May 20, 2014
Chicago Teachers Union Passes Resolution Opposing Common Core

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By Valerie Strauss

The Chicago Teachers’ Union House of Delegates has passed a resolution opposing use of the Common Core State Standards in teaching and testing, and it plans to lobby the Illinois Board of Education to reverse approval of the Core and ask its parent union, the American Federation of Teachers, to consider it at its upcoming convention.

AFT President Randi Weingarten has been a longtime supporter of the standards, but she has called for revisions of the early childhood standards, calling them developmentally inappropriate, and has blasted the implementation of the initiative. She has also pushed for a delay in the use of new Core-aligned student standardized tests as part of the evaluation of teachers. The AFT, however, has over the last several years accepted millions of dollars in funding from the Gates Foundation to support the Core, though Weingarten recently announced that the AFT would no longer accept Gates money for its Innovation Fund in a bow to growing criticism of the standards initiative.

 Chicago union President Karen Lewis said in a statement: 

“I agree with educators and parents from across the country, the Common Core mandate represents an overreach of federal power into personal privacy as well as into state educational autonomy. Common Core eliminates creativity in the classroom and impedes collaboration. We also know that high-stakes standardized testing is designed to rank and sort our children and it contributes significantly to racial discrimination and the achievement gap among students in America’s schools.”

May 9, 2014
WATCH: Leaked Documents Show GOP Governor Illegally Interfered With Volkswagen Union Vote

Taxpayer money diverted into Union Busting?  That shit is disgusting.  And yeah… this is life in the US of A.

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WATCH: Leaked Documents Show GOP Governor Illegally Interfered With Volkswagen Union Vote

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Leaked Documents Show GOP Governor Interfered With Volkswagen UAW Vote

Documents leaked to a TN news station suggest Haslam officials ran a ‘coordinated anti-union campaign’ called Project Trinity over the UAW Volkswagen vote. – Photo (with…

March 25, 2014

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Moscow, Russia: ‘Ukraine Without Oligarchs and Fascists’ solidarity rally, March 22, 2014.

Photos: October Bolsheviks / At Loggerheads

December 11, 2013
Israel-Romania row over settlements building

This is the equivalent of a nation not allowing its people to enforce apartheid.  Or support genocide.   Congrats, Romania, you are awesome.

November 12, 2013

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Boston, Massachusetts: Solidarity Day with Boston School Bus Drivers Union. Rehire the fired leaders — Stop Veolia union busting! November 9, 2013

Photos by Hannah Kirschbaum and Joe Piette

September 22, 2013
Pelosi calls Republicans 'legislative arsonists' over government shutdown

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January 25, 2013
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New York City: On the picket line with the striking school bus drivers fighting to save jobs, stop privatization and keep school buses safe for special-needs kids, January 25, 2013.
Photo by Jenna Pope

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New York City: On the picket line with the striking school bus drivers fighting to save jobs, stop privatization and keep school buses safe for special-needs kids, January 25, 2013.

Photo by Jenna Pope

November 27, 2012
"The Palestinian leadership is warning Europe and the US that failure to support its bid for statehood at the United Nations on Thursday will further strengthen Hamas after the Gaza fighting by suggesting that violence, rather than diplomacy, is the way to win concessions from Israel."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/27/palestinians-un-statehood-bid-hamas

July 11, 2012
"Under Fidel Castro, the former Cuban president, hundreds of child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, left without proper medical attention after the collapse of the Soviet Union, were invited to Cuba. A hospital was constructed to treat them while they and their families set up temporary residence in Tarara, a beautiful seaside neighbourhood near Havana. Many remain there today."

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/06/201265115527622647.html

March 25, 2012

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On March 25, 1911, fire swept through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City, killing 146 employees, most of them women.

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