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NEW POSTER FROM INDYMEDIA LETS UNCLE SAM KNOW HOW YOUTH FEEL ABOUT HIS WARS

The Indypendent, www.indypendent.org | These posters are for sale individually, or in bulk. Buy a bunch and resell them to benefit your anti-war or counter-recruitment organization. email  contact@indypendent.org or call 212-221-0521 for cheap bulk prices. more...  0 Comments

The rise and fall of the UN

James Cooke | One’s opinion of the United Nations reveals a lot about political consciousness; and because perception is usually based on experience, it’s only natural that people from different countries have opposing views about the UN and its pillar institutions— the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO). In the United States, familiarity of the UN is limited to vague notions of ‘international democracy’ and ‘peacekeeping’, words that inspire the noblest of intentions; the World Bank and IMF on the other hand are institutions that invoke little reaction among the US public. How and by whom the UN was formed, whose interests it serves, and the actual history of its ‘peacekeeping’ missions are all things rarely examined. It is the purpose of this essay to look at the formation and development of the UN, and in so doing, attempt to show the evolution of the capitalistic system itself, which was ‘reborn’ upon the back of these hardly-neutral organizations. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio Monday Night:Oaxaca Massacre; Labor Corruption; McDonalds Sweated Tomatoes

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
Monday, October 30, 2006, 7- 8 pm EST,
over WBAI Radio 99.5 FM
or streaming live at  http://www.wbai.org
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Decisive times in Oaxaca

LTS-CC | In Oaxaca, between the attempts of sectors of the teachers union
leadership to betray the struggle and the government's repressive
blackmail, the barricades stay up and APPO's sit-in in the Mexican
capital continues. The struggle finds itself at a decisive point. more...  2 Comments

TOMORROW: NORTHEAST SOCIALIST CONFERENCE

ISO | TOMORROW:

BUILD the Left – FIGHT the Right!
NORTHEAST SOCIALIST CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 28-29, City College more...  0 Comments

Hausman Street vs. Exxon

Block Magazine |

Greenpoint Oil Spill Part III: The Law Suit
The Residents of Hausman Street Speak

Few of the young and hip members of the gentrifying generation have ever been to Hausman Street in northeast Greenpoint, ground zero for the 17-million-gallon underground oil spill that has Exxon battling three lawsuits in federal court and, soon, the state attorney general. The block is as genuinely Brooklyn as they come—working-class row houses, people chatting on their stoops, watching the street life, speaking English or Polish. There are block parties, whether impromptu or organized a month in advance. The people you meet on the street are not shy to tell you that they are as proud of their blue-collar station in life as they are of the homes they have owned for decades, which are now worth over half a million dollars... [Read More]

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On the abolition of money

Guy Debord | written in 1987, concerns e-money, credit, the IMF, financial speculation. . . more...  1 Comments

Direct Action Against Victoria's Secret Catalogue Clear Cutting

Danny | On the upper-west side of Manhattan two protesters chained themselves to the doors of Victoria's Secret to bring attention to the companies poor environmental practices. The company, which prints over one million catalogues every day, uses paper made from the virgin wood of old growth forests and needs to be pressured to use recycled paper. For more information go to www.victoriasdirtysecret.net more...  6 Comments

PHILIPPINES: Resist Arroyo’s “mad dog” campaign to cripple the political opposition!

Laban ng Masa (Struggle of the Masses) | The Department of Interior and Local Government’s “preventive suspension” of Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay and his entire city council based on flimsy administrative charges marks the height of the Arroyo government’s “mad dog” campaign to cripple the political opposition by all means.

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Amid IWW Union Pressure and Expansion, Starbucks Loosens Purse Strings

Worker Freedom | Amid IWW Union Pressure and Expansion, Starbucks Loosens Purse Strings more...  0 Comments

Oil Prices Surge. Bush- not my fault.

Roy Blunt | Oil Prices climb. Bush says - it is not my fault. Who believes him?
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WOID XV-49. Dead unions walking

"Quill" Mike | Today's poster boy for union corruption is Brian McLaughlin, the very ex president of the New York City Central Labor Council, who was indicted last week on so many charges you had to check his perp shot just to make sure he didn't look like Edward G. Robinson.
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Elections in Ecuador

Juan Andrés Gallardo | The workers and poor people of Ecuador who saw with their own eyes how the "nationalist" Lucio Gutiérrez became a neoliberal, bringing about his downfall, can only trust their own forces to end the misery and exploitation to which every one of the bourgeois parties subjects them.
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The Financial Crisis of the IMF

Michael R Kratke | The IMF is an extremely undemocratic system. Instead of one country-one vote, the good capitalist principle one dollar-one vote was in effect from the beginning. Whoever paid most had the most votes and the greatest influence. more...  0 Comments

Starbucks workers joining IWW in global fight for labor rights

Worker Freedom | Starbucks workers joining IWW in global fight for labor rights more...  0 Comments

National Day of Action Against Diamond Trade - Saturday!

African People's Solidarity Day | Nationwide protests in diamond districts encourage people to boycott diamonds and support the right of Africans and indigenous people around the world to control their own resources. more...  0 Comments

Free Film Screening: On the Edge

naw | On The Edge is a documentary covering the brutal murders of hundreds of
poor young women in the border town of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, murders
that have been repeatedly ignored and unresolved by police and
governments since 1993, despite the continued and persistent efforts of
family members and activists to obtain justice for the victims. more...  0 Comments

Labor 'Felon': What the Fall of Assemblyman McLaughlin Means For the Union Movement

Gregory A. Butler | Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin (D - Flushing) used to be the most powerful labor leader in New York City. Head of the New York City Central Labor Council, business agent for the street light electricians and all around power broker, McLaughlin was once the city's top union chief. Now, he's under a 44 count racketeering indictment, accused of stealing $ 2.2 million dollars and out on $ 250,000 bail. What does this mean for New York City union members? more...  4 Comments

Radical Feminist Silvia Federici to speak @ Bluestockings 10/28

the kids | Silvia on the 28th of October, and two other great events. more...  0 Comments

WTO Negotiations Collapse

Walden Bello | Trade can be a means for development. However the mechanism of the WTO subordinates development to free trade in the interest of corporations and further marginalizes developing countries. Alternative systems and institutions replacing the WTO are needed that really help the poor. more...  0 Comments

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