Hellraisers Journal: Kalpona Akter, "I have broken heart today."

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

Tuesday April 28, 1903
New York City - Men Hold All Leadership Positions within the ILGWU

Having been founded, for the most part, by Socialist, the men who lead the International Ladies Garment Workers Union seem to share the same view of women held by the more conservative AFL leaders: that women workers are preoccupied with getting married, are apathetic union members, and are unable to sustain a strong, united organization. They believe, therefore, that only men should hold leadership roles within the union. It remains to be seen how long the women of the ILGWU will accept this state affairs.

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Sunday April 28, 2013: Up With Steve Kornacki Tweets

Today's stopics were comprehension immigration reform, The SEC, money in politics, voting rights, Voter ID laws, and North Carolina politics. But most importantly, for me, Alexis Goldstein is back on #Uppers.

People loved the shit out of this one.

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Hellraisers Journal: Walmart Workers march to house of board member with Bangladesh fire survivor.

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

Monday April 27, 1903
New York City, New York - Aims of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union

The founders of the ILGWU are mostly Socialists who reject the AFL's "pure and simple unionism." Nevertheless, their aims are conservative in nature. Since the union was formed two years ago, they have discouraged strikes, and have relied, instead, on popularizing the union label. Where the union label is not found, the ILGWU promotes boycotts.

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Privacy in Idaho

Idaho's transportation department has made the surprising decision (because this is, after all, Idaho) to amend its policy on driver's licenses to allow transgender people to change the sex designation on their licenses without confirmation from a surgeon that they have had sex reassignment surgery.

The ACLU of Idaho had expressed concern in support of two transgender Idaho residents who had changed the sex designation to match their gender identities only to have the state turn around and cancel their licenses when it was realized that proof of surgery had not been provided. ACLU of Idaho Executive Director Monica Hopkins said the state "did the right thing in updating its policy."

From our standpoint, [the] surgical reassignment is not necessary to operate a motor vehicle on the highway.

--Hopkins

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Hellraisers Journal: Action Alert! Another Warehouse Worker Fired in California, needs our help!

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

Sunday April 26, 1903
New York City, New York - Women of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union

In the past few days we've seen how the women cap makers have been organizing in New York City, now we will turn our attention to the ILGWU. First, a short history. On June 3, 1900 delegates representing five cities met in convention in New York City for the purpose of organizing all workers engaged in the manufacture of ladies' garments. National officers were elected, and on June 23rd the AFL issued a charter to the newly formed union-the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union. Within this new union, women workers control shirtwaist and underwear manufacturing. Thus, the women cannot be completely ignored by the male leadership of the union.

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CIA: Organ of Democratic Society or Drug Trafficking Organized Criminals?

In my 30-year history in the Drug Enforcement Administration and related agencies, the major targets of my investigations almost invariably turned out to be working for the CIA.  - Dennis Dayle, Former DEA Officer

 

Wherever you declare a war on drugs you get more drugs, not less drugs.  That is an absolute certain rule.  - Peter Dale Scott

The same can be said for the "War on Terror".

Harold Pinter Nobel Prize Lecture

 

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