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Category Archive for 'Class War'

It’s our responsibility, as moral human beings, to bear witness to these shameless atrocities. To remember, and to speak out. Here’s Amira Hass writing in Haaretz: I’m fed up with lying to myself – as if I could remotely, by phone, gather the information necessary to report on what the journalists located there are reporting […]

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Charges dropped

Yeah, I remember when Bill Clinton’s welfare reform bill included funding for daycare, and then the Republicans chipped away until there was nothing left. So tired of people criminalizing poor women for making the best of awful circumstances: PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona prosecutors will drop child abuse charges against a woman who generated nationwide attention […]

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So I know he won’t apologize for this Sometimes Bill Maher says some smart, insightful things, but he’s frequently dead wrong on politics. He loves to pontificate, but he won’t work hard enough to get it right. (In other words, he’s no John Oliver.) He’s a guy who ridicules religious extremism but sounds like the […]

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This time, for disability coverage: Issa’s implication is that almost all the applicants approved by these judges are unworthy. He’s hoping to shock taxpayers by stating that between 2005 and 2013, the judges “placed over 3.2 million people on federal disability programs at a total cost of nearly one trillion dollars.” There’s a good lesson […]

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Happy Bastille Day

Judy Collins:

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Here’s a surprise

Always happy to have this happen, but it won’t be in time for 2014: A Florida Circut County Court has struck down the state’s congressional map and ordered a redrawing of district lines. In his 41-page ruling issued Thursday evening, Judge Terry Lewis writes that the map drawn by the GOP-controlled legislature for the 2012 […]

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What would it take to make that happen here? Up to 2 million public sector workers participated in strike action on Thursday in a massive coordinated action against ‘poverty pay’, attacks on pensions, heavy workloads and workplace safety. Picket lines were manned by trade unionist and supporters nationwide outside courts, council offices, job centers and […]

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No wonder they hate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau! Via The Nation: For more than forty years, the Supreme Court’s conservatives have been engaged in a campaign to shut the courthouse door to consumers, working people, small businesses and others seeking redress for corporate wrongdoing. In recent years, and especially since Chief Justice John Roberts […]

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Hey

At least we’re better than Croatia! Poor students have a tougher time overcoming their socioeconomic odds in the U.S. than in Canada, France, Russia, and 33 other countries, according to a new global report by the OECD. Only about 20 percent of disadvantaged students in the U.S.—those in the bottom 25th percentile of the PISA […]

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It wasn’t just Apple and Google — it seems to include Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks. And here’s how that works: In May, just days after the $324 million Techtopus settlement was reached, a major industry-funded report was published, claiming that more H-1B visas should be issued to foreign tech workers. This, they argued, would lead to higher wages for everyone in the tech […]

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