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Living on the Streets of Oakland

David Bacon East Bay Express
The Great Recession may be over, but every night people are sleeping on benches or in makeshift shelters. Here are a few of their stories.

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The Life of a Fast-Food Worker

Sasha Abramsky The New Yorker
Across the country, for the past several months, workers have been walking out of McDonalds, K.F.C.s and other fast-food companies, calling for a fifteen-dollar hourly wage. Fast-food companies say that this is unrealistic. Raise the hourly wage to fifteen dollars per hour, they argue, and local franchises, many of them operating with small profit margins, will either fail or have to lay off employees.

Media Bits & Bytes - Bay Area Blues edition

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Hail & Farewell Andre Schiffrin; Silicon Valley Warping San Francisco; Oakland Building Big Brother; Ebooks Challenge Academic Presses; NSA Drops 50,000 `Sleeper Cells' in Computer Networks Worldwide; New Site to Seek Funding from the Masses for Investigating Reporting
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