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  • Syria Says Fowns Two Israeli Missiles Near Capital

    05/08/2018 6:03:27 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 05/08/18
    Damascus (AFP) - The Syrian army on Tuesday night intercepted two Israeli missiles fired towards a district near Damascus, Syria's official SANA news agency said, but a monitor said nine pro-government fighters died in the strike. According to SANA, "anti-aircraft defenses intercepted two Israeli missiles launched against (the district of) Kissweh and destroyed them". The agency had earlier reported "explosions" in the southern suburb, while state television broadcast images of fires in the area targeted by the strikes. Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP that the missiles had targeted a weapons depot...
  • The Teacher Strikes Aren’t About Pay, They’re About Mobilizing Democrats

    05/01/2018 8:41:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 1, 2018 | By Kevin Boyd
    Teachers all over the country are going on strike. They say they want higher salaries and education funding and the tax increases necessary to pay for them. But there’s a bigger motivation underlying the strikes — mobilizing Democrats. What do all of these strikes and protests have in common? They are taking place in states where Democrats are either trying to make gains or consolidate their power in this fall’s elections. Democrats are trying to keep Sen. Joe Manchin in power in West Virginia. In Kentucky, Democrats are trying to retake the legislature and would love to oust Matt Bevin...
  • 'Teachers' Spring' forcing lawmakers to find money for schools

    05/01/2018 8:15:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    It has been called the “Teachers’ Spring” in the United States, with educators from five states staging an unprecedented wave of protests demanding increases in pay and school budgets. Encouraged by progressive resistance to President Donald Trump and the #MeToo movement, the protests by the nation’s teachers, more than three-quarters of whom are women, mark the first statewide walkouts since the 1990s. Some educators have likened their movement to the “Arab Spring”, a series of anti-government uprisings that hit Arab countries in North Africa and the Middle East beginning in 2010. The movement has already prompted lawmakers to allocate pay...
  • Red Education and spam gone bad.

    04/28/2018 2:02:11 AM PDT · by Nateman · 18 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | Nateman
    To my State Representatives: As I saw on TV a sea of red marchers marching downtown to the capitol one thought kept coming to my mind over and over again: " Red is a good color for them." The culture now says ‘Red State’ verses ‘Blue State’ to represent Republicans verses Democrats. As is so typical of the left they muddle words and change their meanings in order to promote their cause. They call it "Progressivism" when their anti-capitalism crusades destroy capital and progress. They call German Socialists "Fascists" and "Right Wing" even though the Nazi's were just another...
  • As teachers plan to descend on Colorado capitol, lawmakers propose jailing them if they go on strike

    04/26/2018 3:16:10 AM PDT · by BBell · 39 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 4/24/18 | BILL HUTCHINSON
    As thousands of Colorado school teachers get ready to descend on their state capitol this week to demand billions of dollars in education funding, lawmakers are proposing jailing them if they even consider going on strike. The proposed law pitched by two Republican legislators threatens jail time for any educator caught "directly or indirectly inducing, instigating, encouraging, authorizing, ratifying, or participating in a strike against any public school employer."The jail term proposed by the prime sponsors of the bill, state Sen. Bob Gardner and Rep. Paul Lundeen, is six months. "Clearly it's an attempt to limit the voices of educators,"...
  • Airlines must compensate for delays during wildcat strikes: EU court

    04/17/2018 9:29:15 AM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Airlines have to pay compensation to passengers for delays caused by wildcat strikes that result from management decisions, the European Union’s top court said on Tuesday.Several cases were brought to the EU’s Court of Justice after German airline TUIfly said a 2016 wildcat strike - one not formally initiated by a trade union - was an extraordinary event, and so it was not liable to compensate for delays. The strike followed the company’s announcement of a restructuring plan. EU regulation gives passengers on a delayed flight the right to compensation of up to 600 euros ($745), depending...
  • UK Moves Submarines Next To Syria, Strikes May Begin As Soon As Thursday

    04/11/2018 2:03:52 PM PDT · by blam · 98 replies
    Stop NWO ^ | 4-11-2018
    Shortly after Theresa May declared that she could act in Syria without approval from Parliament, the Telegraph is reporting that the prime minister has ordered UK submarines to travel within striking range of Syria, and adds that strikes could begin as early as Thursday night. With the US's Truman carrier still a month away, the "coalition" will rely on UK and French ships. US air support will likely also be involved, suggesting that any attack on Syria may be based on a joint UK-French naval operation, with US air support. Meanwhile, as reported earlier, President Bashar al-Assad has already started...
  • French rail workers are striking 2 days out of 5 for the next 3 months

    04/03/2018 10:35:34 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | April 3, 2018 | Judith Vonberg and Saskya Vandoorne
    Rail workers across France have gone on strike for the first day of a three-month rolling walkout, the latest and potentially biggest battle over labor laws in the country since President Emmanuel Macron took office last May promising to transform the jobs market. Train services have been severely disrupted, with around 87% of high-speed trains and 80% of regional services canceled Tuesday, according to SNCF, France's state-owned rail company. Eurostar services were also affected, with one in four services from Paris canceled. High-speed Thalys trains towards Belgium and the Netherlands were operating almost as normal, but there were no services...
  • Justice puts a bow on the WV teacher pay raise bill

    03/06/2018 3:35:05 PM PST · by buckalfa · 17 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | March 6, 2018 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A week ago today, Gov. Jim Justice announced a proposed settlement to West Virginia teachers walkout that barely lasted the evening. Today, Justice received cheers as he signed the bill that will lead to an average 5 percent pay increase for educators. The agreement worked out with legislators also applies an average 5 percent pay increase to other state employees. Schools were expected to open again on Wednesday, bringing to an end a statewide strike that caused classes to be empty for nine days straight. “We have to move away from the idea that education is a...
  • Update: Police find man who allegedly held gun while driving by teachers (W.Va)

    03/05/2018 1:19:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | march 5, 2018 | Tessa DiTirro
    MOUNDSVILLE, WV (WTRF) - UPDATE: Officers have found the man who allegedly showed a gun over his steering wheel while driving past teachers who were picketing on Lafayette Avenue, according to Moundsville Police Chief Tom Mitchell. Chief Mitchell says now the issue is the man's intent. Mitchell says the man claims he was carrying a concealed firearm and it was poking him, so he pulled it out to adjust it. They will not release his identity due to the fact that he has not been charged at this time. Chief Mitchell says the public is not in danger. The Marshall...
  • Labor Thuggery at the Supreme Court

    02/27/2018 11:54:38 PM PST · by lowbuck · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 28 February 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    Organized labor took off the gloves Monday, warning the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court that freeing public employees from mandatory union dues would lead to strikes and union violence. It was ugly. The Court heard oral arguments challenging laws in 22 states and the District of Columbia that force public employees to pay unions to represent them, even if they disagree with the union's demands and politics. Mark Janus, a child support specialist and public employee in Illinois, claims his First Amendment free speech rights are being violated when he is forced to pay money to a union --...
  • West Virginia Teacher's Work Stoppage will Continue Through Monday

    02/23/2018 4:32:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The West Virginia Education Association and American Federation of Teachers leaders say the statewide work stoppage will continue. Schools across West Virginia will be closed on Monday. The AFT-West Virginia, West Virginia Education Association, and the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association released the following statement:
  • Teachers and service workers say they’ve had enough [WV]

    02/18/2018 3:44:54 AM PST · by buckalfa · 67 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | February 17, 2017 | Chris Lawrence
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There will be no public school next Thursday or Friday anywhere in West Virginia. Whether classes resume on Monday remained up in the air. The West Virginia teachers unions and service personnel organizations all agreed to authorize the first ever walkout in all 55 counties of teachers and service personnel. “We’re done. We’re done waiting. We waited and have given them chances and they didn’t want to take it seriously,” said Teacher Christiana Frye of Cabell Midland High School. “Honestly I’m praying two days is enough because some people can’t afford to be out longer than that,...
  • Saudi Arabia Launches Military Strikes On Yemeni Capital

    11/10/2017 2:18:57 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/10/17 | Bob Fredericks
    Saudi Arabia launched military strikes against Yemen’s defense ministry in the capital city of Sana’a in the latest escalation in the conflict between the two Arab nations, witnesses told the French news agency AFP. It wasn’t immediately clear if the attacks were air or missile strikes, but they came following reports that Iran had manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital a week ago. Remnants of the missile bore “Iranian markings,” the top US Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday, backing the kingdom’s earlier allegations. Saudi Arabia long has accused Iran of...
  • Dump truck hit overpass on I-75 early Wednesday

    11/03/2017 12:35:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Gainesville Sun ^ | October 25, 2017 | Staff Report
    Troopers said Ronnie Jackson, 67, had failed to lower the truck’s bed after leaving a construction zone. A dump truck driver was cited for careless driving Wednesday after he failed to lower the bed of his truck and it hit an overpass on Interstate 75 in Gainesville. Ronnie Jackson, 67, of Lake City, was cited after the accident, which occurred at 12:45 a.m. in the northbound lanes around Mile Marker 385, according to a Florida Highway Patrol media release. The truck overturned and the bed came off after hitting the Southwest 20th Avenue bridge. Troopers said Jackson had failed to...
  • Truck strikes overpass; traffic rerouted in Asheboro

    08/19/2017 5:14:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    ASHEBORO — A Friday afternoon accident at the Sunset Avenue overpass in Asheboro caused traffic to be rerouted in and around the area. The incident was reported at 1 p.m. when a dump truck driven by Jeffrey J. Friedmann of Winston-Salem was traveling northbound on Interstate 73/74. He had just left the McDonald’s construction site on Dixie Drive. Friedmann told officers he noticed that the dump bed of the truck was beginning to move, according to a report from the Asheboro Police Department. The dump bed of the 1995 Peterbilt truck struck the support beams of the overpass bridge, causing...
  • Will the U.S. Preemptively Strike NK?And is a Diplomatic Solution Even Possible at this Point?

    07/06/2017 2:29:40 PM PDT · by davikkm · 96 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    The unpredictable and increasingly dangerous North Korea celebrated the fourth of July by launching its own rocket into the air. But this was far from a firework sent to the sky to celebrate a country’s independence. The North Korean regime has successfully launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching Alaska but not the mainland. At least, not yet. North Korea is a growing threat to the U.S. as Trump and his generals ponder what to do. The latest weapons test caught American military officials off guard as it included a new type of missile fired from a...
  • Egypt strikes 'terrorist camps' in Libya in response to attack on Coptic Christians

    05/26/2017 4:43:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    RT ^ | 05/26/17
    Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant camps following the deadly attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians, President Abdel Fattah Sisi has announced. The strikes were carried out in eastern Libya, state television said.Egypt’s president also vowed to continue striking bases used to train militants and who carry out terrorist attacks in his country, regardless of the camps' location.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV4jfKiaSsk  
  • Did you notice the “Day Without Immigrants” strike? We didn’t either

    05/02/2017 7:54:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 1, 2017 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Today, cities across the country participated in a “Day Without Immigrants” strike. Did you notice? Because we didn’t. Organized by The Cosecha Movement, the strike promised hundreds of thousands of participants to, “demonstrate that the country depends on the labor of immigrants and working class people of color.”
  • A gold-plated healthcare plan lies at the center of a dispute between writers and major studios

    04/30/2017 3:14:38 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 28 Apr 17 | David Ng
    <p>When Hollywood writers went on strike in 1973, they were agitating for something new -- the creation of a health plan that would offer comprehensive coverage for its guild members.</p> <p>Since then, the writers’ insurance plan has grown to become one of the most envied in Hollywood. Members don’t pay monthly premiums and have deductibles far below the national average. Writers have access to a wide network of care providers, including top-notch facilities in Los Angeles where patients are responsible only for co-pays.</p>