Students present demands to MSU after racial... →
From the State News article: After the meeting, Simon said she was unhappy with the way the meeting played out. “I’m disappointed this turned into another repeat of demands and not a chance to talk about how we can work together to really dig down in these issues and try to find some solutions,” she said. ——— Well waaah waaah President Simon, I’m disappointed...
How the 1 percent rules - SocialistWorker.org →
THE OCCUPY movement’s most powerful unifying factor has been its clear and simple identification of the key problem in American society: the divide between the vast majority of the population—the 99 percent—and the richest and most powerful 1 percent. This 99 percent/1 percent formulation isn’t just a statement about income inequality in the U.S. today. It’s also an acknowledgement that ...
Must watch video from Maddow on the 1% →
Click the title (link) and watch.
UBC: Respect Our Craft! →
For a union that historically hated Industrial Unionism, they seem to dig it when it can pad their membership and benefit the bosses. I happy the AFL-CIO has a chartered an Independence carpenter’s union to fight back. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters has taken the route of the SEIU: raiding other unions jurisdictions, consolidating power, throwing democracy out the window, and being...
Mine Workers Report: Upper Big Branch ‘A Bomb... →
Massey Energy = murder. “There were many factors that led up to the April 5, 2010, explosion that killed 29 coal miners at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch (W.Va.) mine, according to a new Mine Workers (UMWA) report on the disaster. But according to the report—”Industrial Homicide“—“there is only one source for all of them:
Liveblog:NYC Marches, Live Video, Jesse La Greca... →
Serve 2 tours in hell for your country, come home and want to exercise rights you fought to protect, get shot in the head with a tear gas canister and end up in critical condition. This is fucking bullshit. “ Update: 7:45 EST/3:45 PST What we know now: Scott Olsen, a US Marine who served our country in Iraq twice and came home wounded, was shot in the head by a police projectile last ...
Then They Came for Your Birth Control →
These new “personhood” bills are getting ridiculous. Though I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that Mississippi and science are like oil and water. Why should the Mississippi legislature care about the fact that they’re the poorest state in the nation when they can pass laws that effectively ban birth control. Who needs a job anyway? Single issue voting FTW! Who...
Tobacco Workers Face a Range of Human Rights... →
Before you light up that next cig or throw in another dip, think about the slave labor that was used to harvest that tobacco.
New Congressional Budget Office data confirms what... →
Chart of the day. Check it. Moar: http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/10/charts-income-richest-growth
Yes, Virginia, There Is Income Inequality—Will the... →
I doubt the supercommitee will even acknowledge that there is a class exist below the bourgeoisie. “A dramatic study released today shows income inequality in the United States is on a furious upward trajectory: since the late 1970s, the top one percent of earners more than doubled their share of the nation’s income. From 1979 to 2007, average inflation-adjusted after-tax income grew by ...
Report: Rich-poor gap growing →
“The SSA said 50 percent of workers made less than $26,364 last year — and most Americans have fewer job opportunities available to them. But the wealthiest Americans are relatively unscathed, with those earning $1 million or more jumping 18 percent from 2009. Total employment fell again last year, dropping from 150.9 million in 2009 to 150.4 million in 2010. And in 2007, at the height...
Workers at Michigan beef processing plant vote in... →
“The tally of ballots found 641 votes in favor of representation by UFCW Local 951 and 160 votes against union representation.” Congratulations to the workers at JBS Packerland for building their union and gaining a voice in the workplace.
Libya oil eyed by Western companies →
Surprise, surprise. I hope Libya keeps their oil mostly nationalized and a tax near their 93% on foreign companies who want access to their oil.
Quiet Campus: Welcome To Gallaudet →
Great video. My little sister goes to Gallaudet.
How Video of Police Behaving Badly Made Occupy... →
Thank you cell phone
#occupywallstreet: A Tale of Two Occupations: Los... →
occupywallstreet: In Los Angeles, the occupation has the support of city and local officials: (Los Angeles) passed a resolution voicing support for the (Occupy L.A.) movement. (Organizer Matt) Rolufs was thrilled when city officials said that Occupy Los Angeles had inspired them to move forward on a policy… Hellz yeah LA
Tea Party Group Urges Small Businesses ‘Not To... →
Ahh the tea baggers, biggest shitheads in America.
Cenk Uygur Launches Movement At OWS To Amend... →
Check out the article and video
Rep. Mike Shirkey gives false information about... →
Shirkey, another Republican jackass, thinks that no auto plants have been built in Michigan in a decade because of unions. Apparently he missed the Lansing Grand River plant (which was built in 2001) that builds all forms of the Cadillac CTS, and the Lansing Delta Township plant (built in 2006, 10 minutes away from Shirkey’s district) that builds most of GM’s crossover...
Truth-O-Meter: Romney Says the National Labor... →
Truth-O-Meter: Occupy Wall Street protester's sign... →
Herman Cain: ‘I’m Very Proud Of The Relationship... →
From the from the guys that brought you Midwest Union busting, Americans for Prosperity (aka the Tea Party), and illegal business deals with Iran, here comes: Herman Cain! The latest and greatest in brought and sold politicians. This wonderful idiot is brought to you by: The Koch Brothers. I really want him to come to Michigan so I can go to his rally with a sign that reads: “I say...
Here's What The Wall Street Protesters Are So... →
Fairly long procession of charts, but very helpful if you want to understand how #OWS has come about and why. If you think it’s just whiny lazy young people, and people who only have themselves to blame for being in their current economic situation, at least take a gander. Also try to explain to me how it a good thing that CEO pay has skyrocketed as regular wages have stagnated (while...
Tumblr becomes platform for Occupy Wall Street →
occupywallstreet: bohemianarthouse: cultureofresistance: john: The revolution will be Tumblrized Fuck yes. I knew I was in the right place. Damn straight it’s Tumblrized Congratulations to our colleagues at “We are the 99 Percent” for making the big time! :)
Polls show positive public opinion of the... →
occupywallstreet: Here are the highlights: Of those who had an opinion on the occupation, 54% were favourable to the movement, with only 23% against (25% very favourable and 29% somewhat favourable, compared to 10% somewhat unfavourable and 13% very unfavourable) 86% agree that Wall Street has too much influence in Washington. 79% agree that the income gap in the United States is too large. ...
FB post from AnonymousUSA on #OWS
Anonymous USA One more post before Anon After Dark Kicks off. I see a lot of people still confused, lets sum this up of what this movement is and is not: 1. This movement IS NOT about hand outs. We still believe in working for what you earn, and that hard work pays off. That system only works given an adequate amount of jobs to do so with wages that actually coincide with cost of living. ...