Category Archives: labor

“Helpless Before the Corporate Onslaught”

RISE UP OR DIE By Chris Hedges/ OpEdNews/ May 20, 2013   We stand helpless before the corporate onslaught. There is no way to vote against corporate power. Citizens have no way to bring about the prosecution of Wall Street … Continue reading

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AND THE POOR GET POORER

Some Filthy Facts About the Rich By Paul Buchheit/ Nation of Change/ August 26, 2013 First of all, who are they? Mostly the 1%. But the top 2-5% have also done quite well, increasing their inflation-adjusted wealth by 75 percent from 1983 … Continue reading

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TPP–MUCH WORSE THAN EVEN NAFTA

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not about free trade. It’s a corporate coup d’etat–against us! Both Bush & Obama have kept negotiations secret about this nuclearized NAFTA By Jim Hightower/ Hightower Lowdown/August, 2013 In 2002, it was reported that British Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Why Costco Workers Aren’t Striking

CNN.Money.com: Worker Wages: Wendy’s vs Wal-Mart vs Costco

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It’s the Postal SERVICE, Stupid

By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report It’s called the U.S. Postal Service because it’s a service, not a corporation. Who decided the Postal Service must be profitable? Do other government agencies, like the Defense Department, the V.A., and the Department … Continue reading

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Has Washington Souled Out?

THE SOUL OF AMERICA By Bernie Sanders/ Huffington Post/ January 9, 2013 Despite such terminology as “fiscal cliff” and “debt ceiling,” the great debate taking place in Washington now has relatively little to do with financial issues. It is all … Continue reading

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Ixnay on Mt. Rushmore

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Paying American Workers: THEN and NOW

Early 20th Century: Early 21st Century:

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WE’VE REACHED STAGE 4, AND IT’S TERMINAL

How America Is Turning into a 3rd World Nation in 4 Easy Steps It starts with destroying our manufacturing base. By Thom Hartmann/Alternet/ November 10, 2012 New reports that Taiwanese transnational manufacturing corporation Foxconn may be opening up some plants … Continue reading

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The Unspoken Reason For the Rise and Fall 0f America

A BPR Special Report By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report “At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas of which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly … Continue reading

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