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By lucas@endneoliberalism On 29 Jun, 2013 At 03:59 AM | Categorized As Progressive Politics | With 0 Comments

Former top regulators told congress to pass a type of measure that will bring back the Glass-Steagall Act, said William Black, author of The Best Way to Rob A Bank is to Own it. End Neoliberalism, Tax & Regulate The One Percent ($2.99 e-book) Real News Network.

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 17 Jun, 2013 At 01:32 PM | Categorized As GMO, Progressive Politics | With 0 Comments

Faced with legal threats from Monsanto, states are passing labeling bills dependent on other states doing the same. Maine is the second state to pass a GMO labeling bill and requires five consecutive states before labels are required. Connecticut was the first state to pass this law. Treehugger reports Tax & Regulate The One Percent. [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 2 Jun, 2013 At 02:11 PM | Categorized As Progressive Politics | With 0 Comments

Truth Out published a list of the seven companies that pollute the most without consequences. Many of them, like General Electric, Koch Industries, Northrop Grumman, and Dow Chemicals get billions in subsidies from the government while continuing to send jobs abroad. These corporations are also suppliers to many more multinational corporations that benefit from subsidized [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 9 May, 2013 At 12:44 PM | Categorized As Progressive Politics, Tar Sands & Pipeline | With 0 Comments

New York State’s Appellate Court ruled in favour of two towns seeking to implement zoning by-laws to ban fracking activities, Truth Out reports. This is a big win for the people of Tompkins County town and the Otsego County town given the high levels of corruption that have allowed gas drilling to expand in the [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 7 May, 2013 At 12:28 PM | Categorized As Progressive Politics | With 0 Comments

Contrary to claims by market fundamentalists, federal regulations are good for the economy. A draft report to Congress shows that the economic benefits outweigh the costs by a minimum of 4-to-1 and up to 10-to-1. “The estimated annual benefits of major Federal regulations reviewed by OMB from October 1, 2002, to September 30, 2012, for [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 3 May, 2013 At 11:18 AM | Categorized As Progressive Politics | With 0 Comments

In Roxbury, Massachusetts, test scores soared after principal fired guards to invest in art programs. Contrary to “expert” recommendations by the NRA and other right-wing extremists, Orchard Gardens rose from the bottom of the list in the state of Massachusetts when the school principal decided to fire guards and re-invest in education. Alternet Reports Picture [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 4 Apr, 2013 At 10:46 AM | Categorized As Progressive Politics | With 0 Comments

The Netherlands has the most extensive and safest network of cycle paths in the world. This video shows how a little government thinking can create a fast, safe, healthy, economic, and clean transport system around the bicycle: Picutre credit: Cyclemania/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 29 Mar, 2013 At 11:53 AM | Categorized As Gun Control, Progressive Politics | With 0 Comments

Investigators found that Lanza’s mom gave his son a holiday card with a cheque to buy a semi-automatic handgun. Background checks and banning magazines only necessary on a war-zone can significantly reduce the number of mass shootings as well as the number of victims per mass shooting, but the main drive behind these murders is [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 26 Mar, 2013 At 09:04 PM | Categorized As Progressive Politics, raising the minimum wage | With 0 Comments

The minimum wage in Ontario has been frozen for the past 3 years at $10.25/hour. Anti-poverty groups are calling to raise the minimum wage to $14/hour. End Neoliberalism contacted ACORN on Thursday afternoon when a coalition of several groups gathered outside Ontario’s Ministry of Labour office to protest against the 3-year wage freeze. ACORN responded [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 20 Mar, 2013 At 11:31 AM | Categorized As Metrolinx, Progressive Politics, Rob Ford | With 0 Comments

The city of Toronto is facing a serious traffic crisis that will only get worse in the next 5 years, and community groups are looking into a small sales tax increase to fund the Metrolinx. The Toronto Region Board of Trade and CivicAction are using Los Angeles as an example, which passed a 0.5 per [...]