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State Demands HIV/AIDS Welfare Recipients To Live On $11 A Day

kaitlyn tikkun | The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced Oct. 1st that the NYC HIV/AIDS Services Administration will collect all post-rent income of HIV/AIDS welfare recipients, except for $330 a month. This goes into effect on Nov. 1st. Some 2,200 people are effected, including between 200 and 300 families. The New York City Aids Housing Network held a press conference on Tuesday as tenants and housing providers scramble to deal with the imminent crisis. more...  2 Comments

The Bronx is Burning (Under the Microscope)

Modern Pitung | The borough I call home, the Bronx: How my mention of its name used to strike a mysterious sort of terror in the heart of the white man. A recent New York Times article suggests that the sense of terror at the dread phrase "The Bronx" has subsided. Only now I am the one having the sense of terror. more...  7 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: Building Bridges: Si Kahn-The Fox in the Henhouse

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 29 minute radio program.
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Bush slams Christians, bunch of Nuts

Joe Knollenberg | Bush White House officials secretly mocked evangelical leaders and their trailer trash followers
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Oaxaca at the crossroads

Martín Juárez | If these [Mexico City] agreements are imposed, it would signify the surrender of the Oaxaca commune to the state forces, in accordance with the program of the most class collaborationist sectors of the APPO leadership and of Section 22 of the Teachers Union. more...  0 Comments

TOMORROW! SATURDAY! Come to the 3rd Annual Really Really Free Market!

R. Lee Free | WHY REALLY REALLY FREE MARKETS?
Because there is enough for everyone.
Because sharing is more fulfilling than owning.
Because corporations would rather the landfills overflow than anyone get anything for free.
Because scarcity is a myth constructed to keep us at the mercy of the economy.
Because a sunny day outside is better than anything money could buy. more...  2 Comments

Community Groups Denounce Continued Proposed Privatization of Randall's Island

Well informed, poetic famous Writer | Community groups are outraged over a plan that would allow private schools
from the Upper East Side to dominate ball fields on Randalls Island. Under a
proposed agreement between the Parks Department and a group of Manhattan
private schools, more than 30 fields will be for their exclusive use.

"Here we go again. With the proposed destruction of park land that the
private water park would require, the Administration is scrambling for
schemes to make up for it. This is an unfortunate indication of how out of
touch they are. more...  1 Comments

Student/Farmworker Alliance National Days of Action!

SFA | 1-2 Punch!
Nationwide McDonald's actions Oct. 27-28th
From 'sweet spot' to sore spot!...

This October 27-28th, join students and young people across the country in standing with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to end sweatshops and modern-day slavery in the fields! more...  0 Comments

Election 2006: No votes for the capitalist parties

Fred Bergen | Faced with this situation, Working Class Emancipation calls for voting a "spoiled" ballot, by writing "Defeat US Imperialism in Iraq and Afghanistan" and "Full Citizenship Rights for All Immigrants" all over the ballot (or filling these slogans in as "write in candidates" if it is an electronic voting machine). We call on the workers and militant youth who want to see a working class revolutionary alternative on the ballot in the future to join us and help build the organization that can make this possible. more...  0 Comments

THE LEFT WOULD WIN THE ELECTIONS IN ECUADOR

Nelson F. Nuñez Vergara | Ecuador will have presidential elections next month October 15, and election results can stimulate important political changes within the country and a significant effect in the region. According to the latest surveys, the two main candidates are, the leftist Rafael Correa (33%), and Social Democrat Leon Roldós (22%), most likely to continue on into a second round of voting. Electoral norms dictate that a winner gain over 40% of the electorate votes in addition to having a 10% lead over the next closest rival. Correa is presently close to reaching that goal. more...  0 Comments

Minuteman Dir Says Columbia Students are “21st Century Facists”

keeley | What a jackass more...  18 Comments

WBAI's Building Bridges Monday Night: Chomsky and Chavez-Hegemony or Survival and Iraq for Sale

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
Monday, October 9, 2006, 7- 11 pm EST,
over WBAI Radio 99.5 FM
or streaming live at  http://www.wbai.org
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Building Bridges Radio: Protesting The Killing Floor At Smithfield Hams

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents
this 28 minute radio program.
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ALVARO VARGAS LLOSA SENDS HUGO CHAVEZ TO DANTE'S INFERNO

Stephen Lendman | CONSERVATIVE THINK TANK WRITER SAVAGES HUGO CHAVEZ more...  0 Comments

CARPENTERS UNION STABS MINORITIES IN THE BACK

Gregory A. Butler | The New York City District Council of Carpenters has imposed a $ 12.23/hr pay cut on carpenters in the residential sector. Most of these workers are Latino or Black immigrants - and most commercial carpenters happen to be American born Whites - so there's a racial angle to this sellout. more...  0 Comments

Ironworkers Union Segregates Mexican Workers

Gregory A. Butler | The Ironworkers Union has set up a segregated low-wage local for Mexican lathers in the south and west. This 21 state "local union", run by White officers, basically functions as a company union for low wage scab rebar contractors. more...  0 Comments

Starbucks Gets Wobbly - Embattled baristas at the coffee giant turn to the Industrial Workers of the World

Worker Freedom | When Joe Tessone and his fellow Starbucks baristas walked into a pep rally with management at their store in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood in August, the bosses were ready.
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Enviro Groups Urge Candidates to Pledge a Toxic Free Future for NYS

Citizens Environmental Coalition | The Alliance for a Toxic Free Future (ATFF0 called today for candidates for state office in New York State to pledge to take action to reduce the threat to the public health and environment from exposure to unsafe chemicals. “ATFF represents New York State’s growing movement for environmental health and justice. We trust that those who claim to represent New Yorkers will gladly sign the pledge to protect our families, workers and environment. Recent developments in science and technology promise to move the chemical industry to a new green future. We need leadership from government and business to realize this promise,” said Prof. Steve Breyman, co-chair of the Board of Citizens’ Environmental Coalition.
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MARCHA REPARACION PARA AFRICA

Abuy nfubea | On October 12, the black community, African immigrants, in Spain and the Americas will
stage a world day of protest to request REPARATIONS for slavery (defined as a crime against humanity by the United Nations at the International Conference against Racism at Durban in 2001 and by the African Social
Forum at Bamako in 2006).
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Throw out the bureaucrats: Labor must take the road of class struggle!

Fred Bergen | Throw out the union bureaucrats, betrayers of the workers!
Labor must take the road of class struggle! more...  5 Comments

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