September 18, 2018

McDonald’s workers are striking against sexual harassment across the country

Hundreds of McDonald’s workers are striking across 10 cities to demand that McDonald’s take steps to address rampant sexual harassment in its restaurants. The plan is for workers to walk out during the lunchtime rush in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, New Orleans, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City, Orlando, and Durham. Members of local Fight for […]
September 18, 2018

McDonald’s workers are striking against sexual harassment across the country

Hundreds of McDonald’s workers are striking across 10 cities to demand that McDonald’s take steps to address rampant sexual harassment in its restaurants. The plan is for workers to walk out during the lunchtime rush in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, New Orleans, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City, Orlando, and Durham. Members of local Fight for […]
September 18, 2018

Fox News’ smear campaign against Christine Blasey Ford

Laura Ingraham on Monday pitted sexual assault victims against each other in a desperate attempt to discredit Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when she was a high school student. During the Monday installment of her Fox News show, Ingraham played a string of calls from rape victims who […]
September 18, 2018

Rhode Island town passes resolution to boycott Nike products

Some burned their Nike sneakers, others cut up their Nike socks. But a Rhode Island town took things one step further Monday, voting to pass a resolution to boycott Nike products, after the company decided to use former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of its 30-year anniversary “Just Do It” ad […]
September 18, 2018

Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford or Anita Hill? These Republicans’ reactions are familiar.

Clarence Thomas was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice in a 52-48 Senate vote on October 15, 1991, just days after Anita Hill, Thomas’ former co-worker, accused him of repeated sexual harassment in a nationally-televised hearing. Even though Hill detailed Thomas’ alleged comments to her about “pornographic films involving such matters as women having sex […]
September 18, 2018

Right-wing US think tanks want complete deregulation as part of US-UK free trade deal

Brexiters have teamed up with prominent right-wing American think tanks to launch a blueprint for a free trade deal between the U.S. and the U.K., which would include gutting environmental regulations and opening up Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) to foreign competition. The plan was co-written by the pro-Brexit think tank the Initiative for Free […]
September 18, 2018

As Florence claims lives, Democrats demand answers on fund transfer from FEMA to ICE

Democratic lawmakers are probing a Trump administration official’s role in the transfer of funds intended for FEMA, the disaster relief agency, over to ICE, the agency overseeing much of the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants. The scrutiny comes as the remnants of Hurricane Florence continue to plague North and South Carolina, where the death […]
September 18, 2018

Trump profits off of Republican fundraising efforts at his hotel

Twice in the past week, major Republican fundraisers have held their events at the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. — putting money in the president’s pocket as he provides access to Republican leaders and helps the party raise money for its candidates. On Monday night, President Trump attended a fundraiser dinner held by the National […]
September 18, 2018

Ultra-rich Trump official says consumers won’t notice price increases, leaves CNBC hosts speechless

Wilbur Ross left CNBC hosts dumbfounded on Tuesday morning after he argued American families won’t notice the additional tariffs the Trump administration is slapping on Chinese goods because the price increases will be spread across so many products. Trump announced on Monday that he will impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese […]
September 18, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh and the breathless effort to protect a rich, white man from repercussions

The woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party when they were both teenagers went public over the weekend, speaking out for the first time in a Washington Post interview. Kavanaugh said in a statement Monday that the allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford “never happened,” while many conservatives, as well as […]