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The Complexities of Voting

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Third Parties and Social Change: The Need for Independent Third Parties

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Barbara Humphrey

Noam Chomsky recently wrote, “There has always been a gap between public policy and public will, but it just grew astronomically.” (Nation of Change, 5/9/12) He offers one example: Washington is obsessed by the debt, while the majority of us are advocating for jobs, higher taxes on the wealthy, and preservation of social benefits.

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Citizens of Auburn Stand Up to Hydro-Fracking

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by Alex Bissell

Hydro-fracking is an issue that is cropping up in the public consciousness of New York with increasing frequency. Rallies, like the one on June 2 at Auburn, are becoming more and more common. With the DEC’s release of the draft SGEIS, citizen action to ensure the government is looking out for their best interests is becoming very important.

So, what is hydro-fracking and why is it so detrimental to the health of humans and the environment? These questions call for a compact introduction to this messy subject.

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Put Your Two Cents In

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by Burton Schaber and Dania Souid

The Peace Council’s booth at our second annual SummerCrafts at Jazz Fest was a mixture of music, fliers, questions and dialogue. We decided to be even more interactive this year by inviting festival goers to put their two cents into the federal budget.

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