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A Living Wage: In Denmark, They Have It Their Way

Living Wages, Rarity for U.S. Fast-Food Workers, Served Up in Denmark By Liz Alderman and Steven Greenhouse/ New York Times/ October 27, 2014 COPENHAGEN — On a recent afternoon, Hampus Elofsson ended his 40-hour workweek at a Burger King and … Continue reading

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Killing the Messenger

The Myth of the Free Press http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_myth_of_the_free_press_20141026/ Posted on Oct 26, 2014 By Chris Hedges Screen shot of journalist Gary Webb from Vimeo. There is more truth about American journalism in the film “Kill the Messenger,” which chronicles the mainstream media’s discrediting of … Continue reading

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Holiday Spirit-Corporate Style

The Strip/ Brian McFadden/ New York Times

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AMERICAN JOURNALISM’S TIMIDITY

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the ‘pathetic’ American media Pulitzer Prize winner explains how to fix journalism, saying press should ‘fire 90% of editors and promote ones you can’t control’ By Seymour Hersh/ The Guardian/ September 27, 2013 Seymour … Continue reading

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Only American Citizens Have Rights

Desmond Tutu wrote a letter to the editor in the New York Times, published Wednesday, criticizing the U.S. drone killing policy and the hypocrisy of considering a special court for American citizens while exempting judicial review of drone killings for … Continue reading

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Heading in the Wrong Direction

Click to Enlarge. Source: New York Times, 2011

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Obstacles

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Torturers Go Free, Whistleblowers Go To Prison

That the United States tortured prisoners, sometimes resulting in death, is no secret, even though denied by the government. So what message are we sending when American torturers are never prosecuted, but those who blow the whistle on these crimes … Continue reading

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“No War By Any Nation in Any Age Has Ever Been Declared By the People”

HISTORY LESSONS AND HEROES WE SHOULDN’T FORGET…. Socialist Party leader Eugene V. Debs spoke out against World War I, and all wars, in a speech on June 16, 1918 in Canton, Ohio. Because of this speech, Debs was arrested two … Continue reading

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Don’t Breathe and You’ll Be Fine

Here is a disturbing example of the appalling corruption and depravity of our political system.   Nicholas Kristof examines the way in which elected representatives are willing to appease  wealthy campaign contributors at the expense of their constituents’ health. In … Continue reading

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