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Why don't poor people just get jobs? Because they already did.
The contrast between hardworking Americans and shiftless, lazy, poor people is a favorite of Republicans as they try to cut safety net ...
Laura Clawson 05/25/2015 23
Mass Graves Found in Malaysia After Obama Opposes TPP Exclusion of Human Rights Violators
An amendment to the Trade Promotion Authority prohibiting human trafficking, child and slave labor passed through the U.S. Senate Finance Committee despite strong opposition by President Obama and ...
Stephen Benavides 05/25/2015 56
Kansas Legislators Receive Praise And Warnings From ALEC
Kansas Legislators are preparing to return to work tomorrow in an overtime session of a state body originally scheduled to adjourn more than a week ago. What holds them in Topeka rather than back at ...
Chris Reeves 05/25/2015 18
Hellraisers Journal: Mary R. Alspaugh: "The United Mine Workers of Colorado are starving today."
The capitalist class is always on strike against the working class. -Mary R Alspaugh ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Tuesday May 25, 1915 From ...
JayRaye 05/25/2015 4
GOP Latino Outreach Parody
Republicans need to reach out to the strength of the Latino vote in 2016, but they don't always hit the mark when it comes to the message. https://youtu.be/N1u7qhXYnE0 Although this is a ...
chex 05/25/2015 6
What a waste ... Memorial Day (a short story)
This short story was previously published on Monday, May 28, 2012, as "Memorial ...
Mark E Andersen 05/25/2015 37
Philip Murray
“Unions were created to make living conditions just a little better than they were before they were created, and the union that does not manifest that kind of interest in human beings cannot endure.
The Rick Smith Show 05/25/2015 3
Memorial Day and Flanders Fields
I often struggle to write about Memorial Day. It is about more ...
Mark E Andersen 05/24/2015 97
Chaos Follows Right Wing Takeover of Wisconsin Supreme Court
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this picture of newly RW anointed Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack is ...
Puddytat 05/24/2015 176
$15 minimum wage in L.A. is great. But it was only necessary because a Democratic Congress blew it
If national Democrats had done their job, ...
Ian Reifowitz 05/24/2015 112
Hellraisers Journal: Labor Editor of Chicago Denounces Upcoming Convention of Industrial Unionists
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
JayRaye 05/24/2015 8
The function of criticism
It's just amazing how much criticism of elite Republicans goes on here at DailyKos.com! So what does all of this criticism say about elite Republicans? They play us for suckers , they wage war on ...
Cassiodorus 05/24/2015 24
Do not call me girl: Women in the workforce
Years ago, when my career depended on my being so much better at what I did than were the men I worked with, and my willingness to work twice as hard for 60.2 percent ...
Susan Grigsby 05/24/2015 116
Building The Eighth Wonder of the World
On this day in Labor History the year was 1883. The “eighth wonder of the world, the Brooklyn Bridge opened for traffic. 600 men worked on the project, which took 14 years to complete. Between ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/24/2015 3
This week in the war on workers: Who gets the benefits of trade deals?
The Senate advanced fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Thursday.
Laura Clawson 05/23/2015 57
Texas anti-union bill dies - Yay!
This item in the Austin American Statesman. "Labor won a rare Texas victory Saturday, with the House Republican carrying an anti-union bill declaring it dead. Byron Cook, the Corsicana Republican ...
johnatx 05/23/2015 16
Texas Republicans Deny Minimum Wage Increase to Millions
Texas’ House Joint Resolution 26, which would have allowed for a state-wide referendum on increasing the state minimum wage to $10.10, was defeated by Republicans in the Texas House on May 14, 2015.
Stephen Benavides 05/23/2015 8
Hellraisers Journal: Joe Hill is "a true soldier in the army of labor," ready to die for the cause.
He's in their dungeon, dark and grim; He stood by us, we'll stand by him! -Ralph Chaplin ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Sunday May 23, 1915 ...
JayRaye 05/23/2015 8
Bernie Sanders is for AMERICA
I’m fixing to deal with some grown up truth right now and I’d appreciate it if you’d hear me out. Bernie Sanders Bernie ...
StewartAcuff 05/23/2015 116
Obama and Human Trafficing
Respected voices among us have come to the conclusion that President Obama would desire tier three Malaysia, the hub of human trafficking, be included in the TPP without expecting that would make a ...
rktect 05/23/2015 4
Electric-Auto-Lite Strike
How can unionized workers and unemployed workers stand together? Perhaps we can look to the past for examples of the power of such solidarity. On this day in Labor History the year was 1934. It ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/23/2015 1
Scott Walker and the GOP Turning First Amendment Rights Upside Down
Does simply investigating whether a political crime occurred violate the First Amendment rights of the suspect? Presidential hopeful Scott Walker's allies say yes. What will the courts say?
Sue Wilson 05/22/2015 15
TPP Remains Classified after Trade Transparency Act is Blocked by Senate Republicans
Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Joe Manchin of West Virginia introduced S.1381 on May 19, 2015, which would have required President Obama to de-classify the Trans Pacific ...
Stephen Benavides 05/22/2015 34
Please Sign Onto The Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his nationwide 'Contract with America', which he is calling " The Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality ". Like Newt Gingrich's Contract With America, the ...
DemProgStrategist 05/22/2015 6
Hellraisers Journal: Clarence Darrow Testifies Before the Commission on Industrial Relations
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Saturday ...
JayRaye 05/22/2015 4
Prediction: Hillary Will Be Pro-TPP
House Democrats control almost 2/3 of seats (121/188) representing 18 of the most export-dependent metros , and the amount of Democratic voters living in manufacturing-dependent cities keep on ...
DemProgStrategist 05/22/2015 17
Scott Walker Fired as Chair of His Own Job Creation Agency
The Joint Finance Committee of the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature has agreed to a set of changes to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), including a provision to fire ...
Giles Goat Boy 05/22/2015 8
Bernie is Running to Win
“Today, we learn that JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and other huge banks were fined $5 billion for rigging interest rates and manipulating currency exchanges. Sadly, this is just the tip of the ...
StewartAcuff 05/22/2015 11
Have You Been to Jail for Justice?
On this day Labor History the year was 1895. Labor organizer Eugene V. Debs began a six month prison sentence in Woodstock, Illinois. Debs was the leader of the American Railway Union that had ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/22/2015 2
Texas House Attacks Public Employee Unions with ALEC Influenced Dues Deduction Bill
Texas, long known as an anti-union “Right to Work (For Less)” state, has introduced a potentially devastating bill for public employee unions that would prohibit most government entities from ...
Stephen Benavides 05/21/2015 9
You Know it's Bad When GOP Reps Vote Scott Walker Out as Head of Flagship Agency (Big Update)
Questions about WEDC are dogging Scott Walker Oh, yeah, the normally Scott Walker-subservient Republican Legislators who infest majorities in the Wisconsin State Legislature have told us all we ...
Puddytat 05/21/2015 62
Walker Fired from WEDC!
this came up while scanning the Journal Sentinel http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/joint-finance-to-deal-today-with-troubled-wedc-cuts-to-seniorcare-b99504512z1-304551231.html Walker ...
MorrellWI1983 05/21/2015 18
I Just Sent Bernie 20$
One of the wonderful things about Bernie Sanders is his authenticity on issues that other politicians can't match. His campaign is inspiring regular citizens all across the country to get ...
Tool 05/21/2015 20
Daily Kos Labor digest
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is trying to buy votes for his anti-worker agenda .
Laura Clawson 05/21/2015 3
Hellraisers Journal: Socialist Preachers Forced to Stifle Themselves For Fear of Landlord's Ire.
Definition of Socialism from the Socialist Party of Oklahoma: Collective ownership and democratic management of things collectively used and private ownership of things privately used. ```````````
JayRaye 05/21/2015 3
If Hillary Clinton isn't talking to reporters, who should she be listening to?
Some enterprising reporters have moved on, as New ...
Laura Clawson 05/21/2015 133
"Little" Wagner Act
On this day Labor History the year was 1945. That was a very important day for workers on the islands of Hawaii. It marked the passage of the federal Hawaii Employment Relations Act, more ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/21/2015 2
Wisconsin Legislature really is insane
Reading this list from the Wisconsin DHS https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p4/p44578.pdf just makes me angrier the more I look at it. It's inconsistent (you can buy fresh sweet potatoes/...
CatKnipND 05/20/2015 133
Building Bridges Radio: Insurgent Trade Unionism in South Africa
http://www.buildingbridgesradio.blogspot.com/2015/05/insurgent-trade-unionism-in-south.html Insurgent Trade Unionism in South Africa featuring Luke Sinwel, senior researcher at the University of ...
buildingbridgesradio 05/20/2015 1
McDonald's can't ignore worker protests before shareholder meeting
Laura Clawson 05/20/2015 14
MD-Sen: Donna Edwards (D) Goes After The Medicare Cuts In The TPP
poopdogcomedy 05/20/2015 6
Scott 'Shifty' Walker explains what a real flip-flopper is and he isn't one
"Sometimes, my own stances just slip ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/20/2015 40
WI-Sen: Sherrod Brown (D. OH) Helps Russ Feingold (D) Get Ready To Defeat Ron Johnson (R)
Received this e-mail from one of my favorite U.S. ...
poopdogcomedy 05/20/2015 3
Confessions of Scott Walkers Pale Blue Shirt: Volume 2, More Confessions
Pale blue shirt here. I'm back. Hello, there. I'm Scott Walkers pale blue campaigning shirt. You've met me before . I'm the shirt that'...
Puddytat 05/19/2015 17
WI-Sen: Ron Johnson (R), 'I May Trust Ayatollah Over Obama On Details Of Iran Deal'
More words of insanity from one of the most vulnerable Tea Part U.S. Senators: http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/senate-homeland-security-chairman-ayatollah-could-be-more-tr?utm_term=.
poopdogcomedy 05/19/2015 15
Walker loses a round in court
Haven't seen this in a diary yet, so here's a short one on a bit of news. (Where are you, puddytat??) All of us in Wisconsin who lose sleep thinking that Scott Walker may spend and slime his way ...
strobusguy 05/18/2015 37
birds along the fox
blueyedace2 05/18/2015 11
Mr. Obenshain, Condemn This Scandalous, Bullying, Plutocratic Lawsuit
In her campaign ...
AndySchmookler 05/18/2015 2
Smoking gun for Walker's WEDC? A Timeline.
Excellent reporting this weekend from the Wisconsin State Journal digging into one particularly jaw-dropping $500k loan made by Scott Walker's Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) . The ...
lufthase 05/18/2015 62
sad trestle trail
blueyedace2 05/17/2015 16
Sunday Train: Benefits of the Maryland Red and Purple Lines
Just as national attention has been focused on the sections of Baltimore that have been largely locked out of the revival of economic activity in downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor, the new ...
BruceMcF 05/17/2015 18
Scott Walker heads to Washington to pander to the 'religious' far right
Look, I'll hate whatever you tell me to. While Wisconsin Governor and likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is a favorite among business leaders looking for favors and wealthy ...
Hunter 05/16/2015 56
UPDATE- Unintimidated Scott Walker pulls 180 on strategy at corrupt jobs agency he created
Another Friday, and another drastic and intriguing difference of direction from our fair Governor regarding the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). One week after an audit from the ...
Jake formerly of the LP 05/16/2015 11
Bureaucracies out of control
It's long after Herbert Marcuse warned us of technocracy in his classic (1964) One-Dimensional Man . You know, that part (page 32 if you want to look it up) in which Marcuse says "the capitalist ...
Cassiodorus 05/15/2015 10
I'm Doing a Happy Dance Today at Russ Feingold's Announcement
Good news is hard to come by in Wisconsin these days so when there is some, I want to share the happiness. What can be more fabulous than Russ Feingold announcing he's going to take his Senate seat ...
Puddytat 05/14/2015 108
Bill McKibben on Obama and Shell Oil
Yeah, I know, maybe if I'm very lucky this will generate another Rox/ Sux piefight, just like this diary has generated one today about Hillary Clinton. I think of those piefights as opportunities --
Cassiodorus 05/14/2015 11
WI-Sen: PCCC Wastes No Time Helping Russ Feingold (D) Get Ready To Defeat Ron Johnson (R)
Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support of former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold's (D. WI) comeback bid against Tea Party U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (...
poopdogcomedy 05/14/2015 7
Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin Unions and the Plans Ahead
America’s National Labor Relations law as amended governs private sector unions, but not public sector unions. Public sector unions organize and operate under state enabling legislation. Some ...
Fred Siegmund 05/14/2015 8
Nothing is 100% this or that
I got a petition from Color of Change today re: Tony Robinson's shooting. I couldn't sign it which surprised me. I tried to explain to them thusly: I listened to all of Ismane's statements today. ...
chrzan 05/12/2015 8
Spot In My Eye (Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left)
Spot in my eye, rolling in black water, fumbling for an object in a dark house. What I've seen past the spot might be better. Worrisome blind blur allows no ease. Pry-bar touches ribs, dig your ...
ruleoflaw 05/12/2015 5

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