The government of Cameroon is at it again, shutting off the internet in English-speaking regions, and detaining and killing the people who protest it. Earlier this year, Cameroon shut down the internet in these areas for over three months after folks protested Cameroon's ongoing attempt to impose French on its English-speaking population; this, of course, meant that folks had a much tougher time contacting loved ones and finding out if the military had overrun neighboring areas. Governments typically talk about internet shutdowns as "security measures," which of course mainly testifies to those governments' deep-seated insecurity, but before you say it can't happen here, recall that none other than former Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut proposed an internet "kill switch" for our internet, right here in America, over five years ago. Think the Trump Administration hasn't discussed the "necessity" of reviving such a proposal after a terrorist attack? Access Now helps you tell Cameroon's government to stop shutting off the internet for its English-speaking citizens.
Meanwhile, a few months ago the House passed H.R. 10, the so-called Financial CHOICE Act -- a bill that would (among other things) gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, prevent smaller shareholders from offering resolutions, and scrap the Obama Administration "fiduciary rule" that forces pension advisors to put their clients' interestes ahead of their own. But make no mistake: the Senate hasn't taken up this turd not merely out of fear that enough Democrats will filibuster it, but also because they know that taking the side of the same banksters who destroyed our economy is about as unpopular a thing as you can do in America if you're a politician. Of course, with voters a bit hamstrung in their ability to hold Republicans accountable for a variety of reasons (including gerrymandering, Voter ID laws, and the nefarious Interstate Crosscheck database), Republicans may well feel emboldened at some point in the near future and pass this massive corporate welfare bill, so PennPIRG helps you tell your Senators to protect good Americans from financial predators by rejecting H.R.10.
Finally, Lufthansa has decided to use food-delivery trucks that don't have air conditioning, and in an entirely predictable result, the 100 degree-plus heat inside these trucks has caused at least one driver to pass out and have an accident. As so many corporations have done over the years, Lufthansa has calculated that they'll save more money in gas than they'll have to pay out in lawsuits over the damage caused by dehydrated and otherwise heat-addled workers. Funny how often people don't figure into these little corporate calculations! But when you have an economy that has, for the last several decades, focused almost entirely on how to cut costs so that CEOs can make more money, then you shouldn't be surprised to see inhumanity such as Lufthansa actually removing air conditioning units from trucks. No use telling me that in my day I didn't need air conditioning -- after all, those who died of heatstroke can't exactly testify now, can they? Sum of Us helps you tell Lufthansa to ensure the safety of its workers and those airport workers who work with them, by restoring air conditioning to their trucks.