an | What is the sane and responsible reaction to an insane and irresponsible system? When the lives of Iraqi’s are being ripped to pieces in the name of “democracy” and “freedom”, when citizens instead of governments become targets for the hatred of the exploited, when the interests of the privileged take absolute precedence over the interests of the rest of us, what is the sane and logical response to this blatant disregard for our individual desires of safety and security? more... 2 Comments
John Catalinotto | From the day he was kidnapped from a Belgrade prison to Scheveningen in The Hague and placed under NATO imprisonment, he carried out, under horribly unequal conditions, a heroic legal and political battle against the people who ordered him there. Like his fellow Balkans political prisoner of the 1930s, Bulgarian Communist Georgi Dmitrov, who successfully defended himself against bogus Nazi charges that he burned the Reichstag, Milosevic waged his own legal defense in the bogus NATO court.
LeiLani Dowell | Perhaps the most insightful poll was released on Jan. 31 by the Program on International Policy Attitudes. Entitled “What the Iraqi Public Wants,” the poll divided the Iraqi population into Kurds, Shia and Sunnis, and shows that 80 percent of all Iraqis polled believe that the “U.S. government plans to have permanent military bases in Iraq.” Seventy-six percent believed that the U.S. would refuse “if the new Iraqi government were to tell the U.S. to withdraw all of its forces within six months.” Eighty-seven percent would approve the government’s endorsing a timeline for U.S. withdrawal, as opposed to only reducing the forces “as the security situation improves.” Almost half of those polled—47 percent—said they approve of attacks on U.S.-led forces in Iraq. more... 0 Comments
Florian Roetzer | Offensive wars, normalization of war, militarization of foreign policy, exploding inequality, privatization, political corruption and nuclear power plants as panaceas have brought us to the brink of ruin. Changing course and accepting new priorities - decentralization, regionalization, nonviolence, infrastructure development and conservation - could be signs of a human-friendly future. more... 1 Comments
Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash | Radio WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
populist | ...What "Mission Accomplished" in reality achieved was an intractable quagmire of bloodletting and a nightmarish prospect of global conflict... more... 0 Comments
Stefan Drossler | Ulrich Duchrow and Franz Hinkelammert focus on the mis-developments in the third world where for example privatization of the water supply led to higher prices. International conglomerates made profits on which they paid no local taxes. more... 0 Comments
Angela Klein | The postulate `Work as cheap as possible and at the worst possible conditions' leads us back to the 19th century. We are faqr removed today from the 1985 watchword `More Time for Living and Loving'. more... 0 Comments
Guiseppe Zangara | Tuesday, March 21st. 7:30pm Rm. 906 @ NYU's Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South. Photo ID required upon entering. more... 77 Comments
VOLUNTEER | This year, the Canadian government is ignoring its own mandate to apply the Precautionary Approach to ecological management as it stubbornly refuses to cancel the seal "hunt" despite ice conditions worse than ever before recorded. This situation poses a dire threat to the seal pups since they require thick, sturdy ice to hold them for weeks until they learn to swim.
Hoipolloi Cassidy | Students and workers protesting a new law designed to strip legal protections from most young hires have been occupying buildings and demonstrating throughout France more... 19 Comments
a union activist | Industrial Workers of the World IU # 660's Starbucks Workers Union made a noble effort to unionize 3 Starbucks stores in Downtown Manhattan. Despite their best intentions, the union activists involved basically bit off more than they could chew. After all, it is hard for 4 people to face off a multibillion dollar global retail giant, with a high turnover workforce and an elaborate system of on the job surveillance. So, the IWW was faced with coming up with an exit strategy. They actually did a good job of that. Sadly, the union has declined to face reality, and admit that a defeat is a defeat. more... 7 Comments
Worker Freedom | Coffee Giant Must Rehire Fired Baristas and Rescind National Anti-Union Policies
Talia Whyte | Hundreds of passionate, dynamic women- and a few men- from around the world gathered at UN headquarters on February 27 for the start of the 50th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The event marks 60 years of working for gender equality, peace and development.
Worker Freedom | Shocking city and state politicians, the corporate world and their bosses at the MTA, New York City transit workers rejected their proposed contract after a three-day strike. The vote was close; of 22,461 total votes cast, 11,227 Transit Workers Union members voted to ratify the contract, and 11,234 voted against – a difference of only seven votes.
Win Animal Rights | Activities are planned for March 30, March 31 and April 1, 2006.
Worker Freedom | March 7: IWW v. Starbucks Hearing Day 2
Cup o' Coffee | The National Labor Relations Board will hear testimony Monday from senior Starbucks
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CHRISTIAN PARENTI | Created in 1975 when the entire Venezuelan petroleum industry was nationalized, PDVSA has operated as “a state within a state,” never fully controlled by any of the governments that technically owned it. The engineers, geologists and managers who traditionally ran the company constituted a class unto themselves: petroleros: the cream of the Venezuelan elite. more... 0 CommentsPage 25 | Page 23
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