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Guest Post: Stacey Abrams’ Response to Trump’s SOTU

  Good evening, my fellow Americans. I’m Stacey Abrams, and I am honored to join the conversation about the state of our union. Growing up, my family went back and forth between lower middle class and working poor. Yet, even

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, Workers' Rights

Reduce houselessness with living wage, paid family leave

More than a quarter of the 25 seats in the Hawaii Senate are held by women. More than a quarter of the 51 seats in the Hawaii House of Representatives are held by women. But that apparently wasn’t enough woman

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Living wage, Paid family leave, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

A Living Wage: In Utah, as in Hawaii, lawmakers say no to struggling workers

The Fight for $15 in Hawaii ground to a halt in late February this year when it reached the Senate’s Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, a Democrat. The effort to help workers make ends meet

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Posted in Business and Justice, Fight for $15, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

Homage to Joe Bageant

This post is dedicated, with thanks, to Pat Gozemba who introduced me to Joe Bageant—one of her heroes. It’s a tiny tavern at the corner of Kent and Fairfax in historic Winchester, Virginia. Despite its name, there is nothing royal

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Posted in Class warfare, Faith, Feeding the Hungry, Fighting Poverty, I BLOG, Justice, Middle Class, Uncategorized, Workers' Rights

Recognizing “Intrinsically Evil Practices”

Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI spoke to US Bishops about the need for an “engaged, articulate and well-formed Catholic laity endowed with a strong critical sense” to counter any effort to draw Catholic individuals and institutions into “intrinsically evil

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Posted in Budget, Catholic Politicians, Fighting Poverty, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

The Politics of Envy . . .and Silence

 Why are the Bishops silent? On the stump, politicians who would be President speak of the “politics of envy” and “class warfare.” Mormon Mitt and conspicuously Catholic Rick and Newt want the hurting poor to get over their “envy” of

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Posted in Business and Justice, Catholics and Culture, Christian Politicians, Devout Catholic Policians, Fighting Poverty, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Religion and Political Discourse, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Workers' Rights

1Malaysia: BERSIH (clean) or KOTOR (dirty)?

 Happy those…whose hope is in the LORD, their God, The maker of heaven and earth, the seas and all that is in them. Who keeps faith forever, secures justice for the oppressed,gives food to the hungry.The LORD sets prisoners free.

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, Free and Fair Elections, Governing, Human Rights in Malaysia, I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, Vatican, Workers' Rights

Wisconsin: Dorothy Day vs the Son of a Preacher

Dorothy Day spoke of a desire to “change the world–make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves as God intended them to do. And, by fighting for better conditions, by crying out unceasingly for the

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Posted in Business and Justice, Catholics and Culture, Equality and Faith, I BLOG, Justice, US Bishops, Workers' Rights

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