Archive for April, 2010

Apr 29 2010

Central American Migrants Face Horrific Abuse in Mexico En Route to U.S.

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central american migrantsIn light of the signing into law of SB 1070, Arizona’s draconian anti-immigrant law, the government of Mexico issued a travel warning to its citizens heading to Arizona. However, Mexico’s own horrific record of its treatment of Central American migrants makes the travel warning highly ironic. Amnesty International released a new report this week entitled Invisible Victims: Migrants …

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Apr 29 2010

May Day Organizers are United for Immigration Reform 2010

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may dayIn the last several years immigrant communities in the US and their advocates have chosen the first of May as a day to protest the treatment of immigrants and demand full rights. This year, in the wake of Arizona’s SB 1070 law and momentum on Capital Hill to pass comprehensive immigration reform, new energy has been infused into the …

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Apr 29 2010

April 29, 2010

Subversive Thoughts | Published 29 Apr 2010, 9:30 am | Comments Off on April 29, 2010 -

“I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.” — Bishop Desmond Tutu …

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Apr 28 2010

April 29, 2010

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We’ll look at the rapidly spreading oil spill off the Gulf Coast: what it means for the environment and the politics of offshore drilling. And, we’ll discuss a new report detailing the challenges migrants face when crossing from Central America to the US through Mexico, as well as a preview of what’s to come this May Day. Plus, a major annual conference of Palestinian rights activists is set to start this Friday in Orange County …

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Apr 28 2010

Goldman Sachs Under Fire

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goldmanMembers of a Senate Subcommittee grilled executives from Goldman Sachs yesterday attempting to finish up an investigation of the investment giant that has lasted more than a year. Both current and former executives were questioned for over three hours about the ethics and legality of their actions which included knowingly selling faulty mortgage-backed securities to customers. Goldman CEO Lloyd …

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Apr 28 2010

Wal-Mart to Face Potentially Largest Sex-Discrimination Lawsuit in History

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walmartThe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday that a sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart could proceed as a class-action case. The narrow 6-5 decision by the San Francisco court exposes the retail giant to potential liabilities running in the billions of dollars. The lawsuit alleges that Wal-Mart’s corporate structure systematically discriminated against female employees in terms of compensation and …

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Apr 28 2010

SEIU Leadership Rejects Stern’s Hand-Picked Successor

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andy sternAndy Stern, the President of the nation’s most politically influential union, SEIU, announced his resignation recently, stunning many in the labor world. In an interview with the Washington Post, he said “every institution needs to renew itself, and I’ve seen way too many labor leaders stay way too long … and I have no intention of doing that.” …

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Apr 28 2010

Subversive Historian – 04/28/10

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Eric Drooker Muhammad Ali’s Political Stance

Back in the day on April 28th 1967, heavyweight-boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the United States Army. With the Vietnam War raging on, the legendary pugilist famously said to surrounding reporters, “Man, I ain’t got no quarrel with them Vietcong.” The bold stance taken by Ali resulted in immediate repercussions …

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Apr 28 2010

April 28, 2010

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“Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America.” — John L Lewis …

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Apr 27 2010

April 28, 2010

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We’ll speak with investigative journalist Matt Taibbi about investment giant Goldman Sachs whose executives are testifying this week on Capital Hill and are under fire from the SEC. And, we’ll examine a major class-action lawsuit against Walmart for gender discrimination. Plus, who will replace Andy Stern as head of the SEIU? It may not be Stern’s chosen replacement after all. …

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