About The Raises: Walmart’s PR Stunt to Alter Anti-Worker Image
Last week, Walmart announced a slight raise for about 500,000 employees up to $10 per hour. While the raise is the result of a hard-fought campaign by worker organizing groups like OUR Walmart, it can be reasonably categorized as little more than smoke and mirrors--a PR stunt to burnish the company's widespread anti-worker campaign without actually making any significant changes.
ROY MOORE & RON PAUL: SECESSION, NULLIFICATION, & MARRIAGE EQUALITY
Roy Moore, Chief Justice of the AL Supreme Court is trying to block same sex marriage in the state, despite a federal judge's ruling that AL's anti-marriage equality law is unconstitutional. Moore's efforts nullification efforts are similar to efforts being made by fellow conservative elected officials like Michael Peroutka and former Rep. Ron Paul.
“Know Your Neighbors” Hits the Road
At the Creating Change conference in Denver, PRA and Souldforce launched "Know Your Neighbors" with a bus tour of conservative culture warrior organizations in Colorado Springs. The goal is to mobilize activists around the country, assisting them with identifying & countering right-wing players who may have more moderate rhetoric in the U.S., but are working abroad to attack LGBTQ people and women's reproductive health.
U.S. Theologian Wants Martyrs Against America
Peter Leithart and other leaders of the Christian Right are increasingly promoting a vision of theocratic political resistance that includes violence and civil war.