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Postby surly » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:08 pm

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Postby rich uncle skeleton » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:08 pm

Wish we could get some solidarity here in TX. My teacher’s union just called about supporting candidates in the primaries but we’ve got nothing as far as solidarity with WV
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Postby G_S » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:44 pm

when I made my post, there was nothing on the national page and i even searched west virginia
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Postby surly » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:50 am

i searched teachers strike

weird!
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Postby ecto » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:26 am

https://splinternews.com/the-teachers-s ... 1823507637

The West Virginia teachers’ strike is entering its eighth day with no end in sight, after this weekend saw talks between the two chambers of the West Virginia legislature over pay raises for the teachers collapse. Now, teachers in Oklahoma — which, like West Virginia, has a rich labor history but has become known for its conservative leanings in recent years — are planning on striking too.

Last week, Tulsa TV station KTUL reported that a public school teacher in the city of Stillwater had created a Facebook group with the intention of discussing a statewide strike. By Friday, the group had gained over 20,000 members; by Monday, it had reached nearly 40,000. Also on Friday, teachers from around the state met in person to discuss a strike.

Why are the teachers considering a strike? According to Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers from 2016, Oklahoma had the lowest average teacher salary in the country at $42,460; in neighboring Texas, the average salary was over $55,000. Teachers haven’t seen a raise in ten years.

In February, the state House of Representatives voted 63-35 on a package that would have raised taxes to fund raises for teachers. In Oklahoma, however, tax hikes need 75 percent of all votes to pass, so the bill failed.

Last year, Oklahoma’s teacher of the year moved to Texas to teach. “We are to the point where we have no other option,” Heather Reed, a teacher in Oklahoma City who organized Friday’s meeting, told KTUL.

A comment in the Facebook group illustrated the frustration many Oklahoma teachers are feeling with legislators these days:



Oklahoma state law technically forbids public school teachers from even threatening a strike, which seems contradictory considering Oklahoma’s state motto means “labor conquers all things.” In April 1990, however, a four-day walkout resulted in an education reform bill, which included long-sought raises.

KTUL reported on Sunday night that teachers are expected to set and announce a date for the strike next week. Reed told the Tulsa World that the date currently under consideration is April 2nd, when the state’s standardized testing begins, because that’s “when it might hurt the most.”
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Postby Sobieski » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:29 am

Oklahoma’s motto is ‘labor conquers all things’?

That’s sick
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Postby Bob511 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:04 pm

Good news!
Charleston Gazette-Mail wrote:At the conference committee hearing, Senate Finance Chairman Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, said the deal comes with a caveat -- the Senate only agreed to fund the raises via “very deep” cuts to the budget, including a $20 million slash to general services and Medicaid.
universe, you can't play the willfully ignorant, but partisan bleeding heart
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Postby G_S » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:10 pm

hell yeah

one last hurrah before the Janus apocalypse or a sign of resurgence?
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Postby G_S » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:10 pm

fuuuck
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Postby Bartatua » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:13 pm

Bob511 wrote:Good news!
Charleston Gazette-Mail wrote:At the conference committee hearing, Senate Finance Chairman Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, said the deal comes with a caveat -- the Senate only agreed to fund the raises via “very deep” cuts to the budget, including a $20 million slash to general services and Medicaid.


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Postby criss elliott » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:03 pm

maybe wrong thread but does anyone have any good recs to read on leftists becoming conservative with age? always fascinates & troubles me...

thinking about this with regard to eldridge cleaver atm but there are countless examples obviously
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Postby delgriffith » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:06 pm

criss elliott wrote:maybe wrong thread but does anyone have any good recs to read on leftists becoming conservative with age? always fascinates & troubles me...

thinking about this with regard to eldridge cleaver atm but there are countless examples obviously

I'd appreciate a good read on this too. I remember always being struck by this fact:
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Postby Feech La Manna » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:01 pm

lol

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Postby G_S » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:03 pm

yeesh. how about labor power for... all?
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Postby baseball » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:43 pm

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/kisan-sabha-protest-march-mumbai/article23039856.ece

Around 15,000 farmers of the All Indian Kisan Sabha (AIKS), who set out on a protest march from Nashik last week, met a government panel at 2 p.m. on Monday.

Irrigation Minister Girish Mahajan said the government has agreed to their demands. "The government has agreed on 100% demands, including transfer of land title," he said.
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Postby Legion » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:55 am



What are yr favorite lesser-known blogs/magazines/resources on the left?

These are a few I've been returning to lately:


https://www.viewpointmag.com/

https://blindfieldjournal.com/

http://salvage.zone/

http://gutsmagazine.ca/

https://colddarkstars.wordpress.com/

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Postby delgriffith » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:36 am

Pretty good overview of the SB827 battle in California: https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/california-sb-827-yimby-housing-transit-gentrification

I have to confess that I get really torn about this stuff, especially as I've become more involved in transit advocacy in New York. The conditions in California are obviously different, but I definitely find myself wanting to challenge my gut feeling ("More housing near mass transit is a good thing, and should be a goal of the left") some more - there are obviously valid concerns expressed in this article, especially directed at the kind of YIMBY-progressive who thinks that more development is going to be a magic wand.

Anyway, I would appreciate any links from people who are better-versed in the particulars of this bill, especially from leftists who are opposed to the modified bill (I obviously don't give a shit what Beverly Hills thinks).
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Postby light rail coyote » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:19 pm

criss elliott wrote:maybe wrong thread but does anyone have any good recs to read on leftists becoming conservative with age? always fascinates & troubles me...

thinking about this with regard to eldridge cleaver atm but there are countless examples obviously


i'm currently sitting at a laundromat and don't really have the ability to quickly look stuff up, but the idea that people get more conservative as they get older isn't really as true as it's reputation. most scientific studies that make that argument will compare age groups in a really flat way- "people get more conservative over time because the 45-65 cohort we studied were more conservative than the 25-45 cohort" without controlling for generational factors or looking at change across time. but generally, people tend to stay relatively close to the politics they develop when they're in their 20s and it's more an issue that younger generations keep tilting farther left and making older generations look more conservative by comparison. those more conservative older folks were always more conservative, even in their youth, than the youth are today.

there's also just larger material context. if you were a gen x'er during the reagan and clinton bubbles, before the bottom fell out, you're more likely to be conservative because you didn't grow up in the aftermath the way that millennials and younger have. you're more inclined to (incorrectly) believe that the clinton-era prosperity is something we can return back to rather than being something that's directly responsible for your inability to get a job that pays enough to pay your student debt or buy a home.
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Postby Legion » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:18 pm



fingers crossed for when this turns out to be satire:

https://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDay ... llectivism

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Postby Julius Sumner Miller » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:20 pm

I assume most people saw this kickstarter for the jacobin socialism documentary. The trailer doesn't look great but I donated anyway:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/socialismmovie/socialism-an-american-story/
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Postby walt whitman » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:25 pm

We already have Godard’s film socialisme
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Postby walt whitman » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:26 pm

$100,000 for a documentary on Socialism is...ah
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Postby Phil » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:30 pm

Raising twice as much in 3 days for this tedious talking heads nonsense as Inventing the Future raised in its entire crowdfunding campaign is a tidy example of how miserable leftists remain when it comes to art.
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Postby Julius Sumner Miller » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:01 pm

Phil wrote:Raising twice as much in 3 days for this tedious talking heads nonsense as Inventing the Future raised in its entire crowdfunding campaign is a tidy example of how miserable leftists remain when it comes to art.


lol whut?
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Postby Julius Sumner Miller » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:02 pm

walt whitman wrote:$100,000 for a documentary on Socialism is...ah


are you one of those "Bernie can't wear a coat and call himself a socialist" socialists?
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Postby Phil » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:20 pm

Julius Sumner Miller wrote:
Phil wrote:Raising twice as much in 3 days for this tedious talking heads nonsense as Inventing the Future raised in its entire crowdfunding campaign is a tidy example of how miserable leftists remain when it comes to art.


lol whut?


https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/inve ... n-film-art
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