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What It Feels Like To Be Homeless For The Holidays In America

Michael Snyder, Could you imagine spending the holidays in a homeless shelter, in a tent city surrounded by drug addicts and prostitutes, or in a sleeping bag on the cold, hard streets of an urban jungle?  Unfortunately, that is what real life looks like for an increasing number of Americans.  Most of the time when

Tent Cities Full Of Homeless People Are Booming All Over America As Poverty Spikes

Just like during the last economic crisis, homeless encampments are popping up all over the nation as poverty grows at a very alarming rate.  According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than half a million people are homeless in America right now, but that figure is increasing by the day.  And it

Kaine Is A Career Democratic Party Insider

Insider Kaine Vs. Outsider Sanders Politico ‘s Edward-Isaac Dovere: “In An Anti-Establishment Year, He’s [Kaine’s] A Career Politician.” “Lining up against Kaine is the boring factor – both that he doesn’t come off as the most interesting person himself, and that at this point, his selection is so widely expected that the announcement wouldn’t excite

Measure to repeal Seattle $15 minimum wage moves closer to ballot

 A Seattle business group has submitted signatures to try to force a public vote to repeal a municipal measure that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, a leader of the organization said on Thursday. Forward Seattle, which represents restaurants, retailers and other businesses, handed in just under 20,000 signatures to the

Seattle hikes minimum wage; will others follow?

 Seattle activists celebrated a successful campaign to gradually increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 by calling for a national movement to close the income and opportunity gaps between rich and poor. The Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday that would give the city the highest minimum wage in the nation. Socialist City

Protesters call for justice in the shooting of 93-year-old woman by Hearne police officer

HEARNE — For many of the 150 Hearne residents who showed up for a march and rally following the fatal shooting of a 93-year-old woman by a police officer, Thursday was about putting an end to years of accepting what they call unfair and unequal treatment by police. “We can’t bring Ms. Golden back, but

Honesty in Chicago Politics??? An OPEN Socialist Runs for City Council

Trevor Loudon New Zeal  Inspired by the victory of Socialist Alternative activist and Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant, the Chicago Socialist Campaign has launched with the goal of running a candidate for City Council in 2015. On May Day, the campaign announced who that candidate would be: Jorge Mujica, a long-time immigrant rights and

Seattle is probably going to enact a $15/hour minimum wage

Erika Johnsen, Last November, Seattle elected a straight-up socialist to their City Council who, among other economic/social-justice aspirations, included the already popular idea of a minimum wage hike to $15/hour in her campaign platform. Evidently, the fact that that is now very likely going to happen in a gradual phase-in over the next few years

Can a Marxist who wants to take down the Free West really be “not a bad guy

Judi McLeod,  If the entire Congress is willing to give President Barack Obama a pass on being a Marxist/Socialist,  why shouldn’t the allegedly right-of-centre Fox News Corp. comfortably do the same thing? Whitewashing the fact that top Fox guy Bill O’Reilly said of Marxist Obama:  “He is not a bad guy.  I think people misread

Dallas City Council Expands Ban On First Amendment

Newly expanded ordinance outlaws any activity the city claims to be “distracting to motorists” The Dallas, Texas City Council recently expanded an existing ordinance which bans anyone carrying a sign within 75 feet of a freeway to also prohibit anyone from peacefully assembling on or near service roads, bridges and overpasses, including individuals not holding