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Anti-consumerist ‘Reverend’: Black Friday boosts global warming

In an interview with MSNBC host Alex Witt, Reverend Billy Talen of the Church of Stop Shopping linked the journey of millions to storefronts on Black Friday to the global warming that ultimately fueled Superstorm Sandy. “We have a 1,000-mile hurricane, Sandy, that — you know, you’ve been talking about…

Fox News guest: ‘We do want to destroy the imaginations of our children’

In a bizarre interview aired Friday morning, “Fox & Friends” apparently got punked by an author who declared that society absolutely has every reason to “destroy the imaginations of our children.” It’s not quite clear why Anthony Esolen, author of the book “Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your…

Volunteers serve thousands of Thanksgiving meals to Hurricane Sandy victims

Volunteers from all over the United States flocked to New Jersey on Thursday and made it their mission to pass out free Thanksgiving meals to as many people as possible. “You’re family from the word ‘Go.’ There’s kids here from Michigan, Virginia, all over the United States, to help us,”…

Afghan midwives fight for progress but fear the worst

In spite of the 12 years the U.S. has spent nation-building in Afghanistan and the billions of dollars that have been poured into the country, it remains one of the most dangerous places for women to give birth in the world. A rising midwifery movement is making strides toward lessening…

Updated: Watch Black Friday strikes at various Walmart stores

This post will be updated periodically with new information, live videos and recorded videos throughout the day. The video below features a worker protest in Lakewood, Colorado, published by The Associated Press on Friday, November 23, 2012. The video below features a worker protest in Dearborn, Michigan, published by The…

CNN’s Costello pushes Walmart VP on labor practices

Faced with a more challenging interview than he might be used to, a Walmart spokesperson defended the company’s wage and labor practices to CNN host Carol Costello on Tuesday. “Our average rate is about $12.40 an hour far a full time associate,” said the company’s vice president of communications, David…

Tricia Rose chides Wal-Mart for ‘anti-human being’ approach to labor

In supporting reported plans for a strike by Wal-Mart employees Brown University professor and Current TV contributor Tricia Rose criticized the corporation for treating its workers as less than human. “It’s grindingly aggressive, anti-human being statements,” Rose said on The Young Turks Monday. “Like, ‘Well, people are lining up for…

Wal-Mart spokesman: Black Friday is going to be awesome

Wal-Mart vice president of communications David Tovar said Monday on Fox News that the retail giant didn’t expected any disruptions on Black Friday, despite planned worker protests. The Wal-Mart worker are protesting against poor wages, unfair hours and lack of benefits. They also claim the retail giant has retaliated against…

Oliver Stone explains ‘the untold history of America’

In a wide ranging interview with “Democracy Now” this week,’ Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone answered questions about his new Showtime series, “Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States.” The first episode aired on Monday night. These videos are from “Democracy Now,” aired Friday, November 17, 2012. Part two:…

New Yorkers march to memorialize slain gay rights activist

Dozens of New Yorkers took to the streets of Queens on Saturday night to mark the one month anniversary of the murder of Lou Rispoli, a gay rights activist well known in the community. He was reportedly attacked on October 20 by three men, who struck him on the head…

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