Monthly Archives: November 2012

Walmart Worker Speaks about Disability, Strikes, Organizing in Rural Community

This post first appeared at Ability Maine. Crossposted here with permission. Low wages, lack of health insurance, concern for elderly and injured coworkers paramount By Sharon Wachsler Static Nonsense* is a disabled blogger I’ve known for a year or two. … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Question 2 Is an #Occupy Issue (it’s not what you think)

Diane Coleman has characterized the leading proponents of legalized assisted suicide as “white, well-off, worried, and well.” They have enjoyed a good deal of control, know exactly what they have to lose, and are determined to retain it until death. Unfortunately, viewing the world from a position of privilege may limit one’s insight into the consequences of a policy change whose greatest impact could fall on socially marginalized groups. Continue reading

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