02 Jun 2014

Top Stock Analyst Blacklists Six Top Companies To Pay Decent Wages For Workers In Supply-Chains

http://youtu.be/s2Na5ijTwOg Ever thought it’d be nice to inject some real morality into capitalism? As in cases horrendous as blood diamonds, but with other things, like the legacies of harm of big Tobacco, for example. Ever wonder why we don’t ask for an end to ‘blood tobacco’? How can we keep

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02 Jun 2014

Top Stock Analyst Demands Six Top Companies Pay Decent Wages For Workers

Ever thought it’d be nice to inject some real morality into capitalism? As in cases horrendous as blood diamonds, but with other things. The legacies of harm of big Tobacco, for example. Ever wonder why we don’t ask for an end to ‘blood tobacco?’ How can we keep our hands

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12 Apr 2014

Adventures in Twitter: Crisis & Recovery; Watching As UK Runs To Parliamentary Elections

Yesterday it felt like I’d stumbled onto a political battlefield and I’m still trying to make sense of it all. Not an actual or even virtual battle. Yet, in what I saw was still a struggle in how difficult it often is, to simply make sure good information gets to

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07 Apr 2014

Paid-For Legislature Takes Teacher Tenure From Thousands In Kansas

Weekend, overnight exploits by purchased ideologues and rank amateurs in the Kansas State legislature stripped KS public school teachers of due process rights. This will require all teachers to renegotiate their contracts without any union or other support and make them subject to termination if they don’t. Or if administrators

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19 Jun 2013

Kobach Runs From Public: Begs Sympathy From Glenn Beck

By now, most have heard how Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has responded when he heard that protestors went to his house because for months he would not speak with them through ordinary channels. Yes, he went on the Glenn Beck radio program to denounce their actions even though

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23 Jan 2013

Robber Barons Have No Name And No-Fault Insurance, If TPTB Say So

A few years ago when President Bush came on and told us that ‘the economy … broke in the middle’, somehow, it didn’t quite register with everybody. Mr Bush even said in the same speech that the key to solving the economic credit crunch – as it was known then

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11 Jun 2012

Federal Judges did what KS Gov. Brownback and kid Kobach couldn’t: Lead

Ooooo-wheee! what a mess the State of Kansas’ legislatures and even the executive branch have given us for the all-important 2012 elections. Not just irresponsibly – but even out of neglect – have they failed to lead in this matter, but to even have the nerve afterward to thinly criticize

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11 Jan 2012

Insurance Whistleblower Wendell Potter Continues Spreading Word of Corporate Malfeasance

I was really happy to hear that Mr Potter was on my local NPR affiliate this morning telling the story of profits over health in this country. There are so many stories to be heard, this is just one that effects everyone that has health insurance or wants it. It

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14 Jun 2011

Turkey And Kurds At A Perfect Pivot Position Or Just Next To The Hot Seat?

Following elections in Turkey this weekend, Prime Minister Recep Erdogan finds himself again in the middle of all the action. His AKP party won 50% of the seats in parliament but will need to coalition with other parties to gain a 2/3 majority to push ahead with his controversial desires

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14 Jun 2011

Italians Rejoice: The People Have Spoken

The votes have been counted in Italy and the referenda on Silvio Berlusconi seems to have gained the will of the people. In celebrations all over the country since Sunday the people’s clamor against nuclear power, the privatization of water supplies and the Prime Minister’s claim to immunity from prosecution

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