Welcome to the weekend! Brought to you by the labor movement. Here are a few items that might occupy some of your free time this weekend. Enjoy!
Some good reads to start your weekend:
Instead of Austerity and Slogans, Vets Need a Fully Funded and Accountable VA | The Nation
Gubernatorial Hopeful Jason Carter Vows Candidacy Free of “What’s the Deal” Jokes
Leaving Homeless Person On The Streets: $31,065. Giving Them Housing: $10,051. | ThinkProgress
The 6 Principles of the New Populism (and the Establishment’s Nightmare)
China's Two Problems with the Uyghurs
Taxes and the Public Purpose « Multiplier Effect
Most Income Inequality: Congressional Districts - Bloomberg Best (and Worst)
Republican Colonel Blasts GOP For Focusing On Benghazi Instead Of Cheney’s War Crimes
Georgia Looks To Reopen Some Closed Hospitals As ERs : Shots - Health News : NPR
Income Taxes Aren’t Driving Georgians to Change States | Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
As union membership declines, inequality rises | Economic Policy Institute
Report says Georgia is No. 40 in senior adult health - Atlanta Business Chronicle
If some of what you read above is depressing its important to remember you can help contribute to the fight to take back our nation from wealth and power.
Action is the important step step to take if you don't want to give up. Thats why I need your help...
Fight organized money and stand up for working people by chipping in to my State House campaign. Be it $5, $25, or $500 your money will go directly in to a grassroots effort to bring about some of that new reality based-pragmatic populism is that sweeping across the country.
Something for your viewing pleasure...
Need a book? (buying via my link gets this blogger a small %)
If you are looking for a book or two to dive into this weekend here are a few new books sitting on my bedside table at the moment...
Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty
The Classical Liberal Constitution
What Should We Be Worried About?: Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night
Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open (Icons)
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin