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'Uncovering the Truth': Day Laborer Network Leaders Travel to El Salvador

'Uncovering the Truth': Day Laborer Network Leaders Travel to El Salvador. #refugees @NDLON

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NDLON

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Leaders from the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), faith leaders, and academics are in El Salvador to assess the situation and determine why thousands of Central American children are traveling to the US, seeking asylum and relatives. From NDLON: Between Over-Complication and the Overly Simple: Day Laborer Network Leading US “Deported Dreams” Delegation  in El…

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Drinking Liberally & The Shanty: A Messy Break-up that Was Long Overdue

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drinking liberallyWhy didn’t they break up sooner? 

Isn’t that what the friends say when a dysfunctional relationship finally ends? That is how I feel about the recent messy divorce between Drinking Liberally Tucson (DL) and The Shanty. For nearly a decade, Drinking Liberally had been meeting once a week on the patio of The Shanty but not after a horrid mess on the patio on June 25.

Shanty owner William Nugent…

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Winos’ Guide to the Tucson Beer District

Winos’ Guide to the Tucson #Beer District. Where to go for good wine downtown.

Coronet Cafe
Coronet Cafe

Coronet Cafe, a delightful new addition to 4th Ave.

Tucson has many new bars and restaurants along the modern street car route, but unfortunately, many of them are dedicated to beer. I hate beer. I don’t care how trendy beer is these days. I still hate it. There I said it.

Both Zocalo and the Tucson Weeklyrecently published feature stories about “famous” Tucson bartenders who make fancy mixed…

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Who Knew? Countries that Make Stuff Are Better Off than Countries that Play the Market

Who Knew? Countries that Make Stuff Are Better Off than Countries that Play the Market. #Germany #trade @pdamerica

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German flagThose Germans. First they win the World Cup, and now they’re ranked #1 in trade. Germany has a trade surplus of $257 billion (a sign of a truly robust economy.) In contrast, the US is DEAD LAST on the list of 193 countries in the CIA World Factbook, with a trade deficit of $361 billion.

Who knew that a highly unionized country with a solid manufacturing base, a strong middle class, and a woman he…

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Refugee Supporters & Anti-Immigrant Protesters Face Off in Oracle (Images)

Refugee Supporters & Anti-Immigrant Protesters Face Off in Oracle (Images)

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Oracle, AZ protest

Supporters lined the main drag in Oracle, with bilingual or Spanish signs welcoming the the refugee children.

Demonstrators with dueling banners and ideologies lined the roads of rural Oracle, Arizona on Tuesday awaiting the arrival of 40-60 child refugees. An estimated 150 protesters, dozens of law enforcement officers (including the K-9 unit), and every TV, print, and online journalist…

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Jon Stewart Answers Those who Hate Child Refugees: ‘What the F*&k Is Wrong with You?’

For the haters who think children should be sent back to the dangerous and violent lands they fled.

Jon Stewart Answers Those who Hate Child Refugees: ‘What the F*&k Is Wrong with You?’

For the haters who think children should be sent back to the dangerous and violent lands they fled.

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Arizona Rednecks Plan Murrieta-Style Ugly American Protest in Oracle, AZ

Arizona #Rednecks Plan Murrieta-Style Ugly American, Anti #Immigrant Protest in Oracle, AZ

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immigration reformTwo Oracle facilities may be sheltering unaccompanied migrant children soon– one in midtown Tucson at Oracle and Drachman and one tucked into the Catalina Mountains in Oracle, Arizona.

While liberals in Tucson are welcoming the children and touting the 250 jobs the migrant shelter and processing center will bring to a struggling part of the city, rednecks north of town are planning a…

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UN, Progressives Urge Refugee Status for Migrant Children, while GOP Wants Speedy Deportation

UN, #Progressives Urge #Refugee Status for Migrant Children. GOP Wants Speedy Deportation @pdamerica @repraulgrijalva

UN report on child refugees.
UN report on child refugees.

UN report on child refugees.

The least productive Congress ever was perfectly content to allow immigration reform to languish until next year, while they focused on getting their sorry asses re-elected. But then reality hit.

Mass migration of unaccompanied children from Central America brought the issue front and center. A little-known. bipartisan bill passed in the waning hours of the Bush…

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Stop the Beauty Madness: Ad Campaign Challenges ‘Beauty’ Myths & Stereotypes

#StopTheBeautyMadness: Ad Campaign Challenges ‘Beauty’ Myths & Stereotypes

#StopTheBeautyMadness
#StopTheBeautyMadness

#StopTheBeautyMadness

I am a real woman, with a real woman’s body– not the body of an 11-year-old boy.

I am a Renaissance nude trapped in a Twiggy world.

I am Everywoman.

For the youngsters out there, Twiggy was the popular 1960s model who launched the anorexic waif look, which has been the scourge of curvy women for decades.

Slowly… very slowly… our society is becoming aware of the dangers of…

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Join PDA’s Declaration of Independence from Corporate Rule

End Citizen's United. Get money out of politics.
End Citizen's United. Get money out of politics.

End Citizen’s United. Get money out of politics.

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and allies have been working to overturn Citizens United, the dubious Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates to let special interest money dominate and corrupt our elections.

Senate Joint Resolution 19 (SJ Res 19) seeks to overturn Citizens United by initiating the Constitutional Amendment process. …

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