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The Price of Oil Breaks the $100 Mark

Joachim Bischoff | There is no chance that the average price per barrel will fall under $70 up to 2015. This was not inevitable. Since the first oil price shock in the 1970s, many measures were possible to throttle the consumption of oil and energy. In Europe, the oil consumption has fallen 30-40 percent since the 1970s. more...  1 Comments

Kosher Meat Company Loses Legal Fight to Union

Worker Freedom | It has not been a good week for AgriProcessors, the world’s largest kosher slaughterhouse. In addition to a falling-out between two of its kashrut certifiers, the company recently lost an appeal in federal court and continues to field attacks from the slaughterhouse workers’ union. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges: The Dream Foreclosed;Waterfront Wobblies;Taming Wild Edibles

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, January 14, 2008, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
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Emails reveal Starbucks spied on staff looking to establish union

Worker Freedom | Published: 11 January 2008

Starbucks managers monitored internet chatrooms and eavesdropped on party conversations in a covert campaign to identify employees agitating for union representation at the coffee chain, internal emails reveal. more...  0 Comments

Why America's Currency is the World's Problem

Der Spiegel | Americans have been living beyond their means for years. $1.6 trillion was spend from 2002-2006 on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. more...  0 Comments

Beat the Deep Freeze (Indypendent)

Bennett Baumer | New York City’s Housing Maintenance Code requires that landlords provide hot water year round and heat from October through May when it’s cold. Not having heat and hot water during the winter can turn deadly for the most vulnerable New Yorkers. Below are helpful tips to getting the heat and hot water turned on: more...  0 Comments

Economic View: Running on empty

Hamish McRae | China's rapid growth in consumption could suck up all the extra crude pumped in 2008, leaving other countries to get by with less. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio:Unregulated Work in the Global City

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
presents this 28 minute radio program.

Financial Hypocrisy

Joseph Stiglitz | After the crisis of 1997, not one important reform was carried out in the world. Liberalization of capital markets causes instability and not necessarily growth. In South Korea, the IMF recommended the sale of state banks to US investors. more...  0 Comments


Socialist Party USA (NYC) | Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative, THE CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. more...  1 Comments

American Economy First Concern of Voters

Dr. Peter Stern | Apparently, the Republican and Democratic parties and their candidates are "surprised" by that fact. more...  0 Comments


Thomas Riggins | The good and the bad sides of Alan Greenspan high lighted. more...  0 Comments

On the Anti-Democratic Character of Neoliberalism

Albrecht Mueller | Privatization, deregulation and cuts in social spending is the trinity of the free market, Naomi Klein explains. The conscious production of unemployment is anti-democratic. The conscius worsening of income- and assets distribution is anti-democratic. more...  0 Comments


Thomas Riggins | Poverty, exploitation and environmental destruction on a global scale can only be ended by the abolition of the free market economics of capitalism more...  0 Comments

Biofuels, the Biggest Scam Going

Jim Goodman | While touted as the perfect replacement for fossil fuels, biofuels are not better for the environment, farmers or consumers. Production of biofuels will cause increased food prices and hunger for the poor. They are not a renewable fuel and based on research are anything but green. more...  1 Comments

The Cart in the Speculative Mud

Marc Batko | Liberalizing markets leads to instability, not growth. Developing and threshold countries suffer grievously through US speculation. The New Year is a time to abandon the myths of American exceptionalism and corporate beneficence and welcome justice and economic alternatives, mending our own pockets and footprints instead of scapegoating. more...  0 Comments

Welfare State in the Market Trap

Friedhelm Hengsbach | "The crisis of the welfare state is a crisis in the heads of the economic and political elites. The welfare state is a political barrier against the marketing of human labor. The welfare state can be regained through a greater value creation and democratic solidarity. more...  0 Comments

Krugman on trade: It does not benefit most US workers

Thomas Riggins | Krugman says social safety net needed more...  0 Comments

Robert Reich's Wrecking Ball

Thomas Riggins | Judt diagrees with the former Secretary of Labor on the nature of "Supercapitalism." This review suggests that socialism is the only way to overcome the negative aspects of globalization that Judt and Reich discuss. more...  2 Comments

The Power of Fossil

Elmar Altvater | A redirection toward regenerative sources of energy is our only option. A conversion of energy production and a change of our way of life are indispensable. The energy monopolies hinder the necessary adjustments. Energy autonomy is only possible with smaller units and democratic procedures of self-determined energy policy. more...  0 Comments

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