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Thursday, 5 April 2018

Oklahoma Teachers Strike for a 4th Day to Protest Rock-Bottom Education Funding

quote [ The state legislature has approved an increase in teacher pay, but teachers still haven’t returned to their classrooms, demanding more funding for education in a state that has slashed it dramatically—and paid the price. ]

And there's plenty more in the extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+6 Good]
[by raphael_the_turtle@9:06pmGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Nonviolence and Social Change

quote [ In 1967, Martin Luther King Jr delivered a lecture calling on the “dispossessed of this nation” to revolt in nonviolent struggle. We reprint it here in full. ]

Some articles remembering King in the Extended.

[SFW] [history] [+7 Underrated]
[by raphael_the_turtle@5:17pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 2 April 2018

We Have Rights

quote [ An empowerment campaign to prepare for and safely defend our rights during encounters with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). ]

Nearly 2,000 people stopped in 9 days under Donald Trump's travel ban - and almost all of them were legal US residents

Week of Hell: Dozens of African Detainees Allege Serial Abuse and Hate Crimes at Notorious Private Immigration Jail
[SFW] [people] [+4 Good]
[by raphael_the_turtle@5:06pmGMT] [42 comments]

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Judge: Anti-Pipeline Activists' Acts Necessary To Fight Climate Change

quote [ The activists spoke in court about why the struggle against climate change was important and connected the local struggle against the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline to national and international struggles to “stem the catastrophic effects of climate change.”

“The court made a ruling that by reason of necessity they were all not responsible for committing any civil infraction,” Raisler-Cohen added. ]

I've never heard of this blog, but I couldn't find any other reports on this.

Post-trial statements being made on the courthouse steps

I think this is something we'll see more of as these pipelines continue. Fighting against environmental exploitation is becoming an act of self-defense.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Good]
[by raphael_the_turtle@7:13pmGMT] [6 comments]

Tuesday, 20 March 2018


quote [ Watch the official trailer for Morgan Neville's new movie, Won't You Be My Neighbor? #MrRogersMovie

From Academy Award® -winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. ]

Twitch is doing another Mister Rogers' Marathon today for Fred Rogers' 90th Birthday.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+10 Good]
[by raphael_the_turtle@7:07pmGMT] [24 comments]

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

West Virginia lawmakers reach deal to give striking teachers pay raise

quote [ West Virginia lawmakers said Tuesday morning that a deal has been reached to deliver a 5% pay raise for all state employees, including striking teachers, according to the state committee meeting on the matter. ]

Oklahoma comes closer to joining West Virginia in a major teacher strike

Losing West Virginia

[SFW] [politics] [+3 Informative]
[by raphael_the_turtle@5:03pmGMT] [4 comments]

Monday, 5 March 2018

If Trump really wants to save American steel, he'd nationalize it

quote [ This isn’t just, or even primarily, an economic problem for the United States. As the Commerce report argues, it’s also a national security threat. According to the most recent available numbers, roughly half of the steel consumed in the U.S. is by industries deemed critical by Congress, including dams and nuclear production. This is on top of the steel directly consumed by the government. If the domestic steel industry atrophies, the U.S. would be stuck trying to rebuild capacity if or when another military conflict arises just to make the trains run on time, let alone to fight a war. ]

Nationalize Steele! He should belong to all of us!
[SFW] [business] [+7 Good]
[by raphael_the_turtle@7:28pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Can you handle the retail madness of an American mall?

quote [ A 2018 retail gaming challenge ]

Do you have what it takes to SAVE AMERICA!
[SFW] [games] [+5 Funsightful]
[by raphael_the_turtle@8:27pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Do-It-Yourself Class Struggle

quote [ One lesson from the West Virginia teachers’ strike is clear: nobody is coming to save us. We’ll have to do it ourselves. ]

Pay attention and learn this lesson well, children.
[SFW] [politics] [+6 Interesting]
[by raphael_the_turtle@1:35pmGMT] [13 comments]

Friday, 2 March 2018

Uber and Lyft drivers' median hourly wage is just $3.37, report finds

quote [ Majority of drivers make less than minimum wage and many end up losing money, according to study published by MIT ]

Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities

Passengers Who Call Uber Instead Of An Ambulance Put Drivers At Risk

In summation, Fuck Uber.
[SFW] [business] [+8 Underrated]
[by raphael_the_turtle@2:37pmGMT] [42 comments]

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