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PBC News & Comment: Pressure Builds to Dump Gen. Shinseki, But That Won’t Fix the V.A.

Pressure builds on Obama to fire VA chief Gen. Shinseki, but the hypo-critics in Congress won't cough up needed fundingClick here for free audiobook download from Audible, and earn $15 for the PBC Podcast!

--Jason Leopold filed FOIA request at NSA  on the volume of FOIA requests since Snowden leaks last year, in the Guardian

--in this excerpt from our in-depth interview, Prof. Suzanna Walters says marriage equality isn’t the only focus of gay liberation movement

--Google finally reveals gender, ethnic breakdown of its mostly white, male workforce

--British inquest into Iraq war demands papers of Blair & Bush meetings

--PANDA and Rustic Justice concert in Albany NY June 7, details here

--in Sacramento, important progressive legislation is being killed: fracking moratorium, GMO labeling, oil tax, vehicle-tracking limitations all defeated

--California’s June 3 primary ballot offers few major contests, and some freaky candidates