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ORGANIZING MEETING: Unjust Laws are Meant to be Broken///FEATURING: ELVIRA ARELLANO (Sept. 12 @ 6:30pm)

No One Is Illegal (NOISI) Coalition | Very Important organizing meeting to discuss next steps for the Immigrant Rights Movement. more...  0 Comments

Editorial - Blogging Stocks pundit gets it all wrong about the IWW and Starbucks.

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.
This demonstrates the foolishness in taking the business press seriously when it comes to analyzing unions. more...  2 Comments

"Attention, Shoplifters" from businessweek.com

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).
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Pathological Fixation on Work

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 on Rebuilding the Labor Movement

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.

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Editorial Cartoon: A Year After Katrina (corrected repost)

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

How Much Poverty Can a Society Endure?

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

DC-IWW and Supporters Picket Starbucks in DC to Support Fired NYC Organizers

Worker Freedom | More details...
On August 28th, 5 members of the Washington DC Industrial Workers of the World (DC-IWW) and several local supporters met at Dupont Circle to stage an informational picket of the nearby Starbucks.
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Lithographers to Starbucks: "The Whole World is Watching, and You are Being Judged."

Worker Freedom | Jim McDermet
Regional Director
Starbucks Inc.

Re: Reinstatement of Daniel Gross
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Antiteror $ Spent Policing Critical Mass

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

Katrina, one year later

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

Graphic Designers/Multi-media artists union

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

Friday: Chris Carlsson (author of Critical Mass, and from Processed World Journal) @ Bluestockings, 7pm

the kids | Seeds of the New
A Discussion with Chris Carlsson, author of Critical Mass: Bicyclings Defiant Celebration Friday, September 1st - 7pm - $5 to $10 suggested donation
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Higher Ed. in NYC: The Gentrification of City College

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

Building Bridges Monday Night:Senate Primary Candidate;NAFTA and Mexico's Crisis ; NJ Commuter Bus Strike

Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
Monday, August 28, 2006, 7 - 8 pm EST,
over WBAI Radio 99.5 FM
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Anarchy 101 - Work

C/o Hans Arp, Postleft Office | Groucho : Wages? Do you want to be wage slaves? Answer me that!
Bellhops: No.
Groucho : No, of course not. But what makes wage slaves? Wages! more...  3 Comments

IWW Starbucks Informational Picket in Edinburgh

Worker Freedom | We (4 wobs, two supporters) chose our ususal target - the High Street branch on the top of the Royal Mile.

The area was teeming with people as it's mid-Festival.
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Building Bridges Radio: Tolling the Retirement Bell in America: Bush Signs Pensions Bill

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Reports presents this 27 minute radio program.
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Union of Starbucks Workers in New Zealand Condemns Termination of Daniel Gross

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

We're a long way from real democracy

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 Comments

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