Gender Prison: Two stories out of Maine -- bullying and inclusion

This evening I have a couple of stories out of Maine. Both stories are connected with education.

The first story concerns a bullying event in Penobscot County, at "the town that paper made," close to the center of Maine. The second is a story out of the annual spring meeting of the Maine Principal's Association at Samoset Resort, on the coast between Portland and Bangor.

The first story involves hate. The second involves fairness. The two often fail to coexist.

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Hellraisers Journal: Fellow Worker Ben Fletcher Organizing on the Waterfront

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

Thursday April 2, 1903
Huntington, West Virginia - Local Branch of the Socialist Party Established

Members of the railroad brotherhoods along with other trade union members have been circulating the Appeal to Reason among the workers of this town, thereby increasing the socialist following in Huntington. Socialist leaders in town include Fred Eskew, a paperhanger, and Dana Harper, a brickmason. The membership is now grown to a size and strength that can support the establishment of Local Branch office.

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Hellraisers Journal: Workers will vote in California-SEIU or NUHW?

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

Wednesday April 1, 1903
American Trade Union Issues: "The Woman Question"

A few months ago, prominent settlement worker, William English Walling, visited England where he met with members of the British Women's Trade Union League. The League was founded three decades ago by Emma Paterson to encourage women to join existing men's unions. The British League unites both upper-class and working-class women. This coalition assists women to form their own unions with the goal of integrating these unions into established men's locals. Walling is convinced that conditions for American workingwomen could be improved with a similar approach in the United States. Up to this point, the American Federation of Labor has shown little interest in organizing women workers.

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Hellraisers Journal: In San Antonio, 17th annual César Chávez March For Justice

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

Tuesday March 31, 1903
Cripple Creek District, Colorado - Metal Miners Back to Work

Metal miners of the Western Federation of Miners began breaking ore today following the armistice between the WFM and Charles MacNeill. The smeltermen working in MacNeill's mill will return to work soon. General jubilation followed the news that Moyer has given MacNeil until May 18 to live up to the terms of his agreement with the governor's commission. However, some of the miners and smeltermen have been heard to wonder if MacNeill will remember his promises by the time May 18 rolls around.

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Sunday March 31, 2013: Best of Up with Chris Hayes Tweets

Today on #Uppers it's segments on Occupy Wall St, an interview with Paul Krugman, having to cringe and listen to John McWhorter, and other things.

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Hellraisers Journal: Big Bill Haywood Put on Display at Paterson City Jail

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

Monday March 30, 1903
Denver, Colorado - MacNeill Agrees to Compromise with WFM

Charles Moyer, President of Western Federation of Miners

While still refusing to recognize the Western Federation of Miners, Charles MacNeill has agreed to rehire the smeltermen who were fired for union organizing. WFM President, Charles Moyer, has called off the strikes, both in the mill and in the mines, giving MacNeill until May 18 to reinstate all the union members who have been fired.

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Senator Dick Durbin certainly has some nerve.

"Durbin said he is personally open to further privatization of Medicare as long a private insurers are forced to “play by the rules” that Medicare uses to lower costs, and that he realizes some of his liberal friends “are not happy” with his position.

If Obama backs cuts to entitlements, Durbin believes enough Democrats would support the president to get a bill through Congress.

“If a president comes up with a reasonable approach which ends up giving years of solvency to Medicare. ... I think that many Democrats will come around to that position,” he said. Obama’s imprint on the proposal would shield many members from grassroots anger, he said."

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Saturday March 30, 2013: Best of Up with Chris Hayes Tweets

This weekend was the best of #Uppers from Chris Hayes's excellent statement calling out liberal hypocrisy on drones to where he covered the #mintthecoin move the White House refused like a bunch of losers, because they wanted to play make believe so they could go after SS like they are doing now. Stephanie Kelton aka @deficitowl was on that show and was great. I also got a RT from the producer of #Uppers when I mentioned her being on the show and how I pushed for that so I think we will be seeing he again which is good.

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