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Firing Workers for Organizing: One More Reason to Boycott Walmart

Need a reason to boycott Walmart? How about this: the corporation has fired 11 of its workers for organizing fellow workers to advocate for better pay and working conditions — a legally-protected activity. Dozens more have been punished by Walmart without losing their jobs.

Is that not enough? Do you need another reason to boycott […]

Americans Elect: 1 Employee is Worth 4 Students or 100 Union Members

According to the Americans Elect Draft Rules by which it proposes to run the nation’s first privatized online presidential nomination in 2012, anybody who’s constitutionally qualified to be President can ask Americans Elect for permission to run. Anybody can ask, but only some contenders will be allowed to run. The Candidate Certification Committee will get […]

Republicans outsource Union Fair to Nicaragua, Dems absent completely.

At the fair we have going this week in the town of Union here in rural central Maine, the Knox County Republican Party has returned to its usual prominent spot on the midway right next to the rides and the racetrack. The GOP has a tent at the Union Fair with biblically-themed political […]

Phoenix Tea Party Patriot: Death Threats and an Obama Hoax to Boot

I have no doubt in the sincerity of actual grassroots participants in the Tea Party movement, even if they’re being used as a convenient backdrop by the big money partisan Republican groups behind every nationally-visible “Tea Party” event. But just because they’re sincere doesn’t mean I admire them.

Some of the participants in the Tea […]

Knox County GOP Outhustles Knox County Democrats at the Fair

At the Union Fair this year, the Knox County Republican Party paid for a tent placed prominently on the midway. Over the course of the last three days the Knox County GOP tent has been uniformly staffed by one person and often by two people engaging in animated conversation with passersby. Lawn signs have […]

Justice Clothing and Justice Clothing

They’re promoting injustice using the brand name Justice to make it seem otherwise, appealing to young girls’ fresh idealism even as they trash it, selling clothes for tweens that probably were made by tweens in outsourced sweatshops. […]

What's Wrong With a Secret Ballot Election to Form a Union?

I want to know.

I gave Governor Blagojevich a bribe, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt! (Get it Ethically Here)

One of the interesting things about designing t-shirts is trying to figure out which ones will be popular and which won’t. Nope, I’m still not good those predictions. I was pretty sure my Man Plus Woman Equals Thingy would be a wildly popular t-shirt zinging the fundamentalists for their marriage equation, but nope, I haven’t […]

Workers Rally To Windows And Doors

This protest is about a lot more than just the Republic Windows and Doors company and the Bank of America failing to meet their obligations. It’s about the way that America has been cheated even while Wall Street has gotten billions and billions in bailouts. […]

For the Ability to Make Ethical Choices as a T-Shirt Shopkeeper, It’s Still Skreened Over Zazzle

There are some things I can’t tell you.

In order to obtain information about Zazzle‘s plans for its evolving relationship to shopkeepers, I was required this past winter to sign a legally binding non-disclosure agreement in which I had to promise not to share anything I was told. Thanks to that agreement I signed, I […]