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Take Action to Defend IWW Baristas in Omaha!

Take Action to Defend IWW Baristas in Omaha!

Since Starbucks baristas at the 15th and Douglas store in Omaha
announced their membership in the IWW one month ago, Starbucks has
unleashed an aggressive union busting campaign on the workers with a
particularly extreme effort to intimidate and threaten FW Tyler Swain.

Alternative Energy Revolution (cartoon)


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Why Political Party Operatives Will Be Shot On Sight

I let myself get drawn into a "discussion" with a political party operative on AlterNet. 

"pelican beak" said all the usual crap about how if you don't vote you're not participating, if you don't vote the bad guys will take office anyway, and ended up with if you don't vote you're doing nothing.

Woman goes back to work after many years (4-second video)

Understanding our political system.

Freegan on trial! (UK) - from my email

PLEASE SUPPORT: Freegan on trial!

Dear freeegan friends,

I'm sorry this is such short notice, but we need your help!  This morning (25th August), a court case is taking place involving a freegan.  The case starts at 10 am at Hove Crown Court.  Any support that could be given from people turning up in person would be much appreciated.  I've pasted the pres

As usual, voters are the problem.

After reading that the Co-Op in Olympia, Washington, had decided to support BDS by removing Israeli products from their shelves, I contacted my local Co-Op to see if they might consider doing the same. They brushed me off and didn't want to talk about it.

My gmail account is "temporarily unavailable" for the past six hours, at least.

If you've sent me email, I can't access it. Don't know if it is me or if their system is down, but I can't get my email.

My letter to Hillary Clinton in support of Gerardo, one of the Cuban Five

Part of this letter were copied, with slight editing, from I'm sure you'll recognize which parts of the letter I wrote myself. ;)
To Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:

Measurements - Humor from Ed Gilmore's newsletter

1. Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi 2. 2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton 3. 1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope 4. Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = 1 bananosecond 5. Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram 6. Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour = Knotfurlong

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