August 30, 2014
trms:

If Obama’s critics want to argue that releasing detainees is dangerous, it’s incumbent on them to explain why they never said a word during the Bush/Cheney era. [Link: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/were-war]

trms:

If Obama’s critics want to argue that releasing detainees is dangerous, it’s incumbent on them to explain why they never said a word during the Bush/Cheney era. [Link: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/were-war]

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August 21, 2014
First Bolivarian Workers’ Congress Begins in Venezuela | venezuelanalysis.com

amodernmanifesto:

“You can count on my support to recover the companies abandoned by the bourgeoisie,” Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said in La Guaira, in Vargas State, in the opening speech of the National Congress of Socialist Workers on Sunday.

“We need to build a new economic model in the country, where the working class is protagonist,” said Maduro.

The First Congress of Workers, which officially starts today, will debate plans and proposals for the economic development of the country, with the presence of rural workers, industrial workers, and civil servants, among others. Over 6,500 delegates are in attendence.

The president called for the construction of a committed and revolutionary union movement, as current unions are “becoming too old, and are at the end of their tether”.

The head of state confirmed that workers’ organisations can rely on the executive power’s support to re-activate companies and production units that are not contributing to the development of the workers and the country.

“Whoever gets involved in the economic war, in one way or another, the workers, with the law in their hands, must take over this production unit (…) and make it work,” Maduro said, referring to what he alleges is economic sabotage committed by big business.

August 17, 2014

In light of what is happening in Ferguson tonight, and in light of history as well, I’d like to raise an important point: as long as neoliberal economics remain in tact, the police are never, ever , defenders of the people. They are, first and foremost , defenders of Capital.

August 16, 2014
Is Israel’s Operation Protective Edge Really About Natural Gas? » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

August 15, 2014
"But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work. We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.
Western economies, particularly that of the United States, have been built in a very calculated manner on gratification, addiction, and unnecessary spending. We spend to cheer ourselves up, to reward ourselves, to celebrate, to fix problems, to elevate our status, and to alleviate boredom. Can you imagine what would happen if all of America stopped buying so much unnecessary fluff that doesn’t add a lot of lasting value to our lives? The economy would collapse and never recover."

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August 12, 2014
workingamerica:

#ThrowbackThursday via Occupy Democrats: This vote was just a week ago, on July 30, but the media barely covered it. 42 Senators used the filibuster to preserve tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.
If the Senate continues to fight for corporations instead of people, it’s time for the President to take action —> http://bit.ly/1AXV69h http://ift.tt/1usoqQx

workingamerica:

#ThrowbackThursday via Occupy Democrats: This vote was just a week ago, on July 30, but the media barely covered it. 42 Senators used the filibuster to preserve tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.

If the Senate continues to fight for corporations instead of people, it’s time for the President to take action —> http://bit.ly/1AXV69h http://ift.tt/1usoqQx

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July 19, 2014
"If I see three or four young black men walking down the street, I have to stop them and check their names. I want them to be afraid every time they see the police that they might get arrested."

Chief Russell Mills to the LA Times after shooting and killing black 89-year-old great grandfather Shawn Monroe at a barbecue unprovoked. Today, he walks free with no charges, despite numerous witnesses and his own admission that he enjoys terrorizing black people.

Tell me again why Black people should be okay with police when they have, since the history of our being kidnapped to this fucking country, have not EVER been about protecting us, but about terrorizing us?

Police are NOT for Black people’s safety. They are about torturing us, terrorizing us and killing us. Period. There is no safety with police. There is no peace keeping with police. They have ALWAYS been a terror to the Black community and I am tired of this fact being pushed to the wayside.

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And Ray Kelly, when he was Commissioner in NYC said the same thing.
Arpaio has said the same thing.
This is a ROUTINE assertion that the point of the police is to be an agent of state terror. And that such terror should be all but exclusively focused on Black and Brown bodies.

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July 4, 2014
Israel holds innocent US boy without charge after police nearly beat him to death

You know. The teen that was lynched by zionists? Oh. The Israeli police just beat the shot out of his little brother. Who is a us citizen. And are detaining him without charge. How long will the is support the Israeli state, and allow the monsters who stand beside it to retain their us citizenship?!

Should you care to watch video footsge of the beating, or just see the marks on this kids face after the fact,… Below

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/rania-khalek/israel-holds-us-boy-without-charge-after-police-nearly-beat-him-death

July 4, 2014
truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

Court rules Wal-Mart must compensate workers
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Canada’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that Wal-Mart must compensate former workers at a Quebec store that was closed after they voted to become the first Wal-Mart store in North America to unionize.
The high court ruled in 2009 that Wal-Mart was entitled to close the store in Jonquiere in 2005, seven months after workers voted to unionize. But the workers filed a new case that said Wal-Mart contravened a section of Quebec labor law, which says working conditions must not be altered in any way, shape or form during a unionization process.
The court ruled in a five-to-two decision that the world’s largest retailer modified working conditions for the employees without a valid reason when it shut down. The court ruled an arbiter will determine appropriate reparations, possibly with damages and interest. The store never re-opened. […]
http://news.yahoo.com/court-rules-wal-mart-must-compensate-workers-202258976—finance.html

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

Court rules Wal-Mart must compensate workers

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Canada’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that Wal-Mart must compensate former workers at a Quebec store that was closed after they voted to become the first Wal-Mart store in North America to unionize.

The high court ruled in 2009 that Wal-Mart was entitled to close the store in Jonquiere in 2005, seven months after workers voted to unionize. But the workers filed a new case that said Wal-Mart contravened a section of Quebec labor law, which says working conditions must not be altered in any way, shape or form during a unionization process.

The court ruled in a five-to-two decision that the world’s largest retailer modified working conditions for the employees without a valid reason when it shut down. The court ruled an arbiter will determine appropriate reparations, possibly with damages and interest. The store never re-opened. […]

http://news.yahoo.com/court-rules-wal-mart-must-compensate-workers-202258976—finance.html

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July 3, 2014
Clashes in East Jerusalem after Israeli revenge attacks on Palestinian teen

The senseless violence by these occupies has to stop. You do NOT get to play the victim when an illegal settler is kidnapped.

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