

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Stop Smart Meters! Opposes AB 2395- would destroy landlines without offering any benefits

Smart Meter News

From Save Landlines:

From: Joshua Hart <joshuahart@baymoon.com>

Subject: Stop Smart Meters! Opposes AB 2395- would destroy landlines without offering any benefits

Date: May 4, 2016 at 12:43:49 PM PDT

To: Jennifer.galehouse@asm.ca.gov

Dear Ms. Galehouse,

AB2395 is a bill that would allow AT&T to eliminate our essential copper landline network and along with it thousands of solid, good-paying union jobs, while reducing consumer choices, cutting off people who can only use wired communications systems (including seniors, rural residents and those with electro-sensitivity) and destroying an essential wired back-up communication system, while only offering vague references to alleged benefits.

Cell phone systems are highly dependent on the electric grid which is prone to outages, particularly during natural or manmade disasters.  See the following piece on NPR about the lack of reliability of wireless telecommunications during Hurricane Sandy.  Without even the option of landlines, which tend to continue to operate…

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TPP’s Last Hurdle: Today

JoAnn Chateau

Today’s the last hurdle for the TPP. How will Congress vote?

Thom Hartmann talks with Congressman Alan Grayson, U.S. Congressman (D-FL, 9th District) about multinational corporations, ‘fake’ trade agreements, and oligarchy.

Obama’s Fast-Track Trade Bill Poised to Clear Final Senate Hurdles

President Obama’s fast-track trade bill is poised to clear a procedural hurdle Tuesday in the Senate, all but ensuring it will win final passage this week and be sent to the White House for his signature.

Despite deep reservations from many in the president’s party, enough Democratic senators appear ready to join most Republicans to finish the legislation, which has sputtered in Congress but is a top White House priority.

— Lisa Mascaro, LA Times

Powerful figures in Congress are pressing to fast-track the TPP – for their own personal gain. It is BIG payback time for generous campaign contributions from wealthy special interest groups – and for future…

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