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Teachers’ strike is over, but LAUSD still faces threats from charters and finances

 

https://www.latimes....0125-story.html

 

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(Los Angeles Times) For all the cheers that came with the end of the teachers’ strike, it’s become clear that some of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s greatest woes could not be tackled at the bargaining table.

 

The nation’s second-largest school system remains beset by declining student enrollment, lagging academic achievement and serious financial problems — and privately operated charter schools still pose an existential challenge as they compete for students.

 

The union “won the public perception battle about the challenges that teachers face. And I think that’s a good thing,” said UCLA education professor Tyrone Howard. But that did not change the big picture financially or with charters, he said.

 

L.A. Unified, which has about 485,000 students, has been losing about 12,000 a year because of population trends and charter schools. Students translate to funding. The school system also faces a growing financial strain because of rising contributions to state-run pension funds and retiree health benefits.

 

The pension drain is hurting state school systems, said Elisha Smith Arrillaga, co-executive director of the nonprofit advocacy group Education Trust-West.


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The Return of the Strike

 

https://prospect.org...e/return-strike

 

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(American Prospect) For years, many labor experts seemed ready to write the obituary of strikes in America. In 2017, the number of major strikes—those involving more than 1,000 workers—dwindled to just seven in the private sector. Indeed, over the past decade, there were just 13 major strikes a year on average. That’s less than one-sixth the average annual number in the 1980s (83), and less than one-twentieth the yearly average in the 1970s (288).In 1971 alone, 2.5 million private-sector workers went on strike, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—that’s 100 times the number, 25,000, who went on strike in 2017.

 

But then came 2018 and a startling surge of strikes in both the private and public sectors. More than 20,000 teachers and other school employees walked out in West Virginia in February, followed by at least 20,000 more in Oklahoma. Probably the biggest educators’ strike came in Arizona, where more than 40,000 walked out. There were smaller, but still large, teacher walkouts in Colorado, Kentucky, and North Carolina.

 

This past September, 6,000 hotel workers went on strike against 26 Chicago hotels to demand year-round health coverage for all hotel workers. In October, 7,700 workers struck 23 Marriott hotels in eight cities, including Boston, Detroit, Honolulu, and San Francisco. In November, 15,000 patient-care workers, including radiology technicians, respiratory therapists, and pharmacy workers, held a three-day strike against the University of California’s medical centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Irvine, and Davis. An additional 24,000 union members, including truck drivers, gardeners, and cooks, struck in sympathy. And in one of the most startling work stoppages of all, an estimated 20,000 Google workers walked out on November 1 to protest how the company handled sexual harassment accusations against top managers. “That was remarkable,” says labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein, pleased to see that even the elite workers at one of the world’s more prominent tech companies recognize the effectiveness of collective worker action.

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Rebecca Garelli (left), an organizer of the Arizona teachers' strike, says that anger about Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos "fired up a lot of people."

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin


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Growers Sue to Roll Back Farm Workers’ Wages

 

https://prospect.org...m-workers-wages

 

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(The American Prospect) California growers have complained of a tight labor market for years. And President Trump’s dispatch of military units to the border, along with a decade of deportations, have tightened that market even more by restricting the flow of migrants into the fields. This recipe for confrontation has produced an escalating legal battle in Washington, D.C., and a walkout by hundreds of tangerine pickers in the Central Valley.

 

Growers have increasingly turned to H-2A visas for guest workers as a remedy, with the decade ending in 2018 seeing a more than 370 percent increase, with no decline in sight. Although some growers have signed union contracts and provided better wages and benefits in order to attract a stable workforce, others are not happy with the federally mandated pay rates for guest workers—and are actively seeking to hold wages down.

 

The National Council of Agricultural Employers, a growers’ lobby, filed suit this month against the U.S. Department of Labor to freeze the wages of H-2A workers at a level barely above the minimum wage. Growers recruit guest workers every year from other countries, mainly Mexico. They're given visas for less than a year, requiring them to work for the employer who contracts them. They must leave the country when their work is done. Growers have to advertise for local workers first, and can only bring in guest workers if no local workers are available.

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Central Valley farm workers organize in McFarland. 

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Interesting how stories on labor and strikes are now mostly about education policy.

 

Teacher Strikes Shift Politics of Charter School Agenda

 

http://Teacher Strik...r School Agenda

 

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(Our Future) The emergence of charter schools as an important consideration in teacher collective bargaining agreements, and the recognition of charters as a form of privatization, are two major developments in the education policy and politics of choice.

 

Republican lawmakers held a press conference on Capitol Hill to kick off National School Choice Week, an annual event that began in 2011 under President Obama who proclaimed it as a time to “recognize the role public charter schools play in providing America’s daughters and sons with a chance to reach their fullest potential.” This year, Democratic lawmakers took a pass on the celebration. You can thank striking teachers for that.

 

In the latest teacher strike in Los Angeles, the nation’s second-largest school system, some 30,000 teachers walked off the job saying unchecked growth of charter schools and charters’ lack of transparency and accountability have become an unsustainable drain on the public system’s financials. 


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Denver Teachers’ Union Walks Out on Negotiations

 

https://www.courthou...n-negotiations/

 

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DENVER (Courthouse News) – Teachers showered a new compensation proposal presented by Denver public schools Superintendant Susana Cordova Thursday night with boos, jeers of “shame,” and Twisted Sister song lyrics.

 

“We’re not gonna take it, no we ain’t gonna take it,” about 300 parents and teachers sang out. “We’re not gonna take it anymore.”

 

The district’s new proposal would add $3 million to teachers’ salary pot beginning in 2021, as well as an increase in cost-of-living adjustment and a promise to reinvest turnover salaries back into wages for new hires. The district is offering to budget $51.5 million for teacher salary, but the union which voted to strike last week remained unswayed.

 

“They didn’t bring a proposal, they brought an IOU,” said Denver Classroom Teachers Association President Henry Roman. “I want to apologize for bringing you all out here and wasting your time.”

 

Despite more than a year of negotiations, an $8.5 million gap remains between the teachers’ requested pay and the district’s offer. The district offered an average 10 percent raise per teacher, but the union is holding out for 12.5 percent pay raises that are less reliant on bonuses. ProComp, their compensation agreement, expired on March 14, 2018, but was extended through Jan. 18 pending negotiations.


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To Galvanize Local Organizing for Medicare for All, Nurses Union to Kick Off Nationwide 'Barnstorms' This Weekend

 

https://www.commondr...wide-barnstorms

 

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(Common Dreams) Building on rising public support for scrapping the nation's for-profit healthcare system and replacing it with Medicare for All, the nation's largest nurses union—along with progressive allies—on Saturday will kick off a week of barnstorms in cities and communities across the United States.

 

Volunteers nationwide, coordinated by National Nurses United (NNU), are planning more than 150 events from Feb. 9 to Feb. 13.

 

As NNU executive director Bonnie Castillo explained, "The barnstorms are about harnessing that momentum and continuing to build it out even further, into every community, conversation by conversation, neighbor by neighbor—until the people's will for Medicare for All becomes the political will to get it done."

 

At the events, according to organizers, "you'll gather with volunteers near you, talk about the plan to win, and begin organizing to knock doors, make phone calls, and more in your community." Find an event in your community here.

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Denver Strike Ends; Teachers to Get Big Raises

 

https://www.courthou...get-big-raises/

 

DENVER (Courthouse News) – Denver’s school district and its teachers’ union agreed to the terms of a new compensation contract early Thursday morning, bringing a three-day strike to an end.


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Can a New Labor Movement Arise in Our Changing Economic Times?

 

https://nonprofitqua...economic-times/

 

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(Nonprofit Quarterly) Last month, as NPQ covered, at Uber, Lyft, and Juno, a coordinated global labor action in over two dozen cities worldwide resulted in thousands of drivers refusing to log in for a day to the ride-hailing companies. Last fall, at Google, as reported in Wired, “Thousands of Google employees and contractors around the globe…walked off the job…to protest Google’s handling of sexual harassment claims and other workplace issues, and to demand more transparency around harassment incidents and pay levels at the company.”

 

Labor activism has shown up in other places too—whether it is the growing successes of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) to win rights for care workers, the efforts of Restaurant Opportunities Centers-United (ROC United) to end lower minimum wages for tipped workers, or the long string of state and local victories of the Fight for $15movement.

 

We have also witnessed a spate of more traditional strikes—most notably, the #RedforEd teacher strikes in 2018 in states like West Virginia, OklahomaArizona, and Kentucky—followed by another set of strikes this year in cities like DenverLos Angeles, and Oakland. Labor activism has also emerged in the art world and in digital media. Even in the grocery business, this spring, a strike in New England was staged by 31,000 Stop N Shop workers, and while the workers did not get all of their demands met, they were by and large successful in what was one of the larger US private sector strikes of recent times.

 

Federal labor statistics back up the anecdotes. There has indeed been an upsurge of labor activism. In 2018, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that “there were 20 major work stoppages involving 485,000 workers.” This is the greatest number of reported major work stoppages—“major” being defined as work stoppages involving 1,000 workers or more—since 2007 and the greatest number of workers affected since 1986.

 

 


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Sure coming across a lot of negative editorial comments about Donald Trump lately.  For me, it reinforces the conviction that he needs to be removed from office in the worse sort of way.

 


Trump’s Lies To Labor

 

https://ourfuture.or...s-lies-to-labor

 

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(our Future)  Donald Trump: billionaire of the people. When he ran for office, he said, “The American worker will finally have a president who will protect them and fight for them.”

And how’s that working out for the American worker? Not very well, actually, not very well. When it comes down to picking sides – standing up for workers’ rights or lining the pockets of CEOs and shareholders – Trump aligned himself and his policies with the fat cats. This cost workers money and safety. The truth is that American corporations got a president who protected them and fought for them.

 

The proof is in Trump’s cabinet, which shapes both legislation and regulation. The most recent example is Trump’s Twitter appointment of Eugene Scalia as Secretary of Labor. This is the department specifically designated to “foster, promote and develop the welfare of wage earners, job seekers and retirees.” Scalia, though, has made his fortune over decades as a corporate lawyer by fighting to ensure that the big guys – corporations – don’t, in fact, have to abide by regulations intended to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the little guys – wage earners, job seekers and retirees.

 

That is who Trump chose to protect wage earners – a corporatist so egregious that when former President George W. Bush wanted Scalia as Labor Department solicitor, Bush had to give him a recess appointment because Republicans in the Senate balked at approving him.

 

This isn’t a glitch. It’s a pattern. Although Trump is fond of surrounding himself with union members and asserting that they love him, he doesn’t really like unions, especially ones that challenge him or dare to question his lies.


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Workers stage a walkout to protest gun sales at Walmart stores

 

https://thinkprogres...s-2c897284f9c2/

 

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(ThinkProgress) Dozens of Walmart workers at an e-commerce facility in San Bruno, California, walked out Wednesday to protest the retailer’s continued sale of firearms, despite two recent deadly mass shootings.

 

The 40 or so employees stood outside in a circle for 15 minutes, according to The Washington Post. Gathered together, the group hung their heads during a moment of silence for victims of the recent gun violence.

 

Among the group was e-commerce employee Kate Kesner, who helped organize the protest. “There’s an intense irony that Walmart continues to sell guns despite the constant shootings in its stores,” Kesner said.

 

While Walmart, the second largest retailer in the world, stopped selling assault rifles in 2015, it still sells firearms in about half of its 4,750 U.S. stores. The retailer also continues to make headlines for its sale of a bullet resistant backpack.

 

Tom Misner, an operations manager at the San Bruno site, told the Post that he was a firm believer in the Second Amendment, but “I don’t understand how that has included weapons of mass destruction.”


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How Teachers Helped Oust Puerto Rico’s Governor

 

https://ourfuture.or...-ricos-governor

 

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(Our Future) As Americans lament the current sorry state of democracy in Washington, D.C., government by the will of the people was very much alive recently in Puerto Rico, where a prolonged general strike that virtually shut down the island forced Governor Ricardo Rosselló to announce his resignation.

 

During the strike, huge crowds mobbed the governor’s mansion around the clock, closed highways in the capital of San Juan, and persuaded some presidential candidates in the Democratic Party to join in calling for the governor to resign.

 

Protesters had multiple grievances, but a “final straw” seems to have been a series of text messages leaked to an independent news organization in which the governor and his closest associates insulted political opponents and allies, members of the news media, and the LGBTQ community. Another notable target for insults in the text exchanges were the island’s public school teachers, whom the governor’s chief financial officer at the time, Christian Sobrino, called “terrorists.” (Sobrino and other top officials participating in the chats have resigned since the messages went public.)

 

Puerto Rico’s school teachers have been a constant nemesis to the Rosselló regime, and the island’s largest teachers’ union, the Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico (AMPR), united with other labor unions on the island to organize the general strike. Randi Weingarten, the leader of the American Federation of Teachers, which AMPR is an affiliate of, joined in the calls for Rosselló’s resignation.

 

The teachers’ disagreements with Governor Rosselló started long before the release of the insulting texts.


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Proposed ‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers On Both Sides Of Border

 

https://ourfuture.or...sides-of-border

 

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(Our Future)…the USW (union), and the rest of organized labor, opposes the proposed new NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). It contains some new language regarding workers’ rights and environmental protection. But it lacks meaningful enforcement provisions. Without them, corporations like Goodyear will continue to invest in Mexico while closing American factories. And workers in both countries will continue to get hurt.

 

…workers took cuts when labor agreements were negotiated in 2006, 2009 and 2013. But Americans can’t compete with Mexican workers earning $2 to $6 an hour.

 

...Over the past 20 years, the United States lost 5 million manufacturing jobs and nearly 90,000 factories. Some went to China or Vietnam or India. But a lot went to Mexico.

 

For example, in recent months, GM closed factories in Lordstown, Ohio, and Warren, Mich., as part of its plan to shutter five plants in the United States and Canada and slash 14,000 North American jobs. Its shops in Mexico, however, are going gangbusters. It decided last year to manufacture the revived Blazer model in Mexico and has shifted production of several cars, SUVs and trucks south of the border. Now, GM is the top carmaker – in Mexico.

 

That is the legacy of NAFTA. And that’s what Congressional Democrats are committed to terminating with a new NAFTA. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed a committee to work with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to fix the proposed new NAFTA.


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Defying Big Tech, Newsom Signs Landmark Gig-Economy Labor Bill

 

https://www.courthou...omy-labor-bill/

 

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Courthouse News) – Defying the wishes of gig economy giants like Uber and Lyft, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a contentious bill into law Wednesday that makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors and deny them benefits.

 

“It will help reduce worker misclassification – workers being wrongly classified as ‘independent contractors,’ rather than employees, which erodes basic worker protections like the minimum wage, paid sick days and health insurance benefits,” Newsom said in a statement Wednesday.

 

Introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, a San Diego democrat, Assembly Bill 5 codifies the game-changing labor standard established by the California Supreme Court in its 2018 ruling, Dynamex v. Superior Court.

 

To classify workers as contractors under that standard, companies must show they do not directly control the worker, the work done falls outside the company’s usual course of business, and the worker is “customarily engaged in an independently established trade.”

 

Opponents say the law will upend companies’ business models and take away the flexibility gig economy workers benefit from as independent contractors. Supporters of AB5 have called that claim “a scare tactic,” pointing out that nothing in the law prevents companies from letting workers choose their own hours.


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Auto Union and GM Move Closer to Ending Monthlong Strike

 

https://www.courthou...nthlong-strike/

 

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(Courthouse News) – DETROIT - The United Auto Workers and General Motors on Wednesday reached a tentative four-year labor agreement to end the longest automaker strike since 1970 and the first in 12 years

 

Conclusion:

 

In a report published days ago, the Center for Automotive Research estimated the strike cost GM $450 million a week.

 

The agreement is set to be reviewed by the National GM Council. If approved, the deal will be submitted to UAW-represented GM employees for ratification.

 

Dittes stressed in his statement that the strike was technically not over until those approvals were finalized.

 

“Until the Council reviews and votes to approve the proposed tentative agreement the strike will continue. During the October 17 meeting, the Council will decide whether to continue the strike until ratification concludes or to stop the strike at the time of the Council’s approval of the agreement,” he said.


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Big union victory in anti-union Texas: Minimum wage workers in Houston show how to win better pay

 

https://www.alternet...win-better-pay/

 

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(Alternet) While Donald Trump’s Labor Department works to diminish employee rights, organized workers have scored an important victory deep in the heart of anti-union Texas.

 

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner signed an executive order raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2021 for 8,000 people at the city’s two airports. That’s a 65% increase for workers paid the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. About 8,000 baggage handlers, caterers, wheelchair attendants and others benefit.

 

The Service Employees International Union organized the Houston workers. Workers in Denver earlier won $15 an hour by 2021. A new ordinance proposed in Minneapolis would require $15 an hour by 2022.

 

The federal minimum wage is worth only $6.10 an hour when adjusted for inflation since 2009 when the $7.25 floor was established.


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House Democrats After Meeting With AFL-CIO PResident: No Vote on Trump's NAFTA If Workers Concerns Go Unaddressed

 

https://theintercept...emocrats-labor/

 

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(The Intercept) AFL-CIO PRESIDENT Richard Trumka met Monday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal to hash out labor’s concerns in ongoing discussions over President Donald Trump’s renegotiated NAFTA deal. Trumka also met Tuesday with the Congressional Progressive Caucus and assured members he and House leadership were now on the same page.

 

Trumka told The Intercept he was happy with his conversations with leadership on getting enforceable labor standards included in the current text of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. Asked if he thought the pact would come to the floor, Trumka said they weren’t there just yet. “We don’t have an agreement yet,” he said.

 

CPC Co-Chair Mark Pocan told The Intercept that Trumka “gave a very optimistic presentation” and said that he, Pelosi, and Neal “were absolutely in the same place” on labor’s concerns with the text as it stands and addressing them before it reaches the floor. Trumka expressed “confidence that if those aren’t addressed, the bill’s not coming to the floor,” Pocan said.


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'A Collective Voice': NBC News Digital Staffers Vote to Unionize

 

https://www.commondr...s-vote-unionize

 

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(Common Dreams) Staffers with NBC News Digital voted to unionize, they announced Wednesday, in a move the employees hope will help provide them "a collective voice in decisions that will benefit the entire company, providing much-needed transparency, and ensuring a safer workplace."

 

"We seek to build a more equitable workplace in order to enhance the quality and breadth of our journalism and continue to work in the newsroom that we love," the NBC News Guild said in a statement. 

 

In a memo to staff responding to the announcement, NBC executive vice president of digital Chris Berend sounded an initially conciliatory note.

 

"I want you to know we are deeply committed to a fair and healthy workplace for all our employees," said Berend. "We welcome this dialogue from within our digital organization, and any constructive conversation aimed at building the future of NBC News Digital and ensuring that we're the best we can be."

 

The guildmembers said they were moved to unionize in part because of NBC's mishandling of racist incidents and incidents of sexual harassment and assault, a major topic of news in recent weeks with the publication of journalist Ronan Farrow's book "Catch and Kill." The book details how the company deprioritized Farrow's reporting on former Hollywood producer and alleged serial rapist Harvey Weinstein in order to protect former NBC personality Matt Lauer from exposure from allegations of multiple instances of rape and sexual harassment.


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^ Mind explaining this? I don't get what your point is.


And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.


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The 11-day teachers strike in Chicago paid off

 

https://www.vox.com/...ers-strike-deal

 

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(Vox) Thousands of Chicago public school teachers are back in class.

 

Teachers returned to school Friday after going on strike for 11 days. They had picketed in the snow and rain until union leaders and city officials struck a deal to raise teacher pay and to put a social worker and nurse in each school. Some of the teachers’ most ambitious proposals, such as requiring the city to expand affordable housing, didn’t make the cut.

 

“Did we accomplish every single little thing? No. But I can say that we moved the needle on educational justice in the city,” Jesse Sharkey, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, said in a press conference Thursday.

 

The district also committed to spending $35 million to shrink oversized classrooms and to prioritize schools that serve the most at-risk students. The deal includes a 16 percent pay raise for teachers over five years, and a remarkable 40 percent raise for teaching assistants, clerks, and other lower-paid workers. The new, five-year contract will also boost investment per pupil and reduce the number of students in each class.

 

…Chicago saw a surge in tax revenue last year, and teachers want part of the $181 million surplus to go toward hiring more teachers and nurses, and to more social services. That’s why they were demanding an investment in affordable housing — an unusual request from teachers during bargaining talks.


The principles of justice define an appropriate path between dogmatism and intolerance on the one side, and a reductionism which regards religion and morality as mere preferences on the other.   - John Rawls





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