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A Labor Rights Primer

Although the struggle for labor rights has been going on for a very long time, many people aren't very familiar with what these rights are and what they mean for us. Just to be clear, human rights are rights that belong to all humans, regardless of nationality, sex, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, ideology, etc. Civil rights are the rights that accompany citizens of a … [Read More...]

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The Yachtsman’s 100 Favorite Songs of 2014

This is a guest post from Funk & Beans friend Chris The Yachtsman Piercy. Thanks Chris!   I have been making these yearly lists for a decade now(!). These are the 100 songs I loved the most this year. One song per artist. Only included songs that were on Spotify (otherwise, yes, Taylor Swift would […]

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#SaturdaySchool: Racial Violence and Police Brutality #Sept6CTA

Mike Brown and Eric Garner are just two of the more recent examples of men of color dying at the hands of a police officer in the United States. American history is full of examples of racial violence in the form of police brutality. Today’s saturday school discusses not the history of the subject, but […]

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@ProfRagsdale’s #SaturdaySchool: Legal Help and Legal Research

This is the first #SaturdaySchool post @FunkandBeans has done since Standing Up to Bullying, and it is fitting that it is such an important topic.  Understanding the intricacies of American jurisprudence and legal processes often takes years of studying and thousands of dollars in training.  The cost of a trained lawyer is out of reach […]

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@ProfRagsdale and #SaturdaySchool Making Social Media Waves

@ProfRagsdale’s weekly teach-in, #SaturdaySchool, has been a social media agent of change and awareness for more than two years.  Since beginning #SaturdaySchool in 2011, @ProfRagsdale has used @Twitter as a medium to share ideas, expand awareness about important topics such as domestic violence and social justice education, and create a network of like-minded thinkers and […]