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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…

Thousands of Irish protestors call for new abortion laws

Thousands in Dublin marched on Nov. 17 to protest the death of a woman refused an abortion in Ireland while she was miscarrying, reported Al Jazeera English. “Never again!” the protestors chanted while carrying banners bearing the image of Savita Halappanavar, the 31-year-old Indian dentist who died of blood poisoning.…

More than half a million petition Macy’s to dump Donald Trump sponsorship

If you thought a lot of people were signing up in favor of Texas seceding from the U.S., they’re nothing compared to the numbers on a new petition asking retailer Macy’s to dump their sponsorship of real estate mogul Donald Trump. As of Friday morning, a total of 637,509 people…

Jay Smooth: We’ve got to urge Obama to ‘be cool’ with weed legalization

New York hip hop DJ Jay Smooth told viewers of BET’s “Don’t Sleep!” on Wednesday night that just because the presidential election is over doesn’t mean they can sit down and chill out. Thanks to marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado, Smooth said that now is the time for President…

Occupy debt-relief campaign buys $100,000 worth of debt

Members of a debt relief project borne from the Occupy Wall Street campaign said Wednesday they have purchased more than $100,000 worth of medical debt in a second trial run for their efforts. Thomas Gokey, a spokesperson for the Rolling Jubilee campaign, said the debt was purchased for $5,000. Earlier…

Latino groups continue pressure on Arizona over uncounted ballots

A new video posted by the activist group Presente.org showed members illustrates efforts by Latino voters in Arizona to make sure their votes are counted. The video, shot during a Nov. 9 demonstration in Maricopa County, shows members of Presente and other community groups delivering a petition with 20,000 signatures…

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