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Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Bringing In The May: The Heroes of Haymarket
One hundred and twenty-nine years ago today, history was made at the Haymarket Square in Chicago, Illinois. This piece of history was so critically important to the lives of working men and ...
thanatokephaloides 05/03/2015 57
Happy Birthday, Customer
Happy Birthday [Insert Name] from your corporate overlords My birthday was last Sunday and I received hundreds of birthday greetings from friends, family, and corporate America. The screen capture ...
Mark E Andersen 05/03/2015 57
Hellraisers Journal: Landlords want tenant farmers with plenty of "force," meaning little children.
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Monday ...
JayRaye 05/03/2015 5
This Week in the War on Women
The big news: Nigerian army [http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/28/us-nigeria-violence-rescue-idUSKBN0NJ2FK20150428?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter rescued 293 women and girls] ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/02/2015 22
Become Maladjusted to Injustice! MBOPRA, STDDs, Week 35
If there is one name that has been uttered more often than Freddie Gray's over the past week, it has been that of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. We know that the criminal, heartless Right Wing ...
JoanMar 05/01/2015 32
Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones Celebrates 83 Years, Recalls Birthday Spent in Jail for "Her Boys"
I am down at the Fleetwood whenever they want to put me in jail for violation of the law. Come along for me, come. There is coming a day when I will take the whole bunch of you and put you in jail.
JayRaye 05/01/2015 10
#BaltimoreRiots: PA Legislator Compares Union Workers to Rioters
No, really folks. A Pennsylvania Republican, Mike Vereb, went on a conservative radio show based out of Philadelphia and compared unions to Baltimore Rioters . Of course there's some back story ...
S Kitchen 05/01/2015 7
Hellraisers Journal: State Rests in Murder Trial of John R. Lawson, Hero of the Colorado Coal Miners
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Friday ...
JayRaye 04/30/2015 3
Waiting for Good Dough: Wisconsin Budget Process Put on Hold
Wisconsin Budget Committee Waits for New Revenue Estimates, Despite Other Options The Wisconsin budget process came to a halt this week, and the surprising hiatus in Joint Finance Committee ...
WI Budget Project 04/30/2015 2
Rumsfeld: Looting Is Transition To Freedom
Story by Pamela Hess, UPI Pentagon Correspondent [not The Onion ] Rumsfeld: Looting is transition to freedom [F]reedom's untidy. And free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do ...
AnnieJo 04/30/2015 103
Hellraisers Journal: Fight Is On- "Federal Injunction Is Issued to Check Striking Chicago Teamsters"
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Saturday ...
JayRaye 04/29/2015 12
Wisconsin Governor Walker Failures Not Evidence of a “Style” Problem
(Wisconsinites see much deeper deficits. The Press has a duty to broadcast these to the nation.) A recent puff-piece suggested Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the white-bread Republican ...
Heywaitaminute 04/29/2015 2
Appetite For Blather: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
You have no one but you to blame if you cannot hear the sky. When the air is jelled and cloying, the phone book will not open. Soil packs too hard for fingernails, too soft for pails and shovels. ...
ruleoflaw 04/28/2015 14
Hey Martha Raddatz, (SKW) Scott Walker has the answer!!Would you ask??
Undeclared Presidential Candidate Scott Walker has claimed a "Partisan Witch Hunt" in relation to the past and present John Doe Investigations. SKW has spent Hundreds of Thousands of $$ in his ...
bearsguy 04/28/2015 1
Hellraisers Journal: Damaging Testimony Given by Mine Guards in Murder Trial of John R Lawson
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
JayRaye 04/28/2015 5
#StopFastTack: James Hoffa Calls Bulls*it On Obama's TPP Strategy
Teamsters President James Hoffa was in Hershey this week for the annual Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters. At the conference, Hoffa was interviewed by Rick Smith, host of the Rick Smith Show, ...
S Kitchen 04/28/2015 2
WIGOP Legislator Dangerously Close to Doing Something Good
First-term Assembly Rep. Romaine Quinn (R-Rice lake) took his first substantive policy stand in Madison last week, and --at least on the surface-- it seems not terrible . Quinn wants to spare the ...
lufthase 04/28/2015 19
Top Comments: Saying Good Bye to Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart's announcement that his last night on the Daily Show will be August 6 has started a mourning process. He's seemed so incredibly perfect for the show and engaged a young audience into ...
Puddytat 04/27/2015 51
Wisconsin Police Association puts up billboard featuring officer who shot two people in 10 days
Too soon? Officer Pablo Torres may yet face charges. Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer Pablo Torres was involved in two shootings in only 10 days. One involved a mentally distressed veteran who was ...
Jen Hayden 04/27/2015 35
Hellraisers Journal: Rose Schneiderman, "So we must stand together to resist." Life of a Cap Maker
The girls and women by their meetings and discussions come to understand and sympathize with each other, and more and more easily they act together... So we must stand together to resist, for we ...
JayRaye 04/27/2015 6
Scott Walker complains about 'political witch hunt'; Republican prosecutor fires back
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) It takes some chutzpah to run for president ...
Laura Clawson 04/27/2015 63
How I ended up homeless in New York with a full time job
"Richie threatened to stab me. Should I press charges?" This was the call I got while at work over a month ago from my roommate Charlie. Richie is our other room-mate. Charlie had just moved in ...
MinistryOfTruth 04/27/2015 94
❁ petals of fury - vengence of the tiny flowers of riverside park ❁
blueyedace2 04/26/2015 20
Japan laps US with new high speed train
In the United States the definition of high-speed rail ranges from 90 mph to 150 mph. The average speed of the the fastest train currently running in the United States, the ...
Mark E Andersen 04/26/2015 169
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Salt of the Earth, The Hollywood Ten, and Cultural Work
Esperanza Quintero: Whose neck shall I stand on to make me feel superior, and what will I have out of it? I don't want anything lower than I am. I am low enough already. I want to rise and to push ...
annieli 04/26/2015 33
Hellraisers Journal: Lt Linderfelt, Butcher of Ludlow, Testifies Against John Lawson, Hero of Ludlow
You cannot go at it with kid gloves; you have to get results. -Lieutenant Karl E. Linderfelt ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Monday April 26, ...
JayRaye 04/26/2015 6
I ♥ Democratic Socialism: A teachable moment from an ass backward international trade negotiation
Except increasingly for pseudonymous blogging, much of the left in the U.S. long has been intimidated into keeping its heterodox political economic views to itself. Certainly for all the red-...
Galtisalie 04/26/2015 13
Beethoven Mushroom Soup Sonata
For this recipe, you will need: 1 precisely-tuned concert grand piano 1 Daniel Barenboim (The first two ingredients may be substituted with any Barenboim recording that includes Beethoven/...
ruleoflaw 04/25/2015 38
Kinnickinnic River Photos Part II.
Not all is politics. When I'm not working, or being a political geek, I like getting outdoors, taking photos, running. But sometimes the political and the personal intersect. There are some, today, ...
Mike Kahlow 04/25/2015 7
Democratic member of budget conference vows to protect the safety net
Rep. Gwen Moore House and Senate conferees are meeting to reconcile the two chambers' budgets, and one Democratic member, Rep. Gwen Moore (WI-04)
Joan McCarter 04/25/2015 9
Reflections - The Kinnickinnic River, River Falls, WI Photo diary
The South Fork of the Kinni - in the University of Wisconsin - River Falls campus. It's a gorgeous day here in Wisconsin, and I'm off to enjoy the outdoors. About a month ago, I took my camera ...
Mike Kahlow 04/25/2015 12
Hellraisers Journal: Family of Tenant Farmers So Poor That They Are Offering to Give Children Away
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Sunday ...
JayRaye 04/25/2015 6
Walker keeps sliding in Wisconsin now, and for 2016
You may have read about our fair Governor's approval tanking in another poll over the last week, but you may not realize how bad those numbers really are. When you take a bit of a closer look, it's ...
Jake formerly of the LP 04/25/2015 12
Greg Abbott Kills What Amounts to Large Town Every Year; #LetOurPoorPeopleLive (StDD Week 34)
... And he knows it. We sent Freedom of Information Act requests to every Red State governor or legislature who refused to Expand Medicaid. Thus far, eleven red state governors and one red ...
Tortmaster 04/24/2015 39
Why is CEO pay at Pharmaceutical Companies so High?
I’m really asking the question here, more than answering. If I knew all the reasons this diary would be titled, “The reason CEO pay is so high at pharmaceuticals.” I’ve published two ...
mygreekamphora 04/24/2015 38
Scott Walker Claims He Will Start Paying for His Own Security Costs During Campaign Visits
Running a non-stop Presidential ...
Puddytat 04/24/2015 42
Confronted with his awful record, Scott Walker blames non-existent Democrats
Trolling for support from neighboring Republicans, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker this week made another of his interminable presidential campaign stops (he hasn't yet formally declared, but for months ...
rlegro 04/24/2015 25
Walker's UW Budget Cut - Some Context
Scott Walker's proposed $300 Million cut to the UW System combined with conservatives' complaining about high tuition made me curious about the history of UW funding and the root cause of rising ...
lufthase 04/23/2015 58
Hellraisers Journal: Prosecutor Set to Seek Death Penalty in Trial of Strike Hero John Lawson
Let every miner wear his red bandanna around his neck. It is our uniform. -John R Lawson ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Friday April 23, 1915 ...
JayRaye 04/23/2015 1
Collective Bargaining Transparency Laws Latest ALEC & State Think Tank Attacks
In Pennsylvania and 8 other states, conservative think tanks in the State Policy Network and ALEC web are pushing "collective bargaining transparency" legislation. These bills would neuter the ...
S Kitchen 04/23/2015 2
Is the RW screwing with the Democratic Party of WI chair election?
Update 5 pm CST 4/23/2015 - See my update at the end of the diary. This issue has gone to the highest level of the DPW. Other delegates have reported receiving this phone poll, and we have an ...
Mike Kahlow 04/23/2015 26
What If? Rewriting History--The General Strike that Toppled Reagan
Most of us know about President Reagan crushing the air traffic controllers’ (the PATCO union) strike in 1981, and how most labor unions failed to respond. Next we suffered through the accelerated ...
6412093 04/23/2015 37
Scott Walker Admin fires scientists, hides taxpayer costs
Two stories that broke this afternoon show just how low-class the Scott Walker administration has become. The first you've probably heard of already, and involves 57 employees of the Department of ...
Jake formerly of the LP 04/22/2015 6
Walker Chooses Earth Day to Fire Half of DNR Scientists
In 2011, Scott Walker famously declared, "We're broke," and used that as cover to make the biggest cut to education in state history and make historic cuts to everything else-- including the ...
Jud Lounsbury 04/22/2015 36
Hellraisers Journal: E. Gurley Flynn on Women on the Picket Line and Sabotage on the Shop Floor
The IWW has been accused of pushing women to the front. This is not true. Rather, the women have not been kept in back, and so they have naturally moved to the front. -Elizabeth Gurley Flynn ``````
JayRaye 04/22/2015 3
The Daily Bucket - bottoms up!
Gooseville, WI A duck-tailed dabbler. Mallard drake Anas platyrhynchos The Daily Bucket is a regular feature ...
Polly Syllabic 04/22/2015 75
Republican senator doesn't want you to lose your health insurance until after he's re-elected
Sen. Ron Johnson Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), an extremely vulnerable incumbent in 2016, is very concerned that people are going to lose their health insurance before he can be re-elected. So he's ...
Joan McCarter 04/22/2015 45
Koch Bros: Put Neidermeyer on it
The Koch Brothers haven't made public their selection criteria for their favored Presidential candidate, but with the selection of Scott Walker a primary criterion becomes clear. Walker is the most ...
GoBlue08 04/22/2015 3
The Koch Bros draft Scott Walker
Look out everyone the nation’s billion duo The Koch Brothers have found their Pinocchio for the 2016 Presidential cycle and his name is Scott Walker the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. Scott ...
Leftcoast Bill 04/21/2015 13
Hellraisers Journal: Chicago Teamsters Sympathetic Strike May Soon Spread Across the City
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Friday ...
JayRaye 04/21/2015 8
Wisconsin Residents Oppose Budget Cuts that Would Damage Wisconsin’s Schools and Universities
The damaging budget cuts proposed by Governor Walker have very little support among Wisconsin residents, a new poll from Marquette University shows. People in Wisconsin are particularly opposed to ...
WI Budget Project 04/21/2015 8
A look at CEO pay at Exxon
The price of a barrel of oil is down and the price of stock is down, and yet pay for Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson is up: increasing from $28.1 million in 2013 to $33.1 million for 2014 . The diary I did ...
mygreekamphora 04/21/2015 5
The Chicago election: the electoral revolution that didn't happen
It was one helluva an election season on the shores of Lake Michigan. Last summer I was brimming with optimism. The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) had people out canvassing the neighborhoods. CTU ...
BobboSphere 04/20/2015 48
Scott Walker's administration walks back attack on Wisconsin family planning clinics
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Last August, Scott Walker's administration ...
Laura Clawson 04/20/2015 24
Hellraisers Journal: Former C. F & I. attorney will now preside over murder trial of John R Lawson.
The state is furnishing us no protection and we must protect ourselves, our wives and children from these murderous assassins. We seek no quarrel with the state and we expect to break no law; we ...
JayRaye 04/20/2015 4
Wisconsin Republicans want photo IDs for food stamps now
I'm going to need to see ID for that tuna there Since being terrible is a part of the Republican platform these days, Wisconsin's Republican lawmakers would be remiss in their duty to the dark lord ...
Walter Einenkel 04/20/2015 31
$1.4 Billion Chicago Schools Spending Gone Wild: 122% Increase
Mayor Rahm Emanuel names Barbara Byrd-Bennett as the new CEO of Chicago Public Schools at a news conference in October 2012. In a page out of "...
Hyde Park Johnny 04/20/2015 9
Scott Walker's cheap shirt maybe wasn't so cheap for Wisconsin taxpayers
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) ...
Laura Clawson 04/20/2015 57

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