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Just 53% Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics...

Only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than socialism.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20%
disagree and say socialism is better. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are
not sure which is better.

Adults under 30 are essentially evenly divided: 37% prefer
capitalism, 33% socialism, and 30% are undecided. Thirty-somethings are
a bit more supportive of the free-enterprise approach with 49% for
capitalism and 26% for socialism. Adults over 40 strongly favor
capitalism, and just 13% of those older Americans believe socialism is
better.

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Small, soaked protest held at Rite-Aid in support of Employee Free Choice Act



Aaron Michael Cantu
Greg Gigg, Brian Duplisea, Bill Bumpus, Rand Wilson
and John Grossman protest in front of Rite-Aid in Somerville.
By Aaron Michael Cantu
Wicked Local Somerville
Posted Apr 03, 2009 @ 05:44 PM

Somerville —

Workers
organized in front of Rite-Aid in Davis Square on Friday to advocate
for the Congressional passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.

According to a press release from the Massachusetts Jobs with
Justice organization, the law would better protect employees who want
to form unions by limiting employer interference in the process.
Protestors claim that Rite-Aid is one of many companies who bully
workers out of forming unions.

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The Myth of the "Powerful" Teachers' Union

By DAVID MACARAY

There’s
a myth circulating out there that not only threatens to ruin the
reputation of America’s school teachers, but has the potential to
side-track any realistic hopes of education reform.  It’s the assertion
that “powerful” teachers’ unions are responsible for the decline of
public education in the United States in general, and California in
particular. 

Propagators
of this myth claim that the reason test scores of American children
have sunk so low in recent years is because our public school teachers
are too incompetent and lazy to provide adequate instruction. 

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The Battle Over EFCA Has Begun

By DAVID MACARAY

"What would
be so wrong in inviting the Republicans to engage in a public,
tantrum-like filibuster—the kind we used to associate with the racist
Southerners who opposed civil rights legislation?  Show America how
trivial the Republicans can be in using these parliamentary stalling
tactics.  Show the public how little regard the Republicans have for
working people.
"

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When People are Fired Illegally

By DAVID MACARAY

"Wal-Mart
employees tell horror stories of being “interrogated” by company
officials who suspect them of having met with a union organizer in the
parking lot (surveillance cameras monitor the premises) and not
reporting it.  So hysterical is Wal-Mart’s fear of labor unions,
workers are not only regularly subjected to virulent, anti-union
propaganda sessions, they’re reminded that they’re required to report any attempt by a union organizer to pass out literature or engage them in a conversation about unions."

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