” Hammerin’ Hank ” knocks another one out of the park

Home run king Hank Aaron ( sorry Barry Bonds, but Hank will always be my home run king ) came under fire recently for saying that racism is alive and well in America. At an event marking the 40th anniversary of his record breaking 715th home run Aaron told USA Today, in apparent reference to [...]

Not a moment, but a movement.

The day before the Reverend Dr. William Barber II spoke at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison, the Reverend Curtis Gatewood, community organizer with the HKonJ/Moral Monday’s movement in North Carolina, spoke with Eric Schubring and Fightingbob.com founder Ed Garvey on WOJB community radio. Scroll down on the WOJB website to find the recording and give [...]

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe raises their minimum wage to $10.25 per hour

If the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota can afford to raise the minimum wage at all of their businesses and enterprises, you would think everyone can. Read all about it here.

C’mon McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, Menards, etc. You’re gonna tell us you can’t afford it? Puhleeeeeze.

Calling Out the Cop Lobby

Next door in Minnesota a heated debate is brewing about legalizing medical marijuana. Democratic Governor Mark Dayton has said he’ll sign a medical marijuana bill, but only if the state’s top law enforcement officials will get behind it. But they won’t.

So second term State Rep. Carly Melin (D-Hibbing) is doing what someone should have [...]

A Moral Monday in Eau Claire

Though news of the massive rally in North Carolina on February 8th ( organized by the HKonJ coalition, the folks who brought us last years ” Moral Mondays ” protests), barely registered a blip on the national media radar, it had a quite an impact on folks in Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley.

After several core group [...]

Gogebic Taconite president Bill Williams will stand trial in Spain

It was reported late last year that Gogebic Taconite president Bill Williams had lost his last appeal to have charges of environmental destruction dismissed, though it was unclear then that Spanish officials would follow through with an indictment. It’s clear now.

Former Iron County district attorney Tony Stella has the details.

While I realize [...]

Tens of thousands attend ” Moral March on Raleigh “

According to the North Carolina NAACP’s estimates, somewhere between 80,000 to 100,000 people marched in Raleigh on Saturday in protest of policies passed last year by a GOP controlled legislature and Republican Governor Pat McCrory. From the Al Jazeera America report:

” Thousands of people opposing Republican policies in North Carolina marched in Raleigh on [...]

Dan Bice should be ashamed of himself

I live over 325 miles northwest of Milwaukee and don’t read Dan Bice’s column all that often, but I notice that the blurb under the title of his ” No Quarter Blog ” reads, “Daniel Bice, the Journal Sentinel’s watchdog columnist, holds politicians and the powerful accountable ” Is that so?

Then someone please tell [...]

Bringing it to Blaska

David Blaska, former Tommy Thompson press secretary and the angry, little red pimple on the ass of Wisconsin’s progressive community, just can’t pass up an opportunity to skewer all things “libral”. His most recent target: homeless people and the Occupy Madison folks who want to help them.

In his ” Blaska’s Bring It “blog he’s [...]

Thursday Music: Pete Seeger- Joe Hill

The passing of Pete Seeger earlier this week prompted tributes from around the globe, though none anymore heartfelt than Matt Rothschild’s over at the Progressive magazine. Rest in peace, Pete.

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