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“Happiest Place on Earth” Seeks Wage Hikes
David Macaray: The locals that represent approximately 36,000 unionized workers at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, are set to begin negotiations on August 28, with the express purpose of raising the hourly wage. ... According to what’s been reported, the unions ... covering everything from custodial work, to drivers, to servers, to ride operators) will be looking to achieve, by degrees, parity with the $15/hour paid by Southern California’s Disneyland. The stated goal is to reach that $15/hour rate by 2022. Per the 2014 contract, the majority of Orlando workers currently make $10.00/hour... Visit Website ]
Aug 8, 2017, 10:44am

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Eugene Debs Got 1 Million Votes For President — As Convict Number 9653
Brandon Weber: Eugene Debs: "Those who produce should have, but we know that those who produce the most — that is, those who work hardest, and at the most difficult and most menial tasks, have the least." (1927) ... “... Every human being is entitled to sunlight and air, to what his labor produces, and to an equal chance with every other human being to unfold and ripen and give to the world the riches of his mind and soul. (1912) ... "I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth; I am a citizen of the world." (1915) ... Visit Website ]
Nov 3, 2016, 3:09pm

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Germany Deals Blow to GM Crops
World Changing: "Germany has thrown its weight behind a growing European mutiny over genetically modified crops by banning the planting of a widely grown pest-resistant corn variety. Agriculture minister Ilse Aigner said there was enough evidence to support arguments that MON 810...posed a danger.
Apr 18, 2009, 3:26pm

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Only Peace Protects Freedoms in Post-9/11 World
The post-9/11 world is now clearly drawn. Destabilized and on the defensive, the leading democracies are gradually eroding the space for freedoms. The economically most powerful dictatorships are "exploiting the international community's divisions and the ravages of the wars carried out in the name of the fight against terrorism." (From Reporters Without Borders)
Mar 28, 2009, 3:05pm

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Is Coal As Unhealthy As Nuclear, or Close?
George Monbiot: "The odd and widely ignored truth is that routine radioactive discharges from coal-burning are greater than those produced by nuclear plants. Coal contains trace amounts of uranium and thorium. Though these are present at much lower levels than in nuclear fuel a lot more coal is burned, which means - total emissions are greater.
Aug 12, 2008, 4:15pm

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Longshore union strikes against war
On Thursday, May Day, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union will declare an eight-hour strike to protest the war in Iraq...What few Americans know is that the tradition of a May Day strike originated not in the Soviet Union in the 1950s but the United States of the 1880s.
Apr 30, 2008, 2:53pm

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Italian Officials in Washington to Oppose New Base
David Swanson: "Did you know that our nation, the land of the free and the home of the brave, has permanent military bases in other countries? And I don't just mean in Iraq. In fact the United States maintains over 725 bases that our military admits to, with over a half million personnel.
Apr 16, 2007, 4:27pm

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America Loses Another War
Mark Morford: "Sure, you sort of sensed from the beginning that we couldn't possibly win a bogus war launched by a nasty slew of corrupt pseudo-cowboys against both a bitterly contorted Islamic nation and a vague and ill-defined concept that has no center and no boundaries
Dec 13, 2006, 2:05pm

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Research Confirms "Mystical Effects" of Magic Mushrooms
Johns Hopkins University: Nearly two-thirds of the volunteers said they achieved a "mystical experience" with "substantial personal meaning." One-third rated the psilocybin experience as "the single most spiritually significant experience of his or her life"
Aug 7, 2006, 2:53pm

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MP casts doubt on David Kelly suicide
LONDON (AFP) - An opposition member of parliament has alleged that a government scientist who cast doubt on intelligence about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction may not have taken his own life. ("The medical evidence available simply cannot sustain it...")
Jul 23, 2006, 3:00pm

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Columbus exposed as iron-fisted tyrant who tortured his slaves
Graham Keeley: "Christopher Columbus was a despot who ruled his subjects with an iron fist, according to documents which have emerged 500 years after his death...(He)routinely tortured slaves and starved his subjects in colonies on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.
Jul 21, 2006, 11:57am

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Ken Lay's Alive!
Greg Palast: "We can see his spirit in every flickering lightbulb from Kansas to Queens as we head into America's annual Blackout season. It wasn't always so. For decades, America had nearly the best, most reliable electricity system on the planet
Jul 20, 2006, 2:05pm

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Turned by weight of evidence
Paul Campos: Exploding The Obesity Myth - Except at statistical extremes, weight has little or no correlation with health ...and that many of the "treatments" sold by the weight-loss industry are far worse for health than even very high levels of body fat.
Jan 11, 2006, 10:00am

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Heat From the Earth to Warm Your Hearth
RUSS ROOT made an efficient move last year - to a new home he had built in Goshen, Conn...he installed a geothermal system instead of an oil-guzzling boiler. Now all the heat to warm his house is supplied by the earth beneath him.

Jan 2, 2006, 9:35am

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"Things We Had When New York Was a Union Town"
"One of the most disturbing things about the public discourse on the NY Transit Strike is that the media, elected officials, and many citizen are predisposed to see the Union as a disruptive force and the MTA as acting in the public interest."
Dec 24, 2005, 11:50am


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