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It's Time to Ban Fracking in Florida

Environmental Policy | Fracking
March 7, 2018


In the recent past, Florida nearly became the largest state to pave the way for fracking, which would have opened up much of the Everglades to widespread oil and natural gas exploration. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) revealed that a Texas-based company made the very first fracking attempt in Collier County. For starting operations without an environmental review or permission, the company was fined a mere $25,000.

In response, a diverse group of nearby citizens concerned about the safety of the drinking water began to flood committee meetings and protest outside State Senator's offices, culminating in an 80-mile six-day march from the West to the East coast led by outspoken activist Karen Dwyer. A similar citizen-initiated campaign quickly formed in Miami-Dade, and was successfully able to convince a handful of State Senators to switch their votes on the issue. Both coalitions quickly pivoted the conversation and began to demand a full statewide fracking ban instead. Dan A. Hughes has since shut down all of its operations in Florida.

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Manning's Courage Revealed the Problem of U.S. Empire

Foreign Policy | Cablegate, WikiLeaks
January 18, 2017


There's no question about it. I was not aware of the extent of the problem of U.S. imperialism until WikiLeaks' Cablegate blew the lid off the corrupt inner workings of the State Department.

Reading through so many Classified and Secret cables begins to paint a vivid picture of diplomatic relations that can never be portrayed in the old forms of media. The obsolete, consolidated, and worthless television programs, newspapers, and radio stations, that spent the entire time trying to cover up the story rather than break it. The propaganda machine. Revealed for all to see. It revealed its role in concealing a world in which U.S. foreign policy is deployed in support of backing the most repressive dictatorships, violating treaties, covering up torture, and committing war crimes. In which the cold, clinical, and calculating language of bureaucracy functions as a gentlemanly veneer for global warmaking in service of profit.

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Tollmageddon Strikes: MDX Rolls Out New Rate Hikes

Infrastructure | Transit
November 19, 2014


Drivers on the SR 836 and SR 112 expressways faced a 50% increase in toll fees starting Saturday, November 15 as the Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority implemented a rate hike at 17 new tolling locations along the east and west bound lanes and exit ramps.

For the non-SunPass'er, the roundtrip rate has doubled from $4.20 up to $8.40 which would cost daily commuters an additional $400 a year. While this could help discourage automobile traffic, there are very few alternative transit options locals can turn to.

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March Against The TPP in Miami

Trade Policy | Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
November 16, 2013


Protesters in Miami, Florida marched from Government Center to the Torch of Friendship on November 16, 2013 against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a multi-nation trade deal that is being negotiated by corporations behind closed doors and kept secret from the public.

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Thousands in Miami March Against Monsanto

Food Policy | Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
May 29, 2013


On May 25th, over 1,500 Miamians of all ages marched up and down Biscayne Boulevard in protest of global seed giant Monsanto and to demand a GMO Free Future.

Responding to a callout to March Against Monsanto made by activist and mother Tami Canal in late February, over 52 countries and 436 cities organized rallies to raise awareness of Genetically Modified Organisms in the food supply and raise questions about their long term health impacts.

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Occupy Miami Ignites The Torch of Friendship

Economic Policy | Occupy Movement
October 3, 2011


Introducing Occupy Miami - Nearly 200 activists, artists, and organizers made clear their intentions last Saturday, at the first #OccupyMiami organizational meeting. The new collaboration assembled to discuss problems facing the community at a local and national level- and subsequently global level- democratically deciding how to address such issues through direct action. The event was the first official meeting, after many of its members spent the previous days conceptualizing how to bring Miami into the effort in conversations that spanned ad-hoc video conferences, Facebook chats, and IRC.

The nationwide Occupy movement was inspired by the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests which took over New York's Zuccotti Park, aka "Liberty Square", on September 17th. The idea, with heavy support from Adbusters, spread to cities from Boston, to Chicago, to LA and around the world, springing up with unprecedented velocity. The message is multifaceted, touching upon common grievances: money's corrupting influence on politics and the resulting breakdown of hallowed democratic institutions. The symptoms become evident when we observe one of the highest income gaps in the developed world, and extended tax cuts for the wealthy forcing public services to face austerity measures and downsizing.

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WikiLeaks: Truth to Power

Foreign Policy | Cablegate, WikiLeaks
December 19, 2010


"The first serious infowar is now engaged. The field of battle is WikiLeaks. You are the troops."
- John Perry Barlow Co-Founder, Electronic Frontier Foundation Author of A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

In the effort to bring anybody who's been reading up to speed on what I have observed during the unfolding of the WikiLeaks story, I feel that it's important to address a very specific point. Now that the pressure has intensified on the organization, now that PayPal, Visa, & Mastercard will no longer accept their donations, and the increasingly violent calls for Julian Assange's assassination remain on record, it would be easy to characterize WikiLeaks as the "Terrorist" organization that our elected officials are attempting to lead us to believe it is. What WikiLeaks has done, has uncovered multiple criminal and illegal acts on the part of the U.S. and other Governments. There has been absolutely zero accountability for these acts, and our mainstream media is intent on only speaking ABOUT the organization and its founder, rather than acting like journalists and reporting the stunning revelations contained in the U.S. Diplomatic Cables.

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Bruce Stanley for Florida Governor

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Coral Gables, FL 33114

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bruce@brucestanley.com