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Above: Slaves at a coffee yard in a farm. Vale do Paraiba, Sao Paulo, 1882 On May 13, 1888, Brazil abolished slavery. The last nation in the Western Hemisphere to do so, it brought to an end the fundamental labor force of American colonization. Slavery was central to nearly the entirety of European conquest of […]
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Arizona teachers are going on strike. Teachers in Arizona held a strike vote on Thursday that launched Arizona’s first-ever statewide walkout and turned down a proposed pay raise — instead demanding increased school funding. The Arizona Education Association and the grass-roots group the Arizona Educators United announced that teachers will walk off the job April […]
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Arizona Republicans, worried that its teachers will strike, just offered them a 20% pay increase by 2020. The teachers are demanding an immediate 20% pay increase, whereas this bill only gives them 6%. I am not going to pontificate over whether they should take the deal or not; there are good arguments both ways and […]
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