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Progressive group slams Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Labor Day

The progressive group One Wisconsin Now used Labor Day as a chance to blast the “corporate takeover of state government” happening as a result of Governor Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled state legislature. Walker and Republican lawmakers pushed to curb the collective-bargaining rights of public employees earlier this year, eventually…

Elizabeth Warren: America’s future depends on jobs

Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren suggested Monday that she was planning to run for the U.S. Senate during a speech at a breakfast held by the Greater Boston Labor Council. “America’s future depends on jobs… but we can’t just made jobs out of thin air,” she said. “We need…

Rep. Paul Ryan won’t rule out run for vice president

Although Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has ruled out running for president in 2012, on Sunday he suggested he would be open to running as vice president. Ryan told local news station FOX6 that he refused to run for president because he has three young children, but would consider running for…

Dennis Kucinich calls for Ohio union busting bill to be ‘crushed’

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) called for the repeal of Senate Bill 5 on Monday during a speech at the AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade in Parma Heights, OH. “Senate Bill 5 needs to be defeated,” he said. “But not just defeated, it needs to be crushed.” The new law restricts the…

Conservative group ‘glitter bombed’ at Minnesota State Fair

A conservative group’s booth at the Minnesota State Fair the was hit with a “glitter bomb” on Sunday by opponents of a proposed same sex marriage ban in the state. Four people on the SkyGlider ride threw rainbow glitter on Minnesota for Marriage’s booth as they passed over it, shouting…

Neo-Nazi rally in Wisconsin vastly outnumbered by counterprotesters

Five people were arrested but no one was injured at a neo-Nazi demonstration in West Allis, Wisconsin on Saturday. Two were arrested for weapons violations and three more for disorderly conduct. The approximately 75 neo-Nazis were confronted by nearly 2,000 counterprotesters during the 90-minute rally in front of City Hall.…

Number of ‘mass layoffs’ jumps up 3 percent

Mass layoffs — when employers let go of 50 or more people at once — has jumped up 3 percent this summer, according to the unemployment numbers that came out Friday. Major companies like Borders, Bank of America, Cisco, Lockheed Martin, and Goldman Sachs have all recently announced mass layoffs.…

New TSA body scanners display desexualized image

The Transportation Security Administration plans to implement new full body imaging scanners that are more sensitive and less invasive. The new body scanners only show a gingerbread-like image, unlike previous versions that displayed an anatomically-detailed image, leading critics to refer the machines as “porno scanners.” The TSA is already using…

London police arrest ‘Anonymous’ hacker involved in HBGary cyber attack

Two men have been arrested in the UK for participating in cyber attacks performed by the hacktivist groups LulzSec and ‘Anonymous’ under the cover of the online identity “Kayla.” The two men, aged 24 and 20, were arrested separately by the Metropolitan Police Service’s Central e-Crime Unit on Friday for…

Melissa Harris-Perry: GOP distorts facts to attack the poor

Melissa Harris-Perry, an MSNBC contributor and professor of political science at Tulane University, on Thursday night talked about how Republicans had distorted facts about taxes and their opposition to extending the payroll tax cut. “The basic economic facts here are being misrepresented by the GOP… at this point they’re literally…

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