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How Wal-Mart keeps an eye on its massive workforce

Bloomberg’s Susan Berfield dissects Wal-Mart’s employee surveillance programs, designed to thwart unionization attempts.

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Launch Video

In this week’s address, President Obama wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, and reflected on America’s history of welcoming men and women seeking a safer, better future for themselves and their families.

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Permanent Defense

NPI/Permanent Defense founder Andrew Villeneuve files Majority Vote Protection Initiative

This morning, at the Secretary of State’s office in Olympia, Northwest Progressive Institute founder and Executive Director Andrew Villeneuve filed a new statewide initiative, titled the Majority Vote Protection Act. The intent of the initiative is… (read more)

Statement on Supreme Court’s ruling in Huff v. Wyman

Late this morning, the Supreme Court released its ruling in Huff v. Wyman, the preelection legal challenge to Tim Eyman’s I-1366, which sought I-1366’s removal from the November 2015 general election ballot on the basis that 1366 was beyond th… (read more)

Opposition to Eyman’s I-1366 surpasses 60% in King County

Opposition to Tim Eyman’s I-1366 crossed the sixty percent threshold today in King County after Elections released its 3:58:14 PM report, reaching 60.59%. This is the third consecutive day that the share of the vote against I-1366 in Martin Luther K… (read more)

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