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The Corrib Gas Controversy: State Collaboration with Shell Exposed

Brian and Andrew | The following article is a position paper on the Irish Government's attempt to placate growing opposition by the appointment of a so-called “independent mediator” to defuse the crisis over the outright handover of Irish energy resources to multinational corporations. It also includes an update on the present crisis at Corrib. more...  0 Comments

Labor must take the road of class struggle!

Fred Bergen | The era in which a reformist leadership could secure major gains for the workers has ended. Either the workers have to aim for it all, mobilizing the entire class to decisively and permanently defeat the forces of state repression that the monopoly capitalists array against them, or settle for nothing. more...  7 Comments

Creditor instead of Citizen: Democracy as a Discontinued Model

Werner Vontobel | Do the capital markets undermine democracy? more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Monday: Protesting Smithfield Hams;Test on Terrorism; Religion Gone Bad

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
Monday, October 2, 2006, 7- 8 pm EST,
over WBAI Radio 99.5 FM
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The Dublin Port Tunnel Scam

Brian and Andrew | The €1 billion euro Dublin Port Project, directed by Halliburton subsidiary KBR, has been plagued with construction problems, and from this viewpoint alone looks like becoming another financial black hole to the benefit of a military contractor. But there is more to the story: back in 1990, when there was a chance to move Dublin Port, thus providing room for much-needed expansion and removing Port traffic from the city streets, the State chose instead to leave the Port where is was and instead build the Port Tunnel. Earlier this year, the Progressive Democrats, partner in the Irish government, revived the plan to move the Port, when the tunnel was almost complete. This article examines why. more...  0 Comments

Break the Silence, End Impunity for Indonesia 1965 (Part 1)

Modern Pitung | From the end of September through October 1965, a long chain of events started in Indonesia.
In the end, millions of Indonesians were left dead or scarred for the rest of their lives by the violence that marked the beginning of the New Order regime of Suharto. Since that time, the events have gone on to be either justified or ignored in the West as a matter of "what those Third World people do." more...  0 Comments

PHILIPPINES: The worst regime post-Marcos

AKBAYAN | AKBAYAN (Citizens Action Party) commemorates Martial Law with condemnation of worst regime post-Marcos.

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Last year's unsuccessful effort to organize a transit fare strike in San Francisco

Kevin Keating | A critique of our efforts to foment a mass "self-reduction" movement on San Francisco's Muni public transit system. more...  0 Comments

Where is All the Wealth Going?

Dieter klein | The produced wealth is concentrated in the hands of a small elite..the downside of this concentration of wealth is absolute poverty, hunger and disease.. The disposable wealth could be greater than it is. more...  1 Comments

Journalism, Wall Street Journal Style

Stephen Lendman | How the Wall St. Journal savages Hugo Chavez. more...  0 Comments

Act Now: Federal Legislation Labels Activism 'Terrorism'

Animal Rights | The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is currently pending in Congress, and industry groups are doing their best to push it through quickly and with little public scrutiny, Patriot Act style, before Fall recess.
Please act now to make sure that the War on Terrorism, and the tragedy of 9/11, isn’t used to push a political agenda and silence dissent.
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UN ORIENTAL EN LA DIASPORA | Dr. TABARE VAZQUEZ (Uruguay's President said: I'am artiquist. He`s crazy? more...  0 Comments

No Child Left Behind, My Ass!

Peter L. Waldman | High-stakes tests are not valid measurements for academic achievement. Far too often, schools are scapegoated for failed or non-existent economic policy. Until the structural issues underlying poverty and institutional racism are addressed, then it’s not the achievement gap that is going to widen, but the income gap more...  0 Comments

Met Life to Stuy Town Tenants: Middle Class My Ass! (Indypendent)

Bennett Baumer | Met Life advertises the market-rate apartments as “luxury” and charges thousands of dollars for them—not bad for a complex that many tenants referred to as “projects.” “Stuy Town set the mold for urban redevelopment. The government gave a huge gift to Met Life, condemning the land and turning it over to Met Life with large-scale displacement of poor people,” said tenant historian Roberta Gold. || Full Story more...  5 Comments

Building Bridges Radio Monday:Iraq for Sale;West Begali Farmers Protest Evictions; Restaurant Workers Protest

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
Monday, September 25, 2006, 7- 8 pm EST,
over WBAI Radio 99.5 FM
or streaming live at
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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Detained by TSA at JFK

nycispes | The Venezuelan Mission to the UN is holding a press conference Sunday evening regarding the earlier detention and harassment of Venezuelan foreign minister Nicolas Maduro, after accompanying President Hugo Chavez during his visit to NYC for the conference at the United Nations. more...  11 Comments

Gas Prices and Bush's Popularity

Infoshop News | Infoshop News interviewed Doug Henwood about a prediction he made last week about falling gas prices and President Bush's popularity. As USA Today reported in an article yesterday, Henwood predicted last week that the drop in gas prices would spur an increase in Bush's popularity, which has increased to 44% according to a recent polls. more...  0 Comments

PHILIPPINES: Remember Martial Law!

Laban ng Masa (Struggle of the Masses) | The political climate today is similar to 1970-72, when Marcos was preparing for martial law. Unlike Marcos, however, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) has no clear electoral mandate and she does not have firm control of the military. Unable to buy legitimacy for her illegitimate government, she is performing all sorts of legal tricks to ensure her political survival. One trick she learned from the late dictator is to monkey around with the constitution.

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Hugo Chavez: Welcome Here

Modern Pitung | I had the good fortune of being one of the folks in the audience at Cooper Union when Hugo Chavez came to speak. As the yellow corporate media here in New York City continue to lie and obfuscate about Chavez's appearances, all in the interest of fomenting yet another conflict, I felt compelled to write. more...  25 Comments

Radical Feminist Silvia Federici to teach class on women and the body in the transition to capitalism

the kids | Silvia Federici will present a class on her amazing book 'Caliban and the Witch'. more...  2 Comments

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