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Troikarchs steal still more of the Greek commons

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza party swept into power last year with a promise to end the austerity measures imposed on Greece by the financial overlords of the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission, and the European Central Bank. 305 more words

Politics

Taking back your time

Since my near heart attack last month, I’ve come to feel that my time is more valuable than ever.  It’s just like anything else that becomes worth more when there is less of it. 362 more words

Chicago Teachers Union sets Oct. 11 strike date

By MARK UGOLINI

— CHICAGO — On Sept. 28, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) House of Delegates announced plans to strike on Oct. 11. Negotiations with Chicago Public Schools on a new contract have made little progress since they began over 22 months ago. 836 more words

Labor

The Wealth of Humans, Part I

One of my most anticipated books of the year has arrived: The Wealth of Humans, by Ryan Avent. Avent is a writer and editor at The Economist, and author of… 273 more words

Labor

Posterity Thanks You

In 1965 President Harry Truman told the press that Martin Luther King Jr. was a “troublemaker.”  In 1961, editorials wrote that the Freedom Riders – civil rights activists that traveled on buses into segregated states – were… 451 more words

Books

To Write About What You Know

To write about what you know and then hook them quick-

with a story, give them everything you got in that first kiss.

What I know is this:

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Kentucky

Help!

Drivers Spell Phrase “Putin, Help!” with Buses in Stary Oskol
RBC
September 27, 2016

Drivers at the OskolPasTrans passenger transport company in Stary Oskol have held a flash mob during which they parked their buses to spell out the phrase “Putin, help!” They have published a video of their protest on their own channel on YouTube. 178 more words

Protest