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Maine Governor Prepares To Make Food Stamps Recipients Jump Through New Hoops At The Grocery Store
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Maine, Food Stamps, SNAP, Gov. Paul LePage, food restrictions )

- 3 days ago -
Burdening the poorest with more rules is in vogue with Republicans these days. Extra restrictions and stigma for how food stamps recipients can use their meager benefits just exacerbate the core indignities and hardships they face.
Here Are Six Companies That Get Rich Off Prisoners
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prison, slaves, John Oliver, Asset Forfeiture, Corizon, Global Tel-Link, The Bail Industry, Prison Industrial Complex, GEO Group, Corrections Corporations of America )

- 3 days ago -
There are currently 2.4 million people in American prisons. This number has grown by 500% in the past 30 years. While the United States has only 5% of the world's population, it holds 25 percent of the world's total prisoners. Money maker for the 1%.
International Workers Day - May 1
World  (tags: International Workers Day, austerity, workers rights, democracy )

- 3 days ago -
In an attempt to suppress nation wide and worldwide protests against an economic model that works only for the 1%, protests are being criminalized and heavy fines are handed down to those who dare to stand up against austerity.
Hotel Industry Spins Wage Hikes as Extreme While CEOs Rake in Millions
Business  (tags: hotels, motels, Capital Hill, workers wages, American Hotel & Lodging Association )

- 3 days ago -
Occupancy rates are up, profits per room are up, Executive salaries have skyrocketed. But the trade association representing this robust industry is fighting behind the scenes on Capitol Hill, statewide courthouses, to keep worker wages low.
Joe Hill Centennial Celebration
Offbeat  (tags: Joe Hill, Kickstarter, 100 year, centennial celebration, union organizer, laborer, songwriter, workers unite )

- 3 days ago -
A songwriter, itinerant laborer, and union organizer, Joe Hill became famous around the world. Help to celebrate his life and organize. Funds raised will compensate fairly the musicians who will be on stage for the 10-hour concert no admission to attend
Do The Wall Street Shuffle - 10 CC   video
Offbeat  (tags: Wall Street Shuffle, 10 CC, greed, greenbacks )

- 3 days ago -
Do the Wall Street shuffle Hear the money rustle Watch the greenbacks tumble Feel the Sterling crumble To do the Wall Street Shuffle Let your money hustle Bet you'd sell your mother You can buy another
Chris Hayes Interview With COO John Angelos A Businessman With A Heart
Business  (tags: Chris Hayes, John Angelos, Baltimores Camden Yards, historic day )

- 3 days ago -
So good to watch an interview that someone in John Angelos position getting the message out there that is so badly needed. This is an important interview when we have a man in his position speaking this way.
A Train Operator Refused To Stop During A Severe Storm - Then THIS Happened
Offbeat  (tags: train, New Orleans, storm, wind )

- 4 days ago -
The train was traveling over a bridge behind a Raising Cane's restaurant on South Clearview Parkway and Bloomfield Street in New Orleans. I hope no one was hurt.
Bizarre Jurassic Dinosaur Discovered In Remarkable New Find
Offbeat  (tags: Jurassic dinosaur, fossil hunters, Chile )

- 5 days ago -
Fossil hunters in Chile have unearthed the remains of a bizarre Jurassic dinosaur. The discovery ranks as one of the most remarkable dinosaur finds of the past 20 years.
Mercy for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran - Petition
World  (tags: Andrew Chan, Myuran Sukumaran, petition for mercy, President Joko Widodo, clemency )

- 5 days ago -
Andrew and Myuran, two young Australians, face execution in Indonesia. They have exhausted their appeals. All that can save them is clemency from IndonesiaâEUR(TM)s President, Joko Widodo. We ask you to help in respectfully seeking clemency.
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