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Bridges was of course the most influential Longshoreman’s Union organizer of the 20th century – certainly on the west coast. He was also a socialist fellow traveler, and a Woody Guthrie type folk intellectual. Ian Ruskin is the actor. Hopefully someone at HSU will invite the project for a local performance of From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks.
You can view all five videos of a performance through this link. Below is a sampling, although it’s really not the best sampling imo. Watch the videos. There are CDs and DVDs available too, through the website.
Medicare for All advocates say yes. But I don’t see anything happening while the Republicans hold a 41 vote majority in the Senate.
Again, I don’t believe that the omission of the severability clause was inadvertent on the part of the Democrats. They had insurance companies on board as long as they had the mandate, but no way would they want the regs, such as requiring that 80 percent of premium funding go directly to health care spending, in place if they aren’t guaranteed business from everyone. They would rather continue to dedicate 30 percent to their administration and share-holder dividends. Only 3 percent of Medicare funding goes to administration by the way, and none to dividends.
The ruling is expected on Thursday.