Monthly Archives: November 2011

Ask Obama To Veto Indefinite Military Detention of AMERICAN CITIZENS | Demand Progress

PETITION TO PRESIDENT OBAMA: We urge you to stand by your threat to veto the new National Defense Authorization Act as passed by Congress. Allowing indefinite military detention of American citizens — without even being charged — is an unfathomable … Continue reading

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Occupy Foreign Affairs | Common Dreams

Packer argues that the U.S. economy went off the rails in the late 1970s, when the top 1 percent stopped thinking about the national interest and focused instead on the preservation of their own economic and political power. Powerful lobbyists, … Continue reading

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Another Way The GOP Can Kick The Economy While It’s Down | ThinkProgress

This week, we’ve been talking about the extension of the payroll tax cut that the GOP is likely to block tomorrow — which would have disastrous economic consequences and raise taxes on 160 MILLION Americans. But there’s another equally important … Continue reading

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Attack on the Middle Class!! | Mother Jones

THE REMARKABLE thing about the American middle class is that we still have one, given the job losses, housing bust, and 401(k) wipeout of the past three years—and considering that for 35 years, politicians (and the bankers who own them) … Continue reading

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Shaken-baby syndrome and the Supreme Court. – Slate Magazine

The Supreme Court released a decision last month that will easily be the most vindictive of the term. And hardly anyone noticed. That’s because the case didn’t go through the full treatment of oral argument and a signed majority opinion. … Continue reading

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Workers Producing More, Getting Paid Less | OurFuture.org

Also remarkable in today’s data and revisions is the intensifying bifurcation between the amount labor produces and the amount labor is paid. While real labor compensation per hour was falling at a 3.2 percent rate in the third quarter, real … Continue reading

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Republican Jobs Plan? Gut Workers’ Rights, Safety and Health Laws | AFL-CIO NOW BLOG

Here’s how congressional Republicans plan to create jobs—by attacking workers’ rights and gutting workplace and environmental safety and health laws. They really claim this is their jobs package. The first bill (H.R. 3094) is scheduled to be voted on tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Coordinated Attack On Unions From Republicans And Corporate/Conservative Machine | OurFuture.org

There is a big, behind-the-scenes fight going on in Washington over whether our country will continue to have a middle class or not. The forces of the 1% are trying to change rules that protect the right of working people … Continue reading

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Millions of British Public Sector Workers Take to the Streets in Historic General Strike | AlterNet

The Native are getting restless: In Britain, up to two million workers have marched in the streets during the largest mass protest in generations. Teachers, hospital staff, garbage collectors, firefighters and border guards are participating in a 24-hour strike organized … Continue reading

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Millionaire’s surtax would hit the top 1 percent of small businesses – The Washington Post

Senate Democrats are pushing a 3.25 percent surtax on millionaires to pay for the extension of the payroll tax cut for all Americans—a proposal that Republicans claim would be a “job-killing tax hike on small businesses,” according to House Speaker … Continue reading

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