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Corporate-Approved State Bills Kick Low-Wage Workers While they're Down

Michelle Chen Working In These Times / In These Times
President Obama called for a modest raise in the federal minimum wage to $9, and several Democratic legislators have upped his bid with a proposed increase to $10.10. But an insidious effort to lower the wage floor is already underway much closer to the ground - in the state legislatures. Among the proposals are measures to undercut minimum wages for teenage workers, restrict overtime pay and repeal or ban local laws to improve working conditions.

Critics Claim New Pope was Part of Argentinean Cover-Up During Junta Reign

Patrick Counihan, Robert Parry, Amy Goodman, Juan González IrishCentral.com, Consortiumnews.com, Democracy Now!
Everybody's talking about Pope Francis, but nobody's asking about his role in Argentina's bloodiest war. Critics of new Pope Francis have claimed that he maintained his silence as Argentina's brutal military dictatorship raged a dirty war against left wing activists. Claims were made in the wake of the publication of an interview with Argentina's former military dictator Jorge Videla.

Tidbits - March 14, 2013

Published by Portside
Readers Comments on: Wealth Equality; Robert Reich on raising the minimum wage; Unions and evictions; Wither the Socialist Left? - another response to Mark Solomon; LA School Board election and Big Money; Hugo Chavez: Lest We Forget; Guns, the NRA and Newtown; Why not better unions; Philip Bonosky Memorial April 21 in New York; Francisco Aruca R.I.P.; Robin Hood rides again - April 20 - Washington; The Literary Left - Tribute in honor of Alan Wald - March 21 - Ann Arbor

America, You Must Not Look Away

By Michael Moore Open Mike
After the children's massacre in Newtown, the absolute last thing the National Rifle Association wants out there in the public domain is ANY images of what happened that tragic day.

So Why Don’t We Have Better Unions?

By Michael Hirsch Logos: A Journal of Modern Society & Culture
We don’t have a class either sociologically or politically in any position yet to do much better.