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Working Anything but 9 to 5

August 18, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/08/13/us/starbucks-workers-scheduling-hours.html
The New York Times
Scheduling Technology Leaves Low-Income Parents With Hours of Chaos.

Books: Changing the Ed Reform Narrative

August 12, 2014
https://www.indypendent.org/2014/08/13/changing-ed-reform-narrative
The Indypendent, Issue # 199
A review of two important new books that tell a different story about what teachers do, what parents want and what children need.

The State of Sharks, 40 Years After Jaws

August 17, 2014
Smithsonian Magazine / Huffington Post
Yup, we've made it through another shark week. But there is some good news, at least we could be at a tipping point for conserving the infamous predators, if we can keep up shark-friendly practices.

“Competitiveness” Argument for Moving Firms’ Headquarters Overseas Is a Canard

August 17, 2014
http://www.offthechartsblog.org/kleinbard-competitiveness-argument-for-moving-firms-headquarters-overseas-is-a-canard/
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The recent surge in interest in inversion transactions is explained primarily by U.S. based multinational firms’ increasingly desperate efforts to find a use for their stockpiles of offshore cash (now totaling around $1 trillion).

Call For End to Israeli Aggression Grows

August 17, 2014
The Guardian/Haaretz
Protest rallies in Oakland, California and Tel Aviv highlight sharpening demands for an end to Israeli military action against Gaza and for a Palestinian homeland.

Rail Workers Denounce Dangerous Deal Between Union Officers and Management

August 17, 2014
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/17081/rail_workers_single_person_train_crew
In These Times
“There’s a real rank-and-file rebellion going on right now,” says Jen Wallis, a Seattle switchman-conductor for Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway. “People who’ve never been involved in the union, never went to a union meeting, they are showing up and they’re joining Railroad Workers United in droves.

Who Said This? Hillary Clinton or Benjamin Netanyahu?

August 16, 2014
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/08/11/quiz-said-hillary-clinton-benjaim-netanyahu/
The Intercept
Following his August 10 interview with former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg said in the past Clinton has criticized the Israeli leadership for the growing settlements in the occupied territories, "now, she is leaving no daylight at all between the Israelis and herself." This lack of "daylight" is evident in statements about Gaza, in which Clinton and Netanyahu appear to speak as one.

The Problem in Gaza Is Not Hamas

August 16, 2014
http://www.tikkun.org/tikkundaily/2014/08/14/but-hamas/
Tikkun Daily
In analyzing Israel's current military campaign in Gaza, a leading Jewish activist says "the underlying problem is the denial for freedom and basic human rights to millions of people, for decades." The heart of the problem is not Hamas or who the Palestinian leadership is, it is the Israeli occupation, beginning with the expulsion of the Palestinians from their land in 1948 (what the Palestinians term the Nakba or "catastrophe").

New Orleans Immigrant Rights Leaders Targeted

August 15, 2014
http://www.southernstudies.org/2014/08/new-orleans-new-civil-rights-leaders.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fs%2008-15-2014
Facing South
The immigrant workers who helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina are the targets of systematic civil rights violations. The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) has launched a series of race-based immigration raids wherever Latinos in New Orleans gather. And those immigrant workers who are organizing to stop what they charge are "unconstitutional, race-based, stop-and-frisk style raids" are being targeted for deportation.

The Second Tragedy of the Michael Brown Shooting

August 15, 2014
http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/8/michael-brown-shootingmediacoverageofracialtensions.html
Al Jazeera America
Media portrayals of the mass protests in response to the killing of 18 year-old Michael Brown obscure the serious human rights issue of police violence against African-Americans.

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