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Weary Optimism

Robert Kurz | In payback time in the culture of fear, important trade, budget and cable access bills are passed in the dead of night. The dominant elite consciousness is a frozen consciousness where there are no alternatives and bankruptcy is just normal business practice. Welcome to the US of amnesia, down-is-up America! more...  0 Comments

June 22–25, 2006 Build the Left, Fight the Right Socialism 2006 Columbia University, New York City

socialism conference | MILLIONS OF PEOPLE felt their power in the streets on May Day 2006, when immigrants and their supporters shut down businesses and staged massive protests across the U.S. and South of the border.

The government and the Right have a vision of the world -- one of endless wars, racist scapegoating, and continuing to enrich the few while the rest of us pay the price. Bigots like the Minutemen line up at the border as hate crimes against immigrants rise, while anti-abortionists try to strip women of the right to choose. An entire U.S. city is nearly destroyed while the Bush administration fiddles. And the Democrats seem to offer no alternative to Bush's attacks. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio Mon. Night::Bloody Coke;Miser Millionaire Restaurateur;Delphi Buyouts

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
Monday, June 12, 2006, 7- 8 pm EST,
over WBAI Radio 99.5 FM
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Phony Demolitions (The Indypendent)

Bennett Baumer | “Phony demolitions” are the latest rabbit landlords are pulling from their hats to evict rent-regulated tenants from their affordable apartments. Exploiting a loophole in the rent-stabilization law, landlords doing “gut renovations” of apartments are claiming that they are demolishing buildings, although they are leaving the roof, walls, and in many cases entire floors intact.
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Home Rule Saves Homes (The Indypendent)

Bennett Baumer | Tenant advocates want to restore home rule (self-government) over rent and eviction laws to New York City so it can address the affordable housing crisis. The city government has not been able to strengthen rent controls or tenant protections since 1971, when the state Urstadt law was enacted. Part of then-Gov. Nelson Rockefeller’s disastrous and short-lived elimination of rent controls on vacant apartments, the law barred local governments from imposing rent or eviction regulations stronger than the state’s. more...  0 Comments

No Room For Renters (The Indypendent)

Steven Wishnia | If homeowners are having a hard time coming back to New Orleans because of the lack of infrastructure, from potable water to public schools, the city’s renters have it worse: They have virtually no legal claim on their old apartments. The hurricane and floods destroyed or caused major damage to more than half the city’s 188,000 homes and apartments, according to federal Department of Housing and Urban Development figures. more...  0 Comments

Planet of the Liberals

Hoipolloi Cassidy | The fantasy that the technology of the Web is inherently "revolutionary" is punctured at DailyKos, the mass-appeal right-of center Democrat chat-list. Unless by "revolutionary" you mean an inevitable collapse into infighting and paranoia. more...  5 Comments

Drive Free - Veggie Fuel for your car

Tonya Kay | how you can turn Free vegetable oil into diesel fuel for cars
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Palast's Peak Oil Puzzle

A Leonard | Has GPs love of Chavezismo blinded him to crucial science and energy issues? Someone should ask him when he's in town next week? more...  0 Comments

TONIGHT: Stand with Immigrant Workers Against Racial Discrimination and Tip Stealing

NLG Labor and Employment Committee | The National Lawyers Guild Labor and Employment Committee invite you to an urgent weekly protest against restaurant mogul Shelly Fireman. Mr. Fireman has built a restaurant empire by stealing workers' tips and paying less than the minimum wage. Employees of color that would like to move from dish washing or bussing to the wait staff are routinely passed over for white workers. In response to the workers' organizing effort, Fireman is launching an all-out assault. more...  0 Comments

The Ultimate Impeachable Crime: Fiddling While We All Burn

Dave Lindorff | This president’s attitude towards global warming is about the same as his attitude was towards the advance of Hurricane Katrina towards the Louisiana coast. And we saw what that accomplished. more...  0 Comments

Movie Review: An Inconvenient Truth

Hoipolloi Cassidy | The high peak drama in Al Gore's movie "An Inconvenient Truth" comes when Professor Gore explains how a frog dumped in hot water will jump right out, but if you gradually heat the water - at which point a collective gasp goes through the many sub-teen girls in the audience - and then Uncle Al seems to smile out at the kids and tells them, but we don't want the frog to be hurt do we, and the movie cuts to a giant cartoon hand pulling the cartoon frog from the jar and placing it on a lawn chair. Somehow that half-wit frog on his lawn chair, too dumb to thank us, reminds me of George Bush. more...  0 Comments

Five Amersino IWW members fired after rigged NLRB election

Worker Freedom | IWW and Make the Road by Walking supporters are walking intermittent picket lines at Brooklyn's Amersino produce distribution warehouse, after the boss provoked a short walk-out by firing two IWW activists. One, Eliezer Maca, was fired for challenging the boss's attempt to rig a union representation election by bringing in voters who did not work at the facility.

Staff Report - Industrial Worker, June 2006 more...  2 Comments

Mercadona - CNT members 75 days on strike. Solidarity still needed

reposted: Tommy NYC | The CNT members employed by Mercadona are now into their
75th day of a strike. The Workers Solidarity Alliance asks all comrades,
regardless of affiliation, to aid these strikers. more...  0 Comments

IS THERE A CULTURE OF CORRUPTION TODAY? FREE Wednesday, June 21, Society for Ethical Culture and NY Salon Present

Alan Miller | From Abramoff to DeLay, Washington is riddled with corrupt practices. Meanwhile, Enron and Adelphia cast shadows over Corporate America. This has led some to wonder if our political and business institutions face a deep-rooted problem of illegal and unethical behavior. On June 21st, 2006, the NY Salon and the New York Society for Ethical Culture will present “Is There a ‘Culture of Corruption’ in Politics and Business?” a discussion with four leading writers: Robert Pollock (WSJ), David Callahan (Cheating Culture), Matthew Continetti (Weekly Standard), Daniel Ben-Ami (Cowardly Capitalism) more...  0 Comments

7/28-30 Washington DC: National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference

Lee Siu Hin - Immigrant Solidarity Network | National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference: Friday - Sunday July 28-30, 2006, American University, Washington, DC more...  0 Comments

Justice at Starbucks: A Call for Campus Activists

Worker Freedom | Friends:

This is a call for activists towards a campus campaign to achieve dignity on the job for Starbucks baristas and coffee farmers.

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Protest Fleet Week celebration of war Saturday morning

~ | Groups including War Resisters League-NYC will gather at the New York Public Library steps Saturday morning for a march to the Intrepid museum to protest the Fleet Week celebration of war and empire.

41 Street & Fifth Ave. (near the "lions") 10:30 am more...  0 Comments

The Dilemma of Capitalism

Walter Grode | Without capitalism, we could not live but we can hardly survive with it. Shifting social costs is the real core of capitalism.. Governments are constantly forced to weigh the necessary control of capital against the dangers of positional deterioration more...  0 Comments

Mad Profits

Ulrich Greiner | The new type described by the sociologist Christopher Lasch in his book "The Blind Elite" is unscrupulously fixated on econoimic calculation.. He cannot feel a sense of responsibility for the community of a city, region or country. This sense cannot even arise. more...  0 Comments

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