Aug 20 2009
Nippon Ham Fighters pro baseball team quarantined for swine flu
TOKYO (Reuters) – The entire squad of Japan’s Nippon Ham Fighters baseball team is being quarantined and tested for H1N1 influenza after three players contracted the virus.
Aug 18 2009
General Strike. There. I said it. It’s on the table.
It been so long since a general strike has happened in the US, I better post some background from the wikipedia entry …
A general strike is a strike action by a critical mass of the labour force in a city, region or country. While a general strike can be for political goals, economic goals, or both, it tends to gain its momentum from the ideological or class sympathies of the participants. It is also characterized by participation of workers in a multitude of workplaces, and tends to involve entire communities. The general strike has waxed and waned in popularity since the mid-19th century, and has characterized many historically important strikes.
Aug 12 2009
Direct Nonviolent Action Works. Beck Loses More Advertisers.
Lawyers.com, Procter & Gamble, Progressive, S.C. Johnson, GEICO, Men’s Wearhouse and, just this morning, Sargento have now cancelled their ad buys on the Glenn Beck show due to direct nonviolent economic action. The boycott campaign advanced at ColorofChange.org is working.
Jul 10 2009
Dozens of US Military personnel spotted on Nazi networking site
From the tech site BoingBoing
“The Southern Poverty Law Center, a hate-group watchdog organization based in Alabama, will present documentation to Congress on Friday about the presence of active duty military personnel on the white supremacist social networking site newsaxon.org. On that website, SLPC spotted 40 users who claim to be serving in the military, an apparent violation of Pentagon regulations prohibiting racist extremism in the ranks….”