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Category Archive for 'Class War'

Millions of Americans live with the possibility that, at any moment, their wages or the cash in their bank accounts could be seized over an old debt. It’s an easily ignored part of America’s financial system, in part due to a common attitude that people who don’t pay their debts deserve what’s coming to them. […]

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Republicans Want To Make It Harder To Have Kids Fed Lunches At School In yet another case of Republicans not giving two shits about the nation’s kids, Congress wants to make it even harder for children in poverty to get free lunches at schools. According to Slate, here is the situation. Back in 2010, the […]

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Don’t kid yourself. This is happening in every state now: Five New Mexico state workers admitted last week that they denied food assistance to needy families after being pressured by superiors. According to KTRK, five workers at the state’s Human Services department told a federal court that they falsified records to claim that families applying […]

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A day after Baltimore police shot (but did not kill) a boy who was carrying a BB gun manufactured to look like a Beretta pistol, the author of a recently withdrawn state bill to ban “imitation guns” said he intends to reintroduce it in the next legislative session later this year. Maryland state Sen. C. […]

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I think we all relate; so many people who are struggling like this. Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency: I know what it is like to have to juggle creditors to make it through a week. I know what it is like to have to swallow my […]

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No no no not again

13-year-old boy killed for BB gun:

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The deck is greatly stacked against workers, so any actual reform should help: A new bill passed by Virginia’s state senate would require the Workers Compensation Commission authority to set fee schedules, the way many states already do. Hospitals, doctors, and healthcare providers would have pre-established fees to charge when treating workplace injuries. “Virginia has […]

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I can’t believe only one of my friends has called herself since the recession. A few of them are still teetering: Numerous studies have found a strong connection between right-wing economic policies and suicide. Recent research from sociologists David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu, for example, found that suicide rates in both the US and UK […]

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Puerto Rico is in dire financial straits. They are facing a monumental $70 billion debt. BILLION. John Oliver explained in the below clip from Sunday’s Last Week Tonight that Puerto Rico can’t file for bankruptcy due to an unexplainable, tiny provision in a 1984 law. Oliver said: “We need to stop treating Puerto Rico like […]

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Race can be a distraction from class

As a progressive, I see this a lot — mostly because most progressive activists aren’t working class and this not familiar with how indifferent the powers that be are to their well-being. Leonard Pitts: To be white in America is to have been sold a bill of goods that there exists between you and people […]

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