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    Raise The Minimum Wage!

    Fast food workers are on strike in cities nationwide today, advocating for a $15/hr minimum wage, more than double the current Federal minimum wage of $7.25/hr.  Today’s strikes are the latest in months of protests among low-wage workers, who are more numerous than ever since 2008’s recession, which cut many “middle-class” jobs and replaced them…

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    #IHaveADrone (And No Damn Respect)

    If you wanted to embrace your inner Dudebro today on Twitter, look no further than #IHaveADrone. Apparently, hundreds of people have decided to co-opt the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic moment at the March on Washington on the day of its 50th anniversary by tweeting about DRONES!!! while President Obama addressed the crowd….

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    What’s Next for U.S. Intervention in Syria?

    The current round of civil conflict in Syria began with protests during 2011’s Arab Spring, and escalated soon thereafter into a civil war that has killed approximately 100,000 Syrians, according to U.N. estimates. On August 21, opposition forces alleged that President Basher Al-Assad, determined to hold power regardless of human cost, fired rockets containing chemical…

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    The Struggle For Democracy Continues in Egypt

    In January 2011, Egypt’s Tahrir Square filled with hopeful, chanting protesters as Hosni Mubarek, its dictator of 30 years, was ousted from power. In the democratic elections that followed Mubarek’s removal, Egyptians chose Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood as their president. However, Morsi’s administration was turbulent, and many Egyptians questioned whether he was returning…

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  • How To Be a Lady CEO in 8 Patriarchal Steps

    I’m not sure what part of this Vogue article is the true singularity of patriarchy-approved packaging for a powerful, successful woman like Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, but here are some contenders: The lead photo, in which Mayer lies upside down and prone on a chaise lounge, with flowing long hair and dead eyes, holding a tablet with…

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    It’s Official: Stop and Frisk Is Unconstitutional

    Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled Monday that the many detractors of NYPD’s discriminatory Stop and Frisk policy have been right all along: the policy is unconstitutional and needs a major overhaul if it is to survive.  The detrimental effects of Stop and Frisk have been widely reported for years now by several outlets, including TWiB, and data…

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  • Anti-LGBT Violence Escalates in Russia

    You may remember that Russian President Vladimir Putin recently returned to the spotlight after breaking up his world-famous ventriloquism act featuring dummy/former President Dmitry Medvedev (don’t be sad, he’s prime minister now). Like all of history’s greats, Putin knows that the Comeback Presidency has to give the folks at home a little something extra. So, he’s added a…

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  • Crowdsourcing Abortion Restrictions in West Virginia

    West Virginia’s Republican Attorney General, Patrick Morrissey campaigned hard against government overreach, but is now trying to decide which costly new regulations he should impose on reproductive health care providers. Morrissey’s  career as a Ken Cuccinelli* wannabe began when he was recruited by the Family Policy Council of West Virginia, a pro-forced-birth organization. Their Illuminate Campaign…

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  • Bad-Ass Women Call Out Feminism’s Failures

    In case you didn’t know, Mikki Kendall is not to be trifled with. Kendall (@Karnythia on twitter), on August 12, began naming and shaming the mainstream feminist movement and the white, straight, cis, middle-class women who set its priorities with the hashtag #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen.  She began her effort in response to a specific oversight: white mainstream…

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