Yoda: From Fast Food Strikes to Social Justice

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Minimum wage is on the margins — electoral reform is root.

Fast-food strikes widen into social-justice movement

Central to Wednesday’s strike is the evolution of its scope. What began two years ago as a fast-food workers movement has propelled into something wider, with Wednesday’s protests including a range of workers workers from adjunct professors to home care and child care providers to Walmart employees.

See Also: Open Power / Electoral Reform

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Apr 16

SchwartzReport: Republicans Seek to Sell Off or Give Away National Forests — Time for States to Repossess Land?

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

It is the intention of the Republican Party to see that America’s heritage of national forests be sold for a pittance, or just given away to a small group of corporations. This is so shameful I am amazed that that is not the lead story of the news cycle. But the corporate media doesn’t really seem to think the issue is of much importance, so it doesn’t get much coverage.

CONGRESS PASSES MEASURE TO ALLOW SELLING OFF NATIONAL FORESTS AND OTHER PUBLIC LANDS

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Apr 15

SchwartzReport: Seattle Data Demolishes Extreme Right Argument Against $15 Minimum Wage

Categories: 03 Economy
Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Like marijuana prohibition the objections to raising the minimum wage are shibboleths and myths. As this report details raising the minimum wage in Seattle to $15 has had no bad effect on the restaurant business as the Rightists maintained must inevitably come to pass. Rather the contrary. Republican economic policies the data shows live in a fact free world along with its cousins, climate change denial, evolution denial, and young- Earthers.

Seattle Restaurant Data Demolishes Conservative Argument Against $15 Minimum Wage

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Apr 13

Michel Bauwens: Beyond Jobs New Idea

Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

Millions need flexible blue-collar work. This kind of employment needs attention.

Beyond Jobs

Advanced markets for irregular work.

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Apr 12