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Educate, Agitate, Organize: SPC IN ACTION

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compiled by Carol Baum

No to Endless War

On Feb. 11, President Obama sent Congress a proposed joint resolution to Authorize the Use of Military Force (AUMF), which would authorize and extend military action against ISIS for the next three years. The Syracuse Peace Council calls on Congress to reject this new AUMF, rescind the 2001 AUMF, and stop an “endless” war on the people of the Middle East.

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The 1% Side Step Democracy with Fast Track for the TPP

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by Brian Escobar

Sometime this spring, Congress will vote on whether to grant Trade Promotion Authority (TPA, known as Fast Track) to the President for the next four years. With TPA, Obama and the US trade representative can negotiate trade agreements and require Congress to circumvent its ordinary rules, by requiring a “yes” or “no” floor vote on an agreement without the possibility of amendment, within twenty hours of debate. TPA was used to pass the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other controversial trade pacts but it expired in 2007 and wasn’t renewed.

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The 1% Side Step Democracy with Fast Track for the TPP

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by Brian Escobar

Sometime this spring, Congress will vote on whether to grant Trade Promotion Authority (TPA, known as Fast Track) to the President for the next four years. With TPA, Obama and the US trade representative can negotiate trade agreements and require Congress to circumvent its ordinary rules, by requiring a “yes” or “no” floor vote on an agreement without the possibility of amendment, within twenty hours of debate.

Rally Against Fast Track for TPP

Thu, Mar 5, 2015 6:00pm
Wescott Theater, 524 Wescott St, Syracuse, NY 13210

JOIN US at the Wescott Theater on Thursday, March 5th for a rally against Fast Track for the Trans Pacific Partnership!

We will be writing letters to congress representatives to vote No to Fast Track.

There will be no admission fee, free pizza, $1 beer and a live band (provided by Goodkids)

We encourage all and everyone to come, even just to stop by and learn more about the TPP.

 

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Detroit’s Water War

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by Martin Lukacs

It was six in the morning when city contractors showed up unannounced at Charity Hicks’ house.

Since spring, up to 3,000 Detroit households per week have been getting their water shut-off—for owing as little as $150 or two months in bills. Now it was the turn of Charity’s block—and the contractor wouldn’t stand to wait an hour for her pregnant neighbour to fill up some jugs.

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No More All of the Above Energy Plans!

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by Jessica Azulay

On January 7, 2014, the New York State Energy Planning Board released the 2014 draft New York State Energy Plan. The state releases an Energy Plan every four years to map out New York’s energy future. Unfortunately, the 2014 Draft State Energy Plan does not represent the sea-change in energy policy that New York needs to confront the global climate crisis, mounting pollution, public health concerns, or energy affordability.

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SPC in Action

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compiled by Jessica Azulay

Cornel West to Speak in Syracuse

We are thrilled to announce that activist/thinker Dr. Cornel West will be speaking in Syracuse on Sunday, April 27 at 2 pm (doors open at 1:30) at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Oakwood Ave., Syracuse as part of  the National Spring Days of Actions Against Drones. Admission is free. His talk will focus on “Connecting the Dots: Racism, Poverty and Drones” and is organized by the Peace Council and Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars.

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A War Economy Perpetuates Poverty

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by Ursula Rozum

Fifty years ago, Lyndon Johnson declared a “War on Poverty,” ambitiously proclaiming that “the richest nation on Earth can afford to win it." Johnson's Great Society programs likely stemmed from his genuine concern for our country's poor, even though he ended up diverting precious resources away from programs of social uplift into the war in Vietnam.

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Educate, Agitate, Organize: SPC IN ACTION

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compiled by Jessica Azulay

“This Has Got to Stop.”
 –Judge Gideon, Town of Dewitt

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20 Years of NAFTA: Struggle, Resistance, and a New Foe

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by Aly Wane

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Corporate news outlets have mostly been touting its success. President Clinton used Fast Track authority in order to ram through this legislation on January 1, 1994. Not all people were blind to the potential negative consequences of this deal, however.

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