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Building Bridges Radio: Goodyear Strikers Roll Over NYC NASCAR Banquet

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this27 minute radio program.

Exploitation and Precarity

Werner Seppmann | The exclusion processes are actually the result of radicalized capital exploitation strategies.. In the last two decades of its struggle against the working class, capital has learned that low-wage zones can be enforced when the collapse zones are intimidatingly present. more...  0 Comments

Vote Goodyear Grinch of the Year

steelworker | Vote Goodyear the worst company of the year. more...  0 Comments

Billionaires for Braque

Paul Werner | Charles Grassley, head of the Senate Finance Committee, has brought consternation to the ranks of wealthy art collectors and the museum directors who love them. Ever since Grassley introduced and passed the Pension Protection Act on August 17, they are ruined. more...  0 Comments

In Defense of the Meat-Hook: Pinochet Evades "Justice" with Death

Modern Pitung | For all the rejoicing around Augusto Pinochet's shuffling off this mortal coil, am I the only one who is unsurprised by this miserable excuse for a human taking the easy way out before ever getting into the dock? more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio Monday Night:Medicare for All Now;Justice for Sean Bell;Unionize Film Parking Assistants

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
Monday, December 11, 2006, 7- 8 pm EST,
over WBAI Radio 99.5 FM
or streaming live at
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Once de septiembre de los pueblos: Chile treinta años después

James Cockcroft | Diseñado por los "Chicago boys" (economistas de la Universidad de Chicago que postulan la primacía del libre mercado), el modelo neoliberal chileno ha sido impuesto por el Estado y se ha mantenido en pie desde entonces mediante el terror institucionalizado. more...  0 Comments

Chile:Un Proyecto Socialista para nuestra Patria

Editorial de la revista"Punto Final" | Por todas partes surgen movimientos de resistencia en busca de alternativa, como está ocurriendo en América Latina. more...  0 Comments

What does the reelection of Chávez mean?

Milton D'León | The Youth of the Revolutionary Left (JIR) waged a determined struggle
to run an independent working class candidate in these elections, a
campaign that would have been feasible. But we faced the obstacle of the
very same people who had every chance to do carry this out, principally
the majority of the leadership of the Party for Revolution and Socialism more...  0 Comments

Elevator replacement frauds on a massive scale in NYC

Eugene Tenenbaum | Multimillion elevator works at Stuyvesant Town and Penn South in Manhattan, Riverdale’s Skyview and Amalgamated Houses in the Bronx took place without construction permits, documents, drawings, asbestos testing, safety overview, noise code exemption authorizations, etc., exposing their respective shareholders/tenants to so called here “NO DRAWING AND PERMIT LOSSES” of: a) paying for unnecessary work...; b) substandard workmanship...; c) unsafe work conditions...; d) personal danger...; e) danger of asbestos and dust...; f) inconvenience... . more...  0 Comments

Socialist International Commission for a Sustainable World Society

Socialist International | Momentous changes in the world over the last two decades have increased opportunities to advance the cause of freedom, democracy and human rights. Despite expectations however, the much-needed global institutions required at this time of change to overcome conflict and redress social divisions and inequality have not yet emerged.

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December 16 National Solidarity Actions with Strikers at Goodyear

steelworker | On December 16, with the help of the AFL-CIO the United Steelworkers are planning solidarity actions at Goodyear stores in over 100 cities across the United States and Canada. Come out on December 16 to join the United Steelworkers in their struggle for union jobs and healthcare and to help spread information about the strike! more...  0 Comments

Support Parking Production Assistants and Coordinators Right to Unionize

Joe Hill |
Parking Production Assistants (PAs) and Coordinators work in the film, television and commercial production industries in New York City. There are over 300 workers and their jobs are to clear out and hold parking space at least 12 hours in advance of a location shoot to allow production equipment to be trucked in.

These workers are working on major productions in New York City, currently including 13 major prime time television and cable series programs, and over a dozen feature films and numerous commercial production jobs. One of the largest producers in New York City is NBC-Universal, which produces the "Law and Order" shows and the new hit TV show "30 Rock" as well as other TV shows and movies. The production companies benefit from publicly funded tax breaks; they should repay our community for that benefit by recognizing the rights of their workers to unionize.

These workers are predominantly people of color – Caribbean, African-American, Latino, and Asian. A super majority have signed union cards to join the UAW and want a union and a union contract to improve their standard of living and working conditions.

Thursday, December 14, 2006 ● 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
NBC-Universal, 30 Rockefeller Center
(West 50th Street and 6th Avenue, Manhattan more...  0 Comments

Report-back from the First Puerto Rico Social Forum

NYC Delegation Steering Committee | The First Puerto Rico Social Forum was a great success! Now it's time to start building a delegation towards the next one, and to mobilize our community towards the upcoming U.S. Social Forum. Come hear the NYC Delegations' experiences and evaluation of the PRSF, and make sure to spread the word far and wide!
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6pm at Swayduck Auditorium of The New School
65 5th Avenue
YOU MUST HAVE AN I.D. TO ENTER! more...  0 Comments

Tempest in a TimesSpot

The Invisible Ham | A recent dustup between the New York Times and the democratic blogosphere reveals how little actual difference there is between the two. more...  0 Comments

An Appeal to Graphic Artists, Visual Designers, Animators, etc...

Adam | As graphic designers, animators, web designers, and other multi-media artists, we are increasingly forced to content ourselves with 19th century working hours (necessitating no overtime pay), deteriorating benefits, and perpetual financial and job insecurity. By their glaring omission from print and online journals, these concerns register as nonissues. We are therefore left with the impression that informal work environments and the intellectual gratification permitted by creative design render these grievances irrelevant. more...  0 Comments

Capital Fears: US Corporations Threaten Investment Restrictions

Tomasz Konicz | Qualitative growth is an alternative to quantitative growth. Our culture rich in things is poor in soul. Instead of welcoming criticism, we make competition and inequality into dogmas, normalize war and militarize foreign policy. more...  0 Comments

Jackson Pollock, Marxist troublemaker

Wölfflin Jack | Experiments and counter-experiments with fractals lead to little additional knowledge about the authenticity of a set of paintings attributed to Jackson Pollock. Perhaps it's time to examine the ideologies behind the experiments, and behind the paintings. more...  7 Comments

Congress on Solidarity Economy

graswurzel revlution | Solidarity economy is part of a strategy against neoliberal exactions. Economic self-help must not be used as a social fig leaf for the continued neoliberal reorganization of society. Neoliberalism or profit worship either sets the cart before the horse or bridles the horse by the tail. more...  0 Comments

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