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Here are 5 of the most ridiculous right-wing moments this week 16.12.2018 Raw Story

QAnon conspiracy theorist says it’s a miracle the Clintons haven’t had her murdered yet. The QAnon conspiracy theory, which holds that President Donald Trump is secretly working with special counsel Robert Mueller to take down a world-spanning ring of child sex traffickers led by promine...

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Macron Makes Concessions To Yellow Vest Protesters, But Will It Be Enough? 12.12.2018 Outside the Beltway
French President Emmanuel Macron made several concessions to the Yellow Vest protesters but it remains to be seen if this will be enough to quell the protests.
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‘A rich country can’t have poor workers’: Spain to raise minimum wage by 22 percent in 2019 12.12.2018 Raw Story

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Wednesday his cabinet would approve next week a 22 percent increase in the monthly minimum wage to 1,050 euros ($1,192) in 2019. The increase, “the biggest since 1977”, will be submitted to a cabinet meeting in Barcelona on December 21, he told p...

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Philadelphia Just Passed the Strongest Fair Scheduling Law in the Nation 9.12.2018 Truthout.com
The city’s new law will require some businesses to provide employees their schedules at least 10 days in advance.

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Here are 5 ways American policies and attitudes make us lonely, anxious and antisocial 2.12.2018 Raw Story

You would think that by the 21st century, we would know something about what it takes for humans to live fulfilling lives. After all, we’ve witnessed enormous advances in science, psychology, sociology, and related fields over the past couple of centuries. The great mystery is that we seem to be doi...

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G-20 leaders descend on Buenos Aires as host Argentina battles worst economic crisis in a decade 30.11.2018 Raw Story

Leaders of the world’s biggest economies have gathered in Buenos Aires for the annual Group of 20 Summit to discuss some of the most important issues facing the global economy, from the future of work and food security to U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade war and the Khashoggi killing. And althoug...

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Neoliberalism Has Vandalized Latin America 26.11.2018 Truthout.com
The roots of the migrant crisis go back decades.

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Trump is right, jobs for black Americans abound. Here’s why it may not last 26.11.2018 Raw Story

Ask Memphis residents and they might say that President Donald Trump got this one right: this is the best job market as far as many in this majority black city can remember. For single mother Latasha Harwell, it has meant finally landing a full time job as a medical assistant, one with the regular 9...

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The biggest myth about the ’Trump economy’ 18.11.2018 Raw Story

Nearly every media outlet repeats this idea constantly, but it's just not true....

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St. Paul approves phasing in higher minimum wage 15.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Over the next nine years, St. Paul will roll out increases to the minimum wage, mirroring the Minneapolis plan but on a slower time-frame.
Red vs. Blue: Here’s how tax-taking, Trump-loving states are completely dependent on the rest of America 12.11.2018 Raw Story

Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress love to demonize government handouts, which, in fact, their own supporters depend on and are increasingly financed by taxpayers in blue states. The federal program Temporary Assistance for Needy Families – what we used to call “welfare” – provides cash assist...

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Arkansas and Missouri Approve Minimum Wage Increases 8.11.2018 Truthout.com
The wins are a rebuke to GOP lawmakers who had blocked legislative efforts to raise the minimum wage.

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Trump fan thrown for a loop when reminded George W. Bush was a Republican: ‘I don’t remember’ 2.11.2018 Raw Story

An Arizona man’s rant against Democratic socialism ground to a halt after a reporter reminded him that former president George W. Bush was, in fact, a Republican. The Guardian‘s Ed Pilkington spent a week attending Trump rallies in Missoula, Montana; Mesa, Arizona; Houston, Texas; Mosine...

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POPULISM! Trump Economic Advisor Says Federal Minimum Wage Is 'Terrible Idea' 2.11.2018 Crooks Liars
"My view is that the federal minimum wage is a terrible idea. A terrible idea." Thus spake Larry Kudlow. In an interview with Robert Costa , Kudlow told all of Trump's base -- those "economically insecure" voters -- that ANY federal minimum wage was a terrible idea. YAY populism. Those poor small businesses, don't you know? "Forcing them to take that kind of payroll increase would be silly," said Kudlow. Not only did Kudlow oppose a federal minimum wage, he took it straight to the state and local levels criticizing it there, too. For Kudlow, there should never, ever be a floor on wages. Hell, slave labor is fine with him! Oh, and about those health care benefits? Yeah, ditch those too. Kudlow told Robert Costa, “We have no plans to touch the large entitlements, but we do have plans to erase remnants of Obamacare and provide more market-oriented, incentive-oriented health care.” Huh. The Affordable Care Act IS market-oriented, incentive-oriented health care. They can only do one thing to "erase remnants" ...
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Inequality Figures Heavily on the Ballot This Midterm 1.11.2018 Truthout.com
The 2018 election offers plenty of opportunities to chip away at our economic divide.

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A Fraction of the GOP Tax Cut Could End US’s Water Affordability Crisis 31.10.2018 Truthout.com
An estimated 15 million people in the US experienced a tap water shutoff in 2016 because of water's rising cost.

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Pedagogy for Profit: Education Under Capitalism 23.10.2018 Truthout.com
Neoliberal capitalism has turned the wrecking of public schools into a source of profit for the wealthy.

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Women Are Speaking Up About Systemic Abuse in the US Food Industry 23.10.2018 Truthout.com
The #MeToo and Time's Up movements are undeniably shaking things up in the food and farming industries.

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#MeToo and Women's Economic Empowerment 23.10.2018 American Prospect
(Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP) Hotel workers, represented by Unite Here Local 1, picket outside the Palmer House Hilton on September 7, 2018, in Chicago. This summer, the union successfully organized for a city ordinance requiring hotels to provide housekeepers with panic buttons that they can press if they are sexually harassed or assaulted by guests. The women who have come forward to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault as part of the #MeToo movement are courageous and inspiring. They have chosen to pursue justice by publicly describing their traumatic experiences, knowing full well the scorn and baseless attacks on their character that they would face for doing so. Their bravery has resulted in a groundbreaking cultural shift in the way we talk about and address sexual abuse. Yet it is also true that many of the most high-profile women in the #MeToo movement have a host of advantages in their lives. They include wealthy white women, with white-collar professional jobs or ...
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When Black Panthers Aligned with Confederate-Flag-Wielding, Working-Class Whites 20.10.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Can the unlikely alliance of the Black Panthers and a group of transplanted Southern Whites in 1969 hold any lesson today, asks Colette Gaiter. By Colette Gaiter The Conversation In the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump won the white vote…Read more →
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