2012 Archives

Posted at Truthout on Dec. 9, 2012

Labor Unions on the Brink

Ten thousand workers converged on the Michigan state capitol today for the latest labor battle in what’s been a three decades long losing war for labor rights in America. And with their backs against the wall, Michigan unions face annihilation (and the subsequent annihilation of organized labor across America) or redemption.
Posted at Truthout on Dec. 6, 2012

Death and Number-Crunching in Corporate America

We now know that the death of 112 workers in the Tazreen garment factory in Bangladesh, just like the death of countless others around the world and right here in America, was the result of a cost-benefit analysis. This one was apparently largely done by Walmart, although the practice is common across the corporate world.
Posted at Truthout on Dec. 5, 2012

One Party Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

The Republican Party’s descent into complete madness reached a new depth this week. Whipped up by paranoid delusions of a one-world autocratic UN government, Senate Republicans on Tuesday killed an international treaty designed to help people with disabilities all across the planet.
Posted at Truthout on Dec. 4, 2012

The Battle for Democracy Is Year-Round

While Democrats and Progressives focus on getting out the vote every two years come election time, Republicans focus on suppressing the vote every single year, year-round. And less than a month after this last election, Republicans are already looking ahead to 2014 and beyond.
Posted at Truthout on Dec. 3, 2012

Fast Food, Slow Death

At the end of last year, when he was running for President, Rick Santorum told an Iowa audience that he would drastically reduce federal spending on food stamps.