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The Shortwave Report 04/15/11 Listen Globally
4 years 7 weeks ago
Anonymous

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The Shortwave Report 04/08/11 Listen Globally
4 years 8 weeks ago
Anonymous

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DENVER APRIL 4TH “DAY OF ACTION” EVENTS
4 years 8 weeks ago
Anonymous

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Russell Bannan
Colorado Jobs with Justice
864-978-9374
rpbannan@gmail.com

 

APRIL 4TH “DAY OF ACTION” EVENTS WILL BRING TOGETHER UNIONS, ORGANIZATIONS, STUDENTS AND ACTIVISTS TO DEMAND SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Commemorating 43rd Anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Last Speech and Assassination

Labor unions, progressive organizations, community leaders and higher education students will join together Monday, April 4th in several Colorado cities at rallies, marches, teach-ins and walk-outs to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and to demand political and economic justice for all people.

Denver, CO, April 3, 2011 – College students, union members, organization leaders, community activists and others will join together on Monday, April 4, 2011, to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s march for sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, followed by his famous last “Promised Land” speech, and assassination on April 4th, 1968.

Colorado short term installment loans bill HB 11-1290 up for debate
4 years 9 weeks ago
Anonymous
Payday lenders and the Colorado economy as a whole felt the pain when Colorado HB 10-1351 passed, in accordance with state Rep. Larry Liston. In response to the controversial legislation, Colorado legislators have introduced HB 11-1290, which would fill the gap created when payday loans were banned by requiring a full payment of origination fees up front, instead of allowing for a pro-rated amount should the customer pay off their short term installment loan early. Source of article - Colorado short term installment loans bill HB 11-1290 up for debate by MoneyBlogNewz.

This week, the Colorado House Bill 11-1290 might get to committee

Introduced Friday on the floor of the legislature, Colorado House Bill 11-1290 might be debated as early as this week, reports the Colorado Statesman. The short term installment loans origination fee of $20 per $100 loaned for the first $300 and $15 per $100 loaned for the next $200 up to a maximum of $500 loaned nets loan companies up to $75. Colorado law allowed a monthly maintenance fee of $7.50 a month for every $100 lent and a finance charge of 45 percent. As two-week pay day loans cannot any longer be offered in Colorado, loan companies argue that being able to charge a full origination fee as HB 11-1290 stipulates is necessary for survival.

HB 11-1290 sponsors predominantly voted against HB 10-1351

The House had 10 co-sponsors sustaining the legislation including Rep. Ed Casso, D-Commerce City, who was for HB 10-1351 and Rep. Sue Schafer, D-Wheat Ridge, who gave a “no” vote to HB 10-1351. Anti-HB-1351 legislators are sponsoring the bill as well including Sen. Louis Tochtrop, D-Adams County, and Sen. Mary Hodge, D-Brighton.

Fee is just a correction technically, some say

The Shortwave Report 04/01/11 Listen Globally
4 years 9 weeks ago
Anonymous

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Call for anti-capitalist contingent at April 4th Denver labor actions
4 years 9 weeks ago
spamsucks

The following is a statement issued by the Denver General Membership Branch of the IWW calling anti-capitalists to converge on the April 4th labor actions in Denver. There will be an anti-capitalist and radical worker's bloc participating in the march beginning at 11:30am at 17th and California as well as a presence at the later rally and vigil.

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NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO COMPROMISE

SEIZE THE TIME!

The uprisings in Europe, then North Africa and the Mideast, and in the United States are not a coincidence. They are, at least in part, a common rebellion against a common enemy that threatens to make working people pay for its plunder and failures: the neo-liberal policies of unregulated capitalism, croney government, and phoney "banking". We believe the best of what workers have spoken so far is not reforming a crippled and crippling capitalist system, but for the working class to step in as replacements for bundling bankers and bungling politicians.


WE HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE: WE CAN LET OUR MOVEMENT BE CHANNELED TO
WEAK REFORM AND ELECTORAL MEASURES OR WE CAN PUSH ONWARD
NOT JUST FOR WORKERS' RIGHTS IN THE OLD SYSTEM


BUT FOR WORKERS' POWER to control our own work, our wealth, our well being. Early in the last century the newpaper The Messenger, founded by A. Philip Randolph, called for mass strikes and workers' control as "the antidote for capitalist poisons".

The Shortwave Report 03/25/11 Listen Globally
4 years 10 weeks ago
Anonymous

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The Shortwave Report 03/18/11 Listen Globally
4 years 11 weeks ago
Anonymous

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BILLIONAIRE AMERICAN ELITE'$ PUT U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS IN OFFICE & THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO REALLY DECIDE IF HE STAYS IN OFFICE !!!
4 years 11 weeks ago
Anonymous
AMERICAN ELITE'$ HAVE CLEARY INFECTED OUR U.S. SUPREME COURT IVORY TOWER$ WITH CORRUPTED JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMA$ ~ AMERICA CAN NO LONGER AFFORD THE $LY FOX IN OUR U.S. $UPREME COURT 2 CONTINUE EATING THE GOLDEN GOO$E EGG$.. AMERICA'S U.S.SUPREME COURT ALSO NEEDS TO REPRESENT INTEGRITY 4 JUDGING U.S. LAWS FOR ALL IN USA TO BELIEVE IN JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMA$ ... BY ALL OBVIOUS APPEARANCES, OUR U.S. SUPREME COURT IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF A MAJOR U.S.CONGRESSIONAL OVERHAUL ! FOR THIS IVORY TOWER JUDICIAL GROUP TO CONTINUE ATTEMPTING TO STAY A RELEVANT LEGITIMATE JUDICIAL BODY ABLE TO RETAIN THE AMERICAN PUBLIC'S CONFIDENCE TRUE REFORM MUST PREVAIL ! WHEN THIS ONCE GREAT LEGAL BODY'S MEMBERS CONTINUE TO LOOK EVERYWHERE ELSE IN ATTEMPTING TO CORRECT JUDICIAL INJUSTICES & REINVENTING OUR COUNTRIES LEGAL LAWS, THEY HAVE APPARENTLY TURNED THEIR HEADS, CLOSED THEIR EYES & EARS IN ALLOWING MAJOR CORRUPTION TO PERMEATE THEIR VERY OWN CHAMBER$ !!! FORMER PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE OF HIS PAST MISDEEDS AND RESIGNED FROM HIS HIGH OFFICE PRIOR DESTROYING THE IMPORTANT IMAGE THAT OUR PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE MUST MAINTAIN IF WE ARE TO CONTINUE BEING A GREAT COUNTRY... LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS WILL CONTINUE CALLING ON OUR COUNTRIES IVORY TOWER U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMA$ TO ALSO RETHINK HIS FUTURE YEARS ON THE BENCH AND OUR WONDERFUL COUNTRIES FUTURE IF YOU CONTINUE PUTTING YOU AND YOUR WIFES OWN VE$TED INTEREST$ BEFORE THE HIGHEST COURT IN THE LAND IN WHICH YOU CONTINUE PRETENDING TO CREDIBLY REPRESENT WITH INTEGRITY ?? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NEW YORK TIMES NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL The Court’s Recusal Problem Published: March 15, 2011 Supreme Court justices have life tenure to assure their independence and impartiality.
Mutual Aid: Half of All Proceeds from Tierra y Libertad Print Going to Local Community Organizer
4 years 11 weeks ago
spamsucks

from P&L Press:

A dear friend of ours and local community organizer is presently faced with spending thousands of dollars in legal costs to defend his son from potential deportation. In addition to contributing to fund raising efforts in conjunction with members and groups in the local radical scene, we are now offering half the proceeds from our Tierra y Libertad Zapatista Woman art print (one of our most popular items) to him and his family. The poster is a 12" x 24" Giclee print on 250 gsm fine art watercolor paper. Signed (by artist Matt Verges) and numbered, limited to 50.

Tata Noah chief of Indigenous communities
4 years 11 weeks ago
Anonymous
My grandfather walked with a very long stick adorned with many allegories. Tata Noah told me long ago that it represented our true nation, which was all unknown, because many of those living in the village had given in to the viciousness of the white people and did not follow the customs of our fathers. That hurt my Tata, so when I arrived, he ever and ever told me many things and stories of our nation... Tata Noah chief of Indigenous communities He was not very tall, but he was considered more Indigenous that other people from our country. His skin was almost white, like a Creole’s, and his eyes were the color of the sky. Some of his children took the same eye color. He was my Tata Noah, the grandfather of my father, chief of Indigenous communities of Mollepata and Mollebamba. He was always working, whether in the fields that the villagers had dedicated to him, or at home using our machine to make ice cream with fruit. It was what I liked best as a child; the frozen fruit was so diverse and delicious. I always remember my grandfather Noah in the largest room of the house, with his ice cream maker. The favorite of all Tata Noah’s children was my grandfather, his eldest son, who followed the tradition of our ancestors and married his first cousin, who gave birth to my father. I became his favorite when I was born. I heard my Mamacona Herlinda say that Tata Noah cried when I was born because I was bleeding in the eye. He went into the hills for several weeks to conduct a ceremony to the ancestors and to ask our Apus (spiritual leaders) to heal me of what I was born with.
The Shortwave Report 03/11/11 Listen Globally
4 years 12 weeks ago
Anonymous

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Wisconsin State Senate voted Last Night to end End Collective Bargaining!
4 years 12 weeks ago
spamsucks
http://www.alternet.org/story/15... Wisconsin GOP Rams Through Union-Busting Measure; Thousands Storm Capitol Wisconsin Republicans rammed through a measure stripping state public employees of their collective bargaining rights. What happens now? March 9, 2011 Late Wednesday, Wisconsin Republicans rammed a measure through the Senate stripping collective bargaining rights from most public workers in the state. Although the 14 Democrats who fled the state to block Governor Walker's union-busting bill remain in Illinois, Republicans were able to push through the measure anyway by separating the collective bargaining provision from the other elements of Governor Scott Walker's "budget repair bill." (This, after claiming for months that killing public workers' right to negotiate was all about reining in the state's debt.) The measure passed 18-1, with Republican Sen. Dale Schultz voting against. Critics say the rushed legislative session -- with only one Democrat in attendance -- may have violated the state's open meetings law. So what's next? AlterNet has the latest updates and analysis: Update: Within hours of the vote, the Capitol was flooded with thousands of furious protesters: "The whole world is watching!" they shouted as they pressed up against the heavily guarded entrance to the Senate chamber," ABC reports. Update: Push for recall: State Democratic Party chairman Mike Tate released a statement pledging to pursue recall of all Republican lawmakers that are eligible: Using tactics that trample on the traditions of our Legislature, the Republican leadership has betrayed our state. Republicans have rubber-stamped the desire of the Koch Brothers and their godshead Scott Walker to cripple Wisconsin's middle class and lower benefits and wages for every single wage-earner in our state.
Denver Mayoral Forum on Police Accountability April 7
4 years 12 weeks ago
mbc

The Colorado Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and the ACLU of Colorado are sponsoring a forum for Denver Mayoral candidates specifically on the issue of police accountability. As the recent beating of Michael DeHerrera and the tragic death in custody of Marvin Booker make clear, the city of Denver faces a serious problem of police abuse of power and a serious lack of accountability for abuses committed by DPD officers. A large turnout at this forum will put the candidates for mayor on notice that the public expects whoever takes that office to take this issue seriously and to have a clear plan for reform. Four panelists with backgrounds in issues of police accountability--Metro State criminology professor Joseph Sandoval; ACLU Legal Director Mark Silverstein; DU Law Professor Jessica West; and community activist Lisa Calderon--will question the candidates about their plans for restoring public trust in Denver law enforcement. The forum, free and open to the public, will be held THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 6 - 8 PM, CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1660 SHERMAN ST. Doors open at 6 pm, program begins at 6:30.

The Shortwave Report 03/04/11 Listen Globally
4 years 13 weeks ago
Anonymous

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