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How the world is celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela.
“Let us pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived—a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice.” —President Obama
AFSCME President Lee Saunders: “AFSCME joins the world in mourning the death of Nelson Mandela. AFSCME is eternally grateful to President Mandela for the sacrifices he made in the fight for freedom.”
next time someone tells you Muslim countries oppress women, let them know Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Turkey, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, and Senegal have all had female Presidents or Prime Ministers and 1/3rd of Egypt’s parliament is female but the US has yet to even have a female vice president and can’t say “vagina” when discussing female reproductive rights
Let alone “uterus!”
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he believes America’s “dangerous and growing” income inequality represents the “defining challenge of our time,” indicating that he intends to put social mobility at the center of his remaining second-term agenda.
The remarks came during an impassioned speech at an event organized by the Center for American Progress, a Washington, D.C.-based liberal think tank with close ties to the White House.
The president also emphasized what he said was the need to raise the minimum wage, “making sure our economy works for every working American,” and drove home the point that income inequality had jeopardized the nation’s middle class.
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