John Oliver on Tech Monopolies


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Big Tech monopolies from Amazon to Facebook to Twitter have too much power over our economy and the fate of our democracy. Their contributions to a growing amount of right-wing conspiracies and work to undermine unionization efforts are just two examples of a growing problem.

In this critical moment where Big Tech giants are violating our rights and undermining our democracy, our elected officials have an obligation to protect our country’s core democratic principles.

So, with the Senate ready to vote on two antitrust bills S. 2992 and S. 2710 we need you to tell them why truly meaningful antitrust reform is needed to rein in Big Tech’s power!

Strong antitrust laws are crucial for us to protect ourselves from increasing concentrated corporate power.

The monopoly power that Big Tech has damages democracy, leads to lower wages for workers, and increases inequality. It’s clear we need to break the growing and dangerous power of Big Tech.

Together, these two sets of bills will prohibit large corporations from giving preference to their own products on their platform, stop them from unfairly limiting the availability of competing products from another business, and prohibit companies from requiring other developers to use their own in-app payment systems.

With momentum to take on Big Tech monopolies building, now is the time to write your elected officials and tell them to pass antitrust reform legislation to stop Big Tech from dominating our lives.

At a time when Big Tech giants are putting their interests before our rights and democracy, your action is critical. Thank you.

-Rick

Rick Weiland, Founder
TakeItBack.Org

1834 Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)


The act of June 30, 1834 (4 Stat. 729), defining “the Indian country,” is as much a local act as the donation act of 1023 Oregon or the penal code of the District of Columbia. By its terms, “the Indian country” was limited to “that part of the United States west of the Mississippi, and not within the states of Missouri or Louisiana, or the territory of Alaska, and, also, that part of the United States east of the Mississippi River, and not within any state, to which the Indian …

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I… am not a historian, or an educator but the idea that history is being served up online, dictionaries, documentaries, and or possibly history books our kids have to see …and using terms like “Congress creates Indian Territory” is beyond offensive! Yes, Tribes wanted peace, most tried to assimilate while others were defiant … either way they were murdered …. and the most obvious tactic used by white settlers, business owners, and politicians was to keep them uninformed, manipulated, and to keep moving their goal which moved them into unbearable choices that were too much for most… and treaties were broken depending on what group was in Congress

– nativegrl77