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Bad UFT Contract to be Sent to Membership for a Vote

Guan Yu | At a delegate assembly held Tuesday 10/11/05 40% of the delegates voted against the sending bad contract proposal to the members despite leadership's attempt at vote manipulation. The contract proposal will now go to the rank and file for a vote. [Also See Edwize.com-- NYC Teacher Blog] more...  7 Comments

Privatization and the World Trade Organization

Latin American Information Service | Competence, efficiency and user-friendliness are in no way "natural" domains of private service providers. When the social consequences of privatization are considered, the private comes off as anything but good.. For more than two centuries, the living conditions of the majority of people have continuously deteriorated. The reduced protection through state economic policy has a high measure of responsibility. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio:Assassination of Nestle Philippines Union Leader and Mumia on Katrina

Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report brings you this 26 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK. more...  0 Comments

Worldwide Anti-McDonald's Day: Oct 16th

Hamburglar | Every year there is a Worldwide Anti-McDonald's Day on October 16th [UN World Food Day] - a protest against the promotion of junk food, the unethical targeting of children, exploitation of workers, animal cruelty, damage to the environment and the global domination of corporations over our lives. more...  0 Comments

Classism, Racism and Sexism Project: Hurricane Katrina, "White People Find, Black People Loot"

Peace Guru | On either of these websites  http://www.opensource.dsame.com or  http://www.campusactivism.org/displayresource-487.htm you will find two versions of this online printable zine: "The Open Source Classism, Racism and Sexism Project: Hurricane Katrina, The Blogosphere And Corporate Media... "White People Find, Black People Loot." more...  0 Comments

CUNY workers talk strike

Special to Workers World | The overwhelming majority of the students in CUNY are the daughters, sons or members of the working class of New York, predominantly people of color. This city’s establishment, run by bankers and business owners like the billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, doesn’t consider it a political priority to provide them with a quality higher education. The PSC sees its struggle for a decent contract as part of the students’ struggle for a decent education. more...  4 Comments

Katrina: A Challenge to the Movement

Workers World Newspaper | Katrina: A Challenge to the Movement
Forging a united front between the
Black liberation, workers’ and
anti-imperialist struggles more...  0 Comments

"The Market Has No Heart": Interview with Paul Samuelson

Paul Samuelson | A post-Katrina economics must emphasize parallel worlds, solidarity and human dignity to safeguard long-term necessities and creativity. If all countries only become more competitive, mass unemployment will result. The free trade theory of comparative advantage must be revised when one nation with slave labor can undercut everyone. If the economy is a steamroller where profit logic and market worship occur, nothing can be changed and no alternatives are possible. What is public - health care, schools, housing - must remain public. more...  0 Comments

Yo Bloomberg, It was a hoax!

DelGado | First the RNC arrests!, then the buying of $50 million in media to become mayor of nyc, then the Harlem dis for the debates and now getting Ray Kelly cry wolf for you!!! know the truth about this guy bloomberg! more...  1 Comments

Nestlé union leader murdered

Anonymous | Saturday September 24 2005 - CALAMBA CITY — THE LEADER OF STRIKING WORKERS of food and beverage giant Nestlé Philippines was gunned down in front of a plastic factory in Barangay Paciano Rizal this city late Thursday afternoon. more...  1 Comments

The Mayor who cried wolf for political gain

dino | It worked for Bush and Bloomberg is trying to make it work for him, putting fear on the minds of New Yorker's in order to make cameo opportunities right before the November 8th election. You would think His spending $50 million plus would be good enough for a victory, but skipping the debates and crying wolf my do just the opposite. more...  3 Comments

UFT teachers should vote NO on proposed contract

sifu | Three letters on why teachers should vote no on the contract proposed between the UFT and the Department of Education. more...  7 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: Disasters, Natural and Otherwise: Race, Class and the Destruction of New Orleans. With Tim Wise

Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, October 10, 2005 7 - 11 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
or streaming live at  http://www.2600.com/offthehook/hot2.ram more...  0 Comments

Have they really forgotten?

Workers World | Most shocking about the current musings in the West on the situation in Indonesia is the total absence of memory about what happened on Oct. 1, 1965—exactly 40 years before the explosions in Bali. more...  0 Comments

Wooden Shoe Infoshop ALSO robbed; donations and shoppers needed

wooden shoe collective | the wooden shoe infoshop on south 5th street was robbed this afternoon of approximately $265. donations are requested and a benefit event is in the works to help cover the loss (unlikely to be recovered). more...  1 Comments

Getting Home Before It's Gone

T. Soundararajan Anita Johnson, and Jeff Chang | The bigger picture, many community activists argue, is a resettlement policy that looks like selective depopulation. In New Orleans and parts of the Gulf Coast, predominantly poor communities and communities of color are being dispersed, as families are scattered across the country with one-way tickets and no way to get back home. [Also See: Harlem 'Gulf Wars Forum With Katrina Survivors || Stranded: Katrina Victims Stuck in Dangerous Shelters (Indypendent)] more...  2 Comments

Networks and Power

Elmar Altvater | Another world is possible! This is directed against the famous and thoughtless assumption of the impossibility of alternatives at the "end of history".. The substance of societies is tapped to benefit financial institutions.. Beginnings of a solidarian economy have formed in niches and at the edges of the capitalist economy based on very diffeent experiences. more...  0 Comments

The Headline We Haven't Seen

No Land Grab |

TimesRatner Report

The price tag of Ratner's arena has ballooned to from $435 to $555.3 million. Norman Oder makes a good point in his follow-up blog to the report on the Times's coverage, that under normal circumstances this would be a big story. But Ratner's supersized megablockolis is anything but normal. [Read More]

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Populist #13

Franklin | Deficiencies of Our Current Federal System, continued more...  0 Comments

STRANDED: Katrina Victims Stuck in Dangerous Shelters (Indy)

Jordan Flaherty | Just north of the French Quarter, a few blocks from Razzoo’s, is the historic Treme neighborhood. Settled in the early 1800s, it’s known as the oldest free African- American community in the U.S. Residents fear for the post-reconstruction stability of communities like Treme. “There’s nothing some developers would like more than a ring of white neighborhoods around the French Quarter,” said one Treme resident recently. The widespread fear among organizers is that the exclusionary, “tourists only” atmosphere of the French Quarter will be multiplied and expanded across the city, and that many residents simply won’t be able to return home. more...  0 Comments

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