<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carla-javits/jobless-on-labor-day_b_5711261.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Jobless on Labor Day</a>

Jobless on Labor Day

On Labor Day we celebrate with barbecues, baseball and beer. But the original idea was to celebrate the contributions working people make to our country. And work is a crucial part of our identity as Americans. In fact, the United States is home to some of the most productive people on the planet, and apart from Korea, we put in more hours at work than every country in the world.

Yet for many Americans who want to work today, a job is out of reach. I’ve been thinking a lot about the role of work in …read more

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Labor Day 2014

The Status of Labor – by Jerry Jasinowski
“I am a friend of the working man,” said the famous attorney Clarence Darrow, “and I would rather be his friend than be one.”
Darrow’s backhanded tribute reflects a curious ambivalence about working people even among those who, like Darrow, are committed to the cause of labor. Virtually everyone celebrates the vital contributions that working people make to our society, but there is always an unspoken assumption that people whose work raises a sweat are stuck on the bottom rung of the economic ladder. I have never heard parents express hope that …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/01/john-kerry-mecca_n_5725090.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">U.S. Muslims Appeal To John Kerry For Protection On Mecca Pilgrimage</a>

U.S. Muslims Appeal To John Kerry For Protection On Mecca Pilgrimage

(RNS) Concerned for the safety of U.S. citizens soon headed to Mecca, 27 Muslim-American groups are asking the State Department to better protect them from violence that has plagued those who have made the pilgrimage in the past.

A letter from the group sent Tuesday (Aug. 26) to Secretary of State John Kerry was prompted in part by a 2013 incident in which a group of Sunni Muslims from Australia threatened to kill and rape a group of Shiites from Michigan.

The letter reads:

“We urge you to take immediate action to protect American citizens who travel …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-anthony-jones/famous-author-day-jobs_b_5724482.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">The Bizarre Day Jobs Of 20 Famous Authors</a>

The Bizarre Day Jobs Of 20 Famous Authors

Everybody has to start somewhere, and everybody has to pay the rent. Long before the acclaim, here are the first jobs and day jobs of twenty of literature’s most famous and distinguished figures.

William S. Burroughs
Exterminator
Discharged from the US Army on psychiatric grounds in 1942, William S Burroughs moved from his hometown of St Louis to Chicago and took a job as a bug exterminator. He later drew on his experiences in a collection of short stories called Exterminator!, published in 1970.

Agatha Christie
Apothecaries’ assistant
When the UK declared war on Germany in 1914, Agatha …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/01/north-korea-americans_n_5747000.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Americans Detained In North Korea Call For U.S. Help (VIDEO)</a>

Americans Detained In North Korea Call For U.S. Help (VIDEO)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

Jeffrey Fowle and Mathew Miller said they expect to face trial within a month. But they said they do not know what punishment they could face or what the specific charges against them are. Kenneth Bae, who already is serving a 15-year term, said his health has deteriorated at the …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/01/pakistan-protests-army_n_5746938.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Pakistani Protesters Clash With Police</a>

Pakistani Protesters Clash With Police

ISLAMABAD, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces secured the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of anti-government protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air.

Protesters led by opposition leaders Imran Khan, a hero cricket player turned politician, and Tahir ul-Qadri, a firebrand cleric, have been on the streets for weeks trying to bring down the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Protests descended into deadly chaos over the weekend, with demonstrators clashing with police in a central area near many government buildings and …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/01/ukraine-russia_n_5746890.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Ukraine Accuses Russia Of 'Direct And Open Aggression'</a>

Ukraine Accuses Russia Of 'Direct And Open Aggression'

KIEV, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Monday it had pulled its forces back from defending a vital airport in the east against Russian tanks, as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of “direct and open aggression”.

The withdrawal from the civilian airport outside the city of Luhansk was the latest in a string of reverses for Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian separatists who Kiev says have the direct support of hundreds of Russian troops and armor.

A military statement said Ukrainian paratroopers were engaging a Russian tank battalion near the airport. A while later spokesman Andriy Lysenko …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/01/ukraine-russia_n_5746890.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Ukraine Accuses Russia Of 'Direct And Open Aggression'</a>

Ukraine Accuses Russia Of 'Direct And Open Aggression'

KIEV, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Monday it had pulled its forces back from defending a vital airport in the east against Russian tanks, as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of “direct and open aggression”.

The withdrawal from the civilian airport outside the city of Luhansk was the latest in a string of reverses for Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian separatists who Kiev says have the direct support of hundreds of Russian troops and armor.

A military statement said Ukrainian paratroopers were engaging a Russian tank battalion near the airport. A while later spokesman Andriy Lysenko …read more

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