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Rally Against Wage Theft In Houston On 3/20—This Is Simple Fairness

There will be a rally against wage theft in Houston held on Tuesday March 20.

Below you see the details of this event.

Here is a Houston Chronicle story about wage theft. 

Here are details about wage theft on a national level.

Here is the website of the anti-wage theft effort in the Houston area. 

Here is a video with a number of facts about this concern.  

Cheap goods and services are often provided on the backs of people who work hard and merit a fair wage.

A strong measure of the respect we have for ourselves is how we treat our fellow working people.

Let’s be aware of the issue of wage theft in Houston and across the nation.

Let’s take action for the good of the people being ripped off and in the interests of each of as working people.

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March 15 Is The Ides Of March—A Great Day To Learn About Rome And Caesar

Tomorrow, March 15, is the Ides of March.

Here is an explanation of what the term Ides of March means.

(Above–The Death of Caesar. This work was painted in 1798 by Vincenzo Camuccini.)

Here are two accessible book to learn about the events surrounding the fall of the Roman Republic and the rise of Julius Caesar.

Rubicon–The Last Years of the Roman Republic by Tom Holland.

A quality biography is Caesar–Life Of A Colossus by Adam Goldsworthy.

Though these events took place a long time ago, the impact of the rise of Caesar and the history of Rome is still recalled today.

Here is a comprehensive timeline of Ancient Roman history.

Here are some essays Ancient Rome from the BBC.

(Below—Whoopee! It is Cleopatra and Caesar as painted by Jean-Leon Gerome in 1866.)

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