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Monthly Archive for October, 2010

ELEANOR ROOSEVELET AND ORGANIZED LABOR

We recently posted an article about Eleanor Roosevelt and the history of mine safety — it first appeared on May 23, 2010 in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette — “Eleanor Roosevelt said it well:  Workplace rights are human rights,” by California Bay Area scholar Brigid O’Farrell.  Check-it-out HERE.  She has a newly released book that is gaining attention and acclaim, She […]

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FIGHTING BIG OIL

In November Californians will have an opportunity to shout “NO!” to Big-Oil.  SOME BACKGROUND:  California’s new clean air law, the Global Warming Solutions Act — AB 32 — was passed four years ago in order to hold industry accountable for their pollution, and is California’s landmark clean-air legislation.  This law puts California in the forefront of the new clean-technology industry by jump-starting […]

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REPUBLICANS GO THE WAY OF THE WHIGS

So, somehow I’ve managed to move through the 5 steps of grieving over the mid-term elections and arrived at a really hopeful and peaceful place about the future of the country.  Whether the Dems lose both the House and the Senate, just one, or lose neither and end up with more Repubs elected (and “nut-case Repubs” […]

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THEY JUST LIE!

“PLEDGE TO AMERICA” LIES At some point, we can’t continue to pretend that “it’s just politics, and both sides do it.”  Maybe.  But the sheer VOLUME of lying by the Right is so overwhelming that it becomes impossible to keep quiet.  So, here goes — on just this one subject. “PLEDGE TO AMERICA” First of […]

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