February 27, 2014
“I would be a traitor to those poor burned bodies if I were to come here and talk about good fellowship. We have tried you, citizens! We are trying you now and you have a couple of dollars for the sorrowing mothers and sisters by way of charity gift. But every time workers come out in the only way  they know to protest against conditions which are unbearable, the strong hand of the law is allowed to press down heavily upon us…..I can’t talk fellowship to you who are gathered here. Too much blood has been spilt. I know from experience it is up to working people to save themselves”

-Rose Schneiderman

At a memorial meeting after the horrific fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City 1911. 

The fires start is unknown but the company managers had a policy of locking the doors to the stairwell from the outside to discourage workers talking unscheduled breaks. However when the fire began all the escape exits were locked leaving only a broken elevator. 

The International Lady Garment Workers Union had been on strike the year before, two of their demands that weren’t met were for adequate fire escapes and open doors from the factories to the streets. As one survivor put it “but the bosses defeated us and we didn’t get the doors open, so now our friends are dead” 

The fire killed 146 people, mostly young garment workers who’s average age was 19

“I would be a traitor to those poor burned bodies if I were to come here and talk about good fellowship. We have tried you, citizens! We are trying you now and you have a couple of dollars for the sorrowing mothers and sisters by way of charity gift. But every time workers come out in the only way they know to protest against conditions which are unbearable, the strong hand of the law is allowed to press down heavily upon us…..I can’t talk fellowship to you who are gathered here. Too much blood has been spilt. I know from experience it is up to working people to save themselves”

-Rose Schneiderman

At a memorial meeting after the horrific fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City 1911.

The fires start is unknown but the company managers had a policy of locking the doors to the stairwell from the outside to discourage workers talking unscheduled breaks. However when the fire began all the escape exits were locked leaving only a broken elevator.

The International Lady Garment Workers Union had been on strike the year before, two of their demands that weren’t met were for adequate fire escapes and open doors from the factories to the streets. As one survivor put it “but the bosses defeated us and we didn’t get the doors open, so now our friends are dead”

The fire killed 146 people, mostly young garment workers who’s average age was 19

April 6, 2013
"Capitalism in reality is not a world of equal and contracting individuals, but a world of fighting classes."

— Anton Pannekoek

March 5, 2012
Harvard And Yale Now Less Costly Than Public California Universities

Going to school at Harvard University is cheaper than attending a public university in California.

According to the Bay Area News Group, a “family of four — married parents, a high-school senior and a 14-year-old child — making $130,000 a year,” with typical financial aid, would pay around $17,000 for tuition, room and board and other expenses, if their child went to Harvard. However, if their child attended a Cal State, they would pay $24,000. Going to the University of California, Santa Cruz would cost around $33,000; at UC Berkeley would be about $19,500.

Other Ivy League schools including Yale University and Princeton University offer similar financial scenarios.

"It does sort of put you in an awkward spot," Dean Kulju, financial-aid director of the 400,000-student Cal State system, said. Cal State has double their tuition since 2007, the Bay Area News Group reported.

California’s public universities lost more than a $1 billion in support from the state in a round of 2011-12 cuts. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) announced in December, another $300 million would unexpectedly be cut from higher education because revenues were coming in below projections.

Since 2009, public universities in the state have lost $2 billion and community colleges have had $695 million cut from their budgets.

According to the Government Accountability Office, both public universities have increasingly relied on tuition for funding as states have dropped support.

Over the past three years, students have beenholding protests in California against tuition hikes that have been as high as 32 percent in some cases.

Students are planning to demonstrate at the state capitol in Sacramento Monday, calling for a millionaire’s tax to help fund public higher education.

February 9, 2012

January 31, 2012

In countries where unions are weak, like ours, we tend to find whats called ‘tough love’, as they call it these days, which means ‘love for the privileged, and tough for everybody else’.

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October 3, 2011
Oh, Conservatives

unknowablewoman:

Why is it easier for you to believe that 150 million people are lazy and stupid than 400 people are greedy and malicious?

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August 9, 2011
cwnl:

nevver:

Austerity Survival Guide, Brian McFadden [MORE]

How relevant.

cwnl:

nevver:

Austerity Survival Guide, Brian McFadden [MORE]

How relevant.

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