John Maenpaa

@ritchiepage2001

Christian/Patriot/Libertarian-Socialist and I support: AFL-CIO & IWW & ACLU & Occupy & Declaration Of Independence & Constitution #union #iww #WIUnion #occupy

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[VIDEO] Wanted Man

The Last Internationale

https://screen.yahoo.com/wanted-man-acoustic-162020826.html

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[VIDEO] Richard Trumka Has a Question for You this Labor Day

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/Richard-Trumka-Has-a-Question-for-You-this-Labor-Day

Labor Day is coming soon and this year, like we do on every Labor Day, we will pause to recognize the incredible achievements of America’s workers. We will gather in communities to march in parades, host barbecues and celebrate all who make this country run. But we also should recognize that despite our sweat, our sacrifice and our innovation, too many families are struggling and unable to get by.

No one should work for a living yet struggle to support a family. But some of the fastest job growth is occurring in such low-wage industries as fast food and retail, which is why more families feel like they are struggling to keep up with living costs. These same industries are least likely to pay a living wage or provide basic benefits like earned sick days and holidays. This means many of America’s workers can’t afford to take the day off if they get sick. And they certainly can’t afford to take a day off to care for a family member in need...

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Download The Last Internationale's 'Gypsy Woman'

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/gypsy-woman-by-the-last-internationale-free-mp3-20130815

'Gypsy Woman' by The Last Internationale - Free MP3

Artist: The Last Internationale
Song: "Gypsy Woman"...

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Unions at Rio Tinto gear up for global day of action

http://www.industriall-union.org/unions-at-rio-tinto-gear-up-for-global-day-of-action

Union leaders from seven countries at mining giant Rio Tinto came together at the United Steelworkers Convention this week to discuss plans for their upcoming global day of action.

Representatives from trade unions at Rio Tinto in Australia, Canada, France, Indonesia, South Africa, the UK and the US met at the convention in Las Vegas. They form part of the global network of unions at Rio Tinto, which earlier this year launched a global campaign against the company. They were joined at the meeting by union leadership from Germany and IndustriALL Global Union...

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Cambodian garment workers toiling to the death

http://www.industriall-union.org/cambodian-garment-workers-toiling-to-the-death

A combination of overwork, poor working conditions and poverty wages has seen another spike of Cambodian garment workers collapsing at work, but now workers are even dying on the job.

In a single week in July, over two hundred workers were admitted to the Prek Anhchanh Health Centre clinic on the outskirts of Phnom Penh after passing out at work in garment factories...

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BDS activists occupy security company offices in Portland

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.611971

Protesters try to shut down G4S, which announced in June that it would pull out of Israeli prison system, for a day.

A group of pro-Palestinian activists briefly occupied the Portland, Oregon offices of global security company G4S on Thursday, to protest its affiliation with the Israeli prison system...

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[VIDEO] Protesters occupy Milwaukee police area

http://www.krdo.com/news/protesters-occupy-milwaukee-police-area/27694436

Activists demand name of officer who killed Dontre Hamilton

Protesters occupied the hallway outside Milwaukee's Police Administration Building Friday, demanding answers to the four-month-old shooting of Dontre Hamilton by a police officer. That officer has yet to be identified...

RELATED: http://occupyriverwest.com/us/milwaukee-could-be-ferguson

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“How Can You All Fix This?” Painful Questions in Ferguson After Another Police Shooting

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/08/22/can-fix-painful-questions-another-police-shooting/

A muggy evening of peaceful protest in Ferguson, Missouri gave way to a dramatic display of raw emotion on Thursday night, as police were confronted with the collective pain of the black community.

The twelfth day of demonstrations in the St. Louis suburb was, for the second night in row, free of the tear gas and violence that vaulted the shooting death of unarmed African American teenager, Michael Brown, at the hands of white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, into the national spotlight...

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Hegel Meets Reagan

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/08/hegel-meets-reagan/

Rick Perlstein is a master chronicler of American political absurdity. But explaining Reagan and the Right requires more than a catalog of the absurd.

The 1976 presidential primaries were entertaining as hell. In response to Jimmy Carter’s unexpected rise to the top of the pack of Democratic candidates, fascinated yet confused reporters wrote about the Southern evangelical society from which Carter came “as if it were as alien to American culture as a Balinese cockfight.”...

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TV best bets: Saturday, Aug. 23

http://www.northjersey.com/arts-and-entertainment/tv/tv-best-bets-saturday-aug-23-1.1072426

HBO: Veronica Mars — In a movie that fans genuinely wanted — since they helped finance it, via the Kickstarter initiative — Kristen Bell reprises her 2004-07 series role. The story finds former teen sleuth Veronica starting a new life as a lawyer when ex-boyfriend Logan (Jason Dohring) becomes a murder suspect, drawing her back to the town of Neptune and immersing her in intrigue anew...

RELATED VIDEO: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/559914737/the-veronica-mars-movie-project

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Wall Street would 'love' Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush in 2016

http://theweek.com/speedreads/index/260607/speedreads-wall-street-would-love-hillary-clinton-vs-jeb-bush-in-2016

Hillary Clinton may be heavily favored to become the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, but she's not without her baggage. Most alarmingly to liberals, Clinton has appeared downright chummy with big business and Wall Street in her long political career, raising concerns about whether she would ignore white collar malfeasance to the detriment of the middle and lower classes.

That concern isn't unfounded, either. And in the latest sign of Clinton's coziness with moneyed interests, an in-depth story from Politico on Monday reports that Wall Street has three favorite candidates in the early 2016 jockeying. Those candidates, in preferred order: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — and Clinton...

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STOP ‘SLUT-SHAMING’ ON CAMPUS!

http://cccnews.info/2014/08/15/stop-slut-shaming-on-campus/

You all have seen her — the beautiful girl who has no problem showing off her curves by wearing a short skirt and v-neck top, her exaggerated walking and swaying her hips more than the average woman does, the girl who always seems to have the guys’ attention whether warranted or not…the girl who gets called a slut for being comfortable in her own skin and being confident in herself.

I am in a women’s equality club on my campus, and I have witnessed slut-shaming first hand…by the president of the club against a girl she didn’t even know! The group was walking around campus one day placing post-it notes that had inspirational sayings on them where people would see them and smile. While we were doing that, the president of the group saw this girl wearing what she thought was slutty clothes…tight jeans, v-neck shirt, thigh-high boots. After the girl passed us and was out of ear-shot, the president said that it’s a shame the girl was dressed like that because society told her that if she dressed in tight clothes and was a little “slutty” that she’d get a lot of guys, attention, attention from a lot of guys, or whatever...

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How Isil is funded, trained and operating in Iraq and Syria

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/11052919/How-Isil-is-funded-trained-and-operating-in-Iraq-and-Syria.html

Islamic State and the Levant is a growing terrorist organisation, but just who are they and where does their money come from?

Islamic State and the Levant is growing financially and militarily but their greatest financial triumph came in June when they captured Mosul. But how is the group funded and how did their capabilities increase...

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[VIDEO] ‘NO END IN SIGHT’: MORE THAN 191,000 HAVE DIED FROM CONFLICT IN SYRIA

http://www.wskg.org/pbs/no-end-sight-more-191000-have-died-conflict-syria

HARI SREENIVASAN: Good evening, thanks for joining us.

We begin tonight with Syria where the extremist militant group ISIS has increased its control in parts of that country and in neighboring Iraq. The Syrian government continues to battle the militants who have taken control of three military bases in recent weeks....

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Syrian rebels urge U.S. to stop ISIL advance on Aleppo

http://www.worldtribune.com/2014/08/19/syrian-rebels-urge-u-s-stop-isil-advance-aleppo/

Syria’s rebel movement has warned of a collapse amid the advance of the military and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

The Western-backed opposition has urged the United States and other allies to stop the ISIL advance toward the northern Syrian city of Aleppo...

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Conservative cuts continuing to take a toll on EI

http://www.ndp.ca/news/conservative-cuts-continuing-to-take-toll-ei

A new report today from Statistics Canada shows that Employment Insurance claims are up by over 10%, but the number of people receiving benefits fell by over 2,500. More evidence of how Canadians are paying the price for Conservative cuts to EI.

“Conservatives have cut EI and changed the rules to take away benefits and reduce eligibility – and now thousands of people are finding that help isn’t there for them when they need it,” said Robert Aubin (Trois-Rivières), NDP critic for Employment Insurance...

RELATED: http://psacbc.com/conservative-cuts-public-services-shameful-record

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TV talk shows: Wednesday, August 27

http://www.oregonlive.com/movies/index.ssf/2014/08/tv_talk_shows_wednesday_august_3.html

11:35 p.m. Late Show with David Letterman; The Last Internationale performs.

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[REPRISE] To the Precinct Station

http://www.thebaffler.com/articles/to-the-precinct-station

How theory met practice . . . and drove it absolutely crazy

There is a scene I always recall when I try to remember the exhilarating effect that Occupy Wall Street had on me when it was first getting going. I was on a subway train in Washington, D.C., reading an article about the protests in Zuccotti Park in Manhattan. It was three years after the Wall Street bailouts. It was two years after everyone I knew had given up hope in the creativity of Barack Obama. It was two months after the bankers’ friends in the Republican Party had pushed the country right to the brink of default in order to underscore their hallucinatory economic theories. Like everyone else, I had had enough...

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Behind the pomp with Fiona Woolf, the lord mayor of the City of London

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/22/fiona-woolf-lord-mayor-london-city-interview

Only the second woman to be given the highest office in the Square Mile, the 686th title holder is taking care of business

After a wide-ranging discussion of the duties of the lord mayor of London over tea and a biscuit in her cavernous Mansion House office, the 686th holder of the title, Fiona Woolf, reflects: "I do think, if you didn't have the role … you'd have to invent it."...

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Hong Kong's leader calls for limited electoral change despite protests

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/15/hong-kong-protests-leung-chun-ying-china-elections

Pro-democracy campaigners want to overturn Beijing policy of committee selection for Hong Kong leader

Hong Kong's chief executive has set out the course towards limited electoral reform in his report to Beijing, arguing that mainstream opinion opposes the direct nomination of leaders...

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