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Organized Labor in America Today

Labor Day

Labor Day once had meaning. Workers had reason to celebrate hard won rights. No longer. The day is commemorated on the first Monday of September. It's been so since 1882.

In June 1894, it became a federal holiday. It was when workers had few rights. Management controlled things. Labor was systematically exploited.

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Partisan reporters criticise Gaza coverage

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by Jonathan Cook

I have noted in several previous articles the unusual, possibly unique, problem relating to media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The reporting corps is awash with “partisan reporters” – that is, Jews who have an ideological, social or familial connection and sympathy with one side, the Israeli side.

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Kashmir 'separatists' backed by Pakistan's ISI

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In calling off the Secretary level talks with Pakistan the government of India has done what virtually everyone in the country would applaud. Despite protests and flag meetings, the firing from across the border has continued without any let up. A couple of our border guards were killed and the civilian population along the border has been terrorized.

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Children want to live

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by Adam Keller

Fifty days. Seven weeks and a day. No doubt, many wars in history had lasted longer than that, and there had been worse horrors than what happened in Gaza. "We did it in the least terrible way possible" says today the IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz. Still, terrible it was.

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Gaza War Postmortems

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Israel's Operation Protective Edge (OPE) was well-planned premeditated aggression. It had nothing to do with Hamas rockets. It wasn't about crushing Palestine's legitimate government. Israel needs enemies. When none exist, they're invented. They're blamed for Israel's crimes.

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