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Category Archive for 'Class War'

Towns will do anything to harass homeless people now. This is one of the more egregious examples I’ve seen, taking place in Portland, Oregon: This past July, a homeless Portland woman was charged with third-degree theft when she plugged her cellphone charger into an outlet on a sidewalk planter box in Old Town. Cases in […]

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Why is it that our librul media isn’t really talking about this? There has been an outcry in Israel after the foreign minister said that disloyal Israeli Arabs should have their heads chopped off. Avigdor Lieberman was speaking at a pre-election conference on Sunday. The leader of the right-wing nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party, an outspoken […]

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H1-B follies

No one in their right mind could possibly believe we don’t have enough laid-off Americans to fill these jobs. The White House has established a $100 million program that endorses fast-track, boot camp IT training efforts and other four-year degree alternatives. But this plan is drawing criticism because of the underlying message it sends in […]

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So it turns out that Ferguson Mayor James Knowles, nominally a Democrat, is really a libertarian who was gung-ho to privatize as many law enforcement functions as he could to make “users” cover the cost of law enforcement. Take the shocking “discovery” — actually years in the making — that Ferguson shifted many of its […]

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Video: U. of Oklahoma's @sae1856 frat singing "there'll never be a nigger at SAE" to applause, cheers on a bus: https://t.co/LoOtXnI1Et — randy r. potts (@thephatic) March 9, 2015 Isn’t that nice. I may be painting with a broad brush here, but I’d have felt like a failure if either of my kids had ever […]

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This story was co-published with Politico Magazine. Last July 4, my family and I went to Long Island to celebrate the holiday with a friend and her family. After eating some barbecue, a group of us decided to take a walk along the ocean. The mood on the beach that day was festive. Music from […]

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I had dinner with a friend last night and he told me I had to read this Guardian article. So I did: In many ways the EIC was a model of corporate efficiency: 100 years into its history, it had only 35 permanent employees in its head office. Nevertheless, that skeleton staff executed a corporate […]

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Even though I know better — even though I know how cops think, and how politicians use them, and the racism that overrides all of it– I was still emotionally overwhelmed listening to Eric Holder summarize the systematic oppression of Ferguson residents in the Justice Department report today. How "routine misconduct" by Ferguson police can […]

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As you can see with this vote, elections do have consequences! Let’s not let them turn Pennsylvania into Wisconsin, no matter how many Koch-loving hacks we have in the state house: An attempt to pass a controversial amendment to a bill that would restrict union dues collection from state and school employees’ paychecks narrowly failed […]

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