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Humane Society hires its first shelter veterinarian

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HEATH — Dr. Tiffany Lane has been named the Licking County Humane Society’s first full-time veterinarian on staff at the shelter in its 54-year history.

Lane brings 25 years of veterinary experience to oversee medical care provided to more than 3,000 animals annually at the shelter, 825 Thornville Drive in Heath.

She received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Ohio State University. She has previous experience in high volume spay and neuter clinics and most recently worked at Masterson’s Veterinary Clinic.

Lane’s role will help reduce animal homelessness and neglect in the community through low-cost vaccine clinics and spay/neuter clinics offered at the shelter, while providing treatment for homeless animals in the shelter’s care. For information about adopting pets or supporting LCHS, visit lchspets.org.

Carlson appointed to dog breeding advisory board

HEATH — Lori Ringhiser-Carlson, executive director of the

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The Working Class Is the Vast Majority of Society

Excerpt from A People’s Guide to Capitalism: An Introduction to Marxist Economics (Haymarket Books, August 2020).

The working class — black, white, native-born, and immigrant — across a diverse set of experiences and facing myriad oppressions, collectively make up a class of people who are exploited to create profits for the few. Understanding how class works and on what basis class positions are determined help to reveal the structures of power and exploitation in our society.

A very basic definition of classes as they exist under capitalism begins with this premise: workers have to sell our ability to work, and capitalists buy and command our labor power. You can’t understand either the worker’s or the boss’s class position without understanding that the whole of the system is one in which labor is set to work, in order to produce a profit for someone else.

Class, in other words, is a

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