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FRENCH FRY FUEL: Biodiesel Blend Provides Energy Alternatives (Indy)

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 interview with Cyndi Rhoades, Anti-Apathy/Worn Again

small WORLD Podcast | Interview with Cyndi Rhoades of Anti-Apathy and Worn Again. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio:Filipino Union Leader Assasinated;India's General Strike;Venezuela's Warning

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, October 3, 2005 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
or streaming live at  http://www.2600.com/offthehook/hot2.ram more...  0 Comments

Why New York City teachers are angry

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

PEAK OIL CONFERENCE, OCT. 5, NYC

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?
What will be the effects of Peak Oil (a geological phenomenon) and petrocollapse (a socio-economic phenomenon) on food supply and other services we depend on?
What is the role of the market in determining how severe will be the effect of shortage stemming from geological depletion?
Is there a "Plan B" to ease a transition to sustainable living in a world without plentiful energy and petroleum's materials? more...  0 Comments

Fulton, NY Workers at Interafce Solutions Inc. Locked out by Management

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

Katrina and the Prehistory

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

Time Autonomy for Everyone

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

Filiberto Ojeda Ríos assassinated by FBI

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

There's an explanation for all this

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

subMedia releases 'George Bush Don't Like Black People' Video

subMedia | Independent Media Group subMedia ( http://submediatv.com) has released a music video to accompany the track 'George Bush Don't Like Black People' by the legendary K.O. more...  1 Comments

Troops Out Now! Build a United Front!

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

Oil Price-Fixing (Gasp)? Of Course There's Oil Price-Fixing!

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

What Is To Be Re-Done? Saving New Orleans From the Vultures (Indy)

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

Do the Hustle: Reconstruction Scams Unleashed on the Big Easy (Indy)

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

Media Madness: Black and White in Living Color (Indy)

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 SENSE OF A LEFT-WING BATTLE

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

Canada Could Have Done Much Better

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

Avoiding a Fate like Mars for Earth

Raymond Samuels | Life on the Planet in imminent danger from Global Warming more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: Jesse Jackson on Gulf Reconstruction and Farmworkers Organize with Arturo Rodriguez

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report brings you this
28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK more...  0 Comments

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