No One Is Illegal (NOISI) Coalition | Very Important organizing meeting to discuss next steps for the Immigrant Rights Movement. more... 0 Comments
Worker Freedom | Retailers like Starbucks operate on such a thin margin that -- were Starbucks to become widely unionized -- there would be some transfer of money into union dues, but any significant increase in pay or benefits would result in the need to cut overall staff, something a union would not be likely to tolerate.
ronald reagan | from our friends at businessweek.com... an informative article on the latest efforts to protect the capital of major chain stores that can afford the ridiculously complicated technology to combat shoplifting. kind of hilarious, kind of scary, definitely relevant. if you go to businessweek.com, (it is your patriotic duty to do so), there is a surprising number of comments against the use of this "big-brother" technology (to use a cliched term).
Holger Heide | Work mania - voluntarily - has become social normality.. We have largely internalized the norms of the work society. In other words, we are susceptible to work mania. more... 0 Comments
Howie Hawkins | Unions need to offer a vision of how a just society should be organized. We need to organize for real solutions like fair trade, national health insurance, labor law reform, internal union democratic reforms to re-engage the rank and file, and a multi-year, multi-trillion dollar public works program to create millions of new jobs building an ecologically sustainable infrastructure for our future. The labor union movement avoids the real issues confronting us as workers: declining real wages, jobs lost to outsourcing, the erosion of pension security and health benefits, legal barriers to union organizing, top-down union bureaucracies, and the mounting environmental and energy crises.
Mike Flugennock | (sorry for the repost, the server lost my images on the first one) This idea slammed head-on into my brain after reading little bits of Dubya's speech on the Katrina anniversary, after seeing the montage of drowning victims in Spike Lee's documentary, and after reading in various news reports that a year after the hurricane, corpses were still being found. more... 0 Comments
Christoph Butterwegge | Pretending that justice is possible with growing inequality is pure ideology. Distributive justice is the key for a peaceful future.. Spending for the welfare state has not growin in Germany. more... 0 Comments
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reZz | Critical Mass in Manhattan on August 25th kicked off much like similar rides in Paris, Japan, San Francisco or Brooklyn. About 150 cyclists gathered in Union Square to the tune of marching band music, uniformed dancers and a speech marking the anniversary of hurricane Katrina. About five minutes into the ride, it seemed to be more of a memorial to the first amendment right to free assembly. The ride was quickly halved in number as phalanxes of cops rode into the group on spanking new mini scooters, grabbed people from their bikes and …. gave them traffic tickets. more... 4 Comments
Fred Bergen | We revolutionaries insist that black liberation, including the conquest of full democratic rights for blacks in the US, can only be achieved through socialist revolution. It is hopeless and naïve to expect the US government to "rebuild for democracy". The face of US capitalist "democracy" was unmasked by Hurricane Katrina, and it's not going to get any prettier. more... 0 Comments
Adam F | As graphic designers, animators, web designers, and other multi-media artists, we are increasingly forced to content ourselves with 19th century working hours (necessitating no overtime pay), deteriorating benefits, and perpetual financial and job insecurity. By their glaring omission from print and online journals, these concerns register as nonissues. We are therefore left with the impression that informal work environments and the intellectual gratification permitted by creative design renders these grievances irrelevant. more... 0 Comments
the kids | Seeds of the New
All City NYC | City College of NY (CCNY) like Hunter College, which is the only other 4-year CUNY college where there are dorms, reserves a huge chunk of its housing for the CUNY Honors program, which which is a program that is at the forefront of creating an elite section of the university in the 4-year colleges of CUNY, through scholarships to students primarily based on standardized test scores- which are not actually a good marker of a students actual intellgence, but rather, their class and race. [Read More] more... 1 Comments
Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
C/o Hans Arp, Postleft Office | Groucho : Wages? Do you want to be wage slaves? Answer me that!
Worker Freedom | We (4 wobs, two supporters) chose our ususal target - the High Street branch on the top of the Royal Mile.
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Reports presents this 27 minute radio program.
Worker Freedom | Starbucks continues a campaign of union busting in the United States while the IWW Starbucks Union continues to organize. Coffee giant Starbucks is accused of unlawfully terminating the Union co-founder, Daniel Gross. more... 0 Comments
BY COLE KRAWITZ AND JAY TOOLE | From gerrymandered redistricting and antiquated voting machines, to purging and suppression of voters through state-regulated photo IDs, historically disfranchised communities continue to experience the erosion of their political power, particularly in low-income communities and communities of color. more... 6 CommentsPage 41 | Page 39
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