The Breakfast Club: 6-13-2014

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Hawaiian transgender woman wins rights after a decade of harassment

 photo kelli-keawe_zpse52380bb.jpgKelli Keawe is a 50-year-old office assistant with the Hawaii Department of Public Safety. She works with the paroling authority. For the past decade she has been restricted to only using the one unmarked restroom in the building in which she works because she is transgender and has not had gender confirmation surgery.

Keawe sued the state alleging discrimination. She also filed a complaint with the EEOC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you don’t want to go in the restroom, then don’t go, but don’t call her mister when it’s obvious that’s not what her choice is. It was important to do this to protect her rights and protect the rights of other transgender people.

--Michael Green, Keawe's attorney

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Hellraisers Journal: Deported Union Miners Dumped at Bleak Alkali Sand Dunes Without Food or Water

You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

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Sunday June 12, 1904
Cripple Creek District, Colorado - Deported Miners Dumped Near Kansas Border

Cripple Creek Deportations June 1914

The miners who were herded down the street on Friday by militiamen and Citizens' Alliance "deputies" and then loaded into railroad cars and deported from the Cripple Creek strike zone, were found near the Kansas border yesterday. The following report comes to us from today's San Francisco Call:

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Hellraisers Journal: Gen. Bell Promises "One Deportation After Another" from Cripple Creek District

You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

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Saturday June 11, 1904
From The Topeka Daily Capital: Mother Jones Continues Heading East

"MOTHER" JONES WAS HERE
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"Mother" Jones, who has been prominently identified with the Colorado miners' strike and is on the immediate staff of John Mitchell of the United Mine workers, was in Topeka for a short time yesterday afternoon. She called upon the local machinists and made a short talk at their meting. She left for the East last night.

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Cripple Creek Deportations June 1914

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The Breakfast Club: 6-11-2014

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We're a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we're not too hungover we've been bailed out we're not too exhausted from last night's (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Everyone's welcome here, no special handshake required.

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Hellraisers Journal: Trial of Joe Hill, IWW Singer & Songwriter, to Begin Today in Salt Lake City

You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

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Friday June 10, 1904
From the Kansas City Star: Mother Jones Heads East to Speak in Kansas City on Sunday

Mother Jones, Not Smiling

"Mother" Jones to Speak at a Picnic

Mary G. [sic] Jones, known as "Mother" Jones, will speak at Budd park Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. "Mother" Jones once lived in Kansas City and had a dressmaking shop, but in recent years has devoted her attention to Socialism and has been active in big strikes as a crusader. She will talk on the miners' strike in the Cripple Creek district. There will be a picnic in connection with the meeting Sunday afternoon.

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Hillary and Bill worked really hard. Worked really hard, I tells ya.

WE JUST HAD TO KEEP WORKING REALLY HARD: In an exclusive interview on “Good Morning America” today with ABC’s ROBIN ROBERTS, Hillary Clinton said the debt she and former President Bill Clinton faced after leaving the White House meant the couple had to “keep working really hard” in the years that followed.

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Gender Prison: Born this way

One of the main issues our detractors seem to have against us is the thought that because transition surgery involves genitalia, transgender people must be all about the act of sex.

While there are many reasons people might think transition is appropriate for them...and sex may be one, sex is undoubtedly not first and foremost. How do we know this?

All one has to do is look at the children. CBS news recently published an article about three of them: Born this way: Stories of young transgender children introduces us to Zoey, Venice, and Mati.

There is coding error in the video that appeared on CBS's Sunday Morning which I did not know how to repair, so it may be viewed at the above link.

 

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