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Strike Debt! Bay Area: Rumors of Occupy’s Death are Greatly Exaggerated

Editor’s note: Strike Debt! is a nationwide movement of debt resisters fighting for a progressive economic agenda in their actions and alliances with several other groups. Susan Harman graciously shared her article documenting Strike Debt!’s Bay Area activities over the past year. You can and should contact the organization for more information.  by Susan Harman

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Crunch Time for Detroit

Tom Stephens of Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management has provided news and updates concerning the fraudulent bankruptcy in Detroit for the past several months. Here is his latest excellent summary of the players, the stakes, and the necessary actions. On Thursday, January 16, 2014 in the Detroit federal bankruptcy court, Judge Steven Rhodes issued a decision

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Wage-ing Justice in SeaTac

Here’s David Sirota’s piece on one town’s struggle for higher wages and the wrath it inspired from far-away billionaires. A small, job-intensive municipality of 26,000 launches a $15-per-hour minimum wage initiative. This invites the full-on wrath of the Koch brothers, who have calculated what is at stake in even the smallest manifestations of the wage

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Brasch Hosts New Radio Show on Fracking

Dr. Walter Brasch, author of the critically-acclaimed book, Fracking Pennsylvania, is hosting a weekly half-hour radio show about fracking. “The Frack Report” airs 7:30 p.m., Mondays (beginning July 29) and is re-run 7:30 a.m., Wednesdays, on WFTE-FM (90.3 in Mt. Cobb and 105.7 in Scranton.) The show will be also be livestreamed at www.wfte.org and also available a day

Letter to Rick Perry from a Texas Woman

A good friend from Texas–a progressive, hardworking social worker named Tamara–sent this letter to Texas Governor Rick Perry. She agreed to let us re-post it because of the stakes in the current struggle for women’s reproductive rights in Texas and other states. Should Tamara wish to engage this subject more, and with others, on this

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Green Shadow Cabinet: In Egypt: follow the people

Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, President and Vice President in the Green Shadow Cabinet of the United States, shared this message today on the events in Egypt. In Egypt the voices of tens of millions of people have been heard. Following months of protests and demonstrations calling for early elections, and after weeks of intransigence by the

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