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The News & Observer 01/14 Letters: Deployment to Middle East will hurt NC towns, families, the economy

By admin / January 15, 2020

The idea that wars are always good for the economy is simply not true. It is likely that the emotional and economic impact of a war with Iran would be a heavy one, not unlike North Carolina’s experience during previous wars in the middle east. Our state simply can not afford another endless war. From…

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Settlement forces Duke Energy to clean up coal ash ponds — but who will pay for it?

By admin / January 9, 2020

After years of Duke Energy trying to shirk its responsibility to clean up its coal ash ponds, a new settlement means the energy giant will finally have to clean up these polluted ponds which have leaked countless tons of toxic chemicals into North Carolina waterways. From WRAL: Frank Holleman, senior attorney for the Southern Environmental…

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This Labor Day, workers are realizing our own value

By admin / September 13, 2019

What does victory look like for the labor movement? Our movement will rise when we stop defining victory as not losing—and most of all when more workers realize our own value and the power of solidarity.  This Labor Day, workers are winning. Momentum is building. The balance of power is shifting. Across the country, working people are…

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Legislature’s budget — More comfort for the comfortable

By admin / June 1, 2017

The GOP-controlled House revealed their budget plan and it’s exactly what we expected: tax cuts for big corporations and underfunding education. The plan includes The House boasts about adding a small amount of money to NC scholarships, however, they are not providing adequate funding for our public schools and universities. Not only are they not providing…

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