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Award-winning documentary premieres with three screenings in NYC

Corrugated Films | From the co-producer of the award-winning documentary, This is What Democracy Looks Like, a new film about a grassroots struggle for economic and social justice in Mexico's public schools. Featuring Eduardo Galeano, Maude Barlow, Los Mocosos, DJ Food, PlanB, and Slowrider. more...  0 Comments

Propaganda 101 Issue 4 Release Party

Propaganda 101 | Propaganda 101 is a youth based, grassroots, multimedia group that works to inject progressive politics into pop culture. We use a variety of events and productions to provide space for activists, artists, writers, and musicians to express their ideas and network with each other. This event celebrates the release of our fourth full feture magazine, which revolves around the topic of labor. more...  1 Comments

EZ Supply workers go IWW

Worker Freedom | Deep in the gritty, industrial district of North Brooklyn/Queens, 15 workers of EZ Supply started the new year right by marching to their workplace and demanding that their highly abusive boss sign a petition recognizing the IWW as their union.
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DUTY- FREE, México City´s Free Trade Agreement

Raúl Tortolero | Hey man, enough with articles that criticize street vendors. We´re all in it together. What´s the big deal? Don´t have any money? Go out and sell something. Don´t have a steady job? What do you want it for? It´s a drag dealing with the boss, bad pay, and lousy hours. On the street, you are the king or improvisation. more...  0 Comments

The UN’s lethal role in Haiti, Ivory Coast

G. Dunkel | The UN presence provides a buffer for the Bush administration from criticisms like that of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus and other Black leaders demanding U.S. withdrawal from Haiti, and making the obvious connection to the occupation and war in Iraq. more...  0 Comments

SPARTACIST BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPEAKING TOUR

New York Spartacist League | Spartacist Black History Month Speaking Tour: "Race, Class and Socialist Revolution: Class-Struggle Road to Black Freedom", "Mumia Is an Innocent Man! The Fight to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abolish the Racist Death Penalty!" more...  0 Comments

Are All Unemployed Persons Idlers?

Attac Germany | According to the neoliberal myth, higher profits lead to increased investments and more jobs. In reality, corporations repress the worsening domestic economy through foreign takeovers (e.g. German universities, Newsweek Canada etc). Is making the unemployed, seniors, disabled and students invisible a form of structural terrorism? more...  0 Comments

Tehran bus strikers violently attacked; hundreds arrested

Worker Freedom | The mass assemblies and picket lines of striking bus workers in all ten transport districts of Iran’s capital, Tehran, came under violent attack by the security forces this morning.
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NYU Grad Student Rally & Union Support

Erin Siegal | In front of NYU's Bobst library Thursday, NYU students, strikers, and supporters held a rally. [Coverage From NYU Inc. || Nerds For GSOC 1 || 2 more...  1 Comments

Competition Leads to Unemployment without Taxation

Attac Austria | To create jobs, the profits from the CFommon Market must be brought back into the economy as investments. The union pursues the exact opposite with tax competition. The competition leads to higher unemployment without the recycling of profits. more...  0 Comments

New York Transit Workers Reject Proposed Contract

Worker Freedom | New York City’s bus and subway workers have sent shock waves through the labor movement and beyond as they demand that their employer and their union--Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100--give them a fair contract. more...  0 Comments

Steve Miller, Bono and Angela Merkel—What An Act

Richard Mellor | As US capitalists intensify their offensive, the global club to which they belong meets in Davos with poster boy Bono offering them a cover. more...  0 Comments

Spartacist Black History Month Speaking Tour

New York Spartacist League | Spartacist Black History Month Speaking Tour: "Race, Class and Socialist Revolution: Class-Struggle Road to Black Freedom", "Mumia Is an Innocent Man! The Fight to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abolish the Racist Death Penalty!" more...  0 Comments

Spartacist Black History Month Speaking Tour

New York Spartacist League | Black History Month Speaking Tour: "Race, Class and Socialist Revolution: Class-Struggle Road to Black Freedom", "Mumia Is an Innocent Man! The Fight to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abolish the Racist Death Penalty!" more...  0 Comments

Ford bosses to cut 30,000 jobs

Fred Goldstein | The lesson is that no concessions will lead to an end of the attacks. The only answer is organized resistance. more...  1 Comments

Auto-Cannabilism

Gerd Bedszent | In the 1970s, several hundred so-called "multis" existed worldwide. Today there are 60,000 multinational businesses with 50 million employees. more...  0 Comments

Common Ground Collective (NOLA) Report Back Tomorrow 1/25 @ 339 Lafayette St. NYC

Greg Pason | Common Ground (NOLA) activists Sean White and Joshua Everett will give a slide presentation and report back on post-Katrina activism in New Orleans.

The event will be held on Wednesday Jan. 25th at 339 Lafayette St. (buzzer #11) @ 6 PM more...  0 Comments

In crisis, Washington manufactures new tensions

Fred Goldstein | Washington is moving towards a confrontation that is very dangerous. The anti-war movement must take heed of this new threatening development coming out of Washington, put it high on the agenda, and tell Washington: “Hands off Iran!” more...  0 Comments

Sanctions Against Striking NYU Workers Begin

NYU Nerds For GSOC | The following is a letter received today by a striking TA in the sociology department.
letter about sanctions

The text reads as follows:

"Dear Amy:

The Office of the Provost has concluded that the following course is not meeting.

Course #: V930302/1
Instructor: Amy LeClair
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Room 711, Silver Center

We have consulted your school, which has not provided any information to indicate that this course is meeting as scheduled. If our information is not correct and this class is meeting, or there are any particular considerations of which we should be aware, please contact me with that information by 5:00 PM on Thursday, January 16, 2006.

Absent any information from you, we will move forward with the steps outlined in President Sexton's November 28 letter, which provided that -- while you will continue to receive free tuition and the University will continue to pay 100% of your health care premiums -- your stipend will be withdrawn for two semesters.

We recognize the loss of a stipend may present financial hardship for some graduate students. Should you require a student loan, one will be made available to you for up to the amount of your stipend. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid (Tony Del Bono) and they will assist you.

Sincerely,

Frank Hoppensteadt
, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Provost for Planning [Read More] more...  1 Comments

Reminder: NYU Rally Thursday 4pm

Tommy SPNYC | Join the striking Graduate Students at NYU for a rally and picket, Thursday,
January 26th, 4pm, in front of Bobst Library. more...  0 Comments

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