Stop Lamenting Capitalism’s Crushing of Working Class Gains

Long-time organizer and activist Jane McAlevey challenges the abandonment of organizing by progressives. Looking back to the defeat of the labor movement since the early 1980s, three lessons seem especially important. First, any gains made under capitalism are temporary; they can be reversed.

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5 Ways American Policies and Attitudes Make Us Lonely, Anxious, and Antisocial

At each stage of life, we are being stunted as human beings. You would think that by the 21st century, we would know something about what it takes for humans to live fulfilling lives

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Moral Rights and Wrongs May Depend on Your Geographic Location

A Pew study reveals that people in disparate parts of the world responded differently to moral issues; an essential vitamin is found in meteorites; meanwhile, scientists have succeeded in cloning adult stem cells. These discoveries and more below

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Action Council Events — April 21 to April 28

Monday, April 21 April 21, Monday, 9:00 am. – PG&E Pleading NOT GUILTY to the 2010 San Bruno disaster! (Arraignment) 450 Golden Gate Ave.,(betw. Larkin & Polk Sts.), SF -Gather – 9:00am for a street presence outside 450 Golden Gate Ave

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Headlines for April 21, 2014

Obama Admin Puts Off Decision on Keystone XL for 3rd Year U.S. Drone Strikes Kill Dozens in Yemen Deadly Shooting Follows Ukraine-Russia Truce 33 Killed in Iraq Violence Obama Admin: Healthcare Enrollment Tops 8 Million Maryland, Oregon Curb Immigration Holds for Federal Agents 9/11 Trials Could Face Lengthy Delay over FBI Infiltration Anti-LGBTQ South Carolina Mayor Fires Lesbian Police Chief Alabama Prisoners Stage Work Stoppage over Conditions, Free Labor Judge OKs Suit Against IBM, Ford for Backing Apartheid Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Wrongfully Jailed Boxer, Dead at 76

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Med Students Want Truly Just Healthcare System

Cardinal Bernardin said, “Health care is an essential safeguard of human life and dignity, and there is an obligation for society to ensure that every person be able to realize this right.” But nearly two decades later, the realization of the “right to health care” remains elusive…The ACA doesn’t change this picture as much as some might think. People who signed up for private coverage in the exchanges are finding they have substantial cost-sharing, i.e. high deductibles and copayments, proven barriers to seeking care.

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São Paulo World Cup Protest – 15 April 2014
São Paulo World Cup Protest – 15 April 2014 São Paulo World Cup Protest – 15 April 2014

5th São Paulo “Não Vai Ter Copa” World Cup Protest – focused on Healthcare – 15 April 2014 MASP, Avenida Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil.

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What Would Life Be Like Under Martial Law?

By Giordano Bruno The U.S. Federal Government under both the Bush and Obama administration has made it perfectly clear that in the event of almost any major disaster scenario, including economic and environmental, they see the institution of Martial Law as not only viable, but inexorable.

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Cheap drugs and the millionaire whistleblower

Dinesh Thakur is a naturalized US citizen of Indian origin who in 2002 took up a post with the dynamic pharma company Ranbaxy. The transnational is famous for making a range of popular generic – or out of patent – drugs that are sold around the world. Relocated to the firm’s facility outside Delhi, Thakur was tasked to scrutinize the data that Ranbaxy submitted for approvals to the US and other foreign markets

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Happy Thingyan Water Festival for Rohingyas? Like hell
Rohingya IDPs protest [Related Image]

Internally displaced Rohingya protest at their IDP camp in Rakhine.

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