All Further Articles for 2012-10-05

Friday, October 5, 2012
On First World Problems
A potent lesson in perspective from the folks at Water Is Life. Part of a great series of ads.
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Lady Parts Justice: It's Time to Stop Being Polite
Noting that women don't fake rape or have magical powers to deactivate rape sperm or get abortions without being pregnant, political satirist and Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead has created a website to fight the "hundreds of creepy laws passed that strip away a woman's right to privacy and access to healthcare." "It is laughable that leaders of a country that recently led us into an unplanned war, doesn’t plan for the solvency of a healthcare system for our elderly and our poor, AND not only doesn’t plan for, but also demonizes, scientific evidence that shows our changing climate will destroy us all, would THINK THEY HAVE SOME MORAL OR LEGAL AUTHORITY to decide how a woman should deal with an unplanned pregnancy."
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Get Off My Land, Period
Here's video from the dramatic scene in East Texas where 78-year-old great-grandmother Eleanor Fairchild and actress Daryl Hannah were arrested - for "trespassing" on Fairchild's own land - after they tried to block TransCanada bulldozers from clearcutting through Fairchild's 300 acres for Keystone's tar sands pipeline. More on the blockade.
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What Kind of Person You Are: Betting Against American Workers
As workers at the Bain-owned Sensata plant in Freeport, IL. enter their fourth week of desperately trying to save their 170 jobs from being outsourced to China with an encampment, petition, pleas to Romney and this week's action blocking trucks, the Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights issued a devastating report on sweatshop conditions - child labor, filthy dorms, 16-hour days for $1 an hour - at the plant where Romney saw fit to invest his millions. Those conditions, their Misery Updated report finds, persist today.
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