Tag Archives: Child Labor

Trump wants to abolish Child Labor Laws (and public education)

t-Rump wants kids in the Coal Mines because they’re smaller, get into small spaces, and they don’t have a fully developed survival instinct, the same reason kids were put into Coal Mines and other hazardous jobs and the reason the … Continue reading

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Pueblo museum excises Mine Workers Union from Ludlow Massacre exhibit!

PUEBLO, COLORADO- 2014 marks one hundred years since the Ludlow Massacre of 1914. A variety of commemorations are planned before the formal anniversary on April 20. I attended one such event on Wednesday, a lecture by a CSU professor to … Continue reading

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This American Life caves to Apple Corp, swaps Mike Daisey Chinese factory horror story for Marketplace puff spin

This American Life host Ira Glass tried to pull an Oprah on playwright Mike Daisey, to dress him down on creative license Daisey took with an excerpt of a monolog aired on TAL titled Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory. … Continue reading

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Banksters buying debt again, another bucket of bailout bait?

So one credit card (not debit, which is money you do have, but credit which for some reason is money you DON’T have, God they’ve screwed up the English language) offers a 5% cash rebate for up $300 a quarter … Continue reading

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Emma Goldman on Direct Action

Yes it was Emma Goldman who said “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” It was no mere quip. The turn of the last century activist was a fierce advocate of every social reform and was ultimately exiled to … Continue reading

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How dumb is too dumb to solo- circumnavigate? With a dig at scouting

Or fly a plane across the continent solo.The Everest kids, they’re in a somewhat different class, nobody tries that Solo. The 16 year old Child displaying childish petulance about people who think that a)she’s a spoiled Princess whose mommy and … Continue reading

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Child labor behind White Christmas

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Mining for photographs of Clean Coal

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To Recreate 68 at the Denver DNC is not a call to incite a Rumble in the Jungle

I hope we can recreate 68. Let’s break through the media moratorium on the social issues important to us. Let’s remind the TV populace that we want to hold at least our Democratic Party politicians accountable to listen to our needs. Official channels do not permit people to raise their voices above a silent consent. The DNC in August, in Denver, is opportunity knocking in the streets. Continue reading

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Christmas ornaments from child labor

Walmart is in trouble again. It’s selling Christmas ornaments which an investigation by the National Labor Committee has determined are produced in sub-standard conditions. Chiefly, that the young workers who produced the ornaments, in an 8,000 person factory in Canton … Continue reading

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A Progressive state of mind

My friend belongs to the Pikes Peak Inter-Religious Clergy Alliance. The members are from a diversity of denominations, but feel united by their common stand on social issues. Progressive issues actually. “We would have included Progressive in the name except … Continue reading

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Congress sold us out… again… surprise

This time on spying. Of course they tell us that GW is only going to use the newly expanded powers against al Qa’eda. Again. if you have done nothing wrong, why should you fear the Secret Police, Comrade? Does anybody … Continue reading

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Bush’s Funniest vs Hugo Chavez

Now that Bush is back from Latin America, it’s time to post Bush’s Funniest Moments. And on to Argentina to see the rally where Hugo Chavez tore apart Dubya. This is a long video in Spanish, but watch the first … Continue reading

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A Christmas message

CAMP CASEY COLORADO SPRINGS Waiting in line at the Post Office the other day I overheard a local advertisement on the radio encouraging the usual holiday splurge “because you’ve been good this year!”   I thought to myself, who among … Continue reading

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The thank-the-soldier-not-the-poet chain email

Zell Miller resurrected the “THANK THE SOLDIER, NOT THE POET” spiel at the RNC. It had circulated more than a year ago as one of those sappy emails. I dug up the response I used back then. Hello! Thank you … Continue reading

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Some Colorado labor history

Labor day. It commemorates the likes of Samuel Gompers, Big Bob Haywood and Mother Jones and their efforts to unite working class peoples. They met great resistance from gullible populations of consumers and business owners who weren’t going to give … Continue reading

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