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A Labor Fable for Our Times

Once, many years ago, in a land far away between two oceans, with fruited plains, amber waves of grain, and potholes on its highways, there lived a young man named Sam. Now, Sam was a bright young man who wanted to work and save money so he could go to school and become an electrician.


Owning Is Not More Productive Than Working

We have yet to have an open discussion in America about the preferential tax treatment given to the ownership class. They’re not “job creators”, a meme the 1% is desperately trying to rehabilitate, so we can no longer afford to protect them with the enforced decorum of not asking the obvious questions of fairness.

Occupy Dec 12

Occupy West Coast Ports

You can find more information about this event at http://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt


Tea Party Tells Businesses Not to Hire Workers

They love America so much, and the American people so much, that they want mass unemployment to continue. They care about people so much that they want material suffering to continue. They want to choke the system, and they don’t care how many children go hungry in furtherance of their political goals. From MediaMatters: …leading


OCCUPY WALL STREET: Separating Fact from Media

Protesters are angry and diverse, but far from irresponsible or incoherent. by Walter Brasch Newspaper columnist Ann Coulter, spreading the lies of the extreme right wing, called the Occupy Wall Street protestors, “tattooed, body-pierced, sunken-chested 19-year-olds getting in fights with the police for fun.” She claimed the protestors, now in the thousands in New York,


The Left and OccupyWallStreet: Purity or Irrelevance?

With “Occupy…” protests sprouting up across the country, media outlets, political entities and groups within the greater movement are speaking on behalf of the movement at large.  They’ve outlined OWS’s demands, its motivation, its ideologies and its demography.  In response, images and statements like this one are making the rounds on social networks, rejecting any


Updates on the Occupation

One of the main stories about the Occupy movement is the corporate media’s initial ignorance, and subsequent dismissal, of the protests. There are clear economic reasons for this: Unlike the “tea parties” (of which events featuring only a few dozen people routinely made for lead stories on mainstream news sources), the Occupy movement presents a

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