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I received a letter from a friend this past week. It was a letter he should never have had to write, yet did so out of desperation. He is 80 years old, living off occasional writings and Social Security. He has Medicare, but no dental …

Today, the National Guestworker Alliance released this video, “McDonald’s Must Pay!” The video further exposes stories of abuse and exploitation of international student in the U.S. on a J-1 visa. They came here for cultural exchange. What they got was a crash course in low-wage …

Privateers Hack Post-Gazette Poll

March 7, 2013 // 6 Comments

A review of a recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette online poll on Gov. Corbett’s scheme to dismantle the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) showed that hackers who favor privatization had skewed the results. “We demonstrated that the poll was being rigged. The privateers are so desperate that …

Editor’s Note: I published a version of this article on AAUP’s Academe Blog earlier today. Check them out and give them some love.  At my monthly department meeting yesterday, the department’s representative to our University Senate gave his report on their last meeting. As part …

  When you’re finished watching and have lifted your chin off your desk, check out the Main Street Campaign by Working America. We’re going to need this movement and a whole lot more if we are going to get our nation back on track – …

Why Support Progressive Media?

February 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

At the end of 2012, Raging Chicken Press launched a new membership campaign to help support and expand our work. We’ve grown rapidly since we launched in July 2011 and we continue to look for ways to expand our reach and help stitch together a …

Out of the Coup

February 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Check out the intro music for a little project we’ve got in the works: Raging Chicken Podcast. Click on the image to check out the music. More info on the Raging Chicken Podcast in the weeks ahead.

You Can’t Wash Away Fracking’s Effects

February 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

José Lara just wanted a job. A company working in the natural gas fields needed a man to power wash wastewater tanks. Clean off the debris. Make them shining again. And so José Lara became a power washer for the Rain for Rent Co. “The chemicals, …

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