Tag Archives: unions

03.28:top.10.reads

Chris Hedges: The Collapse of Globalization – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig.

E.J. Dionne, Jr.: The Surprising New Class Politics – Truthdig.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of fatness | Grist.

Civil Eats » Blog Archive » The EPA: Cleaning Up Crappy Water Since 1970.

Civil Eats » Blog Archive » Cultivating City Blocks With Karrots.

President Obama’s face used on most recent anti-choice billboard campaign. aw. ful.

“Safe” Radiation is a Lethal Three Mile Island Lie | Common Dreams.

Capitol Offensive — In These Times.

In Celebrities We Trust: An Excerpt From ‘Back to Our Future’ — In These Times.

We trade in the responsibilities of democratic citizenship for the pleasure of a superfan’s enthusiasm by simply backing whatever is being pushed by the political Michael Jordan we like.

 

01.18:top.10.reads

Between Despair and Hope: MLK, Obama and War | CommonDreams.org. Medea Benjamin

‘Easier to Build Monuments than to Make a Better World’: Detroit, MLK Day, and the US Social Forum | CommonDreams.org.

Israel and Egypt continue to Squeeze the Lifeblood out of the People of Gaza | CommonDreams.org.  Ann Wright

We’ve ignored King on war – Spokesman.com – Jan. 17, 2010.

The Death of MLK Jr.: RFK Said It Best | Mother Jones.

The Santa Clausification of Martin Luther King, Jr. | TPMCafe.

Dr. King, Forgotten Radical | The American Prospect.

Naomi Klein on how corporate branding has taken over America | Books | The Guardian.

Haiti: Give Money, Not Stuff | Mother Jones.

Haiti: A Photographer’s Plea – The Picture Show Blog : NPR.

Labor’s Last Stand? — In These Times.

Kay Steiger: It’s Not So Easy. [her header pic for this blog is awesome.]

Remember last week when Hillary Clinton stood in front of the world and defended access to reproductive health care as a “basic right”?

“If we believe that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, then we cannot accept the ongoing marginalization of half the world’s population,” Secretary Clinton said one week ago today. “We cannot accept it morally, politically, socially, or economically.”

11.15:top.10.reads

Copenhagen: Seattle Grows Up. Naomi Klein

The Fifty-Year WarJonathan Schell: We learned so much, at such cost, in Vietnam. Why must we learn it all again in Afghanistan?

The Perils of Palinism. “With enemies like Sarah Palin, who needs friends?”

Real Recovery Is Easy to Spell: J-O-B-S by Jim Hightower on Creators.com – A Syndicate Of Talent.

School’s Cool — In These Times.

How to Create Good Jobs Now — In These Times.

How to Speak Tea Bag | Mother Jones.

Interview with Arianna Huffington | The Progressive.

Capitalism, Sarah Palin-Style | The Progressive.

Spot The Plus-Size Model In Glamour – Glamour plus size – Jezebel.

Naomi Klein on Climate Debt | CommonDreams.orgV.

10.19:top.10.reads

Sorry for the lack of posts.  I’ll try and do better, I’m currently working on a real update.

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BBC – Today – The death of language?.

BBC – Newsbeat – New maps show population hotspots.

t r u t h o u t | Youth Beyond the Politics of Hope.

Truthdig – Reports – Obama Can’t Lose the Young.

Truthdig – Reports – A Reality Check From the Brink of Extinction.

t r u t h o u t | Republicans Are Irrelevant to Health Care Reform.

t r u t h o u t | Truthout Interview With Ralph Nader: “Only the Rich Can Save Us”.

The Feministing Five: Michael Kimmel – Feministing.

Unions, House Dems vs. Rahm Emanuel, Policy Wonks on So-Called “Cadillac Plans” – Working In These Times.

Ten Years After Seattle — In These Times.

Carl Honore: In Praise Of Slow Sex.

video of a dance company my friend just joined:

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09.25:top.10.reads

America’s Teacher: Naomi Klien interviews Michael Moore//The Nation

Obama on Climate: How Hard Is He Trying?//Bill McKibben//Mother Jones

Pride and Prejudice: 70’s Ads//Mother Jones

Coming Soon: Climate Bill//Mother Jones

Service Workers Elbow-to- Elbow in Battle for Healthcare//In These Times

Recession Brings Uneven Pain, Threatens Uneven Recovery//In These Times

Will Obama’s OSHA Nominee be the Right’s Next Smear Victim?//In These Times

Your Electronic Vote in the 2010 Election Has Just Been Bought//t r u t h o u t   batshit.crazy?

The Mess Left Behind//t r u t h o u t  

A President Was Killed the Last Time Right-Wing Hatred Ran Wild Like This//t r u t h o u t

09.22:top.10.reads

The Rights of Corporations//NYTimes  um, batshit crazy?

In an exchange this month with Chief Justice Roberts, the solicitor general, Elena Kagan, argued against expanding that narrowly defined personhood. “Few of us are only our economic interests,” she said. “We have beliefs. We have convictions.” Corporations, “engage the political process in an entirely different way, and this is what makes them so much more damaging,” she said.

Chief Justice Roberts disagreed: “A large corporation, just like an individual, has many diverse interests.” Justice Antonin Scalia said most corporations are “indistinguishable from the individual who owns them.”

Globalization Goes Bankrupt//TruthDig

Clinton on Gore: “I Thought He Was in Neverland”//Mother Jones  I’ll listen to any dish involving Maureen Dowd.

Clinton: Don’t Ask Dems to “Commit Suicide” With Climate Bill//Mother Jones

“I still think the president should try really hard to pass climate change legislation this year, in addition to health care,” he said. Without passing it, he said, the U.S. will appear “long in the tooth… We need to be tomorrow’s country.”

A Clunker, Not a Cadillac//TruthDig  “Finally, a healthcare proposal George W. Bush could love.”

Are Young Workers Ready for Unions (and Vice Versa)?//InTheseTimes

We need to revitalize and unify labor at every level.  We need to reach out to unorganized workers –especially those under 35 — who, for whatever reason, don’t see us as the answer to the economic problems they face.

It’s not that today’s young people don’t like unions; it’s just that they really don’t know about us. Their images come from the movies and corporate America. And that’s our fault.

Our message needs to resonate across generational lines. For the first time in history, we have four generations in our movement as active and retired workers, ranging from those whose lives were shaped by the great depression and World War II, to the well-documented baby boomers, to Generation X, and to the millennials, those born in the 1980s and later.

There is a world of difference in their life experiences. As we saw in the report on younger workers issued by the AFL-CIO last week, one in three worries about finding a permanent full-time job with benefits.  And an equal number are still living with their parents.  How many of you can relate?

Vintage Sexism: 1943 Guide to Hiring Women Feministing.com

Facebook Stalking: Isn’t it Romantic?//Jezebel

Is America Hooked on War? The Nation 

 

Up 131%, And Still Going

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Tell Us Something We Don’t Know, Now What Are You Going To Do About It Dept.: A Kaiser Family Foundation survey found the average family premium for health insurance rose to $13,375 last year, a jump of 5% even as inflation fell .7%. That makes for an obscene rise of 131% over the past ten years, when wages increased only 38%. One more time: public option, anyone?

09.21:top.10.reads

Obama Leaves Bush-Cheney Repressive Apparatus Standing | The Progressive.

An Obama Quid Pro Quo for Labor’s Support? – Working In These Times.

Local First: A Strategy For Employee Free Choice – Working In These Times.

Truthdig – Reports – Jimmy Carter Is Right.

t r u t h o u t | The Politics of Lying and the Culture of Deceit in Obama’s America: The Rule of Damaged Politics.

Lies are often much more plausible, more appealing to reason, than reality, since the liar has the great advantage of knowing beforehand what the audience wishes or expects to hear.

Hannah Arendt

t r u t h o u t | “We Made Them Millions, and They Complain About Insurance”.

Anything but early marriage is a “relationship wasteland” – Feministing. Yay!

“Don’t You Just Love Your [Insert Ethnicity] Nanny?” – Labor – Jezebel.

Enough With This Crap About Women’s Unhappiness – Women’s unhappiness – Jezebel.