Rankism

Rankism, a term coined by physicist, educator, and citizen diplomat Robert W. Fuller, is used to describe "abusive, discriminatory, or exploitative behavior towards people because of their rank in a particular hierarchy". According to Fuller rank-based abuse underlies many other phenomena such as bullying, racism, sexism, and homophobia.

Westboro Baptist Church: They Came, We Saw, We Conquered

Westboro Baptist Church

t didn’t seem to make the local news outlets, but the Westboro Baptist Church brought their “God Hates Fags” road show to Orange County this past Monday. The Topeka, Kansas-based group made the trip ostensibly to protest at the memorial services for Rev. Robert Schuller, founder of the Crystal Cathedral, in Garden Grove; but they […]

Gay Rights, Black Lives

Gay Rights Black Lives

Brent Budowsky: What was striking in Indiana and Arkansas — and across America — was how the business community joined rights advocates and many Main Street voters supporting the simple justice of equal rights for gays.

LA’s Fast Food Workers Demanding Justice

Fast Food Workers Demanding Justice

Gilda Valdez: Simply put, fast food workers deserve a raise, a big one! Their employers can easily afford it. Take McDonald’s for example, in just the last quarter of 2014 their revenue was $6.57 billion, and they called that a bad quarter.

The “Fight for $15″ and the Return of the Vanishing Worker

RaiseAndEnforce15‬

Richard Eskow: The Fight for $15 is a fine cause on its own merits. But its greatest importance may lie in the fact that it represents the return of the “vanishing worker” – which in the end means the return of our friends, our families, and our neighbors – to the American political stage.