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Entries by Dave Johnson from 12/2011

Unemployed Confront Congress At Take Back The Capitol

| Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

Today thousands of unemployed people and others came to D.C. to tell Congress and "K Street" that they need jobs not cuts; that we should tax the rich...

The 99 Percent March on K Street to Take Back the Capitol from the 1 Percent

| Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

This week Take Back the Capitol brought unemployed people and others to Washington to confront their members of Congress and the lobbyists on "K Street" that they work for, to demand a change. Today they marched on K Street, the center of lobbying activity.

Take Back The Capitol -- Right Message, Right Time

| Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

Last week's Take Back the Capitol action brought two or three thousand unemployed people to the capitol. These representatives of the 99% went to the ...

Republican Hostage-Taking Threat Again! Guess Who Benefits?

| Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

Republicans are holding government hostage, trying to force through cuts to the things We, the People -- "the 99%" -- do for each other and our economy, while giving handouts to the 1%. Once again they are threatening to shut down the whole government if they don't get their way.

Who Protects Info You Give to Offshored Call Centers?

| Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

Companies are always looking for ways to reduce the number of people they employ, and for ways to reduce the pay and benefits for the ones they keep. ...

NLRB Fight Shows How Far We've Fallen

| Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

Here is how far we have fallen: Republicans and big corporations are going to extremes, even threatening to shut down entire agencies of the government, just to keep people from knowing what their rights are.

For 2012 Let's Restore Our "Industrial Commons"

| Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

Let's resolve to rebuild American manufacturing, starting in 2012. Manufacturing is the backbone of a prosperous economy. Let's resolve to bring back good jobs that pay good wages and unpin a middle-class lifestyle.

What Next in the Fight Over Who Our Economy Is for?

| Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

Who is our economy for, anyway? In the United States, We, the People are supposedly in charge, and our country and economy are supposed to be managed ...