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Vince Hosea

Truthdigger of the Week: Kshama Sawant

By winning a seat on Seattle’s City Council this month, the socialist has given her fellow citizens one of the best opportunities in living memory to determine their individual and collective futures. Will city residents make good on it?

Posted on Nov 24, 2013 READ MORE



Vote Sawant

Socialist Elected to Seattle City Council

Economics professor and Occupy Wall Street activist Kshama Sawant ousted 16-year incumbent Democrat Richard Conlin in the final days of vote tallying on a platform in favor of a $15 minimum wage, rent control and increased taxes on millionaires.

Posted on Nov 16, 2013 READ MORE



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Billionaire Bloomberg Vetoes Living Wage Bill

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to live in a better world. That’s why he vetoed a law that would have raised the minimum wage for a measly few hundred or so working New Yorkers to at least $10 an hour.

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 READ MORE



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Porn Industry May Quit L.A. Over Condom Policy

We will do our utmost to report this story without cheesy double entendres. Here goes: Southern California is associated with various people, places and phenomena—Hollywood, spray tans and bottle blondes, beachside homelessness, that stretch of the 101 highway that’s always featured in car commercial, and porn, to name a few.

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 READ MORE


L.A. City Council Votes Against Corporate Personhood

This week, Los Angeles became the first major city in the United States to call for “a constitutional amendment to clearly establish that human beings—only human beings—are entitled to constitutional rights,” Move To Amend LA founder Mary Beth Fielder announced. 

Posted on Dec 8, 2011 READ MORE



Truthdig / Peter Z. Scheer

L.A. Has a Change of Heart, Decides to Evict Occupiers

Despite showing support early on for the protesters occupying their lawn, the people who run L.A. City Hall have decided the occupation “cannot continue indefinitely.” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa complained to the Los Angeles Times, “The lawn is dead, our sprinklers aren’t working … our trees are without water.” (more)

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 READ MORE



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Proof That L.A. Is Better Than New York

Whereas protesters occupying Wall Street depend on a McDonald’s to relieve themselves, their counterparts in Los Angeles have port-a-potties. Whereas New York’s billionaire mayor and pepper-spraying police appear to have sided with the 1 percent, the L.A. City Council voted unanimously ... (more)

Posted on Oct 12, 2011 READ MORE


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Gay Marriage Moves One Step Closer to Reality in D.C.

The City Council in Washington, D.C., soundly passed a bill Tuesday that will make gay marriage legal in the nation’s capital if it clears a few more hurdles. However, one of those hurdles happens to be Congress, and opponents of the measure are gearing up for a battle.

Posted on Dec 15, 2009 READ MORE


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They’re Here, They’re Queer, and They’re ... Well-Organized

The town of Eureka Springs, Ark., is held up as a cautionary example of how “well-organized” squads of homosexuals are taking over God-fearing hamlets across America in this instructional video promo.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008 READ MORE


Milk

Milk Comes to Life on the Big Screen

Just in time to remind some Americans that the fight for gay rights is about much more than driving Wedge IssuesTM between political parties every election year, Sean Penn and what looks to be a promising lineup of co-stars are bringing the story of San Francisco city councilman and gay activist Harvey Milk to movie screens this fall.

Posted on Sep 5, 2008 READ MORE


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