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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Solitary Confinement Project

http://www.bronxdefenders.org/programs/solitary-confinement-project/

The Bronx Defenders Solitary Confinement Project captures the devastating stories of Bronx Defenders clients currently or formerly held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island, and also helps clients file Article 78 forms, which are used to challenge placements in solitary confinement.

In September 2014, the Bronx Defenders Solitary Confinement Project released Voices from the Box: Solitary Confinement at Rikers Island, a report summarizing the experiences of 59 clients held in solitary confinement between July 2013 and August 2014. The report brings the voices of people who have experienced solitary confinement firsthand into the ongoing conversation regarding the future of Rikers...

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Solitary Confinement Project

http://www.bronxdefenders.org/programs/solitary-confinement-project/

The Bronx Defenders Solitary Confinement Project captures the devastating stories of Bronx Defenders clients currently or formerly held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island, and also helps clients file Article 78 forms, which are used to challenge placements in solitary confinement.

In September 2014, the Bronx Defenders Solitary Confinement Project released Voices from the Box: Solitary Confinement at Rikers Island, a report summarizing the experiences of 59 clients held in solitary confinement between July 2013 and August 2014. The report brings the voices of people who have experienced solitary confinement firsthand into the ongoing conversation regarding the future of Rikers...

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Global Trade Watch on Facebook shared a photo.

https://www.facebook.com/GlobalTradeWatch/photos/a.188659274497510.50769.162524570444314/893637277333036/?type=1&relevant_count=1

Can you believe this?! If this isn't corrupt, what is?

Officials tapped by the Obama administration to lead the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations have received multimillion dollar bonuses from Citigroup and Bank of America, according to financial disclosures: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/27/1309956/-New-Report-Shows-Obama-s-Negotiators-in-Trans-Pacific-Trade-Scheme-Being-Paid-Millions-by-Big-Banks

Yes! You read that right! Public U.S. officials leading the secret TPP trade negotiations have actually been paid real cash by the Big Banks and corporations!

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Bernie Sanders on Facebook shared a photo.

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Hassle-Free Car Buying for Union Families

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Other-News/Hassle-Free-Car-Buying-for-Union-Families

When you need a new car, truck or SUV and every dollar counts, it's time to use the Union Plus Auto Buying Service through TrueCar, our program partner.

Get upfront pricing in three minutes online from dealers right in your area...

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Occupy activists abolish $3.85m in Corinthian Colleges students' loan debt

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/sep/17/occupy-activists-student-debt-corinthian-colleges

Rolling Jubilee activist group buys student debt at knockdown price to inspire Americans to ‘exert collective power’

Over the last few days, over 2,700 Everest College students woke up to find that someone had paid off their private student debt...

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Occupy Together on Facebook shared 350.org on Facebook's photo.

24 hours to go. Ready? #PeoplesClimate

RELATED: https://www.facebook.com/OccupyTogether

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Occupy Boston on Facebook shared a photo.

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyBoston/photos/a.180723062006319.44192.178047252273900/671356919609595/?type=1&theater

Raise Up Massachusetts is kicking off their canvass program this weekend, with volunteers and activists across the state grabbing their clipboards and heading out into their neighborhoods to make sure Massachusetts votes #YesOn4MA this November to guarantee earned sick time for every worker.

Find an event near you: http://action.raiseupma.org/page/event/search_results?orderby=day

Change your profile picture to this graphic too!

RELATED: https://www.facebook.com/OccupyBoston

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Direct Action @ People’s Climate March 9/21/14, NYC

http://www.occupyboston.org/2014/09/14/direct-actionpeoples-climate-march-92114-nyc/

Chris Hedges writes, “Our only hope comes from radical groups descending on New York to carry out direct action, including Global Climate Convergence and Popular Resistance. March if you want. But it should be the warmup. The real fight will come once people disperse on 11th Avenue. “The march is symbolic,” said Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance when I reached him by phone, “but we are past the time of symbolism. What we need is direct action against the United Nations during the meeting. This should include blockades and disruption of the meeting itself. We need to highlight the fact that the United Nations has sold out to corporate interests. At U.N. meetings on climate change you see corporate logos on display.

During the last meeting on climate change in Poland, the U.N. held a simultaneous conference to promote coal as a clean energy source. These U.N. meetings have become corporate trade shows where discussions on climate are hijacked to promote corporate interests. Barack Obama has announced he will continue the U.S. stance of only calling for voluntary climate goals in advance of the upcoming climate summit in Paris next year.”...

RELATED: http://www.occupyboston.org/2014/09/11/peoples-climate-march-92114/

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March For Climate – Then Join U.S. Frontlines Of Carbon Resistance

http://www.occupy.com/article/march-climate-%E2%80%93-then-join-us-frontlines-carbon-resistance

Thousands of people will take to New York City’s streets on Sept. 21 for the People’s Climate March, in what organizers hope will be the biggest ever mobilization for climate justice and a wake-up call for world leaders.

The climate march, sponsored by 1,000 diverse groups, is a good start — if it galvanizes national environmental organizations and foundations to ramp up their support, fundraising and organizing power for desperate grass-roots movements on the climate front lines...

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March For Climate – Then Join U.S. Frontlines Of Carbon Resistance

http://www.occupy.com/article/march-climate-%E2%80%93-then-join-us-frontlines-carbon-resistance

Thousands of people will take to New York City’s streets on Sept. 21 for the People’s Climate March, in what organizers hope will be the biggest ever mobilization for climate justice and a wake-up call for world leaders.

The climate march, sponsored by 1,000 diverse groups, is a good start — if it galvanizes national environmental organizations and foundations to ramp up their support, fundraising and organizing power for desperate grass-roots movements on the climate front lines...

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Occupy Wall Street Offshoot Has Purchased Nearly $4 Million in Student Debt

https://news.vice.com/article/occupy-wall-street-offshoot-has-purchased-nearly-4-million-in-student-debt

Occupy Wall Street made a name for itself demanding systemic change that would help the country's "99 percent," but at least one offshoot of the movement has evolved into quietly helping individuals on a financial level in the years since its inception.

In conjunction with its third anniversary, which passed quietly this week without much media attention, the Occupy splinter organization Strike Debt and its project Rolling Jubilee announced they had purchased and forgiven nearly $4 million of student debt — the latest in a string of debt purchases made by the groups...

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Happy Birthday Occupy! Rolling Jubilee abolishes $3.85m in Corinthian Colleges students' loan debt

http://occupywallst.org/article/occupy-activists-abolish-385m-student-loan/

Please read and share this wonderful news about the Rolling Jubilee as reported in the Guardian. Then click here for a brief history of the Rolling Jubilee and the activist-tactic of buying and forgiving debt.

Over the last few days, over 2,700 Everest College students woke up to find that someone had paid off their private student debt...

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U.S. Government Takes Historic Action to Enforce Labor Rules in Trade Agreement with Guatemala

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Global-Action/U.S.-Government-Takes-Historic-Action-to-Enforce-Labor-Rules-in-Trade-Agreement-with-Guatemala

Today, for the first time ever, the U.S. government announced that it will begin the formal consultations that are used to resolve trade disputes in the area of labor rights enforcement. The United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it will finally move forward to arbitration in the long-running dispute with the government of Guatemala regarding whether or not Guatemala is meeting the labor commitments of the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA or CAFTA). In announcing the decision, the USTR stated that the goal is to improve conditions that workers face every day.

The AFL-CIO welcomes today’s announcement by the U.S. government to resume the arbitration process with Guatemala, to ensure that the government of Guatemala will live up to the very basic commitments it made to effectively enforce its own labor laws. This decision comes after a string of broken promises and missed deadlines on the part of the Guatemalan government. These broken promises have left workers behind and have contributed to the lack of decent work and security that has driven desperate families to seek refuge for their children in the United States...

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Workers Make OSHA Complaint About Unsafe Scott Walker Ad

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/Workers-Make-OSHA-Complaint-About-Unsafe-Scott-Walker-Ad

In Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s latest ad, he is seen standing in a big hole. What some people might not realize is the unsafe example Walker is setting for workers in this field.

Jeff Kaminski, president of the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2006, representing workers at investor-owned utilities in the state, made an official complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and called for the commercial to be pulled from the air. Says Kaminski...

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Police Release Unionists After Workers Surround District Office

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-release-unionists-after-workers-surround-district-office-68169/

Two union representatives were arrested and detained for several hours in Prey Veng province Wednesday as a nearly weeklong strike for better working conditions and bonuses continued at the Chinese-owned Komchay Mear Trading factory, police and unionists said.

Sok Siem and Khhun Sokhom, both representatives of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (CCAWDU), were arrested at 6:40 a.m. as they led a protest in front of the factory, which managers said produces garments for the U.S. clothing giant Gap...

RELATED: http://www.cambodiadaily.com/archives/thirteen-detained-veng-sreng-activists-to-face-court-in-april-55209/

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Against Sharing

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/09/against-sharing/

“Sharing economy” companies like Uber shift risk from corporations to workers, weaken labor protections, and drive down wages.

Kazi drives a Toyota Prius for Uber in Los Angeles. He hates it. He barely makes minimum wage, and his back hurts after long shifts. But every time a passenger asks what it’s like working for Uber, he lies: “It’s like owning my own business; I love it.”...

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UBER DRIVERS PROTEST: 'You Can't Make A Living Working Only For Uber'

http://www.businessinsider.com/uber-new-york-city-office-protests-2014-9

On Monday morning, a group of New York City-based Uber drivers protested the company outside of its Long Island City, Queens office.

The protest was planned by a group of drivers known as the Uber Drivers Network NYC. The group's first protest happened last Monday at Uber's offices. The disgruntled drivers have been protesting against Uber policies...

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Retailers Prepared to Pay Higher Prices for Cambodia Made Garments

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/garment-09192014195453.html

Leading international fashion brands, including H & M, have hinted to Cambodia's government that they are prepared to pay higher prices for clothes made in the country by factoring in any increase in the minimum wage for garment workers.

The eight retailers gave the assurance in a letter to Deputy Prime Minister Keat Chhon and to the chairman of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC), which represents garment factory owners in the country...

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[VIDEO] Global labour demonstration

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/video/global-labour-demonstration

In cities across globe Cambodian garment workers supported

Garment workers demanding a $177 minimum monthly wage take to the streets in Phnom Penh with support in cities across the world...

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