Archive for ‘labor’

December 12, 2016

Progressive Picks

As part of its commitment to providing independent information and resources to its readers, Truthout chooses a Progressive Pick every week: an independent book or DVD that we find thought-provoking and insightful.

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December 12, 2016

The Women’s March on Washington is ON!

Source: The Women’s March on Washington is ON!

September 9, 2016

The Biggest Strike in World History? No Thanks, We’re Focusing on the New iPhone | Alternet

Trade unions in India representing some 180 million workers staged a one-day strike—and there was virtually no coverage by mainstream American media.

Source: The Biggest Strike in World History? No Thanks, We’re Focusing on the New iPhone | Alternet

January 17, 2016

As Attacks on Unions Continue, Bringing Back the Strike May Be Our Only Hope – Working In These Times

Source: As Attacks on Unions Continue, Bringing Back the Strike May Be Our Only Hope – Working In These Times

January 8, 2016

Bernie Sander’s Plan to Tame Wall Street Riles Team Clinton | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Millions of Americans saw “The Big Short” over the holidays. The blockbuster movie, based on the book by Michael Lewis, is a primer on how the crookedness and fraud rampant in the U.S. financial system brought down the global economy in 2008.

Source: Bernie Sander’s Plan to Tame Wall Street Riles Team Clinton | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

December 27, 2015

Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice and the New Jim Crow by Leah Penniman — YES! Magazine

If we are to create a society that values black life, we cannot ignore the role of food and land.

Source: Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice and the New Jim Crow by Leah Penniman — YES! Magazine

December 27, 2015

The Plutocrats Are Winning. Don’t Let Them! | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Dear Readers: In the fall of 2001, in the aftermath of 9/11, as families grieved and the nation mourned, Washington swarmed with locusts of the human kind: wartime opportunists, lobbyists, lawyers, ex-members of Congress, bagmen for big donors: all of them determined to grab what they could for their corporate clients and rich donors while no one was looking.

Source: The Plutocrats Are Winning. Don’t Let Them! | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

December 5, 2015

“All You Americans Are Fired” – BuzzFeed News

Source: “All You Americans Are Fired” – BuzzFeed News

November 20, 2015

Back to (our) Future

Public polling shows that the things Sanders talked about in his speech are things that most Americans agree with and approve of. They are, as Sanders worded it,

Source: Back to (our) Future

November 15, 2015

Krugman: Why Wall Street Tycoons Are Panicking About the 2016 Election | Alternet

Financiers are doing whatever they can to elect a Republican, any Republican.

Source: Krugman: Why Wall Street Tycoons Are Panicking About the 2016 Election | Alternet