Bail Out Workers Not CEOs

Compensation over the long run reflects the market value of labor as a commodity. Market value oscillates around the cost of production – of the worker. There are many factors that influence the oscillation.

Swine Flu Season Begins

Flu season is here. And it has brought its nasty cousin swine flu (H1N1) with it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, swine flu began to spread in the US last spring, picked up some steam over the summer and now as the usual flu season begins is expected to spread quickly.

The ACORN I Know

If someone told you that a bunch of low-income people, most of them African American or Latino, most of them women, most of them elderly, had been victimized by a predatory mortgage lender that stripped them of much of their equity or of their entire homes, you might not be surprised.

'We Made them Millions, and they Complain About Insurance'

I was born in Santa Tecla, near San Salvador. My father was a big rig driver and my mother was a stay at home mom. We had a big family – four brothers and two sisters. When I was old enough, I worked in the Armando Araujo coffee and soap factory. We Salvadoreños are hard working people.


The Senate Finance Committee Takes Up Health Reform

At last, the Senate Finance Committee (SFC) has put forth its health proposal and began marking up and debating the proposal on September 22. It is the last of the five committees in the House and Senate with jurisdiction over health care reform to consider legislative language.


US Should not Hamper Global Climate Action

Thomas Friedman has a problem. As he describes in his bestseller Hot, Flat, and Crowded, while many activists advocate a low-carbon lifestyle in his Maryland neighborhood, he had to give up his attempt to install a couple of solar panels on his house because doing so is illegal under a local ordinance.

Wells Fargo Protesters Arrested, Face Day in Court

Four Atlanta activists and a State Senator were arrested during a demonstration which took place on August 31, 2009, at the office of Wells Fargo bank in East Point, Georgia, at 11:00 AM.


Corporate Interests Split Over Climate Change Bill?

While a strong majority of American voters continue to support climate change legislation which would control pollution that causes global warming and would create a new generation of 'green jobs,' much of corporate America and its right-wing congressional allies are digging in their heels to block it.

Atlanta: Judge Halts Grady Dialysis Closure after Board Approves It

This week, a Fulton County Superior Court Judge approved of an emergency injunction on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, to temporarily halt the closure of the Grady Health System Outpatient Dialysis Clinic.


California Wildfires Preventable?

As wildfires consume parts of California larger than some smaller states, everyone is talking about how we can prevent such disasters from getting going in the first place. One novel approach is to enlist goats. Not as firefighters...

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