Sunday, June 30, 2013

New York Dolls - New York Dolls (Full Album)

Patti Smith- Frankfurt, 20th July 2009 (Full Concert)

Patti Smith- Stockholm, Sweden, 3rd October 1976 (Full Concert & Interview)


Life Sucks Then You Die by The Fools on Grooveshark

When single mother Natalie Gunshannon went to get her first paycheck from her new job at McDonald's, she was in for a shock -- McDonald's gave Natalie her salary on a debit card that came with ridiculous hidden charges, like forcing her to pay $5 every time she withdraws her money at her bank. 
What's more, when Natalie asked for a check, McDonald's refused, saying she had to take the card -- and the charges -- or not take any money at all. This scheme allows her local franchise operator to save a few dollars from the cost of cutting checks by making deals with big banks that force employees to use fee-ridden cards. This practice saves businesses money and allows banks to charge ridiculous sums -- Natalie was forced to pay $15 to replace her card if she ever lost it -- because employers know that they won't have to pay the high fees, their employees will be the ones charged. In many cases, the high costs push workers below minimum wage.
Sadly this story is far from unique -- retail and fast food workers face this kind of abuse all the time. If the public realizes how common experiences like Natalie's are, low-wage employers like McDonlds will feel the pressure to treat workers differently, so we're trying to collect stories about the kinds of abuse that workers in the fast food and similar industries endure. If you've worked in fast food and retail and you have anything to share, we'd be extremely grateful. And we won't use anything you tell us publicly until we talk to you first.
If you work in food service or retail, and you've experiened this kind of abuse, tell us about it here.
This is abuse of employer privileges, pure and simple, telling workers that they have no choice but to accept unfair charges or go hungry. Employers are forcing this upon their workers because in a bad economy, they don't think workers have a choice to speak up -- even though the practice is illegal. And these debit cards might not ever be the worst trick bosses have trie to pull on workers: a report last month found that nearly 90 percent of fast food workers in New York City had had their wages stolen by their bosses. Meanwhile business has been booming for fast food restaurants, retail chains, and other low-wage employers -- profits and executive pay have never been higher.
But now workers are banding together to fix our broken economy and make sure that all workers are getting a fair deal. This year, thousands of retail and fast food workers have gone on strike demanding a living wage and fair treatment at work.
If we band together to call out businesses that engage in this horrendous practice, we can send a powerful message to anyone who tries to push outlandish charges onto their employees that this will not be tolerated. Together, we can stop this before it becomes widespread. Please join today to stand together with workers, before the effects of high unemployment and employee abuse trickle up to hurt us all.
If you work in fast food or retail, and you want to share your story, click here now!

Thank you.
Taren, Claiborne, and the SumOfUs team

P.S. This abusive practice could affect all of us sooner than you think: replacing checks with expensive cards is gaining ground with employers around the country -- and in some cases has even been used for food stamps. We need to put a stop to this kind of exploitation before is spreads further. If you don't have a story to share, please sign our petition demanding that McDonald's withdraw these debit cards now

More information:
ABC News: McDonald's Worker Says She Was Forced To Receive Pay on Fee-Laden Debit Card, 17 June, 2013
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Gay Marriage Will Lead to 'Barbarians'

Saturday, June 29, 2013

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Fwd: Don't let the Koch brothers control public television

Below is an email from Joe Dinkin of the organization Working Families. Joe started a petition on the MoveOn website, where anyone can start their own online petition.

Dear MoveOn member,

Last month, The New Yorker reported that public television backed out of its deal to air the documentary Citizen Kochjust because they were afraid of upsetting billionaire donor David Koch. David Koch has donated $23 million as a board member of two flagship PBS stations, WNET in New York and WGBH in Boston.

Public television was founded to support the public interest, not to cater to the private interests of wealthy donors like the Koch brothers. 

Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers, Citizen Koch exposes the outsize role of money in American politics, from the Kochs and other major political spenders. This is exactly the kind of dialogue that public television was founded to foster, regardless of whether or not a powerful donor is happy about it.

That's why I started a petition to Corporation for Public Broadcasting President and CEO Patricia de Stacy Harrison, Public Broadcasting Service President and CEO Paula Kerger, and Independent Television Service President and CEO Sally Jo Fifer, which says:

Koch money shouldn't influence public television programming—we want to see the film Citizen Koch aired on PBS!

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Joe Dinkin

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

FW: News & Views | Win For Equality

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SB5 would have forced thirty-seven of the forty-two abortion clinics in Texas to shut down.
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In the wake of the Supreme Court's devastating decision, citizens need to litigate, vote and pass a constitutional amendment.
Can Congress Fix What John Roberts Wrecked?
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Some members of Congress want not only to fix what the Supreme Court did, but expand the Voting Rights Act further. 

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mixed Reactions to Supreme Court Decisions


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Fwd: The Worst Voting Rights Decision in a Century

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Today's opinion by the Roberts Court gutting the Voting Rights Act was the most radical since Citizens United v. FEC and the worst voting rights decision in a century. What will that mean in practice? Ari Berman explains.

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Peter Rothberg, The Nation


SCOTUS Voting Rights Act Decision Means We Need 'Right to Vote' Amendment
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Race at the Supreme Court
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What Will We Do Without Affirmative Action?
MYCHAL DENZEL SMITH | While the Supreme Court didn't close the door on race-based programs, it has left their future up in the air.

Grayson Announces Bill to Let Workers Personally Sue Bosses Who Retaliate
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On Abortion, Republicans Treat Women Like Children
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