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Financial Exploitation of Women in the Workplace Is the Canary in the Coal Mine 13.5.2015 Truthout.com
Caroline Fredrickson, author of Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over, recently shared her findings with Truthout on how female workers - particularly in labor-intensive jobs - continue to be economically shortchanged in the United States. Caroline Fredrickson. (Photo: Richard A. Bloom) The gender gap has not closed for most women at work, and "leaning in" won't fix this. In Under the Bus, Caroline Fredrickson details the inequities faced by temporary and part-time workers, immigrant women, farm workers, small business employees and domestic workers - in other words, the majority of working women. Click here to order the book now with a contribution to Truthout! Caroline Fredrickson, author of Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over, recently shared her findings with Truthout on how female workers - particularly in labor-intensive jobs - continue to be economically shortchanged in the United States. Mark Karlin: You make the alarming and ominous prediction that the exploitation ...
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What would happen if Britain left the EU? 19.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

David Cameron has promised a referendum on EU membership should he be re-elected, and our own survey came out clearly in favour of the idea. Many experts, though, are horrified at the idea of quitting the EU. Alex Preston looks at the consequences of saying goodbye

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Fight for $15: Tens of Thousands Rally as Labor and Civil Rights Movements Join Forces 17.4.2015 Truthout.com
Low-wage workers in the United States have staged their largest action to date to demand a $15-an-hour minimum wage, with some 60,000 workers walking off the job in more than 200 cities. The "Fight for $15" campaign brought together fast-food workers, home-care aides, child-care providers, Wal-Mart clerks, adjunct professors, airport workers and other low-wage workers. Organizers say the action was held on Tax Day to highlight the taxpayer funds needed to support underpaid workers. A new study says low wages are forcing working families to rely on more than $150 billion in public assistance. We speak with Steven Greenhouse, former labor and workplace reporter for The New York Times, who has been covering the "Fight for $15" movement. TRANSCRIPT: This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. NERMEEN SHAIKH: Low-wage workers in the United States have staged their largest action to date to demand a $15-an-hour minimum wage, with some 60,000 workers walking off the job in over 200 cities. ...
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Mayor Ed Lee faces fire over who benefits as S.F. booms 26.3.2015 LA Times: Commentary
The 656-condo Lumina complex promises a "transcendent living experience," with a club lounge, climbing wall and pet grooming station. The smallest units start at about $1 million. The penthouse is priced at $49 million, a city record.
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FactChecking Ted Cruz 24.3.2015 FactCheck
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major Republican candidate to declare himself officially in the 2016 presidential race. In announcing his presidential ambition, Cruz repeated a number of dubious claims we have heard before, and a few we haven't.
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Do Your Veggies Depend On Workers Who Lack Legal Rights? 26.2.2015 NPR News
Produce growers often rely on workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Some farmers believe that when immigrant workers gain legal status, they tend to leave agriculture. Yet the evidence is disputed.
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New rally cry over police use of deadly force: 'It was just a rock!!!' 21.2.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
The rallying cry in Ferguson was "Hands up, don't shoot!" In New York, it was "I can't breathe!" In Pasco these days, the protest signs say things like "It was just a rock!!!"
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'It was just a rock!!!': Deadly police shooting of Mexican immigrant stirs protests 20.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Some Businesses Say Immigrant Workers Are Harder To Find 30.1.2015 NPR News
The president's recent executive actions will allow millions of immigrants to stay in the U.S. But many businesses say those changes aren't enough to help them find and keep all the workers they need.
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Text of President Obama's State of the Union address 21.1.2015 AP Politics
Text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House:...
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Transcript: State of the Union address 2015 (remarks as prepared for delivery) 21.1.2015 Washington Post: Politics
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century.  Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world.  It has been, and still is, a hard time for many.  Read full article ...
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Farmworkers' plight shows American complicity in illegal immigration 12.12.2014 LA Times: Opinion
To the editor: We are unable to pass comprehensive immigration reform that is fair and humane because immigrants are unfairly maligned as having the worst of intentions. Fearful, we demonstrate in our communities against immigrants in hateful ways. ("U.S. firms, consumers can't ignore abuses...
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Hardline Australia, confused Scandinavia and tense Russia: the global immigration picture 30.11.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Special report: immigration increasingly dominates national debate in the UK. But what about elsewhere? From the far right making political capital in Scandinavia to border guards pushing migrant boats back to sea in Australia and the millions of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, Guardian correspondents examine the state of debate worldwide

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How ‘Goldilocks’ sparked challenge to fast food giants around the world 23.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
As pay protests spread across the US, strikers are bringing their struggle to Europe. Alvin Major ($7.25 an hour at KFC) says this is just the start …

For Alvin Major, the battle for fast-food wage justice started two years ago with a visit from Goldilocks. The man, named for his curly blond hair, was already known to fast-food workers in the predominantly black Bed-Stuy area of Brooklyn as an activist with New York Communities for Change, a group calling for strikes to target the low wages and nonexistent benefits doled out by McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King and others.

The message struck a chord with Major, an immigrant handyman from Guyana struggling to support a wife and four children on $7.25 an hour.

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The Battle for Palestine — Part Three 25.10.2014 ConsortiumNews.com
The Battle for Palestine — Part Three
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Ten myths about migration 21.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Writers from the Guardian, Le Monde, El País, Süddeutsche Zeitung and La Stampa address some common claims about migration and assess whether they are true in their country Continue reading...
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Colorado candidate's town shapes immigration view 18.10.2014 AP Politics
YUMA, Colo. (AP) -- Andrea Hermosillo rode for hours to protest at her neighbor's office....
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The United States Was Welcoming to White European Immigrants, But Not to Peoples of Color 7.9.2014 Truthout.com

In a profoundly insightful book that explores the history of unfair US immigration policy, Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal, Aviva Chomsky explains how prejudice and the exploitation of inexpensive labor has increasingly shaped immigration law and lives. 

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The United States Was Welcoming to White European Immigrants, But Not to Peoples of Color Today 7.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles

In a profoundly insightful book that explores the history of unfair US immigration policy, Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal, Aviva Chomsky explains how prejudice and the exploitation of inexpensive labor has increasingly shaped immigration law and lives. 

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Manolada Workers: "No Greek Would Want This Job Anyway" 11.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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