Obama Appoints Fox to Guard the Hen House

Sanders Raises Questions on FCC Nominee

May 1, 2013

BURLINGTON, Vt., May 1 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today issued the following statement after President Barack Obama nominated telecommunications industry lobbyist Tom Wheeler to head the Federal Communications Commission:

“The appointment of a chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is a matter of enormous consequence. Before the Senate votes on Mr. Wheeler’s confirmation, the American people deserve to know where he stands on one of the most important issues facing our nation: the fact that more and more of our media are owned and controlled by fewer and fewer multi-national media conglomerates. Will Mr. Wheeler support that dangerous trend or will he oppose it?

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Hellraisers Journal: Debs calls for miners' general strike for release of Mother Jones.

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

Friday May 1, 1903
New York City, New York - Cap Makers declare a holiday, take part in May Day Parade

The Cap Makers took the day off without pay today. They attended their yearly convention where Rose Schneiderman was elected delegate to the Central Labor Union. The women took part in the New York City May Day Parade, riding in a large wagon as it is still not considered ladylike for women to participate on foot. Perhaps they have not yet heard of Mother Jones and her armies of mining women who have marched over mountains on foot waving mops and brooms in a most unladylike manner.

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WE NEVER FORGET: Aminul Islam, Labor Martyr of Bangladesh

Aminul Islam, a leader of the Banladesh Center for Worker Solidarity, was last seen alive on April 4, 2012 near his office on the outskirts of Dhaka. Family and friends expected to hear the worst when he could not be located for two days. They knew only too well that union leaders and other activist had a way of "disappearing" since the Awami League
government came to power in 2009. (trigger warning)

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Hellraisers Journal: "The death toll could end up in the neighbourhood of 1,400."

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

Thursday April 30, 1903
Anaconda, Montana - Socialist Party Wins Victory in Copper Town

While the Socialist ticket in Butte was handed a defeat by the voters, in nearby Anaconda, the Socialist Party won its first municipal election victory west of the Mississippi. This month Anaconda voters chose the Socialist candidates to fill the offices of mayor, city treasurer, and city police judge. Socialist alderman will also fill three of the six seats. Socialist Party National Secretary, William Mailly, wired his congratulations, calling the results a "splendid victory."

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Chronic Tonic at VOTS- It's That Time Again

It's that time of year again, next week we have the yearly IEP meeting. I don't anticipate a whole lot of problems at the table, but this is never fun. Dan will be moving on to a different teacher next year, and I have no idea what she's like, but I'm not going to borrow that worry ahead of time. I have to take everything one piece at a time.

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Gender Prison: Vermont steps up

It seems like only a couple of weeks since California became the third state, after Colorado and Oregon, to require health insurers to cover the medical needs of transgender residents of the state. Oh, hey, it wasjust two weeks ago.

On April 22 Vermont's Department of Financial Regulation's Division of Insurance issued a new health bulletin which requires insurance companies wishing to do business in the state to cover "medically necessary services" for all transgender residents. That includes sex reassignment surgery.

DFR is committed to ensuring that Vermonters do not face discrimination in accessing medically necessary health care benefits, including those based on gender identity and gender dysphoria.

This is both a simple question of fairness and a matter addressed by existing insurance law and DFR regulation.

--DFR Insurance Bulletin 174 (pdf)

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