Monthly Archives: October 2014

By How Much Would Walmart Need to Raise the Price of Macaroni to Pay Its Employees a Living Wage?

More references on this topic below. Forbes: Walmart’s low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15. Americans … Continue reading

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On Israel’s President Rivlin–An Improvement, But Still Terrible

Israel’s new president, Reuven Rivlin, made waves recently with his appraisal of the continued rise of racism in Israel. The Jerusalem Post reported on a conference entitled, in part, “Acceptance of the Other,” and which took place, ironically, on a … Continue reading

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Iraq War–From “Six Weeks” to War-Without-End

Murtaza Hussein makes the salient point that the US is still seeing military deaths over the Iraq War and its consequences. George W. Bush, and those who brought us that war, over utterly false pretenses, are responsible for all the … Continue reading

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Learning About Columbus

Here is an encouraging student-produced video about high school students and teachers who decided to pierce through the textbook mythologies about Columbus and learn real history: *** On the Columbus Day v. Indigenous Peoples Day Debate The second Monday of … Continue reading

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The New Jim Crow? (US Incarceration System)

INCARCERATION AND RACE * 1 in every 14 black U.S. black men was imprisoned in 2001, compared with 1 in 106 white men. * 1 in 9 black men between the ages of 20 and 35 was behind bars in … Continue reading

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Chinese Schools Attempt to Control Students’ Minds

Relocating the current row in Colorado over whether a local school board should be able to control educational curricula in the interest of specific ideological aims, let’s see how the same language sounds transported to, say, China (all quotes are … Continue reading

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Gutting Abortion Access–A Serious Attack on Women in the US

Women in the US have enjoyed the legal right to abortion since the 1973 Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade. This right is being effectively gutted in numerous regions of the US. The strategy of anti-abortion activists has been to … Continue reading

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