Big Mama Thornton ft. Buddy Guy - Hound Dog (by ladynea)
John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (by johnlennon)
Today’s jobs report shows an economy that’s still moving in the right direction but way too slowly, which is why Washington’s continuing obsession with the federal budget deficit is insane. Jobs and growth must come first.
The cost of borrowing is so low — the yield on the ten-year Treasury is…
Since 2008, a growing number of transgender Latinas have gathered in Queens every Friday night, discussing challenges unfamiliar to many New Yorkers: Where do I buy female hormones without a prescription? How do I avoid the police when reporting a drug overdose? Who can help me find a lawyer familiar with asylum petitions?
Conducted in Spanish, the sessions are aimed at those who have emigrated, most illegally, from Latin American countries where violence toward gay and transgender people is common. The group provides participants with concrete knowledge and life skills. But above all, it is a refuge that helps build self-esteem and unites a community.
Victor J. Blue for The New York Times
[It’s important to understand how insane this is, and the extent to which the Speaker of the House is, once again, holding the economic health of the nation hostage.]
Tomorrow New York Communities for Change and allies are launching the public face of their campaign to organize fast food workers into a union and force the boss to give workers $15/hour.
We will be live-catting
Queen - I Want To Break Free (High Quality) (by Queen Freddie)
A half century ago America’s largest private-sector employer was General Motors, whose full-time workers earned an average hourly wage of around $50, in today’s dollars, including health and pension benefits.
Today, America’s largest employer is Walmart, whose average employee earns $8.81 an…