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Sep 19

“Crusader for Justice” Senator Bernie Sanders Speaks at 1199 – Part 2

This is PART 2 of Senator Bernie Sander’s recent speech at 1199 NUHHCE union hall in Philly. CLICK HERE to view PART 1. Photo source:

Sep 19

“Crusader for Justice” Senator Bernie Sanders Speaks at 1199 – Part 1

The worst kept secret in America is that progressive hero Senator Bernie Sanders is thinking about running for President. He and I have been friends for years. He even wrote a great foreword for

Sep 18

The Importance of the People’s Climate March in NYC

The value of the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sept 21st cannot be overstated. The march is the face and representation of millions of Americans who know we are killing our

Sep 17

45 million are Without Work in Developed Economies

David Jolly in The New York Times has reported on the latest publication of the global Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) whose members include the United States, all of Europe, and Japan.

Sep 16

American Nobel Laureate on the Failure of Capitalism

It is so heartening to see the growing discussion of inequality focusing on the failure of capitalism or the class war instead some kind of economic anomaly that will somehow “correct” itself. American Nobel economist

Sep 15

A Jolt to the Organizer’s Heart

Last week I wandered through the mazelike corridors of a giant hospital in my home of Atlanta, and talked to workers on the bottom rung of the healthcare social and economic system. I once

Sep 12

On Unemployment

This poem was just published in the poetry journal Blue Collar Review. It is one of several attempts I’ve made to document in poetry the effects of the Great Recession. I wake when I do Three

Sep 11

The Economic Non-Recovery

The jobs recovered since the Wall Street blow-up and the Great Recession are much, much lower paying than the jobs destroyed by the Wall Street blow-up. Until and unless we address the roots of the

Sep 10

Water and Human Sustainability

I got up this morning in my Atlanta hotel and grabbed a newspaper as I got my blog together. As I flipped through it with my coffee and cereal, I was very heartened to

Sep 9

Higher Wages Are Good for Business

If you’re reading this blog, chances are that you know basement level wages are bad for workers, bad for business, and ultimately bad for America. Low wages don’t just starve people, they starve both

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