Congressional Leaders Fail to Deliver Immediate Funds to Flint Residents

Flint Rising released the following statement in response to the United States House of Representatives voting Wednesday evening to include funds for the on-going Flint Water Crisis in the Water Resource Development Act (WRDA). Congressional leaders will wait until after the November 8th election, at least, to set the official funding level and vote on the final conference report. The statement can be attributed to Nayyirah Shariff, director of Flint Rising:

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The Missed Opportunity On Trade – And What We Must Do Next

The candidates discussed “trade” for a few minutes during the first presidential debate on Monday. Once again the opportunity for a meaningful dialogue on an important issue slipped away. Where do we go from here?That was the subject of a teleconference Wednesday night between activists from around the country and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.). The call was titled “Defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership: bad for workers, bad for democracy, bad for People and the Planet.”

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How the US Armed-up Syrian Jihadists

“No one on the ground believes in this mission or this effort,” a former Green Beret writes of America’s covert and clandestine programs to train and arm Syrian insurgents, “they know we are just training the next generation of jihadis, so they are sabotaging it by saying, ‘Fuck it, who cares?’.” “I don’t want to be responsible for Nusra guys saying they were trained by Americans,

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The Tracks of John Boehner’s Tears

There are a few certainties in this world: fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, John Boehner’s gotta cry. Remember how a year ago — just a year ago — the former speaker of the House wept when Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress? And then only a couple of days later announced he was stepping down as speaker?

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