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[Updated] Trial Against Starbucks to Continue at New Location

Worker Freedom | The trial against Starbucks on over thirty serious violations of workers' rights
including anti-union terminations, discrimination, and interference kicked off
today in Manhattan. The trial will recommence on August 6, 2007.

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Firefighters Challenge Giuliani’s Self-Proclaimed ‘Leadership Experience’

by Seth Michaels | Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani portrays himself as the hero of Sept. 11, and the media takes this claim for granted. But New York City firefighters, who know best, say it’s a different story. more...  0 Comments

An Unjustified Privilege: PAUL KRUGMAN; D.C. Madam, CINDY SHEEHAN - Listen Live

PAUL KRUGMAN - THE NEW YORK TIMES | KRUGMAN: Treating the income of fund managers differently from the way we treat the income of everyone else who works makes no sense.

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3-Day Seminar: Capitalism and Other Disasters

Brecht Forum | In the face of the pervasive war, poverty and environmental destruction that mark our times and even threaten life on this planet, people are beginning to take a fresh look at the complicity of capitalism in perpetuating these ills. Through lectures, readings and lively discussion, in an adamantly open-minded environment, participants will be introduced to Karl Marx' revolutionary critique of capitalism--not to find a ready-made blueprint for change, nor a dogma that excludes other traditions, but for tools of analysis that can help us to think more strategically and act more effectively.
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Competition and the Legal System

Berhard Nagel | Competition is not always a fountain of economic development.. Certain academic findings are dangerous for the functioning of norm systems. The critic becomes the delinquent. Several wicked mosquitos may be criticized, not mosquitos in general. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio - Michael Moore Interview - Sicko

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI'S BUILDING BRIDGES: YOUR COMMUNITY AND LABOR REPORT
PRESENTS THIS 27.5 MINUTE RADIO PROGRAM. TO LISTEN CLICK
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Privatization as a Threat

Siegfried Bross | Privatization undermines the nature of the state, the state's reason to exist, and leads to the loss of identity and sovereignty. The state revenue side is weakened by privatizing profitable state expenses. Siegfried Bross is a Judge on the German Constitutional Court. more...  0 Comments

Community Meeting: Saving the Soul of Black Businesses In Harlem

press release by Shikulu Shange | Organized by Shikulu Shange, a group of Black business owners in Harlem are holding a Town Hall Meeting to address gentrification’s impact on Harlem’s Black owned businesses. The meeting will be held July 14th, 2007, from 4-6pm, at the St. Ambrose Church, located at 9 West 130th Street New York, NY (Between 5th Avenue & Lenox Streets). more...  2 Comments

G4 process is undemocratic, No WTO deal in Potsdam!

Stop the New Round Coalition | Trade ministers of the G4 countries (the European Union, the United States, Brazil and India) are meeting in Potsdam, Germany, this week try to stitch together a trade deal to which each of them could agree.

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A Discussion w/Raymond Lotta: Hugo Chavez Has an Oil Strategy...

Revolution Books | Raymond Lotta discussing his article in the current issue of Revolution... more...  1 Comments

Venezuela 2007: corrupción, hipocresía y boliburgueses

Colectivo Editor de El Libertario, Venezuela | * Las tres notas que siguen dan buena idea del clima de fingimiento y dolo dominante en Venezuela tras 8 años y medio de fraudulento "socialismo bolivariano", enumerando hechos y personajes que son representativos de los resultados concretos de un régimen donde se han desatado por igual la verborrea demagógica y el afán de saquear las arcas estatales. more...  0 Comments

Pack the Courtroom July 9: IWW v. Starbucks at Labor Trial!

Worker Dignity | When:

Starting Monday, July 9th at 9:30am

Where:

NLRB Region 2 at the Federal Building. 26 Federal
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Hugo Chavez Has an Oil Strategy…But Can This Lead to Liberation?

by Raymond Lotta | New Series on Venezuela: Hugo Chavez Has an Oil Strategy...But Can This Lead to Liberation?
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IWW LOOKS TO ORGANIZE “9 IN 90”

Stephanie B | The Industrial Workers of the World, already making waves in the foodstuffs industry, has kicked off an ambitious organizing drive aimed at organizing 9 new shops in 90 days. Employees at HWH, a produce distribution company, were the first new shop to go public with their IWW membership. more...  0 Comments

NYC: Union workers protest spins out of control!

Worker Freedom | A union protest turned violent in Midtown Friday. Workers were picketing a construction site when, they claim, a truck rammed into a protester. Seven were arrested and two others were taken to the hospital. And even though the protest at the construction site is now over, a legal battle remains.
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Just Say AAA: PAUL KRUGMAN - Housing Bubble; FRANK RICH - Wider Cheney Plot +

PAUL KRUGMAN - THE NEW YORK TIMES | KRUGMAN: The housing bubble, like the stock bubble before it, is claiming a growing number of innocent victims.

COHEN: Tax authorities in the United States and Britain have lost touch with the super-rich, as has most of humanity.

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Take Action: Starbucks Barista Homeless After Racist Demotion

Worker Freedom | Take Action: Starbucks Barista Homeless After Racist Demotion more...  0 Comments

WORKERS OF COLOR IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY a forum with Gregory A. Butler

Gregory A. Butler | A discussion of race and deunionization in the New York construction industry, with author/carpenter activist Gregory A. Butler, sponsored by the Harlem YMCA Study Group. more...  0 Comments

The Underrated Power of Economists

Uwe Jean Heuser | During the Great Depression between the two world wars, the Brit John Maynard Keynes came to an insight that was implemented in the 1960s. The state must guide the economy by its spending to avert the danger of depression. more...  0 Comments

July 21st! Noon! Come to the Summer 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...  1 Comments

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