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Category Archive for '#OccupyWallStreet'

Like, wouldn’t it be fun if someone managed to pull a “Trading Places” like scam and break the Koch brothers? Ah, a girl can dream! Bookmark It

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Remember, this movement started with no help (let alone leadership) from the political establishment on the minimum wage organizing, and this certainly wasn’t driven by electoral politics. This was accomplished by the workers themselves and some good old-fashioned organizing, and those organizers who helped pulled it off should be congratulated: BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores […]

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What Germany just did to Greece’s new ruling coalition: Germany has rejected a Greek request for a six-month extension to its eurozone loan programme. The rejection came despite the European Commission calling the Greek request “positive” only minutes earlier. Greece had sought a new six-month assistance package, rather than a renewal of the existing deal […]

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I know some great people fighting the good fight in North Carolina. It’s an uphill battle, though, because of Art Pope and his millions. Closing the Poverty Center wouldn’t stop Nichol from writing, but it would be a further hollowing out of a public university system that used to have high regard for the poor. […]

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After all, it’s not as if the TPP establishes corporate rule over international law, or anything crazy like that! WASHINGTON — A Democratic congressman has accused the Obama administration of dodging his request for “unimpeded” access to two controversial trade agreements — reigniting a dispute over transparency as the president presses legislators for so-called “fast-track” […]

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Oh, here we go again. Obama just can’t rest without his Grand Bargain. Why are Democrats so fricking gullible? “Meet the new prez, same as the old prez.” That bastardization of an old lyric by The Who promptly popped into my head upon learning this week that the White House is again floating the “chained […]

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The NY teachers of the year let Gov. Andrew Cuomo know what a jerk he is and how much they despise his education policies: Dear Governor Cuomo: We are teachers. We have given our hearts and souls to this noble profession. We have pursued intellectual rigor. We have fed students who were hungry. We have […]

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Oh wait, I forgot! We don’t prosecute bankers unless they’re middle management: The US government will come under intense pressure this week to explain what action it took after receiving a massive cache of leaked data that revealed how the Swiss banking arm of HSBC, the world’s second-largest bank, helped wealthy customers conceal billions of […]

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These GOP governors are all cut from the same Koch-approved cloth: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed a bill Monday prohibiting cities across the state from establishing mandatory minimum wage and employee benefits, including vacation or sick leave days. Advocates of the new law contend that efforts to increase the minimum wage across various municipalities could […]

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This Thursday, FCC Chair Tom Wheeler will announce that under Title II, broadband companies will be regulated as utilities. Real progress, and we should be grateful to Wheeler and President Obama for listening to the public as we made our wishes known. But mostly, we should thank John Oliver, who turned his audience into a […]

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