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That's Got Shall Get

October 12, 2014
http://prospect.org/article/staggering-loss-black-wealth-due-subprime-scandal-continues-unabated
The American Prospect
Two years after we last investigated the the foreclosure crisis in most affluent black county in America, things aren't exactly looking up—except, maybe, for the banks.

Snowden Speaks

October 12, 2014
The Nation / The Guardian
Katrina vanden Heuvel and Stephen F. Cohen of The Nation offer a peek at their recent interview with Edward Snowden. Spencer Ackerman of The Guardian reviews Citizenfour, Laura Poitras' new documentary on Snowden.

NewLink Genetics, of Ames Iowa, Implicated in African Ebola Genocide?

October 12, 2014
http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2014/10/11/newlink-genetics-of-ames-iowa-implicated-in-african-ebola-genocide/
Greg Laden's Blog
According to those intimately involved in the response to the West African Ebola outbreak, NewLink Genetics owns the rights to a piece of the puzzle needed to quickly test and deploy one of two likely Ebola vaccines and they are holding up the entire process because they are not entirely sure they are going to get rich on it. Others suggest it is incompetence. NewLink seems to be claiming it is just a lot of paperwork.

A pivotal time for Atlantic City casinos and unions

October 12, 2014
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20141012_A_pivotal_time_for_Atlantic_City_casinos_and_unions.html
Philly.com
As city police hauled away about two dozen of his casino union brethren in handcuffs at a mass protest last week, longtime Trump Taj Mahal bartender Al Messina couldn't help but wonder aloud:Is this what 24 years comes down to? What happened to the bond between the casino industry and its workers?

A pivotal time for Atlantic City casinos and unions

October 12, 2014
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20141012_A_pivotal_time_for_Atlantic_City_casinos_and_unions.html
Philly.com
As city police hauled away about two dozen of his casino union brethren in handcuffs at a mass protest last week, longtime Trump Taj Mahal bartender Al Messina couldn't help but wonder aloud:Is this what 24 years comes down to? What happened to the bond between the casino industry and its workers?

A pivotal time for Atlantic City casinos and unions

October 12, 2014
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20141012_A_pivotal_time_for_Atlantic_City_casinos_and_unions.html
Philly.com
As city police hauled away about two dozen of his casino union brethren in handcuffs at a mass protest last week, longtime Trump Taj Mahal bartender Al Messina couldn't help but wonder aloud:Is this what 24 years comes down to? What happened to the bond between the casino industry and its workers?

Government Cuts in Funding Delayed WHO Response to Ebola Crisis

October 10, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/09/ebola-who-government-cuts-delays-in-dealing-with-outbreak
The Guardian
According to leading Ebola experts, major cuts in funding from the U.S., Britain, and European governments to the World Health Organization (WHO) contributed to critical delays in responding to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, which allowed the epidemic to spin out of control. Citing the international recession, Western governments dramatically reduced their contributions to the WHO, and also failed to implement much-needed structural reforms.

Female Workers Who Rely on Tips More Sexually Harassed

October 10, 2014
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/8/tipped-workers-harassment.html
Al Jazeera America
According to a report by the Restaurant Opportunity Center United (ROC), workers who like female restaurant workers rely on tips to make a living experience twice as much sexual harassment as those earning minimum wage.

Haiti's Duvaliers Are Dead; But Duvalierism Lives On

October 10, 2014
http://amywilentz.com/bringing-down-baby/
AmyWilentz.Com
Last week Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier died, signaling the passing of the last Duvalier to rule Haiti. But corruption in Haiti is still rampant, and the U.S.-backed regime of President Michel Martelly uses the political toolbox developed by the Duvaliers to control the country. "Papa Doc" and "Baby Doc" Duvalier are dead; but Duvalierism lives on.

What Happened to the Child Refugee Border Crisis?

October 10, 2014
http://otherwords.org/the-not-so-good-news-about-the-border-crisis/
OtherWords
The headlines regarding the "border crisis" caused by the thousands of unaccompanied Central American children crossing the U.S. border have faded, but not so the problems that forced them to embark upon their dangerous journeys. U.S. government officials are adopting an "out of sight, out of mind" approach to a problem that has deep roots, including the destabilizing role of successive U.S. administrations in Central America.

Amid Soaring Profits, Walmart Cuts Health Insurance for 30,000 Workers

October 11, 2014
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/08/amid-soaring-profits-walmart-cut-30000-workers-health-insurance
Common Dreams
Walmart, the largest retailer in the world and the largest private employer in U.S. announces the elimination of insurance for an estimated 30,000 part-time workers and across-the-board hikes in health insurance premium costs for the remainder of its workforce. Despite soaring profits, Walmart is cutting health insurance for its part-time workers even as it is "systematically eroding full-time jobs."

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