Category Archives: Class, poverty, labor, & related issues

Cartoon: Our Exports Include…

Script of cartoon: Panel 1: An Uncle Sam sort of figure, wearing a top hat with stars and stripes and a floral Hawaiian shirt, is talking to a cigar-chomping businessman. Uncle Sam has his hand on a sign sticking out … Continue reading

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Corporate Discrimination Against Sex Workers Threatens Everyone’s Freedom

Some headlines: • Chase Bank Is Shutting Down Porn Actors' Bank Accounts • Porn stars battle stigma with sex awareness amid bank account closures • Amazon is deleting sex workers' wish lists without warning • The Soapbox: How PayPal & … Continue reading

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Political cartoon: Marriage Fixes Everything!

Description of cartoon: The cartoon depicts a young mother and her toddler, in a small and crappy-looking room. The woman is bent double under a load of boxes, trunks and bags, each of which is labeled: Unemployment, Lack of Education, … Continue reading

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Love This Cartoon By Clay Butler

I came across this cartoon on Facebook – where it was poorly reproduced and had Butler’s credit at the bottom cut out (why do people do that? I can see why people reblog and repost cartoons that lack a credit … Continue reading

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Bringing Children Into The Workplace: Licia Ronzulli, Member Of The European Parliament

We’ve been on and off discussing bringing babies into work, and that seems like a good enough excuse for posting these extremely adorable pictures of Italian MEP Licia Ronzulli and her daughter Vittoria Cerioli. Vittoria is now three years old, … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Ten Reasons We’re Against Unions!

[spoiler]Panel 1 Large lettering shows the title: Ten Reasons We’re Against Unions! Below the title lettering, a group of picketing workers can be seen. Most are just silhouettes, but three people in the foreground are drawn in more detail, and … Continue reading

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The Masters Of The Universe Are Moral Idiots

AIG’s CEO Robert Benmosche, the CEO of AIG, told the Wall Street Journal that anger because much of the bailout money given to AIG was used for gigantic bonuses, is “just as bad and just as wrong” as lynchings were. … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Talking About The Deficit

[spoiler]Cartoon depicts a woman and her child, sitting on the edge of the curb. The child is sleeping leaning against its mother. In front of them, a homemade cardboard sign reads “Unemployed Hungry.” On the sidewalk behind the pair, two … Continue reading

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Postscript Regarding Employers Trying To Use Health Insurance To Force Their Beliefs on Employees

Back in March, I argued that employers don’t have any moral right to prevent workers from using employer-provided insurance to buy birth control, any more than employers have the right to prevent workers from using employer-provided paychecks to buy birth … Continue reading

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When it comes to free speech, the anti-gay-marriage movement is much, much worse

A quick summery of the “Gallaudet vs McCaskill” story: Angela McCaskill, the Chief Diversity Officer at Gallaudet University (a university for Deaf students), signed a petition asking for Maryland’s marriage equality law to be put to a repeal vote. Months … Continue reading

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