Category Archives: Corporations

Merry Christmas Corporate America

Press Statement from Citizens For Tax Justice, Dec. 16, 2015: Following is a statement by Bob McIntyre, director of Citizens for Tax Justice, regarding the announcement of $680 billion tax cut package (split between the extenders and omnibus bills) to be considered by Congress in the next few days. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Gun Violence and War on the Poor

Lead Story Photos via MSN, provided by Redbook ♀ Eight Year Old Orphaned Burn Victim Wants Cards For Christmas – Address in the article. Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Anti-Choice Pastor Refuses to Follow Crisis Pregnancy Center Regulations ♀ Planned Parenthood Opens New Clinic Days After Colorado Shooting ♀ Supreme Court Rejects Latest Delay Tactic by Center for Medical Progress ♀ Nearly 400 Anti-Abortion Bills Were Introduced Across the Country This Year ♀ Anti-Choice Protesters Need Your Children To See Adorable Fetus Pix On Their Way To Class Two Rivers Public Charter School alleges in a complaint filed in D.C. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Good Cop/Bad Cop, Gun Violence and Women in Politics

Lead Story ♀ Who Turned My Blue State Red? – Are the poor in rural red states really voting against their own best interests by electing Republicans who want to slash the social safety net? The answer is more complex than you might think. – Read the full article

Koch Brothers Try to Buy Hispanic Vote with Free Thanksgiving Turkeys

That’s right, the billionaire Koch brothers and their fake Libre Initiative are at it again. This time, they think giving out free Thanksgiving turkeys will get Hispanic voters to ignore the hateful rhetoric of Republican presidential candidates and actually vote Republican. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Education and Good Cop/Bad Cop

Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ The Right’s Answer to Gutting Planned Parenthood? Elementary Schools, Homeless Shelters, Jails Indeed, most people would consider it unusual to pick a corrections facility if they were in the market for a breast exam. But that’s exactly what is suggested by a new website launched last month by some of the nation’s most prominent anti-choice groups. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Animals & the Environment and Good Cop/Bad Cop

Lead Story ♀ So who really won the first debate, Hillary or Bernie? Corporate media says Hillary, but the internet says Bernie. Then there’s the  big guys– are they playing fair? Does it really just depend on aesthetics? Chaffee, Webb  and O’Malley don’t seem to have much of a chance, but at least everyone came off as acting like adults, unlike the Gop debates. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Animals & the Environment and Good Cop/Bad Cop

Lead Story ♀ Speaker John Boehner to resign from Congress – And Vox has a thorough review of why. Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Illegal Abortion Is Dangerous, Birth Control Works, and Other Inconvenient Truths for Pro-Lifers  ♀ 15 Years On, Conservatives Are Still Trying to Kill the Abortion Pill ♀ When “Pro-Life” Means “Anti-Birth Control” ♀ Anti-Abortion Group Loses Last Ditch Attempt to Avoid Legal Process ♀ Senate Democrats Block Restrictive 20-Week Abortion Ban ♀ PPFA President Agrees to Testify Before House Committee; House Dems Demand CMP Testify, Too ♀ Stat check: No, women couldn’t just “go somewhere else” if Planned Parenthood closed ♀ Senate halts Planned Parenthood defund bid – And thereby averts another government shutdown. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Education and Good Cop/Bad Cop

Special Labor Day Lead Story ♀ Women in mostly male workplaces exhibit psychological stress response  They encounter social isolation, performance pressures, sexual harassment, obstacles to mobility, moments of both high visibility and invisibility, co-workers’ doubts about their competence, and low levels of workplace social support. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Good Cop/Bad Cop and LGBTQ

Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ I thought I saw all the Planned Parenthood sting footage. Turns out the tapes were edited. ♀ Even If You Haven’t Had an Abortion, You Owe Planned Parenthood ♀ Abortion foes find new ways to get details about patients, doctors ♀ Ben Carson employs Cylon logic against women ♀ Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortion Due to Down Syndrome Diagnosis ♀ Conservatives target bust of Planned Parenthood founder – I was surprised that conservatives could be this petty and mean-spirited. – Read the full article

Koch Brothers Populist Message – To The Rich

This is f*cking hilarious. Charles Koch, selling a rich-man’s populism to, who else, hundreds of rich men in the ballroom of an uber-luxury resort. In Koch’s words (with my emphasis and comments added): History demonstrates that when the American people get motivated by an issue of justice that they believe is just, extraordinary things can be accomplished. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Good Cop/Bad Cop and Racism

Lead Story ♀ The women of New Horizons’ Pluto flyby Women make up 25 percent of the New Horizons flyby team. Science team leader Fran Bagenal said, “This isn’t remarkable – it’s just how it is.” Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Who’s Behind the Planned Parenthood Sting Video? – Read the full article

Wall Street Helped Destroy the Economy of Greece

With all of the hand-wringing today over the results of the Greek referendum, rejecting an even deeper austerity package and bailout, there are plenty of conservatives online working hard to mislead the public. Just as they did during the American financial crisis, they’re shifting the blame away from investment firms and Wall Street and blaming the people – the lazy, irresponsible Greek people. – Read the full article