Posts Tagged Class

Stand with Walmart workers this Black Friday

“Because they don’t treat me like a human being.”

This Black Friday will be a special one for Walmart as employees from the store plan to strike on retail’s busiest day. Check this video out to find out why–and why we should support them.

Warning: Whatever you do, do NOT read the comments. I’m still kicking myself for it. Transcript here.

This strike follows a cluster of other Walmart strikes across the country over things like unsafe working conditions, sexual harassment, excessive hours, and low pay. Learn more after the jump.

“Because they don’t treat me like a human being.”

This Black Friday will be a special one for Walmart as employees from the store plan to strike on retail’s busiest day. Check this video out to find ...

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Vote for strong families

Strong Families, an initiative to raise awareness and change policy around poverty as it impacts all of us, is running an election day campaign to increase voter turn-out. Using art and a nifty tool that allows you to upload a picture of yourself with a frame that says, “vote for us,” they are bringing attention to the reality that most of us are not living with a variety of taken for granted support structures in our lives, stating simply,

“From a lack of affordable childcare and afterschool programs, to immigration policy and marriage equality, the way we make policy and allocate resources needs to catch up to the way we live.”

The day to day wonk-o-palooza of the election can be draining and ...

Strong Families, an initiative to raise awareness and change policy around poverty as it impacts all of us, is running an election day campaign to increase voter turn-out. Using art and a nifty tool that allows you ...

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Reactions to Mitt Romney’s 47 percent write-off, in GIFS

In response to this leaked video you’ve all seen by now of Mitt Romney telling wealthy donors that 47 percent of the country won’t take responsibility for their own lives. (And inspired by Ann.)

WHEN I WATCHED THE ROMNEY CAMPAIGN IMPLODE 


WHEN MITT ROMNEY HEARD ABOUT THE VIDEO BEING LEAKED


WHEN ROMNEY’S CAMPAIGN STAFF WATCHED HIM SAY NEARLY HALF OF THE COUNTRY BELIEVE THEY’RE VICTIMS


WHEN ROMNEY’S SURROGATES WATCHED HIM SAY HIS JOB ISN’T TO WORRY ABOUT 47 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE


WHEN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FOUND OUT THE HOST OF THE FUNDRAISER OFTEN HOSTS SEX PARTIES



WHEN LATINOS HEARD HIM JOKE THAT BEING LATINO WOULD HAVE GIVEN HIM ...

In response to this leaked video you’ve all seen by now of Mitt Romney telling wealthy donors that 47 percent of the country won’t take responsibility for their own lives. (And inspired by Ann.)

WHEN ...

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What will it take for #Occupy to enter the mainstream political conversation?

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Early this morning protesters gathered down on Wall Street near Zucotti Park to not just commemorate, but reinvigorate the Occupy Movement. Contrary to popular belief, Occupy itself didn’t actually die down on it’s own volition, but was instead shut down by the police.

While people are still organizing protests and meetings including this mornings #S17 action, Occupy encampments and meetings were shut down or infiltrated from the inside out. Nathan Schneider writes at the Nation,

After big expectations for a “99 Percent Spring,” the Occupy movement has had a trying summer. The wave of evictions that ended most of the country’s 24/7 occupations in late fall was only the beginning of the crackdown. Meetings and actions over the winter ...

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Early this morning protesters gathered down on Wall Street near Zucotti Park to not just commemorate, but reinvigorate the Occupy Movement. Contrary to popular belief, Occupy itself didn’t actually die down on it’s own volition, ...

Anne-Marie Slaughter websplosion: Response roundup on “Having It All” (and tweet chat!)

We can guess that all of you have read this. You can probably guess that all of us here at Feministing have a ton to say about the piece. This is why we’ll be weighing into Women’s Media Center #sheparty Tweet chat today at 3pm ET on the article and subsequent poopstorm that’s come out of it. So check it (and us!) out! In the meantime, we thought we’d give a roundup of some interesting responses we’ve seen on the piece.

We can guess that all of you have read this. You can probably guess that all of us here at Feministing have a ton to say about the piece. This is why we’ll be weighing ...

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What the Wisconsin election results mean for the future of progressive activism

There’s no way around it: the results of yesterday’s election in Wisconsin suck. In case you haven’t heard, Republican Governor Scott Walker defeated Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee with 53 percent of the vote in a recall election that put it all on the line. The recall vote was only able to take place through tons of hard work and grassroots organizing by Democrats after Walker’s despicable union busting legislation inspired thousands of protestors to take to the streets last year. You may remember some of the iconic images of workers and union supporters and others swarming the Wisconsin Capitol.

But what about actual labor organizers? How are they feeling about all of this?

I spoke to Michelle ...

There’s no way around it: the results of yesterday’s election in Wisconsin suck. In case you haven’t heard, Republican Governor Scott Walker defeated Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee with 53 percent of the ...

Hilary Rosen, Ann Romney, and what the “stay at home” mom conversation overlooks

If you happened to be away from your computer or CNN last night then you missed Hilary Rosen’s now controversial comment about Ann Romney.  Mitt has used his wife Ann to strategically deflect criticism from his problematic positions and comments on women’s rights.  Ann, the more likeable Romney, and the one which doesn’t appear to be run by an internal hard drive has tried to relate to American women on the issue of the economy and jobs.

On CNN last night Hilary Rosen a democratic commentator, completely unaffiliated to the White House or Obama campaign said, Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life,” explaining that when Mitt Romney uses his wife as a source to understand the ...

If you happened to be away from your computer or CNN last night then you missed Hilary Rosen’s now controversial comment about Ann Romney.  Mitt has used his wife Ann to strategically deflect criticism from his

Homeless mom sentenced to 5 years in prison for “stealing” son’s education

A mother has been arrested and sentenced to jail time for sending her five year old son to a school district where she had no permanent residence.

I can barely believe I’m having to type this sentence again. In a post just last year, I wrote about a woman in Ohio who was convicted of lying about where she lived in order to get her daughters into a better school district and was sentenced to 10 days in county jail, three years of probation, community service, and payment of up to $30,000 in back tuition she could be required to pay the school. At the time, I (morbidly) joked that I’m surprised they didn’t hit her with life in prison ...

A mother has been arrested and sentenced to jail time for sending her five year old son to a school district where she had no permanent residence.

I can barely believe I’m having to type this sentence again. ...

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