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America’s firing line

By Scott McLemee Scott McLemee considers some thoughtful–and not-so-thoughtful–attempts to provide a social explanation for mass shootings in the U.S., in his column for Inside Higher Ed. NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre (Gage Skidmore) ONLY SATIRE can look certain horrible realities in the eye, as The Onion did with its article from last year […]

Managers Could Do a Lot Better at Performance Management

Few employees think their manager excels at even the most basic performance management tasks. Source: Managers Could Do a Lot Better at Performance Management

Bristol Palin says unmarried pregnancy was planned

(Reuters) – Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and an advocate of sexual abstinence before marriage, says in a blog post that her second out-of-wedlock pregnancy was “actually planned”. Source: Bristol Palin says unmarried pregnancy was planned

A victory won through struggle: High court upholds right to marry!

By Martha Grevatt Michigan plaintiffs Jayne Rowse, left, and April DeBoer with their four children at Motor City Pride, June 7.WW photo: Kris Hamel June 26 was a day of huge celebrations. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality. Laws defining marriage as “between one man and one woman” came down faster […]

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer view on rights, liberation, & anti-racist solidarity

By Shelley Ettinger Shelley Ettinger The following excerpts are from a talk on “LGBTQ: Rights, Liberation and Solidarity” given by Shelley Ettinger, a former WW managing editor and author of the novel “Vera’s Will,” at a Workers World Party forum in New York City on June 26. “Vera’s Will” is available at major online book […]

Obama administration moves to make millions eligible for overtime pay

(Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday announced a proposal that would make nearly 5 million more workers eligible for overtime pay, a move that would touch nearly every sector of the U.S. economy and could face legal challenges. Source: Obama administration moves to make millions eligible for overtime pay

‘By any means necessary, Black Liberation will matter!’

By a guest author By Erica Mines Erica Mines speaking at June 27 Charleston solidarity demonstration in Philadelphia. Philadelphia represents the epitome of state-sanctioned violence at the hands of police: the so-called race riots of 1964, orchestrated by a racist mayor named Frank Rizzo; the bombing of the MOVE family home in 1985 that left […]

German political leader says: ‘Fuck U.S. imperialism’

By Workers World staff Oskar Lafontaine Oskar Lafontaine, former German finance minister and political leader of, first, the Social Democratic Party, and most recently the Left Party, shocked the pro-U.S. German media and political world with his June 23 comment written on FaceBook: “Fuck U.S. imperialism.” He was commenting on the visit to Berlin of […]

Former Utah attorney general pleads not guilty to corruption charges

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of public corruption, his lawyer said, in a scandal that embroiled him and his successor in a wide-ranging criminal investigation. Source: Former Utah attorney general pleads not guilty to corruption charges

The Supreme Court Just Saved Texas’ Abortion Clinics

By Feminist Newswire The Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 today to put a temporary hold on a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that would have closed all but 9 of the state’s abortion clinics in Texas. The order from the Supreme Court comes in response to an emergency request filed by women’s health […]

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