RAHUL CHADHA | The benefits of biodiesel are numerous – the raw ingredients of the fuel are easily produced domestically, eliminating U.S. dependence on foreign oil, and there is a significant (sometimes complete) reduction in the amount of greenhouse gasses and toxic byproducts produced by burning petroleum diesel. Existing diesel engines can be powered by biodiesel, in most cases with no modifications. more... 0 Comments
small WORLD Podcast | Interview with Cyndi Rhoades of Anti-Apathy and Worn Again. more... 0 Comments
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G. Dunkel | One UFT member pointed out the flaws to Workers World. “Zero percent for the first year, 2 percent for the second. This means that for the two-and-a half years we worked without a contract, we’ll get about a thousand dollars. Not much for New York City.” more... 1 Comments
Kassandra Komplex (I Wish) | What are we facing now as the economy prepares to hit the wall known as resource limits? Will growth suddenly implode?
Brendan Maslauskas Dunn | It was nearing ten o’clock, Sunday night (Sept. 25). I was driving my friend home to SUNY Oswego on Rt. 481 N. and there on the left side of the road, just north of the city of Fulton, I saw two workers boldly picketing in front of the Interface Solutions Volney Plant, a company that manufactures gaskets and paper backing for vinyl flooring. I was surprised to see them there. It was over a month ago that I had seen workers at the same picket line. I decided to turn around and find out why exactly they were picketing. more... 1 Comments
Max Boehnel | Robert Scheer in "The Nation" wrote that the catastrophe was the result of a campaign to systematically demonize the role of the central government in American life. Manipulative politicians have convinced whites from the lower and middle class that thei economic and social hardships are results of a quasi-socialist government policy. more... 0 Comments
Joachim Bischoff | Given the enormous advances in productivity, radical reduction of workinghours is an overdue demand. However working hours are actually lengthened while millions of long-term unemployed must manage with social transfers below the socio-cultural subsistence level. Power relations are hidden behind the distribution structures. more... 0 Comments
Tom Soto | On Sept. 23, as hundreds of workers and their families were participating in the annual pro-independence commemoration known as "El Grito de Lares," agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigations descended on the town of Hormigueros in western Puerto Rico and fired the shots that killed Puerto Rican liberation hero Filiberto Ojeda Ríos. more... 0 Comments
Richard Mellor | “It will be a hard pill for many Americans to swallow--the idea of doing with less so that big business can have more...Nothing that this nation, or any other nation, has done in modern economic history compares with the selling job that must be done to make people accept this reality.” (Business Week 10-12-74.) more... 0 Comments
Workers World | The devastation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina has revealed in stark terms that there must be two fronts in the anti-war movement: the fight to get the U.S. out of Iraq and the fight against poverty, racism and national oppression at home. more... 21 Comments
Dave Lindorff | Tidy concepts like competition and free markets don’t apply in this industry, where the executives of each company know everything about the “competition” without even asking, and where the government is happy to let them suck the profits out of the public’s pockets like crude from a gusher. more... 0 Comments
Steven Wishnia | In the short run, New Orleans’ displaced people need massive assistance with temporary housing, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. On Sept. 2, the group urged Congress to fund emergency vouchers for “all households in need,” make federal subsidies transferable for public-housing and Section 8 tenants, and ease the requirements for receiving aid. more... 0 Comments
A.K. Gupta | Just weeks into the recovery along the Gulf Coast, it’s looking like a corporate looting spree. First up was the KBR division of Halliburton, which received a $500 million contract Sept. 1 to repair damaged naval facilities in Louisiana and Mississippi. This is in addition to a $350 million contract KBR and three other companies received earlier this year to repair other naval facilities in Florida damaged by Hurricane Ivan in September 2004. more... 0 Comments
Chris Anderson | After Hurricane Katrina, close readers of the news could be forgiven for feeling a sense of schizophrenia. The devastation jolted many of TV’s talking heads out of their slick circus acts, turning them into something resembling real journalists. At the same time, many media outlets utterly failed to grasp the magnitude of the disaster, falling back on platitudinous hand wringing and racist, classist clichés. more... 0 Comments
The Great | Is there any sense of a left-wing battle today if we knew that there are no conditions for overthrowing capitalism and its replacement with a better society? more... 4 Comments
Jorge Torrealba, Director General, TEIC | TEIC, RESEARCHRS ON GLOBAL ECONOMICS, OFFERED COLLABORATION TO THE PM OF CANADA. HIS INDIFFERENCE IS REPORTED. WE AFFIRM THAT THE COMPLETE SOLUTION TO THE TRAGEDY OF KATRINA IS TO BE FOUND WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UN. WOULD THE GOVERNMENT IN WASHINGTON ASSIST US TO REACH THE ASSEMBLY? more... 0 Comments
Raymond Samuels | Life on the Planet in imminent danger from Global Warming more... 0 Comments
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