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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TWEET OF THE DAY!!!

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Help me tear down walls

http://betweenkittensandriots.tumblr.com/post/60816698370/you-were-talking-about-the-clean-development

Q You were talking about the Clean Development Mechanism as a sort of disaster capitalism. Isn’t geoengineering the ultimate disaster capitalism?

A I certainly think it’s the ultimate expression of a desire to avoid doing the hard work of reducing emissions, and I think that’s the appeal of it. I think we will see this trajectory the more and more climate change becomes impossible to deny. A lot of people will skip right to geoengineering. The appeal of geoengineering is that it doesn’t threaten our worldview. It leaves us in a dominant position. It says that there is an escape hatch. So all the stories that got us to this point, that flatter ourselves for our power, will just be scaled up...

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The GI Bill isn’t good enough for veterans

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/gi-bill-veterans-96487.html

Early in his first term, President Barack Obama signed the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The new law provided much-needed reforms to the traditional GI Bill, such as simplified tuition rates, the ability to transfer entitlements to dependents and expanded access to higher education for many veterans.

Unfortunately, there are still a few kinks in the system that prevent veterans from taking full advantage of these benefits. Byzantine rules imposed by the bureaucracy are difficult to understand, making access difficult. For example, many benefits assume a four-year degree track, meaning veterans who graduate early often leave money on the table and that those who graduate late run out too quickly. Additionally, student veterans must rely on untrained school administrators for assistance, resulting in frequent delays. Finally, many veterans qualify for the GI Bill but have already completed their degrees, putting them in the unfortunate position of qualifying for educational benefits but unable to use them...

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Truth.

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This is crazy. Join us in the fight for a livable wage...

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Occupy movement got it more right than wrong

http://www.theforecaster.net/news/print/2013/09/09/policy-wonk-occupy-movement-got-it-more-right-wron/171815

We didn’t like their camping out in public spaces; they were sometimes too loud, in your face, or used foul language.

They were a varied lot. Many were untidy in appearance (threatening even), many were young, but many were older hippies, veterans, or homeless people...

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LESSONS IN EXTREME COLLABORATION FROM OCCUPY WALL STREET AND "99%"

http://www.fastcocreate.com/3016698/lessons-in-extreme-collaboration-from-occupy-wall-street-and-99

They scream for revolution, these marching, milling men and women who spark to life at Lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park on Sept. 17, 2011 and steadily spill throughout New York City and across the U.S. and around the world.

They say they want change, the Wall Street Occupiers, inspiring armies of followers with cries for financial equality during a lingering recession that's seen everyday people all over the country suffering...

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[VIDEO] AFL-CIO Calls for a Broad and Inclusive Labor Movement and Assisting All Workers to Organize

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/AFL-CIO-Calls-for-a-Broad-and-Inclusive-Labor-Movement-and-Assisting-All-Workers-to-Organize

Today, in a culmination of months of listening sessions and reflection, the AFL-CIO announced that any U.S. worker can join the labor movement and that the labor federation will develop several new pathways for workers to join the labor movement, either through affiliate unions, AFL-CIO's community affiliate Working America, worker centers or as students. In addition to opening the labor movement to all and the commitment to building enduring community labor partnerships, the AFL-CIO passed two other important resolutions in the Monday morning session at its quadrennial convention in Los Angeles...

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[VIDEO] Attention All AFL-CIO Convention Delegates
and Action Session Attendees!

Two proposals to build a broad and inclusive labor movement!

U.S.working people, trade union organized and unorganized, must now unite to establish what FDR called
"The Second Bill of Rights", or "The Economic Bill of Rights".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Bill_of_Rights

An historic turning point in the U.S. to create a broad and inclusive labor movement could start in Los Angeles, September 8-12, at the AFL-CIO Convention.

The AFL-CIO convention should implement these two proposals to fight back for the economic justice of all working
people, not just organized workers, not just for "Middle Class"
workers, not simply for a higher, capitalist approved, $15 hour
minimum wage.

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[VIDEO] AFL-CIO Convention 2013 Live Blog: Day 2

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/AFL-CIO-Convention-2013-Live-Blog-Day-2

Welcome to the 2013 AFL-CIO Convention live blog. Comments will appear after moderation. See our comment guidelines here. You can participate in the discussion from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. PDT (11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT)...

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None of the promised change for workers at Apple and its suppliers

http://www.industriall-union.org/promised-change-for-workers-at-apple-and-suppliers-fail-to

Apple has failed to deliver on the promises of ending abuse of labour rights in its supply chain. The changes to have been made by July this year are sadly absent.

Apple and its suppliers received wide media coverage when earlier this year pledging to end workers’ abuse with the support of the Fair Labor Association, FLA. The deadline for what turned out to be a hollow promise was set for July 2013...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/02/technology/apple-presses-its-suppliers-to-improve-conditions.html?pagewanted=all

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Swaziland: Repression of trade union activities during the Global Week of Action

http://www.ituc-csi.org/swaziland-repression-of-trade-13677

The ITUC strongly protests the repression of trade union activities during the Global Week of Action in Swaziland. Today, an international panel of experts will hear directly from workers about how labour rights violations impact their lives

On 5 September, the General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland, Vincent Ncongwane, was followed by ten police officers in plain clothes. Upon entering his office he was arrested and taken to the police station without any explanation or an arrest warrant. After three hours at the police station, he was put under house arrest. The government claims that he had attempted to instigate an illegal protest. However, TUCOSWA fully complied with Swazi laws by announcing a protest march for the Global Week of Action on 15 August 2013 to both police and the Commissioner of Labour...

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Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-gchq-encryption-codes-security

• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records
• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies to insert weaknesses into products
• Security experts say programs 'undermine the fabric of the internet'

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Bill de Blasio leads as Democratic mayoral candidates makes final push

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/09/bill-de-blasio-democratic-mayoral-candidates

Polls show de Blasio still the frontrunner despite series of attacks from Christine Quinn, Bil Thompson and Michael Bloomberg

As the Democratic candidates for New York mayor enter the last 24 hours of frantic campaigning ahead of Tuesday's primary vote, all energies are focused on driving up the turnout in a race rendered unpredictable by the large proportion of voters still sitting on the fence...

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Speaking the language of Jesus

http://www.economist.com/blogs/erasmus/2013/09/speaking-language-jesus?zid=308&ah=e21d923f9b263c5548d5615da3d30f4d

The living (mile)stones of monotheism

THE mountain town of Maaloula, north of Damascus, has been fought over intensely in recent days, changing hands at least three times. The latest news (as of the afternoon of September 9th) was that government forces were trying the retake the ancient settlement after it fell to rebels, including militant Islamists, over the weekend. The location includes many early Christian sites, including a convent dedicated to a female follower of Saint Paul, known as Thekla or Takla. Many of the 2,000 or so residents appear to have fled in the middle of last week after clashes erupted. The rebels, more mindful than usual of world opinion, have denied any intention to harm Christian monuments or their guardians...

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The Syria questions you were too afraid to ask

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/09/01/world/the-syria-questions-you-were-too-afraid-to-ask/#.Ui5gaNKThoE

The United States is preparing for a possibly imminent series of limited military strikes against Syria, the first direct U.S. intervention in the two-year civil war, in retaliation for President Bashar Assad’s suspected use of chemical weapons against civilians.

If you found the above sentence kind of confusing, or aren’t exactly sure why Syria is fighting a civil war, or even where Syria is located, then this is the article for you. What’s happening in Syria is really important, but it can also be confusing and difficult to follow even for those of us glued to it...

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TOGETHER AGAINST THE MASSACRE

http://syrie.blog.lemonde.fr/2013/09/09/deux-rassemblements-contre-le-massacre-aux-armes-chimiques-en-syrie/

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH BY GOOGLE CHROME TRANSLATOR

On August 21, Bashar Alassad used poison gas on a large scale in the eastern Ghouta (Damascus suburb), killing more than 1,700 people, including more than 400 children.

The international community hesitates to the crime. The reactions are standing still without concrete progress to punish those responsible for this crime against humanity.

To end the hesitation and seek to preserve the Syrian population extra massacres, let us all together in front of the National Assembly:

- Tuesday, September 10th, from 17h to 19h:
at the corner of University Street and St. Constantine

- Wednesday, September 11th from 17h to 19h:
on the role of President Edouard Herriot.

Line 12 subway National Assembly.

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[VIDEO] A wonderful demonstration of the free Syrian # community in America - in front of Congress in Washington

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uozvjRB9BVE

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[VIDEO] A wonderful demonstration of the free Syrian # community in America - in front of Congress in Washington

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uozvjRB9BVE

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