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Is the Dollar Hegemony Ending?

Volker Brautigam | The demand for dollars will fall significantly when oil is transacted in euros. The US must control its twin deficits and reduce its footprint to keep the confidence of foreign creditors. Radical restructuring and removal of incompetent, corrupt leadership could avert global depression. more...  0 Comments

Immigrant Rights: Emergency Response Network Meeting - Friday July 7

Elizabeth | New Yorkers for Immigration Control Enforcement (NY-ICE), a far-Right group connected to the Minutemen and many white supremacist organizations, demonstrated in NYC three times in the last month. But every time, they have been met by counter-protest. Come to this meeting to help organize an Emergency Response Network to challenge these racists every time they dare to show up in our city. more...  0 Comments

In the Stagnation Trap: Capitalist Development

Klaus Steinitz | Demands for distribution and redistribution, for economic democracy and social regulation opposing market radicalism must be in the foreground. Investment, distribution, regulation and taxation policies can help avert destruction of society and exploding inequality. Repressing crisis and blind spots is the path of least resistance like cleaning the outside of the cup while the inside remains filthy. more...  0 Comments

Lay Dead? Rumors Abound that Ken Lay Still Alive

Joe Protester | Houston - The sudden, unexpected death of Enron Corp. CEO Kenneth Lay on the eve of his court sentencing has prompted widespread speculation that the convicted multimillionaire is in fact, not actually dead. Some internet bloggers’ have gone as far as suggesting that the fatal ‘massive heart attack’ was nothing more than an elaborate hoax by Lay designed to avoid spending his remaining years in prison. more...  3 Comments

Trade Protesters Seize Estates in Guatemala

Weekly News Update on the Americas | On June 30 Guatemala's National Coordinating Committee of Campesino Organizations (CNOC), the Social Organizations Collective and other groups announced plans for protests against DR-CAFTA on July 1. Hundreds of campesinos started protesting even before July 1, occupying five government-owned estates on June 29. more...  0 Comments

On July 16th, Come to the Summer Really Really Free Market!!

R. Lee Free | Swap goods (You know, the stuff that is too good to throw away but you shouldn’t keep), share skills, give
presents, eat food, hang out, dance, sing and have fun—all for free!

· Sunday, July 16th
· St. Marks Church (2nd Ave Bet. 10th & 11th St.)
· Noon to Just After Dusk! more...  19 Comments

ABC No Rio Acquires the Property at 156 Rivington Street

ABC | On June 29 ABC No Rio took ownership of the property at 156 Rivington Street from the City of New York, following several years of planning and negotiations. more...  1 Comments

The Art of Africa: an Open Letter

Aminata Traore | The following was written in response to the much-heralded museum of "non-European art" built by the French Government and recently opened on the Quai Branly in Paris. The author, Aminata Traore, is a writer and former Minister of Culture and the Tourism of Mali. Translated and posted by Paul Werner. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio Mon. Night:Mexico Votes;African Intl Arts Festival with Kisumu Kinshasa & Vincent Allen, Musician

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
Monday, July 3, 2006, 7- 8 pm EST,
over WBAI Radio 99.5 FM
or streaming live at  http://www.wbai.org
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Building Bridges Radio: The Killing Floor at Smithfield Hams

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program.
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Campesinos Block Ruins in Peru, Oil Wells in Ecuador

Weekly News Update on the Americas | The General Confederation of Peruvian Workers (CGTP) called for the June 21 action. "The TLC [creates] the cruelest unfair competition between our Andean products and highly subsidized US products; it will plunge us into poverty, destroying our agriculture and our national manufacturing sector in its early stages." more...  0 Comments

Would you shelter an immigrant?

Hoipolloi Cassidy | As the French Government prepares to deport thousands of undocumented school children, many in France are prepared to resist and protect. more...  2 Comments

Nativo Lopez: What's Next for the Immigrant Rights Movement?

Socialist Worker | Nativo Lopez, president of the Mexican American Political Association and a lead organizer of the immigrant rights protests in LA, on where the movement needs to go from here. Transcript of a talk presented at the Socialism 2006 conference on Saturday, June 24. more...  10 Comments

Protest the Minutemen on Friday!

Elizabeth | For the third time in a month, Minutemen will protest in NYC. It is time for our side to get bigger, stronger and more organized. Please come to this protest and make it clear these bigots will not be able to recruit for their hate and grow in our city. more...  0 Comments

THE TAKE, free screening!!

nawonyourbones@gmail.com | FREE SCREENING of "THE TAKE"
This Thursday 6/29, 8pm
at Times-Up
(49 E. Houston, btwn Mott/Mulberry)

Introduction and Q&A/discussion
with Marina Sitrin- activist and author of Horizontalism: Voices of
Popular Power in Argentina (AK Press); Professor, Gallatin School at
NYU and Argentinian activist(s) TBA

The Take (2004, 87 min, written/produced/directed by Avi Lewis & Naomi Klein)
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RGB: Rent Gouging Bastards

Bennett Baumer | At a sleepy June 1 Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) meeting, a few tenant advocates sat idly while the board’s two tenant members made a resolution in support of home rule. Though Mayor Bloomberg is tepidly against the issue – restoring power over rent and eviction laws to city council – no one could foresee how the mayor’s appointed board chairman Marvin Markus would react.

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'This is Forever' Discussion Series @ Bluestockings upcoming events: Critical Mass & Seeds of the New

the kids | 'This is Forever' Discussion Series, hosted by Bluestockings Books, presents two upcoming events: 'Critical Mass, War Machine' with Will Weikart on July 21st, and 'Seeds of the New' with Chris Carlsson (of Processed World, author of Critical Mass) on September 1st. more...  0 Comments

The Venezuela of Chávez

Milton D'Leon | There is no revolution without a social revolution carried out by workers, peasants and the poor, by expropriating the big capitalists and instituting a planned economy, eliminating capitalist monopolies, instituting state control over the fundamental economic activities of the country, with political power in the hands of the working class. To speak of revolution, except in this sense, is merely empty talk. more...  0 Comments

Taking Impeachment on the Road

Dave Lindorff | Impeachment can play a vital role in building resistance to dictatorship, both in the electoral politics and on the street. It’s not an either/or proposition.
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The Status Quo

Barbara Borretsch | Perhaps the only question is whether the people or corporate elites should regulate and plan. Perhaps businessmen are not the only ones who understand growth and development. Perhaps profit worship, trickle down economic and the self-healing market are myths. The economy is part of a larger reality, an oikos. Housing, education, health care, living wage jobs and a strong infrastructure create a public spirit and are more than incidentals. more...  0 Comments

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