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"They can move in and out of any software still hardwired to their system. That means that anyone we haven't unplugged is potentially an agent. Inside the matrix, they are everyone and they are no one." Morpheus. [16].

The racist Matrix

Lexington, KY mayor announces all Confederate statues are coming down because of Charlottesville. [17][18]. And: Philippines newspaper. "Marijuana as Medicine" on front page. And: Heather Heyer, the woman killed in Virginia was destined to be face of change, mom says. [19]. And: Indiana lawmaker pushes for medical marijuana to curb opioid epidemic. His fellow Republicans are the ones likely to block him.


Dear America, universal health care is what real freedom looks like. USA Today. And: IT COSTS LESS. And: In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime. National Public Radio. CBC. [20][21][22]. Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2017-18 ballot issues: marijuana and minimum wage.

Hours per week at minimum wage to rent a one-bedroom apartment

Source [1][2]. Bernie Sanders.

Single payer will save money

List of countries by total health expenditure per capita.

Illinois Is Officially The 21st State To Decriminalize Weed. And: India. The people of Mumbai (also known as Bombay) talk about marijuana. Youtube.

Poll. Voters support single payer Medicare-for-all 51 - 38 percent. As do doctors. And: List of countries by total health expenditure per capita. Click any year to sort highest to lowest cost per person. See: Australian single payer.

Here's what happened when a Republican senator challenged a Canadian doctor on their single-payer health care system. Bernie Sanders videos. Canadian MSNBC anchor versus Republican congressman.

  • Canadian doctor versus Republican senator
  • Canadian MSNBC anchor versus Republican congressman

Since decriminalizing all drugs in 2001, Portugal's overdose rate has decreased by ~75% and now has one of the lowest overdose rates in all of Europe. [23][24][25]. Overdose death rates by country.

Drug induced deaths per million population, ages 15-64. By country

Medicare for ALL. Medicare spends less than 2 percent on bureaucracy. 1.4% to be exact. And: Nearly a third of our health care dollars go to something other than health care. And: Universal healthcare and drug war.

Medicare means waste less money on bureaucracy

Senator Cory Booker Debuts ‘Marijuana Justice Act’ to Legalize Cannabis, & support racial justice. [27][28].

Marijuana was the secret to ending this woman's heroin addiction

Her mom said "Why don't you just smoke some weed?"

Cigarette box warnings in Australia

Cigarette box warnings in Australia. Tobacco causes one in ten deaths globally. [3]

2017 June 22. Healthcare protest at office of Senator Mitch McConnell

June 22, 2017. Healthcare protest at office of Senator Mitch McConnell.

Big Pharma CEO pay versus median income. PNHP

Big Pharma CEO pay. [4].

Massachusetts governor signs bill to allow recreational pot. [29]. Marijuana should be legalised in India for medical purposes: Maneka Gandhi And: Trump Said Sacks Of Drugs Are Falling On Peoples’ Heads. A Congressman’s Response Is Perfect. And: Landmark Study Shows Legal Marijuana Sales Reduce Crime. And: Why Are So Many People Dying from Opiate Overdoses? It's Our Broken Society. Absurdly low minimum wage too..
USA. National Public Radio parrots minimum wage lies. [30]. And: $750,000 settlement after woman dies after going through heroin withdrawal in Mason County, Kentucky jail. And: Washington state distracted driving law starts July 23. And: Medicaid enrollees largely satisfied with the health care they receive. [31]. And: Marijuana was the secret to ending this woman's addiction to heroin. Video. [32]. And: Philip Morris: Tobacco giant ordered to compensate Australia. And: Trump-supporting sheriff in Butler County, Ohio (heart of opioid epidemic): My deputies won't use Narcan. [33]. And: Jeff Sessions: Anti-Weed Crusader Received Big Money From Big Tobacco. And: American Media Silent After UN Just Called for Decriminalizing Drug Use Worldwide.
Greece legalises marijuana for medical purposes. That makes 6 EU countries. [34]. And: District of Cannabis. It’s summer, and Washington DC smells like weed. Everywhere, all the time. And: Missouri Republicans Lower St. Louis Minimum Wage From $10 To $7.70. And: Lobbyists Have Pushed for a Big Pharma Monopoly on CBD. And: United Nations and World Health Organisation call for drugs to be decriminalised. [35].

20 million more uninsured = 20,000+ more deaths yearly. [36]. And: Politifact: Bernie Sanders' projection of 'thousands' of deaths from lost health coverage is well-supported. June 27, 2017. See article sidebar for many sources. [37][38][39][40][41][42]. And: Politifact: Paul Ryan wrong that most of the 22 million uninsured would be uninsured by choice. [43]. And: 17 Charts and Figures that show the US is not as developed as you’d think. America is not great. [44]. And: 93% of Patients Prefer Cannabis Over Opioids For Managing Pain, According to New Study. And: Medicaid Could Have Saved $1 Billion If Medical Marijuana Was Legalized nationwide. And: How Big Tobacco-style marketing propels U.S. opioid crisis — and powers $400 billion pharma industry. [45][46][47][48].
Nevada becomes 5th state to legalise marijuana for recreational use. [49]. And: Catalonia region of Spain legalises marijuana consumption, cultivation, and distribution. And: 43 arrested. Blood on the floor. Protester: Mitch McConnell Thinks Disabled Americans Are ‘Better Off Dead’. [50][51]. And: Bernie Sanders Slams ‘Moral Outrage’ Of Trumpcare At Pittsburgh Rally. $500 billion in tax breaks to the top two percent. [52]. And: Marijuana legalization doesn't lead to more fatal car crashes. American Journal of Public Health. And: The GOP Health Care Bill Will Doom Millions Of People Struggling With Addiction. And: Healthcare groups issue scathing criticism of Senate bill. Trumpcare 4.0. [53]. And: Do We Really Need A Middleman (private insurers) In Our Broken Health Care System? [54][55]. And: Officer who shot Philando Castile said smell of marijuana made him fear for his life. [56]. And: Brockton, Massachusetts. Firefighters agree to a drug test policy that excludes pot. And: New Jersey Democrats Begin Push to Legalize Marijuana. And: Oklahoma voters will decide fate of medical marijuana. And: Mexico Legalizes Medical Marijuana. And: How Swiss Marijuana Reform Will Lead To Full Legalization In Europe.

Jeff Sessions KKK was OK until I learned they smoked pot

Jeff Sessions OK.

Bill Maher on slavery, Jim Crow, and drug war

Artist Projects Image Of Jeff Sessions In KKK Hood Across Department Of Justice. And: Senate introduces bill to end federal medical marijuana prohibition. [57][58]. And: Sessions asks Congress to let him prosecute medical pot shops, patients. [59]. And: Science Calls Out Jeff Sessions on Medical Marijuana and the "Historic Drug Epidemic" - Scientific American. [60]. And: This Arab country is among list of places that smoke most hash. And: Coffee, Cocoa, Cannabis: New Push to Legalize Marijuana Launched in Switzerland. And: Holy Smoke: Israel Begins Decriminalizing Cannabis. [61][62]. And: France Just Ended Prison Terms For Marijuana Use. [63][64][65][66]. And: Uruguay, the first country where you can smoke marijuana wherever you like. And: "I Was Wrong": Former Judge Treated With Cannabis Oil Regrets Having Sent People to Jail for It. And: Duterte tells troops they can RAPE women in 'joke' as he rallies soldiers battling foreign fighters in ISIS 'invasion' of besieged Philippines city. [67][68][69]
Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2017-18 ballot issues: marijuana & minimum wage. Democratic Party, following Bernie Sanders lead, proposes bill to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2024. Republicans oppose raising federal minimum wage. [70] [71].
Trumpcare 3.0 Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says. [72]. And: Vermont's Republican Governor Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization bill of Democrat legislature. And: Democrats pick up two GOP-held legislative seats, the first flips of the Trump era. And: Trump Called Rodrigo Duterte to Congratulate Him on His Murderous Drug War: “You Are Doing an Amazing Job”. [73][74]. And: California. Single-Payer Would Cost A Third of Current Health Care Costs Per Family.
Conservative morons worldwide: British Prime Minister Just Claimed Cannabis Leads To Heroin And Suicide. And: American Legion to Trump: Allow marijuana research for vets. [75]. And: Marijuana convictions go up in smoke with California legalization. And: Cannabis may help wean people off crack, study finds. And: Trump thinks health insurance costs $15 a month. And: Doctors hate Trumpcare. And: Prison healthcare, deaths. And: At heated North Dakota town hall watch a man stuff money into shirt Of GOP Congressman Who Voted To Repeal Obamacare. [76][77].
Jeff Sessions once wanted to execute pot dealers. And: Georgia Cop Decides A Sober Woman Is High On Marijuana, Jails Her. And: Criminal Charges For Georgia Police Officers punching and kicking handcuffed marijuana user in head. [78][79][80]. And: Jeff Sessions Rolls Back Obama-Era Drug Sentencing Reforms. Harsher punishments for low-level drug crimes. [81][82][83][84][85][86][87][88][89]. And: 'The Drug Whisperer': Drivers arrested while stone cold sober by dumbass Georgia cops. And: Willie Nelson to Jeff Sessions: Smoke Some Pot.

Sao Paulo 2017 May 6 Brazil crowd

Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 6, 2017.

Gigantic rally in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Global Marijuana March. May 6, 2017. Videos [90][91] Event. And: Cape Town, South Africa. Videos [92][93] Event. And: Huge joint rolls through New York City. [94][95].

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii

Democrat Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.

Universal health coverage. Not a radical idea

Time For Single-Payer Healthcare.

Life expectancy versus health expenditure over time. 1970-2014

Life expectancy versus health expenditure. [5].

2017 Global Marijuana March. [96]. And: Cannabis Festivals 2017-2018 | Man, I'm hungry. | Everfest. And: World Naked Gardening Day is May 6th. Your marijuana garden needs love too Face-smile.

Poll: Bernie Sanders is most popular U.S. politician [97]. And: Bernie Sanders And Democrats Introduce A New $15 Minimum Wage Bill. And: When Trump was an independent, like Bernie Sanders, and more logical, Trump supported Single-Payer. And: Patrick Stewart Reveals He Uses Marijuana Daily To Help With Arthritis Symptoms. And: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Calls For Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition.
Much better healthcare in Canada, Britain, France. I had a health crisis in France. I’m here to tell you that ‘socialized medicine’ is terrific. [98][99][100][101][102]. And: Medical marijuana could save Medicaid $1 billion in prescription drug costs. [103][104]. And: West Virginia becomes 29th state to legalize medical marijuana. [105][106]. And: Republican Governor, Terry Branstad, rolls back local minimum wage increases in Iowa.

The 'unimaginable' premium hikes of Trumpcare 2.0 for people with pre-existing conditions. And: Republicans To Vote To Take Away Health Care For Those Tens of Millions. [107][108][109]. And: Poll: Trump, Democrats and Republicans all unpopular.

More Than Half of American Adults Have Tried Pot. [110]. Among current users: 14% Republican, 43% Democrats, 42% independents. And: USA. Marijuana legalization support at all-time high. [111]. And: Smoke pot in Oregon? Your name now protected from feds. And: New Mexico's Republican governor vetoes a bill that would have allowed medical marijuana for opioid addiction. And: She also vetoed the 911 Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Bill. And: Idaho's Republican governor vetoes a broadly-supported asset forfeiture reform bill.

Bernie Sanders To Introduce Single-Payer Health Care Bill In Senate. And: For The First Time Ever, The Federal Government Is Referring To Marijuana As Medicine. And: Bernie Sanders: Americans pay highest prices for pharmaceutical drugs in the world. And: Canada has universal health care, and higher minimum wage than USA. And: The disease killing white Americans goes way deeper than opioids. [112][113][114]. And: Trump's Health Care Plan Could Exacerbate Opioid Epidemic, But Medical Marijuana Could Help. [115][116]. And: Former premiers and Australian police chiefs call for drug decriminalisation. [117]. And: NPR: Former Drug Czar Says GOP Health Bill Would Cut Access To Addiction Treatment.

17,000 more people annually could die in 2018 if Trumpcare becomes law. 14 million more people uninsured in 2018. 24 million in 2026. 29,000 more dead annually in 2026. Single-Payer for California. Great healthcare for half the cost of Trumpcare. And: Canada: Show health card, get free care. and The $0 Alternative To Trumpcare. See chart below. USA versus top ten healthiest nations. Vancouver's top doctor to Trudeau: Decriminalize all illicit drugs, now. Using Portugal's model. [118][119]. End drug war with universal healthcare. List of countries with universal health care.

USA versus top ten healthiest countries 3

 Wikipedia country lists: Life expectancy.
 And: Total health expenditure per capita.
 Those numbers will change over time.

Quinnipiac poll: 71% oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal. And: Canada. Human rights board orders insurer to pay medical marijuana costs in precedent-setting case [120].

Bernie Sanders wins CNN healthcare debate with Ted Cruz.
Country Life expectancy Infant mortality rate Healthcare cost per person
(2). (US dollars. PPP)
Murder rate
per 100,000
Canada 82.2 years.(2) 4.9 per 1000 births. $4,608 in 2015 1.5
USA 79.3 years.(2) 6.5 per 1000 births. $9,451 in 2015 3.9
Murder rate is lower in Canada due to far less handgun ownership.
USA. The highest drug prices in the world

Source. Bernie Sanders.

No deductibles on basic Canadian health care. Co-pays are extremely low or non-existent. And: Canada passes US in middle-class wealth. Median after-tax middle-class income in Canada is higher. [121]. One reason why: Canadians pay so much less for far better healthcare.

Single-Payer Healthcare. [122]. Higher life expectancy at half the cost. And: Save $1.6 trillion out of $3.2 trillion spent on US healthcare in 2015. How?: Canadian single-payer healthcare, and Portuguese drug decriminalization and treatment. And: Save more via less incarceration. And: Prescriptions are free in Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland. Vs. USA. [123]. And: No personal medical debt in single-payer countries. And: Canada has higher minimum wage.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act will kill more than 43,000 people annually, and 30 million will lose their healthcare coverage. Physicians for a National Health Program. And: A Trump Fan Cheering Obamacare Repeal Just Found Out He’s On Obamacare. Hilarity Ensues. And: 15 charts that show how Obamacare works now — and how Republicans would overhaul it.
See: More News. And: Cannabis is safer.

Poll. US voters support single payer Medicare-for-all 51 - 38 percent. As do doctors. See: Australian single payer. And: It costs less. Bernie Sanders videos: A Republican senator challenged a Canadian doctor on their single-payer health care. 2. Chart: Portugal's drug decriminalization. 2.

Will 2018 midterm elections remove Republicans? 2018 ballot issues: marijuana and minimum wage.

2017, 2016, 2015 Global Marijuana March. Crowd photos.

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See also: detailed 2004 city list, 2004 GMM graphics, and GMM 2004 map.
Norway 2004 MMM

Norway 2004 MMM

Argentina 2004 MMM

Argentina 2004 MMM

165 cities signed up for the Saturday, May 1, 2004 Global Marijuana March from 31 countries.


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  1. Acton, Ontario, Canada
  2. Albany, New York, USA
  3. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  4. Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
  5. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  6. Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  7. Athabasca, Alberta, Canada
  8. Athens, Georgia, USA
  9. Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  10. Auckland, New Zealand
  11. Austin, Texas, USA
  12. Bakersfield, California, USA
  13. Basel, Switzerland
  14. Bergen, Norway
  15. Bern, Switzerland
  16. Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
  17. Birmingham, England, UK
  18. Boone, North Carolina, USA
  19. Brantford, Ontario, Canada
  20. Bratislava, Slovakia
  21. Budapest, Hungary
  22. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  23. Buffalo, New York, USA
  24. Burlington, Vermont, USA
  25. Cape Town, South Africa
  26. Chicago, Illinois, USA
  27. Chico, California, USA
  28. Christchurch, New Zealand
  29. Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  30. Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  31. Cologne, Germany
  32. Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
  33. Columbia, South Carolina, USA
  34. Columbus, Ohio, USA
  35. Daingerfield, Texas, USA
  36. Dallas, Texas, USA
  37. Darmstadt, Germany
  38. Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  39. Dayton, Ohio, USA
  40. Des Moines, Iowa, USA
  41. Detroit, Michigan, USA
  42. Dover, Delaware, USA
  43. Dublin, Ireland
  44. Dunedin, New Zealand
  45. Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
  46. Eugene, Oregon, USA
  47. Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
  48. Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
  49. Flint, Michigan, USA
  50. Frankfurt, Germany
  51. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
  52. Geneva, Switzerland
  53. Gunnison, Colorado, USA
  54. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  55. Hearst, Ontario, Canada
  56. Helsinki, Finland
  57. Hilo, Hawaii, USA
  58. Houston, Texas, USA
  59. Hull, England, UK
  60. Kansas City, Missouri, USA
  61. Kingston, Jamaica
  62. Kristiansand, Norway
  63. Lansing, Michigan, USA
  64. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  65. Lausanne, Switzerland
  66. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA
  67. Leipzig, Germany
  68. Leon, Mexico
  69. Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  70. Levin, New Zealand
  71. Lexington, Kentucky, USA
  72. Lima, Ohio, USA
  73. London, England, UK
  74. Los Angeles, California, USA
  75. Lucerne, Switzerland
  76. Luxembourg (city), Luxembourg
  77. Madrid, Spain
  78. Maracaibo, Venezuela
  79. Marysville, California, USA
  80. Mexico City, Mexico
  81. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  82. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  83. Missoula, Montana, USA
  84. Montpelier, Vermont, USA
  85. Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  86. Moscow, Russia
  87. Napier, New Zealand
  88. Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  89. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  90. New Paltz, New York, USA
  91. New York City, New York, USA
  92. Newark, Delaware, USA
  93. Newton, Kansas, USA
  94. Nicosia, Cyprus
  95. Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia
  96. Ogden, Utah, USA
  97. Orlando, Florida, USA
  98. Osaka, Japan
  99. Oslo, Norway
  100. Oulu, Finland
  101. Paducah, Kentucky, USA
  102. Paris, France
  103. Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA
  104. Peoria, Illinois, USA
  105. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  106. Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  107. Pilsen (or Plzen), Czech Republic
  108. Portland, Maine, USA
  109. Portland, Oregon, USA
  110. Potsdam, Germany
  111. Poznan, Poland
  112. Prague, Czech Republic
  113. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  114. Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
  115. Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
  116. Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  117. Reno, Nevada, USA
  118. Richmond, Virginia, USA
  119. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  120. Roanoke, Virginia, USA
  121. Rockford, Illinois, USA
  122. Rome, Italy
  123. Rosario, Argentina
  124. Rostock, Germany
  125. Sacramento, California, USA
  126. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  127. San Diego, California, USA
  128. San Francisco, California, USA
  129. San Juan, Puerto Rico
  130. San Marcos, Texas, USA
  131. Santiago, Chile
  132. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  133. Sapporo, Japan
  134. Savannah, Georgia, USA
  135. South Bend, Indiana, USA
  136. Spokane, Washington, USA
  137. Springfield, Missouri, USA
  138. St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  139. Stavanger, Norway
  140. Stockholm, Sweden
  141. Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada
  142. Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  143. Tallahassee, Florida, USA
  144. Tampa, Florida, USA
  145. Tel Aviv, Israel
  146. The Hague, Netherlands
  147. Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  148. Tokyo, Japan
  149. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  150. Traverse City, Michigan, USA
  151. Trondheim, Norway
  152. Tucson, Arizona, USA
  153. Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
  154. Turku, Finland
  155. Upper Lake, California, USA
  156. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  157. Ventura, California, USA
  158. Visalia, California, USA
  159. Warsaw, Poland
  160. Washington, District of Columbia, USA
  161. Wellington, New Zealand
  162. Wichita, Kansas, USA
  163. Wilmington, Delaware, USA
  164. Yuba City, California, USA
  165. Zurich, Switzerland

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