In 2010, New York became the first state to pass a basic labor bill of rights for domestic workers which includes nannies, caregivers, and home health workers, allowing for the right to overtime pay, a day of rest every seven day, and three paid days of rest each year. But undocumented immigrants who make up a large population of domestic workers are excluded from such guarantees, so it is not surprising that people like Villanueva are subjected to wage theft.
What makes legislation and legal recourse for domestic workers is our ridiculous policy of trying to deport as many supposedly illegal immigrants as possible. If we offered some sort of legal framework that allowed them to report crimes (you know, like not deporting them for doing so) then these abuses could be stopped.
This couple will probably never do jail time (ugh) but I hope she gets their houses.
Also, three days of paid rest? Jesus Christ that’s ridiculous.
Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful. They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?
This gem is indicative of everything that the Republican party stands for: legislation based on inaccurate, plain wrong anecdotal evidence. Take a quick look at where his actual source is.
The most commonly cited “evidence” of fetuses masturbating comes from a 1996 letter written by two Italian doctors to The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
They recount a single observation of what they say was “a female fetus at 32 weeks’ gestation touching the vulva with fingers of [her] right hand” focused “primarily on the region of the clitoris.” After doing this for 20 minutes, the doctors said, the fetus experienced rapid muscle contractions before “finally she relaxed and rested.”
A fetus twice as old and female, not male. Oh but wait, how do women masturbate, doesn’t that interfere with their cooking?
“I never thought I’d be back in Chicago to risk arrest in order to get President Obama to do the right thing on climate change,” said Zarlin, who now works for CREDO. He said he participated in the sit-in because “we haven’t seen leadership and policies to truly make an impact,” despite the president’s “commitment he made to his staff and supporters to fight climate change.” In 2011 he was part of the 1,252 people who were arrested at the White House protesting Keystone.
Maybe he misunderstood that Obama wanted to fight climate, and change? Those spoken commas are tricky. And this makes me really sad.
Because the left wants: The government to explode; to pay everyone; to hire everyone; they believe that money grows on trees; the earth is flat; the industrial age, factory-style government is a cool new thing; debts don’t have to be repaid; people of faith are ignorant and uneducated; unborn babies don’t matter; pornography is fine; traditional marriage is discriminatory; 32 oz. sodas are evil; red meat should be rationed; rich people are evil unless they are from Hollywood or are liberal Democrats; the Israelis are unreasonable; trans-fat must be stopped; kids trapped in failing schools should be patient; wild weather is a new thing; moral standards are passé; government run health care is high quality; the IRS should violate our constitutional rights; reporters should be spied on; Benghazi was handled well; the Second Amendment is outdated; and the First one has some problems too.
Holy shit, what American left is he talking about, because this sounds like a bunch of people I want to get to know, badly.
They backed a previous ruling by the Court of Appeal that the relatives of two soldiers killed in Iraq could bring claims for damages against the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for negligence in failing to provide sufficient protection while on active service.
Wow. We are probably not going to see that here, despite having sent numerous troops overseas without battle armor. But this is a nice foot in the door to a lot of punitive damages.
I talk to Patricia Mukkum, the well-respected editor of Shillong’s daily newspaper. She assures me that her heritage is only one of the reasons why she has risen to the level she has and points out that the tradition of excluding women from the political decision making process is still very strong in their culture.
This is a highly interesting read and indicative of how culturally celebrating and preferring one group over another—no matter how arbitrary—can lead to numerous problems among members of the group that’s not celebrated. It’s also interesting to see how a person enjoying the success offered to her gender by her culture is willing to quickly downplay it. This is also a great example to show someone who denies in our own patriarchal society how the system is set up from birth to prefer and benefit men.
Starting late last week, with several small protests denouncing a hike in public transport fares, demonstrations flared up yesterday, encompassing larger public anger at poor public services, police violence and government corruption. More than 200,000 took to the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities yesterday, voicing frustration with the billions of dollars set aside for upcoming sports events like the World Cup and the 2014 Olympics, despite crushing levels of poverty in some places, and underfunded public education, health, security and transportation.
Boycott the World Cup and the Olympics. Fuck spending money on useless entertaining bullshit when people still starve. Worse yet, it has been demonstrated that cities who host the Olympics mire in debt for decades after with giant useless sports venues.