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New Progressive Media is an independent progressive news and media collective presented by Millennials For Revolution, creating videos highlighting news and media events, interviews, and explainers on the issues important today. Smart, but for a general audience. Funny, but also serious - with solid, factual reporting and analysis. Find all of our videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJX2gJt6HtWrIjepsP9pymw

Mission: The mainstream press is broken. The pundit and beltway media are beholden to special interests and don’t represent a fair point of view. Cable news has become a cesspool of distortions and sensationalism, and print journalism has become a members-only club of tone-deaf ideology and squelched discourse. We will be comprised of working class voices and opinions-of women, of people of color and people of all colors-in order to best represent Americans in our fight, not only for accurate reporting and analysis, but for restoring journalism to its noble definition of the 4th Estate. We will call out and resist the elite media class. We will be fierce in this capacity, we will name names. We will use our voice - our premier Constitutional right - to inform, engage, and fight.

06/27/2019
Roc NORML

Roc NORML

How to properly educate your kids on Cannabis. 👪

New York State PTA

06/17/2019
Empire State NORML

Call these two reps today! The deadline to submit Legalization for a vote has been extended to midnight.

Please make these calls to Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Heastie now! The calls are being answered and tabulated.

Listen up folks, the pressure is working!!! We need EVERYONE to call these two and tell them to HOLD THE LINE!
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☎Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins at 518-455-2585
and
☎Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie at 518-455-3791

Tell them that you are a New York State resident living in _______________________ (neighborhood/City) support THEIR MRTA bill (S1527B/A1617B). You want them to hold the line in negotiations with the executive branch and continue their support for Marijuana Justice with Day One Equity, Home Grow for all, Criminal Justice reform and investment in communities most harmed.

DON'T WORRY...They're working today so give them a ring!📞

Thank you!!!!!

Please make these calls to Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Heastie now! The calls are being answered and tabulated.

Listen up folks, the pressure is working!!! We need EVERYONE to call these two and tell them to HOLD THE LINE!
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☎Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins at 518-455-2585
and
☎Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie at 518-455-3791

Tell them that you are a New York State resident living in _______________________ (neighborhood/City) support THEIR MRTA bill (S1527B/A1617B). You want them to hold the line in negotiations with the executive branch and continue their support for Marijuana Justice with Day One Equity, Home Grow for all, Criminal Justice reform and investment in communities most harmed.

DON'T WORRY...They're working today so give them a ring!📞

Thank you!!!!!

06/13/2019
Norml Long Island

Norml Long Island

Live from Albany! Onward to lobby our elected officials!
CANNABIS EXCELSIOR!!!

Empire State NORML
06/12/2019

Empire State NORML

#Repost @rocnorml
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JOIN US TODAY FOR OUR VIRTUAL LOBBY DAY...⬇️ Legalization in NY is on the horizon - but we need your help to make sure the bill comes to a vote next week!

Today, Wednesday, June 12th, the anti-legalization group SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) is lobbying to try and stop the bill from coming to a vote. NORML chapters and other organizations around NY will be lobbying tomorrow, but we need your help today!

Help us have a “virtual lobby day” by completing these 3 actions:
1. Tag @GovernorAndrewCuomo in the comments below
2. Click the link in our bio and send an email to “Take Action: Send Rebuttal Against PTA Propaganda”
3. Call Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390 and say: “I’m a constituent from ________________ (say your neighborhood here). I want to urge you to support adult-use marijuana legalization by passing the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (S.1527/A.1617) immediately!

I, along with many other New Yorkers, support marijuana legalization! I’m counting on you to ensure the Legislature passes marijuana legalization by the end of this session on June 19th."
#virtuallobbyday #ROCtheMRTA
#keeprochesternorml #cannabiscommunity #norml #rocnorml #letsgetpolitical #rochesterny #rochester #newyork #cannabisactivist #sparktheconversation #startsmartny

"Punk, in many ways, is an inherently political genre, but by selecting upbeat songs from The Only Ones, The Damned, and...
05/23/2019
Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke somehow made an apolitical punk playlist

"Punk, in many ways, is an inherently political genre, but by selecting upbeat songs from The Only Ones, The Damned, and The Penetrators, O’Rourke defines his musical taste as distinctly apolitical".

Ever since he attempted to snatch Ted Cruz’s Senate seat from the jaws of the GOP, much has been made of Beto O’Rourke’s punk rock bonafides. Profilers from Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone never tire of reminding us that he’s the Gen-X candidate who used to be in a band, i.e. not your grandpa...

04/25/2019
New York Civil Liberties Union

The truth.
Share it!

No 420 jokes or memes from us.

Just stats about how marijuana prohibition disproportionately hurts black and brown people. ⬇️

Federal prosecutors announced criminal charges Tuesday against top executives of Rochester Drug Co-operative, a major pr...
04/25/2019
Drug Company Executives Criminally Charged with Trafficking Opioids

Federal prosecutors announced criminal charges Tuesday against top executives of Rochester Drug Co-operative, a major producer of opioids, charging them with a conspiracy to profit by illegally distributing controlled substances.

In New York City, federal prosecutors announced criminal charges Tuesday against top executives of Rochester Drug Co-operative, a major producer of opioids, charging them with a conspiracy to profit by illegally distributing controlled substances. This is Geoffrey Berman, U.S. attorney for the South...

03/22/2019

F**k Spectrum!

Recently, Harding has noticed another type of customer that’s giving her hope: a new generation of kids dragged in by ...
03/18/2019
Be Kind, Please Rewind: Oregon Blockbuster is last on Earth

Recently, Harding has noticed another type of customer that’s giving her hope: a new generation of kids dragged in by their nostalgic parents who later leave happy, holding stacks of rented movies and piles of candy.

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager...

03/02/2019
Bernie Kicks off 2020 Campaign in Brooklyn

Bernie Kicks off 2020 Campaign in Brooklyn

BERNIE 2020 LAUNCH: Bernie is speaking now in Brooklyn at the first rally of our historic campaign. We're going to win this election because we will put toge...

Suffolk County Police Department's response to Neo-nazi's flyering on our island:The chief hesitated, though, when asked...
02/22/2019
Multiple white nationalist group posters appear in downtown Riverhead | RiverheadLOCAL

Suffolk County Police Department's response to Neo-nazi's flyering on our island:

The chief hesitated, though, when asked if people should report such incidents to police. “What’s illegal?” he asked. “It’s freedom of speech. To me, I’d like to know who’s doing it. I’d like to keep track of what’s happening. But then again, what have they done?”

https://riverheadlocal.com/2019/02/21/multiple-white-nationalist-group-posters-appear-in-downtown-riverhead/

Posters promoting the white nationalist group Patriot Front have been appearing in downtown Riverhead this month. One resident reported taking down at least seven of them over two days.

Shout out to our friends at QAGP and the rest of the grassroots organizers!
02/16/2019
Queens Anti-Gentrification Project

Shout out to our friends at QAGP and the rest of the grassroots organizers!

Shout out to VICE News and author Rex Santus for giving credit where its due to grassroots groups and the popular movement that smashed the amazon deal ✊

02/14/2019
ClickHole

ClickHole

This will make you think twice about socialism.

F**k Off Amazon
01/29/2019

F**k Off Amazon

We’re starting our own counter amazon propaganda campaign! Let us know if you’re interested in helping with distribution. #f**koffamazon

Queens Anti-Gentrification Project
01/13/2019

Queens Anti-Gentrification Project

If you’re free today, we are hosting a discussion with organizers from Berlin who have been successful fighting a Google tech campus. Our event page has not been showing up on FB because of the language in the title, so folks may not have seen it:

When: 3PM
Where: CUNY Grad Center, Room 5414

12/15/2018
Jacobin Magazine

Jacobin Magazine

Today is the 10 year anniversary of a heroic act.

Do it
11/07/2018

Do it

If you're in line, stay in line!

10/18/2018
NowThis Election

NowThis Election

Stacey Abrams fought for civil rights and criminal justice reform when she was only 19. Now she might become America’s first Black woman governor

Anoa J. Changa
09/28/2018

Anoa J. Changa

Caucacity in motion...this is what happens when Dems absolve bad actors. Comparing the treatment of Dr. Ford and Professor Anita Hill, and by this trash, is super problematic. David Brock was a figure in the smearing and attacks on Professor Anita which he later admitted he fabricated. He coined the term nutty and a little slutty in reference to her. And who the hell MSNBC thought this was a good idea? Wtf is wrong with y’all?

09/26/2018
teleSUR English

teleSUR English

"The U.S. doesn't care about democracy. If it did, it wouldn't threaten democratic countries with military intervention," Morales said.

"A recent analysis of campaign contributions conducted by Queens Anti-Gentrification Project reveals that the Council Me...
08/24/2018

"A recent analysis of campaign contributions conducted by Queens Anti-Gentrification Project reveals that the Council Member received at least $106,834 from sources related to real estate for the 2017 campaign cycle. We also found that Van Bramer has appeared as keynote speaker at multiple real estate conferences in Long Island City."

Jimmy Van Bramer is the Real Estate Lobby's Golden Boy. Under Van Bramer, Western Queens has been systematically ravaged and it's residents devestated. He is, in fact, Real Estate's favorite council member. Yet, here he is, pictured with so-called Democratic Socialist Cynthia Nixon for New York, as she sings him happy birthday. What we're witnessing is a realignment of power and capital, in preparation for their next round of attacks on the poor and working class - and we need to get ready for it. Join us this Sunday: https://www.facebook.com/events/593593021156078/?ti=cl

Incrcerated men and women in at least 17 states across the US have begun one of the country's largest prison strikes in ...
08/23/2018
US inmates stage nationwide strike

Incrcerated men and women in at least 17 states across the US have begun one of the country's largest prison strikes in history.

The two-week-long peaceful strike is meant to protest jail conditions, life without parole and other human rights concerns, the organisers say.
...
From 21 August to 9 September, inmates nationwide will abandon their work duties - and some may even abandon food - to call attention to what they view as the exploitative conditions of American prisons.

Prisoners in at least 17 states will hold sit-ins and hunger strikes to protest jail conditions.

Facing a contested Primary, Democrat candidate for Florida State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried for AG Commissione...
08/21/2018
Analysis | After a Florida Democrat said she’d take donations from the marijuana industry, Wells Fargo closed her bank account

Facing a contested Primary, Democrat candidate for Florida State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried for AG Commissioner has found her campaign's bank account at Wells Fargo closed over her advocacy for medical cannabis.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/08/20/after-florida-democrat-said-shed-take-donations-marijuana-industry-wells-fargo-closed-her-bank-account/?utm_term=.e0d3b24f76fc

Democratic candidate for Florida agricultural commissioner Nikki Fried said her campaign had been “kicked out of a bank for voicing support of a law that is literally codified in the Florida constitution.”

Great news!
08/15/2018
teleSUR English

Great news!

teleSUR English page was republished on the social media website Wednesday morning after it was taken down on Monday evening without any exact explanation from the social media giant.

Thank you everyone for your solidarity!

Bernie Sanders
07/30/2018

Bernie Sanders

The labor movement is my family and unions built this nation. I'm honored to be with everyone in the Vermont labor community tonight at the Vermont Workers' Appreciation Dinner.

07/29/2018
teleSUR English

teleSUR English

LIVE | The renowned Palestinian teen, who became a significant figure of resistance after standing up to Israeli forces, is giving a press conference hours after being released from an 8-month imprisonment in Israel.

07/28/2018
Tim Canova

Tim Canova

Tim Canova meeting with friends and supporters in Brooklyn, New York!

Tim discusses the mainstream media blackout that’s intended to suffocate our campaign. As of Saturday, July 28th at 10 am EST, this livestream has over 5800 views. If everyone who views this livestream also (1) shares it, and (2) posts it widely, it will help our csmpaign get around the blackout!

Donations please through Action Network at TimCanova.com

07/27/2018
In Starbucks case, California court says workers owed for off-the-clock time

This is incredible news for the working class of America!

"Employers in California must pay their workers for tasks they’re regularly required to perform for a few minutes before or after their regular work hours, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday, rejecting a federal standard that allows employers to withhold the additional pay."

Employers in California must pay their workers for tasks they’re regularly required to perform for a few minutes before or after their regular work hours, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday, rejecting a federal standard that allows employers to withhold the additional pay. A 1946 U...

07/26/2018
teleSUR English

teleSUR English

The Cuban Revolution began on July 26, 1953, when Fidel Castro and 140 rebels assaulted the Moncada Barracks.

"We know the system because we built it. The system was already crumbling and the infrastructure needed to be redone. Th...
07/26/2018
Strikers Introduce New Plan To Succeed Charter/Spectrum In NYC With Worker Cooperative – LaborPress

"We know the system because we built it. The system was already crumbling and the infrastructure needed to be redone. This is something that’s going to have to get done anyway. We’re saying, instead of letting them do it, let’s start doing it and rebuilding it ourselves — the people that are actually going to build it anyway."
-Striking Charter/Spectrum Worker Troy Walcott

Building Trades, Features, Municipal Government, New York, Retail Strikers Introduce New Plan To Succeed Charter/Spectrum In NYC With Worker Cooperative July 25, 2018 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – A group of striking Charter/Spectrum workers holding the picket line for nearly a year-and-a-half ...

White mass shooters receive much more sympathetic treatment in the media than black shooters, according to a new study t...
07/19/2018
White mass shooters receive sympathetic media treatment

White mass shooters receive much more sympathetic treatment in the media than black shooters, according to a new study that analyzed coverage of 219 attacks.

Findings showed that white shooters were 95 percent more likely to be described as “mentally ill” than black shooters.

Even when black shooters were described as mentally ill, the coverage was not as forgiving as it was for whites responsible for similar kinds of attacks, said Scott Duxbury, lead author of the study and a doctoral student in sociology at The Ohio State University.

White mass shooters receive much more sympathetic treatment in the media than black shooters, according to a new study that analyzed coverage of 219 attacks. Findings showed that white shooters were 95 percent more likely to be described as “mentally ill” than black shooters. Even when black sho...

07/11/2018
The Root

The Root

This black community in the South Bronx shows us why growing their own food in the middle of a concrete jungle is nothing less than revolutionary.

Welcome to Libertad Urban Farm:

These jobs were more often held by parents (mother's especially) than teenagers. This has devastating implications and i...
07/02/2018
At Toys ‘R’ Us, ‘There Is Nothing Left’: The Day It Closed for Good

These jobs were more often held by parents (mother's especially) than teenagers. This has devastating implications and is just the beginning as Capitalisms contradictions become more and more blatantly apparent.

"Ms. Claude, an assistant manager, and the company’s thousands of other workers will not receive severance after they leave. Employees were told there’s not enough money left after paying the company’s creditors, bankruptcy attorneys and consultants...

"The workers are owed roughly $75 million in severance. The company’s bankruptcy lawyers and advisers, by comparison, are expected to be paid as much as $348 million in fees."

At a New Jersey store, the shelves were mostly bare, save for a scattering of stuffed animals and tween jewelry. But many longtime employees stayed, out of pride or necessity.

Working Class History
07/01/2018

Working Class History

On this day, 30 June 1960, Congo achieved independence from Belgium following decades of brutal colonial rule which killed 8-10 million people – half its population. Belgian authorities used men for forced labour in the rubber industry, having the wives and children of workers who didn't meet their daily quotas dismembered, killed and even eaten. Following independence, Belgium and other Western powers continued to maintain power and rob the country's rich natural resources. The first democratically elected Prime Minister, socialist Patrice Lumumba was arrested, tortured and murdered on the instructions of Belgium and the CIA, who then installed a brutal dictator. This is a short history of colonialism in the Congo: https://libcom.org/history/short-history-colonialism-congo-1885-1997
For more about updates, follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/workingclasshistory
Pictured: a missionary with a young victim of dismemberment, c1890-1910

06/28/2018
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

Last night was a great step forward for progressive politics and for the political revolution.

"Democrats will hold their convention in 2020 earlier than they have in more than two decades, Democratic operatives tel...
06/16/2018
Exclusive: Democrats, anticipating heated primary, set earlier 2020 convention date

"Democrats will hold their convention in 2020 earlier than they have in more than two decades, Democratic operatives tell CNN, partly out of anticipation of a crowded and contentious primary."🤔🤔🤔🤔

Democrats will hold their convention in 2020 earlier than they have in more than two decades, Democratic operatives tell CNN, partly out of anticipation of a crowded and contentious primary.

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