Monthly Archives: November 2014

NO JUSTICE NO PEACE NO BLACK FRIDAY (Hands up don’t shop!)

Activists protesting police brutality shut down a mall and joined forces with activists protesting the low-wage retail holiday psychosis known as Black Friday. I’m sure it will not be lost on you that, strictly from a Faux News-style words-for-headlines perspective, it’s easy to notice that the term “Black Friday” provides a fertile rhetorical basis for […]

THE RETAIL WORKERS BILL OF RIGHTS

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors just unanimously passed a measure called the Retail Workers Bill of Rights. This would grant the city’s 40,000 retail workers some basic things, like knowing when they’re scheduled to work more than a couple days in advance, and includes measures that would force employers to offer extra hours to part-time […]

ELECTION INDIGESTION

As some of you may be aware, at least those of you with televisions, radios, or ears, or eyes, there was a $4 billion midterm election yesterday. “$4 billion” means that a very few people with tons of money bought tons of TV commercials. “Midterm” means that in terms of national offices up for election […]