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Privatized Services Cost Taxpayers More than Government Funded Services

This article was created by editing down and rewording the articles that are linked throughout—Ed In 33 of 35 cases the federal government spent more on private contractors than on public employees for the same services.  Bad Business: Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Wasted on Hiring Contractors * Health Care: Markups of 100%….1,000%….100,000% In his most […]

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What Lurks Behind SunZia’s Green Smokescreen?

Friends of Aravaipa Canyon (FAR) along with a Cascabel environmental group have opposed SunZia plans to bring electric towers through sensitive Arizona wildlife areas since the project’s inception. Peter Else compiled the following brief history of the battle to protect the lower San Pedro River basin and the Aravaipa wilderness from a power grab. —Ed […]

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Peru: Discriminatory Labor Law Repealed

LIMA, Peru—In a major victory for young workers, on January 26, 2015, the Peruvian Congress repealed its own Youth Labor Regime, Law No. 30288, best known locally as the “Ley Pulpín” or “Squid Law” in English, a reference to the stranglehold many-armed corporations have on labor and particularly young labor. This Law, which went into effect on […]

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Frida Kahlo (a poem)

Frida Kahlo In a chronicle of pain the child’s leg dwindles with polio. A streetcar crushes nerves and bones. And Frida, born of revolution recreates her life again and again. She wears flowers and embroidered silks, jewelry of sky or thorns or severed hands. She braids her long hair. Diego looms larger than life, and […]

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