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May 2012

May is fast becoming a turning point for Raging Chicken Press. This month we’ve had more submissions than we can put out in any one “issue,” let alone finding the hours in the day to do all the editing and formatting necessary to push things …

The Demonstration With the threat of heavy downpours and thunderstorms, a few hundred activist from the Philadelphia area greeted governor Tom Corbett at the Prince Theater on Chestnut Street in downtown Philly.  Around 4 o’clock in the afternoon on May 15th, Anne Gemmell, a political organizer …

Aubrey and Ralph – BFFs

May 22, 2012 // 2 Comments

Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy and Ralph Eads III, the Chairman of Jefferies Energy Investment Banking Group go way back in their association. McClendon and Eads were Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brothers at Duke University. Prior to joining Jefferies, Eads was Co-President of Jefferies …

Editor’s Note:  This is Part 2 of 3. Part 1, “Pennsylvania Gags Physicians,” appeared in the May “Early Edition.” Part 3, “Corruption–A Part of Pennsylvania’s Heritage,” appears alongside Part 2 in this issue of Raging Chicken Press. Part 3 examines why Pennsylvania is giving special consideration …

Editor’s Note:  This is Part 3 of 3. Part 1, “Pennsylvania Gags Physicians,” appeared in the May “Early Edition.” Part 2, “Health, Environmental Impact Greater than Claimed,” appears alongside Part 3 in this issue of Raging Chicken Press.  The history of energy exploration, mining, and delivery is …

Editor’s Note: This Open Letter came to me by way of a music teacher friend of mine. My friend’s claim that unemployment is a very real possibility in the near future is not over-stated. My family has spent time with my friend’s family – their …

Many times in my life I have been proud to be a member of a Labor Union, specifically a third generation member of Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 19 in Philadelphia. We Sheet Metal Workers (AKA Tin Knockers, Tinners, etc.) have always had a long-standing reputation …

Occupy the Labor Movement

May 18, 2012 // 4 Comments

from Occupy Wall Street Facebook Page Mayday in New York City was a force to be reckoned with. On that overcast and dreary morning, thousands of protesters who consisted of #Occupiers, labor unions, musicians, artists, immigrants, students and concerned citizens alike, embarked on a journey dedicated to worker’s rights …

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