Post Number: 24
|Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 8:36 pm: || |
http://www.boingboing.net/2009 /03/07/detroit-and-the-futu.ht ml
good article about detroit. national perspective with link to recent FINANCIAL TIMES article.
usual suspects brought in. standard issue effigies are set aflame.
53 comments as of now. join the fracas.
Post Number: 1260
|Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 8:47 pm: || |
The stories about Cleveland are much the same...
This one from the NY Times has some interesting solutions Cleveland is trying to apply to mass foreclosures:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03 /08/magazine/08Foreclosure-t.h tml?pagewanted=1
Post Number: 25
|Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 8:54 pm: || |
from the main article ::
Moreover, many Michiganders – whose parents had been able to send them to college thanks to the middle-class salaries of assembly-line work – felt the Republicans had made United Auto Workers members into hate figures on a par with the “welfare queens” conjured up by Reagan-era Republicans. National newspaper and television reports mostly followed rightwing Washington’s cartoonishly simple version of what ails the American auto industry. “Labour is totally under attack,” said Mike Smith, director of the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University. “And who is it under attack from? The supposedly leftwing media.”
Post Number: 386
|Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 9:04 pm: || |
The supposedly leftwing media that is owned and controlled by some of the largest corporations in America. Some of which, like Disney, are historically openly hostile to organized labor.