1. LB 430 simplifies asset limits for public benefits

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    James Goddard, Director of Nebraska Appleseed's Economic Justice and Health Care Access programs testifies before the HHS Committee on March 5, 2013, in support of LB 430 - a bill to streamline and simplify the asset limits for public benefits programs in Nebraska.

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    • LB 625 - James Goddard

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      James Goddard, director of Nebraska Appleseed's Economic Justice and Health Care Access programs testifies on February 27, 2013 in front of the HHS Committee in support of LB 625. The bill would improve access to child care assistance for Nebraska's working families.

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      • OTHER VOICES: DEFICIT REDUCTION? or STEALING from the POOR to GIVE to the RICH?

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        A conversation with Jack Rasmus about the economy, Washington's budget battles, inequality and other fiscal disasters. With a "fiscal cliff" deal signed just after New Year's, and with a temporary ceasefire declared in the battle over the debt ceiling, what happens next in Washington? More importantly, who will reap the profits and who will pay the price? The next phase of fiscal negotiations will again focus on reducing sequestered defense cuts, more emphasis on cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the like, and a return to playing chicken and brinksmanship once again on the debt ceiling. Meanwhile, the economic recovery remains anemic, millions remain unemployed and huge numbers of home owners are still "under water" with their mortgages. What is being done for the economy and those who have been hurt most by the continuing fallout from Wall Street's unbridled greed? Is anything being done for them? Is anybody even talking about displaced workers and homeowners? Dr. Jack Rasmus has a Ph.D in Political Economy and currently teaches economics and politics at St. Mary’s College and Santa Clara University in California. He is the author and producer of various nonfiction and fictional works. Prior to his writing career, Jack was an economist and analyst for several global companies and before that, for more than a decade, a local union president, business representative, contract negotiator, and organizer for several labor unions. Jack blogs at JackRasmus.com.

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        • LB 559 - James Goddard

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          Nebraska Appleseed's James Goddard testifies to the Legislature's Business and Labor Committee on February 4, 2013 in support of LB 559, a bill that would adopt a short-time compensation program in an effort to prevent worker layoffs or terminations.

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          • LB177 Testimony - Darcy Tromanhauser

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            Nebraska Appleseed's Darcy Tromanhauser testifies to the Legislature's Business and Labor Committee on February 4, 2013 in support of LB 177, a bill that also seeks to stop wage theft. Both LB560 and LB177 are designed to protect hardworking Nebraskans and honest employers by targeting those few dishonest employers who would undermine fairness by failing to pay for work performed.

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            • No Economic Justice without Gender Justice: Building Inclusive Movements for Change

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              This is a film of a break out session at the Association for the Rights of Women in Development (AWID) forum in April 2012. The session was part of the BRIDGE Cutting Edge programme on gender and social movements. The speakers were Shalmali Guttal (Focus on the Global South), Yao Graham (Third World Network-Africa) and Atila Roque (Amnesty Brazil and World Social Forum founding member). The facilitator was Wendy Harcourt.

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              • No Economic Justice without Gender Justice. Short clip: Shalmali Guttal

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                This is a short clip from our event "No Economic Justice without Gender Justice: Building Inclusive Movements for Change", held at the AWID fromu in Istanbul, April 2012, and organised as part of the BRIDGE Cutting Edge programme on gender and social movements.

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                • Administration's Panel on Living Wages at Agnes Scott College q and a session

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                  This is a recording of Agnes Scott College's administration's panel on living wages on our campus. The panel was the culminating event of the ASC Living Wage Campaign's participation in the United Students Against Sweatshop's national week of action.

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                  • Work and Wealth

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                    Twelve years into the 21st century, ⇒ American politics is more polarized than ever. Yet both sides agree on one thing: WE MUST CREATE MORE JOBS! Is our political system up to the task? Our task is to dig deeper than buzzwords, to discover the roots of unemployment. Why do land, factories and buildings sit idle, while workers are unemployed and families are losing their homes? Why cannot willing and able workers find a way to earn a decent living? We’re not coming from the “Right” ­or the “Left”. Instead, we’re coming from the “Radical Center”, using key insights that modern “econ” ignores ­but have never been more desperately needed. We offer a way to liberate workers and producers from taxation, create employment opportunities for everyone, and provide adequate revenue for a vibrant public sector that meets the needs of 21st century citizens.

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                    • Equal Exchange - 2012

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                      Worker cooperatives are on the rise as people search for ways to deal with unemployment and growing inequality. Founded in 1986, Equal Exchange partners with small farmer cooperatives to purchase coffee, tea, chocolate, bananas, almonds and olive oil at fair trade prices. From coffee tasting to worker owner development workshops, this story provides glimpses of what it is like to be a member of a dynamic and democratic cooperative business where workers have both a stake and a say. Equal Exchange's 120 worker owners provide decent prices to farmers and healthy products to consumers while collaborating with other cooperative businesses to promote a more sustainable food system. [Excerpt from Shift Change www.shiftchange.org]

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