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Greetings earthlings; I come in peace.

A couple folks noticed the camera in my avatar and made the mistake of asking me if I'd mind sharing a few of my photos. They only had to twist my arm a little bit. I'm new to the site and probably not known by many here so thought that a photo essay might it be a pretty good way of introducing myself to those who don't know me.

Interrupting the 1 percent's 5 Billion Dollar Spectacle - some thoughts about #BLM and progressives

As the brewhaha about #BLM interrupting Bernie, Hillary and now even Jeb has been going on, I've been thinking about #BLM's tactics and considering that it is time for the pr

Colorado Labor Wars: 1894 Cripple Creek Strike

Most people who know something about union history are familiar with the Ludlow Massacre in 1914, where the Baldwin Felts Detective Agency and the Colorado National Guard killed 18 people, mostly women and children.
What most people aren't familiar with is that the Ludlow Massacre was just one event in more than 30 years of bloody labor struggle in the mountains of Colorado.

Cartoon: Les Beastiables -- Presidential Candidate and Senator Marco Rubioceros!

Les Beastiables ("Les Bez"): Beasties say the darnedest things!

Today's Beastiable is Senator Marco Rubio. He has said several beastly things, yet is considered a front runner for the Republican nomination for President. Thus he has earned his turn as one of Les Beastiables.

Marco Rubio has an out-of-character aversion to marijuana; because of prison company donations?

NOTE FOR NEW READERS: This series features a new Les Beastiables cartoon here on caucus99percent every Friday afternoon/evening. We indulge in a little Franglish because the French are tres classy. But I digresse.

For serious source information, please join me below the break. Then you'll be able to "cleanse your palate" with a photo before you leave.

Clara Lemlich and the Uprising of the 20,000

On November 22, 1909, thousands of New York shirtwaist textile workers met at the Cooper Union building to meet with the International Ladies Garment Workers Union’s Local 25 leaders to discuss working conditions and wages. Like most organizations in those days, the ILGWU was led by men.