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Fast food workers open a new front in the struggle for fair wages - Video on NBCNews.com

Fast food workers open a new front in the struggle for fair wages - Video on NBCNews.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Video on msnbc.com: Chris Hayes talks with Tsedeye Gebreselassie of the National Employment Law Project, Columbia University's Dorian Warren, and striking fast food workers Joseph Barrera and Tabitha Verges about Thursday's fast food strike about...
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The food workers have long resisted fighting for better wages. There are so many that feel too worried about finding any other work if they stand up for better wages and lose what is too often a part time, no benefits job. Many also see fast food as a pit stop job of youth and are not motivated to fight for fair wages. The sad part of that is that for too many it is a pit stop they will move from pit stop to pit stop through and never get fair wages.

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The Five Best Things Roger Ebert Said About Politics

The Five Best Things Roger Ebert Said About Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Legendary film critic Roger Ebert passed away today after a long, public and inspiring battle with cancer. But in addition to being one of the most famous movie reviewers of all-time, Ebert was an outspoken political progressive.
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Principal Murdered in Pakistan: Latest Assault on Girls' Schooling

Principal Murdered in Pakistan: Latest Assault on Girls' Schooling | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
As three children fight for their lives, U.N. special envoy for global education Gordon Brown says outrage is building.
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These young ladies are willing to risk dying for an education. I hope the youth in free nations will realize what a gift an education is and use it wisely.

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The best sentences we read today

The best sentences we read today | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Designer babies, gun background checks, and other favorite phrases from the day. (The best sentences we read today http://t.co/9cUQPIo6ow)
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Democrats Are Undermining Wall Street Reform, Too

Democrats Are Undermining Wall Street Reform, Too | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Eight House Dems are pushing a slate of bills that would roll back key financial-reform laws.

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When we watch what is going on more then the party news we see a fuller view of who we need to change regardless of party. Sadly, both parties often seem corrupted by the money matters in efforts to stay in power. The public needs to step up the pressure to do right on both the officials so we have their backs and on corporations to shine a light on the fact we will no longer support industries that do not support the public interest. When we follow the money trail we usualy find why they support anti-public interest agenda.

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I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave

I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
My brief, backbreaking, rage-inducing, low-paying, dildo-packing time inside the online-shipping machine.
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Mainstream Media Epic Fail

Mainstream Media Epic Fail | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
So you think we have independent journalism? This video is just one example of the reality we face today, where the media does nothing but parrot prepared talking points.
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Wow! How real is this?

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Lanny Breuer Cashes in After Not Prosecuting Wall Street Execs, Will Receive Approximate Salary of 4 Million Dollars

Lanny Breuer Cashes in After Not Prosecuting Wall Street Execs, Will Receive Approximate Salary of 4 Million Dollars | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Lanny Breuer Cashes in After Not Prosecuting Wall Street Execs, Will Receive Approximate Salary of 4 Million Dollars
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This is so wrong! He did hold out for more than Judas got his his kiss of death to someone he loved. How easy it is to convince ourself it's for some good case when it isn't.

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Republicans Use the Deficit As an Excuse to Cut Food and Health Care for Children

Republicans Use the  Deficit As an Excuse to Cut Food and Health Care for Children | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Republicans who are now worried sick about America's children's future, have already taken care to assure future generations will stay mired in poverty and ignorance.
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Puncturing Myths about the White Working Class

Puncturing Myths about the White Working Class | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A new survey and report from the Public Religion and Research Institute—entitled “Beyond God and Guns”—is a valuable corrective to so many stereotypes of the white working clas...
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 Political participation remains highly stratified by social class and, moreover, only the views of the upper class appear to affect whether policies are enacted in law.

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The Kickstarter Principle: Crowdfunding doesn't work without transparency and ... - GigaOM

The Kickstarter Principle: Crowdfunding doesn't work without transparency and ... - GigaOM | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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China causes Taiwanese brain drain - FT.com

China causes Taiwanese brain drain - FT.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The workers in white hair nets packaging rice noodles on an assembly line in Yilan, in rural north Taiwan, have received only two raises since the factory opened seven years ago.
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CEO Pig Pay Soars While TEApublican Koch-Pawns Vote Against Min. Wage Increase - Americans Against the Tea Party

CEO Pig Pay Soars While TEApublican Koch-Pawns Vote Against Min. Wage Increase - Americans Against the Tea Party | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

This is the story of having deregulated greed and devalued ethics, which began around 1980 when Reagan started the trend culminating with Gramm-Leach-Bliley that buried Glass-Steagal and the 1956 Bank Holding Company Act which released all the sociopathic greed from its carefully and hard fought for cage.

It’s good to be chief executive. …

American CEOs saw their pay spike 15 percent last year, after a 28 percent pay rise the year before, according to a report by GMI Ratings cited by The Guardian. Meanwhile, workers saw their inflation-adjusted wages fall 2 percent in 2011, according to the Labor Department.

 
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Piggish pay for CEO swines soars to new heights – while the CEO-job creators screw employees and lobby against increasing the minimum wage.  Nice work if you can sleep at night, however sociopathically greedy narcissists only worry about their own pimples.

 
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Ending Domestic Abuse with Loveisrespect

Ending Domestic Abuse with Loveisrespect | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
One in three adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
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Public Citizen acts to end national student loan crisis

Public Citizen acts to end national student loan crisis | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Today Public Citizen sent Education Examiner notice that an online action has just been launched to stop corporate predators from trapping students in cycles of (.@Public_Citizen acts to end national student loan crisis.
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This would give many a great hope of getting an education without signing up for life long debt as a reward for completing an education..

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Strike Debt Bay Area: Ideas into Action | Occupy Oakland

Strike Debt Bay Area: Ideas into Action | Occupy Oakland | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
RT @StrikeDebt: Strike Debt Bay Area meeting: "Ideas into action" 3pm-530pm Sat Apr 6th at 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco http://t.co/2t8CRR3Qd8
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Victory: Students Earn Meeting with Sec. Duncan to Talk Debt | Jobs With Justice

Victory: Students Earn Meeting with Sec. Duncan to Talk Debt | Jobs With Justice | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Do you know a photographer who took photos at either of these actions?... http://t.co/mX6PqSQVm3
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Isn't is great when efforts to make a better world see some hope of being noticed and heard.

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Neoliberal Overload - CounterPunch

Neoliberal Overload - CounterPunch | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Neoliberal Overload CounterPunch The US-led partnership – which seeks to impose 'Shock and Awe' Globalization – aims to abolish the accountability of multinational corporations to the governments of countries with which they trade by making...
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The Retirement Cafe: Like A Rock

The Retirement Cafe: Like A Rock | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

How fast can a retiree's stock portfolio fall once the market heads south?

 

The financial industry believes that the best way to manage your money after you retire is to invest in in a portfolio of stocks and bonds and withdraw 4.5% of the initial portfolio amount every year. They say you'll have a 94% probability of your money lasting at least 30 years.

 

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Here's some advice by Dirk Cotton on how fast your retiree portfolio can fall.

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Obama Slammed For Signing 'Monsanto Protection Act'

Obama Slammed For Signing 'Monsanto Protection Act' | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Does the newly signed Farmer Assurance Provision, aka the 'Monsanto Protection Act,' mean that GMO crops can evade any serious scientific or regulatory review?
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Proverbs 12 NLT | The New Bible.com

Proverbs 12 NLT | The New Bible.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Bible.com is all new! Enjoy a free online Bible from YouVersion. Now, the simple, ad-free Bible experience loved by millions is available at Bible.com. (A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense.
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U.S. Deploys Fighter Jets to South Korea

U.S. Deploys Fighter Jets to South Korea | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
After North Korea makes missile threats. (U.S. Deploys Jets to S. Korea http://t.co/gSGWS6BWnx #cheatsheet)
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Our Military is deployed again.

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Putsch: Iceland‘s Crowd-Sourced Constitution Killed by Parliament

Putsch: Iceland‘s Crowd-Sourced Constitution Killed by Parliament | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Thorvaldur Gylfason, former member of the Icelandic Constitutional Council, on why the constitutional reform failed and who is to blame for it.

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Crowd-sourcing legislattion that impacts so many only makes sense even though popularity should not decide all things.

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It seems net neutrality has no place in a capitalist society - Financial Times

It seems net neutrality has no place in a capitalist society - Financial Times | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

The principle of net neutrality, so lauded in the US and more widely, would seem to have no place in a capitalist society. In business, the provider of any ...


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OK, so I signed up for the 8 free articles /month and I read one,  couldn't get to the one titled here but tried twice and then got a message I've used up my limit. It seems that at the Financial times 1+0+0=8.....or maybe the message is "the net is not neutral if everyone decides to charge for access to information there or block itif you don't pay up.  I call this the "Billy Goat Gruff Syndrome" that forces you to pay to cross a bridge or as in this case access knowledge and information. 

 

Be sure to follow through with donations and support to great non-profit news sources that openly share info. The reporters at big media aren't rich folks and non-profits if we make donations can recruite the good reporters and pay just as good of wage if we will send donations. Non-profit doesn't always mean free workers or voluteers, but it does mean they work only to cover responsible fair wages and resoures for those that to the work.

 

When we support non-profits we also will know we are not buying the owners of the for-profit media corporations their fourth mansion each in some high priced neighborhood, paying for their country club dues, funding them to buy up of officials they can use to set up deals "Law" that rip-off consumers / citizens, and paying private school fees for the kids, grandkids and pets, and so forth. That would be worth keeping non-profits in buisness for all by itself.

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Central Banks Bought More Than $3B In Gold In 2013: UBS - Forbes

Central Banks Bought More Than $3B In Gold In 2013: UBS - Forbes | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

As gold prices have continued to fall, global central banks have continued to buy, according to UBS, which said central banks bought 54 metric tons this year, or more than 1.9 million ounces.

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Interesting read. Wonder why these banks aren't under the same pressure to cut spending as everybody else? Didn't we just bail them out 4 years ago? Now we are under austerity/sequester and they are shopping for gold.  

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