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Sen. Steve Gallardo of Arizona, who openly opposed a controversial anti-gay bill passed in the Legislature, announced his homosexuality on Wednesday.
“I’m a Latino, I’m a native of Arizona, I come from a Catholic family and I’m gay, it’s OK,” Gallardo told NBC News shortly after he made the announcement at the state Capitol in Phoenix.
Imagine what it could be like if the #GOP helped govern instead of obstruct #POTUS at every turn on every issue?
Volkswagen and the UAW have offered powerful objections to the conduct of Tennessee officials during the recent union election in Chattanooga.
Religious conservative groups invest an insane amount of energy in the myth that they’re an oppressed minority.
Christian conservatives feel aggrieved and they want to be heard. The problem is that their specific grievance—that everyone else hurts their feelings by not admitting we’re inferior.
Being a Christian is a privileged position in American society; that makes it really hard to claim you’re being oppressed.
If you want to know who controls the corporate media, just pay close attention to the issues that they refuse to talk about. A new study by Media Matters shows that over the last six months, there has been almost no coverage of the Trans Pacific Partnership on the major networks. Last week, hundreds of organizations – which represent tens of millions of members - signed a letter to Congress calling on them to stop the TPP. Yet, that letter was ignored by the corporate news media.
Julie Creswell & Reed Abelson of the New York Times:
"This month, the Justice Department said it had joined eight separate whistle-blower lawsuitsagainst [Health Management Associates, a for-profit hospital chain based in Naples, Fla.,] in six states. The…
Prices as good or better than Wal-Mart? Healthcare coverage with dental and vision as low as $40 a month for employees? It’s not some stereotypical crunchy granola liberal health food co-op store i…
Think this sounds too horrible to be real? Read this: http://huff.to/1fGqrSY And then join the fight to stop the fast track to a global corporate takeover (aka the Trans-Pacific Partnership) www.StopFastTrackNow.org www.ExposeTheTPP.org
Maybe we ought to actually do something about that…
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With “right to work” and paycheck deception on the horizon, is Pennsylvania the “new Wisconsin?”
Based on the thousands who packed Harrisburg yesterday, it sure looks like it.
Union-busting abounds at a local Queens, NY supermarket.
Restaurant workers push to get a minimum wage increase on the Michigan ballot.
The Republican case for raising the minimum wage.
Gov. Corbett will continue to waste Pennsylvania’s money on voter suppression.
Tackling mass incarceration starts with divesting from private prisons.
The organizing battle at a VW plant in Chattanooga is reaching epic proportions.
Finally: Pete Seeger, who passed away Monday at age 94, had a profound effect on the labor movement.