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Building Bridges Radio:Transit Settlement; Sago Mineworker Deaths

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, January 9, 2006, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
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how much is enough? enough

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The Social Contract and God's Reign

Urs Eignemann | Discovering the Bible in the Bible, the kerygma or proclamation of Jesus, is vital to disarm the literalists. Literalism can repress mystery, uncertainty, diversity, engagement and interdependence..The threatening two-thirds society is the product of a neoliberal deregulation policy of all social areas in the service of anonymous capital. A re-regulation policy oriented in the well-being of the weak and their integration must counter the inclusion-exclusion dynamic and cancel the income- and assets redistribution from the bottom to the top. more...  2 Comments

THIS WEDNESDAY-United Oil Awareness Day/ NYC Peak Oil January Meetup

Garrett | Help prepare yourself and your city for "an unprecedented risk management problem" (Hirsch Report for US Dept. of Energy) "more challenging than perhaps any transition in modern human history" (Bill McKibben, NY Review of Books) more...  34 Comments

'Energy Dissent' and the 2006 G8 Summit in Russia

acornista | Reclaim the debate! Resist the G8! In July 2006, the G8 will hold its annual Summit in St.Petersburg, Russia. Vladimir Putin says he's placing "energy security" at the top of the G8 agenda during Russia's presidency. The G8 countries consume 45% of world oil and produce 47% of global CO2 emissions. Their "energy security" is our energy grave! more...  0 Comments

The Terrorist Worker

Nicholas Powers | The subway strike of 2005 can be summed up by a phrase, “black workers are Evil Doers.” When the Transit Workers Union 100, a majority Caribbean-Latino-Asian-African American local walked off the job, the media immediately fused images of criminals and terrorists to the picketing workers. more...  2 Comments

Reform and revolution

Sam Marcy | What has made the Cuban Revolution unique? Why is it such a beacon to the workers and oppressed masses, not only of Latin America and the Caribbean but around the world?

There have been many uprisings, guerrilla wars, progressive electoral victories and military coups in Latin America in the course of this century. But the triumph of Fidel Castro's guerrilla army over the Batista dictatorship did something that no previous struggle had accomplished. more...  5 Comments

Why the TWU strike was an historic event

Milt Neidenberg | The strike will resonate far beyond this city, particularly among the more oppressed, low-paid multinational workers—including many women and immigrants—who suffer intensified deprivation and indignities. Because of the strike, TWU Local 100 and its leaders came out stronger, with a contract they can live with and their dignity intact. Considering that it came during the most relentless and protracted attack on the labor movement, this was the biggest and best thing that has happened in years. That makes it an historic event. more...  2 Comments

The Wobblies Resurface in New York, Targeting Starbucks and FreshDirect

Worker Freedom | The Wobblies are back. Organizers with the 101-year-old Industrial Workers of the World - a radical union that once included "Big Bill" Haywood, Helen Keller, and "Mother" Mary Harris Jones - recently launched efforts in New York to organize Starbucks, illegal immigrant workers, and the online grocer FreshDirect.

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From RTW 31: Toussaint’s Contract Deal Falling Apart - Mass Membership Meetings Must Decide the Way Forward!

Eric Josephson, Track Division, TWU Local 100 | The Local 100 ranks still feel the power of our strike. We have to fight back against Pataki and management’s new attacks. But that’s the last thing on President Toussaint’s mind. He’s still trying to talk his way out of the mess he’s gotten us into and trick us into supporting his deal. more...  2 Comments

Katrina Survivors Confront NYC Mayor

Stephen Millies | Michael Bloomberg, New York’s billionaire mayor who bought his second term in November, hadn’t planned on being confronted by nearly a hundred protesters during his extravagant inauguration on New Year’s Day. But there they were, picketing on Broadway across from City Hall. Their 50-square-foot banner demanded justice for survivors of the hurricanes that devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. more...  1 Comments

Response to Hysterical Right Wing Blogger Thomas Brewton

Worker Freedom | Recently, Thomas Brewton, an ultra rightist blogger for the reactionary, published a hysterical screed accusing the IWW (and most American business unions for that matter) of the usual bogeymen that hysterical right wingers find under every bed (i.e. "Communism", "Bolshevism", "Terrorism", "Anti-Americanism", etc).
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Building Bridges Radio: Charlie King and Karen Brandow - 100 Years of the IWW

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges National Edition presents this 58 minute radio program.
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Lifelong Work

Robert Kurz | This schizoid argumentation has long sunk into mass consciusness.. That a society with the highest productivity of world history chains seniors to production longer than in the Middle Ages is hardly upsetting. People accustom themselves to the paradoxes of this best of all worlds. more...  0 Comments


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Venezuela: Un Cardenal sermonea sobre las Misiones

Sofía Comuniello | * Partiendo de lo descrito por un conocido defensor en el extranjero del actual gobierno venezolano, se examina lo que hay tras las promocionadas Misiones o programas de acción social del régimen chavista.
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MTA Strike--Partial Victory at Great Cost

Ronald B. McGuire | I give Roger Toussaint great credit for quickly perceiving that the labor and community solidarity necessary for a successful challenge of the Taylor Law simply was not there. We knew the strike was coming, yet not a single union went on strike in solidarity, not a single rank and file caucus called for a wildcat strike and not a single supporter committed civil disobedience to shut down the City and fill the City's jails with strike supporters more...  6 Comments


Win Animal Rights |
Let's take this opportunity to end the year the same way it began, expressing our outrage at Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) and those that allow them to continue to maim and kill in the name of product testing. HLS kills 500 animals every day to test products like tooth paste and tanning lotion. Join us as we raise our voices in protest against those that allow HLS (trading as LSRI) to continue their bloody business. Targets will include both Market Makers for LSRI and investors in LSRI stock. more...  0 Comments

TWU, MTA Reach Tentative Agreement

imcista #9 | According to TWU Local 100, the TWU "Executive Board Tuesday night voted 37 to 4 to approve a new 37-month contract with the MTA NYC Transit." [See Roll Call Vote || TWU-MTA Memoradum of Understanding]

Local editorial boards have weighed in. The New York Times argues that the Local 100 membershi[ has won, while the NY Post gloats that "Roger Lost." Meanwhile, New York Newsday's Jimmy Breslin looks at the racial tension behind the strike. more...  1 Comments

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