Denying benefits to miners with Black Lung: A conspiracy revealed

“Johns Hopkins Medicine said Wednesday that it has discontinued its black lung program, the subject of…an investigation that showed how coal companies routinely beat back sick coal miners’ disability claims with help from doctors at the nationally recognized hospital.” Breathless and Burdened Johns Hopkins terminates black lung program Unit subject of Center for Public Integrity-ABC […]

Which Presidential Candidate Picketed with the Chicago Teachers Union?

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein pickets at Chicago’s Amundsen and Lane Tech

Wisconsin Recall Vote today: Vote against union-busting Governor Scott Walker

Update on 6/6: Scott Walker survived the recall vote. [One story: here] And, we learned something about Wisconsin political rules. We did not realize that the recall involved an opponent, instead of just a “yes/no” vote. Wonder if that is the best and most democratic way to do a recall? Seems like it was a […]

May Day: Links for Long Island occupiers

Many of our Long Island activist friends will be going into New York City for Occupy May Day on Tuesday, May 1st. Check around with friends from Suffolk Peace Network, or other activist groups, to see if you can find some friends to take the train in with. Some of us (because of time, money, […]

May Day: March for Immigrant Rights in Hempstead, LI, NY

KW writes: If you cannot get to the city for one of Occupy May Day events on Tuesday, May 1st, this march may be a good place to go to be among like minds. I, personally, disagree with some of the specific bills and proposals that some folks have listed as part of the message. […]

Why Geraldo and the 1% don’t need hoodies…

Five Reasons The 99% Wear Hoodies (and Geraldo Rivera and The 1% Don’t) 1. Hoodies cover a person’s head, and thus are an efficient way to stay warm. (I wonder how many mothers are angry at Geraldo Rivera for contradicting years of nagging to “Put your hood up!”?) Rich people do not need to wear […]

Prez hopeful Stein (G) stumps for Labor in Indiana Occupy Super Bowl Sunday & Ohio: Worker Coops, Not RTW

STEIN STUMPS FOR LABOR IN INDIANA, OHIO: SAYS WORKER COOPERATIVES, NOT RTW ARE THE WAY FORWARD FOR WORKING PEOPLE Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate, begins a three day tour of Indiana and Ohio today with a visit to the Evergreen Cooperatives in Cleveland, accompanied by Cleveland City Councilman and Green Party elected official Brian Cummins […]

Valentines Day Gifts: Book suggestions | Peace Couple

For the latest in Valentine’s Day gifts, try a vintage piece of jewelry from our family company Wilderside Ltd.’s newest enterprise.  Book listings are below.  Click “more” Vintage Silver Earrings, … Available $17.00 USD Pearl and Diamante, Vinta… Available $14.25 USD Vintage Brooch: Clear Rhi… Available $14.25 USD Aurora Rhinestone Bridal … Available $31.00 USD […]

Please visit Peace Couple for great new ideas about compassionate shopping

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________ About The Star Graphics Above: You can find more details about these stars, plus great compassionate shopping links, over at our other website: Peace Couple. Excerpt from the Peace Couple post are below:

“Keep DC Walmart Free” by Head-Roc

Walmart has plans to establish four stores in DC by 2012. Notorious for threatening small businesses, causing the loss of more jobs, and bringing lower wage standards for all workers to communities, concerned District of Columbia citizens and social justice advocates are coming together to spread the news and resist the potentially disastrous implication for the District. This […]

Stein (G) launches run for President

Calls for Green New Deal to End Unemployment, Defend Main Street from Wall Street, and Make Health Care a Human Right Jill Stein, a physician and former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate, announced today she is running for President of the United States to provide an alternative to the “Wall Street parties” on issues such as jobs, […]

Our Occupy Wall Street Adventure AND second issue of OWS newspaper

Our Flickr page has dozens of photos from Occupy Wall Street today…onthewilderside Flickr: here. Here are my rough notes/retype from The Occupied Wall Street Journal Saturday, October 8, 2011 Issue 2 Articles:

10/4 Occupy Wall Street Update: Today’s events, tomorrow’s plan

Tuesday 10/4: Economist Richard Wolff spoke at Liberty Square. He said some very clear and hopeful things about the power of the people to invent a new system that would be better than capitalism. A late night (10:45pmish) serenade by Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel. My friend Rose Zacchi from Long Island was on […]

Green Party, responding to President Obama’s Sept. 8 address, calls ‘Green New Deal’ the key to job creation

Green Party urges public works programs to provide millions of jobs and help convert America to a secure green economy Responding to President Obama’s speech Thursday night, the Green Party today called for a ‘Green New Deal’ to put Americans back to work while helping the US transition to a carbon-free green economy. “We need […]

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