The Peasants Need Pitchforks


By Robert Scheer

April 06, 2011 “TruthDig” —  A “working class hero,” John Lennon told us in his song of that title, “is something to be/ Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV/ And you think you’re so clever and classless and free/ But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see.”

The [...]

20,000 March for the Middle Class in L.A.


Nearly 20,000 working people marched through downtown Los Angeles Saturday, making it clear they will fight any attempt to launch a Wisconsin-like attack on workers in cash-strapped California. The march stretched for several blocks and included nurses, telephone technicians, electricians, truckers, screenwriters, actors, longshoremen, teachers and others.

The Wisconsin bill eliminates the freedom of state employees to bargain for a  better life. Speaking at the Los Angeles rally, Mahlon [...]