“…it was the CIA that began backing fundamentalist Islamists in Iraq, Syria, Chechnya, Uzbekistan, Bosnia, and other “secular” states, including more recently, Libya and Egypt. I
“History is a great teacher. Now everyone knows that the labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation but enlarged it. By raising the living standards of millions, labor miraculously created a market for industry and lifted the whole nation to undreamed of levels of production. Those who attack labor forget these simple truths, but history remembers them.”
~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A Republican campaign consultant who has done research on behalf of Charles and David Koch said of the Tea Party, “The Koch brothers gave the money that founded it.”
A $15 wage is unreasonable, insufficient and untenable. We can do better. 24 dollars an hour pays the rent.
“And if the minimum wage had simply tracked productivity gains since 1968, it would be $24-25 an hour — three times what it is now…”
The Portland Alliance: Vol. XXXIV, Number 2 February 2014
Writing, Activism, Alternative Media, & Ceative Arts:
The Cutting Edge for Social Change & Civic-Engagement
“I’d like for somebody to say that day that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to love somebody.”
“Fast food workers are striking today, December 5th, 2013 for higher pay in more than 100 U.S. cities.”
Find this and much more in this Special Edition: The November Portland Alliance!