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Infoshop News / Women would lose $4.6 billion in earned tips if the administration?s ?tip stealing? rule is finalized
« Last post by Alternative Media Project on Today at 06:08:48 AM »
Women would lose $4.6 billion in earned tips if the administration?s ?tip stealing? rule is finalized

The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a rule that would make it legal for employers to pocket their workers? tips, as long as they pay those workers at least the minimum wage. The proposed rule rescinds portions of longstanding DOL regulations that prohibit employers from taking tips.
Source: Women would lose $4.6 billion in earned tips if the administration?s ?tip stealing? rule is finalized
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Infoshop News / Welcome to the New Infoshop News Blog
« Last post by Alternative Media Project on Today at 06:08:48 AM »
Welcome to the New Infoshop News Blog

Welcome to our new blog and re-designed websites!
Source: Welcome to the New Infoshop News Blog
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Infoshop News / The Enigmatic Anarchist
« Last post by Alternative Media Project on Today at 06:08:48 AM »
The Enigmatic Anarchist

Lucy Parsons's life was rife with contradictions. But her commitment to workers' emancipation was never in doubt.
Source: The Enigmatic Anarchist
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AlterNet / Porn Star Stormy Daniels Claims Trump Is Bad in Bed: Report
« Last post by AlterNet on Today at 06:08:46 AM »
Porn Star Stormy Daniels Claims Trump Is Bad in Bed: Report


The president's lawyer denies the sexual encounter ever took place.


 

Trump Bad in Bed, Says Porn Star Stormy Daniels: Report

The plot thickens in the curious case of President Donald Trump and his alleged dalliance with porn star Stormy Daniels. Trump?s personal lawyer Michael Cohen denied Friday that Trump had a sexual encounter with the adult the film star in response to a Wall Street Journal report which claimed the president arranged a $130,000 payout to?


 

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Source: Porn Star Stormy Daniels Claims Trump Is Bad in Bed: Report
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USA Today Editorial Board Calls Trump an 'Inveterate Liar' and Blasts Republicans for Enabling Him


"[N]o legislative priority is worth sacrificing your credibility to protect a president with so little regard for decency and honesty."


 

"It's bad enough that the president of the United States is an inveterate liar," the Editorial Board of USA Today opens its scathing op-ed. "It's even worse when members of Congress and his Cabinet feel compelled to lie on his behalf."

The piece focuses on President Donald Trump's racist reference to African nations as "sh*thole countries" and how Republicans are choosing to mislead the public by calling into question the reports that he made the remarks at all.

"It defies credulity to think that anyone else who was in the room could forget such a remarkable exchange," the Board writes. "Yet the other participants have chosen to lie, develop amnesia, or go mute."

The Board calls out a series of Republican leaders by name for refusing to set the record straight after being in the room when Trump made the vulgar remarks. "House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., the son of Cuban immigrants ? have gone radio silent on the subject. Let's hear from them."

As for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's claim that she didn't hear Trump use the word "sh*thole," the Board responds, "Sure. Whatever."

The piece concludes that "no legislative priority is worth sacrificing your credibility to protect a president with so little regard for decency and honesty."

 

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Source: USA Today Editorial Board Calls Trump an 'Inveterate Liar' and Blasts Republicans for Enabling Him
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Infoshop News / Could decentralized systems replace Google?
« Last post by Alternative Media Project on Yesterday at 06:29:12 AM »
Could decentralized systems replace Google?

Google now owns over 90 percent of the search engine market, and many fear the growing possibility of monopolistic oppression. Free of competition, internet search is essentially wholly controlled by Google, which enables them to operate in an opaque, ?do as they wish? manner.
Source: Could decentralized systems replace Google?
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AlterNet / Kamala Harris Blisters 'Racist' Kirstjen Nielsen in Fiery Senate Interrogation
« Last post by AlterNet on Yesterday at 06:29:09 AM »
Kamala Harris Blisters 'Racist' Kirstjen Nielsen in Fiery Senate Interrogation


The Department of Homeland Security chief looked visibly uncomfortable.


 

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) sparred with Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over the president?s racist remarks ? and the administration official?s apparent support for those views.

Nielsen said earlier Tuesday during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that the president was simply repeating an observation about hard-working Norwegian immigrants, but Harris said Trump was unfavorably comparing them to African and Haitian immigrants.

?You spoke of them, according to the president, as the people of Norway ? well, you know, they work very hard ? the inference being the people of the 54 states of Africa and Haiti do not,? Harris said. ?That is a fair inference.?

She then blasted Nielsen?s claim under oath that she was not aware that Norway was a majority white nation.

?You run the Department of Homeland Security,? Harris continued, ?and when you say you don?t know if Norway is predominantly white when asked by a member of the United States Senate, that causes me concern about your ability to understand the scope of your responsibilities and the impact of your words ? much less the policies that you promulgate in that very important department.?

Harris asked Nielsen why she ignored domestic terrorist attacks by white supremacists in her opening remarks about security threats faced by the U.S. ? and she said the omission was "deeply troubling."

?You must understand the inference, the reasonable inference, that the American public is drawing from the words you speak much less the words of the president of the United States,? Harris said.

Nielsen later complained that Harris had unfairly drawn conclusions based on her testimony.

?If you don?t mind, it?s not a fair inference to say that my comments about Norway were in contrast to any other country,? Nielsen said. ?What I was describing was the president?s views upon meeting with the prime minister, and what I was quoting was what he was told in meeting with the Norwegian delegation. That?s what he repeated, words that he repeated that I repeated. It was not in contrast. With respect to white supremacy, we expanded our prevention efforts in the Department of Homeland Security to ensure we in fact are going after violence of any kind, any kind is not appropriate and I will not allow it to occur if it?s within our authority to stop.?

Harris made one brief response before ceding the floor.

?Mr. Chairman, I would just ask that the record ? so we can all review it ? will reflect in the opening statements when discussing challenges to our homeland in terms of security, the white supremacist threat was not mentioned,? Harris said.

 

 

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Source: Kamala Harris Blisters 'Racist' Kirstjen Nielsen in Fiery Senate Interrogation
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Infoshop News / World accumulation & Planetary life, or, why capitalism will not survive until the ?last tree is cut?
« Last post by Alternative Media Project on January 16, 2018, 06:18:41 PM »
World accumulation & Planetary life, or, why capitalism will not survive until the ?last tree is cut?

Why does it seem easier to imagine the end of the world than to see the end of capitalism? Part of the answer turns on a rift between radical economic and ecological thought.
Source: World accumulation & Planetary life, or, why capitalism will not survive until the ?last tree is cut?
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Infoshop News / Why Is It So Hard for Americans to Get a Decent Raise?
« Last post by Alternative Media Project on January 16, 2018, 06:18:41 PM »
Why Is It So Hard for Americans to Get a Decent Raise?

A new answer could change how we think about unions, monopolies, and the minimum wage.
Source: Why Is It So Hard for Americans to Get a Decent Raise?
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Infoshop News / MLK?s Advice on Strike Strategy Still Relevant Today
« Last post by Alternative Media Project on January 16, 2018, 06:18:41 PM »
MLK?s Advice on Strike Strategy Still Relevant Today

Toward the end of his life, Martin Luther King Jr.'s thinking about poverty evolved from racial equality to more of a class perspective. He proposed a Poor People's Campaign to challenge the government to end poverty and a broad coalition to support it.
Source: MLK?s Advice on Strike Strategy Still Relevant Today
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