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The Untold History of Hazelton’s Racial Tensions

The Untold History of Hazelton’s Racial Tensions

During his reign as a Railroad Baron in the mid 19th century, Jay Gould was quoted saying “I can pay one-half of the working class to kill the other half,” and with the financial role millionaires and billionaires play in modern day divide and conquer politics, that statement cannot be truer.  At the second annual Put People First! PA membership assembly, one of Saturday’s breakout sessions…

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Form-ing Dissent

Editor’s Note: This was originally posted over at The Unarmed Education Mercenary by the Unarmed Education Mercenary herself, @GracieG. @GracieG was one of the participants in this past weekend’s #BurnItDown Twitter action. When she is not in the trenches fighting the adjunct rebellion, we hope to run more of her posts right here on Raging Chicken. In the meantime, pop over to The Unarmed…

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Raging Chicken Press Passes the 400,000 Mark! Thank You!!!

Thanks to an unbelievable month - well over 53,000 visits in September - Raging Chicken Press hit a new milestone today: over 400,000 page visits.

Raging Chicken Press Passes the 400,000 Mark! Thank You!!!

Thanks to an unbelievable month - well over 53,000 visits in September - Raging Chicken Press hit a new milestone today: over 400,000 page visits.

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Working Class Solidarity is the Key to Health Care Becoming a Human Right

Just before the start of the 2014 NFL season, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Devon Still was cut from the team’s main roster. 

Working Class Solidarity is the Key to Health Care Becoming a Human Right

Just before the start of the 2014 NFL season, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Devon Still was cut from the team’s main roster. 

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#BurnItDown | Ripping Back the Veil of Exploitation in Higher Ed

#BurnItDown | Ripping Back the Veil of Exploitation in Higher Ed

The dirty secret of higher education in the United States is that the entire system depends upon the systematic exploitation of the majority – the supermajority – of those who teach in its classrooms. As much as the right wing wants to point to the problem of “tenured radicals” warping the minds of good, wholesome American boys and girls, the fact remains that “tenured radicals” represent a…

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#PutPeople1st: Live Tweeting from Put People First’s 2nd Annual Convention Today

#PutPeople1st: Live Tweeting from Put People First’s 2nd Annual Convention Today

Over the next two days, Put People First PA will be holding it’s second annual statewide convention in Philadelphia. Raging Chicken Press’s Sean Kitchen will be at the meeting along with about 100 members of Put People First PA from across the state. Put People First is inviting everyone to follow along and join in on Facebook and Twitter. Here is how the event is described on their webpage:

“We…

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Reorganizing Vermont: Keeping Universal Health Care “Universal”

Reorganizing Vermont: Keeping Universal Health Care “Universal”

Authors Note: Over the past summer, I became a member of Put People First! Pennsylvania, an organization that is dedicated to organizing working class citizens across the Commonwealth.  The organization is currently focused on a “Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign,” and  I am happy to announce that I am a volunteer for their Media and Communications team.  I will be assisting the organization…

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Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: Progressive Third Party Politics in West Virginia

Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: Progressive Third Party Politics in West Virginia

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the wonderful world of Virally Supressed: Muckraking for the Modern Worldout of Cincinnati, OH. Our awesome assistant editor, Sean Kitchen, stumbled upon this awesome blog run by Drew Gibson. We have no doubt that Raging Chicken Press readers will love his stuff. This article was originally posted on Virally Surpressed and you will quickly see why we reached out to Drew…

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Kathryn Knott is Our Child

Kathryn Knott is Our Child

Kathryn Knott is the 24-year-old young woman who, along with companions Philip Williams, 24, and Kevin Harrigan, 26, has been charged with the brutal beating of two young gay men in Philadelphia on September 11, 2014.  The three were part of a much larger group of party-goers (accounts have the swarm numbering somewhere between ten and fifteen) who witnesses say surrounded the young men,…

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#PhillyHateCrime: Philadelphia Gay Basher’s “Best of Tweets”

#PhillyHateCrime: Philadelphia Gay Basher’s “Best of Tweets”

Yesterday, three Bucks County residents were charged in the heinous gay bashing incident, and one of those charged is the daughter of Chalfont’s Police Chief.  When that was made public, social media sleuths went through Kathryn Knott’s Twitter profile and dug up many homophobic and racist tweets.  

Here’s the best of:

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