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Why the Verizon Worker's Victory is A Big Deal

Sarah Jaffe The Progressive
Verizon workers went on strike one week before a competitive New York state primary in which a socialist is running. You had a credible national candidate for president on a nationally-televised debate calling out the CEO of a big corporation. That just does not happen very often. Given the current climate, Hillary Clinton made a big point of coming to our picket line the first day of the strike, Bill went to a picket line in Buffalo.

"Ideation" Shows Unnerving Connection Between Corporate Sleaze and Designs for Mass Killing

Lucy Komisar The Komisar Scoop
Aaron Loeb's new play, Ideation", establishes perfectly the moral conundrum, the slippery slope of the amoral corporate/political project. You don't really know where to draw the line between the past, present and possible future. You only understand that the kind of morality represented by corporate sleaze and groupthink has seeped into areas where "a modest proposal" for killing is readily accepted by political decision-makers.

How to Raise Wages

Harold Meyerson American Prospect
Eight proposals to jump-start the incomes of workers.

Tidbits - January 2, 2014

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Reader Comments - Pope Francis, Catholic Church and The Sound of Music; Year in Review, 2014 and Bernie Sanders for President; Inside Llewyn Davis and Dave Van Ronk; Duck Dynasty; Universal Healthcare; Corporate Greed and Financial Speculators; Fast Food Workers; Hollywood and McCarthyism; Facebook is Dead? Niilo Koponen - R.I.P.; Seeking memories of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade

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Acting with Impunity: The Case of General Electric

Lawrence S. Wittner History News Network
Can the world’s biggest corporations act with impunity? When it comes to General Electric (GE) -- the eighth-largest U.S. corporation, with $146.9 billion in sales and $13.6 billion in profits in 2012 -- the answer appears to be “yes.”
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