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Marxist Economist Rick Wolff, on Steal This Radio

Mitchel Cohen | Is the collapse of the U.S. economy imminent? Tune in to hear Marxist economics professor Rick Wolff, on Steal This Radio. more...  9 Comments

Mermaid Inn Drops Wild Edibles Over Labor Concerns

Brandworkers International | Noted seafood restaurant Mermaid Inn will cease all purchases
from Wild Edibles until the dispute with workers there is resolved.
The Brandworkers Focus on the Food Chain initiative is providing
comprehensive legal and advocacy support to the workers. more...  0 Comments

WNU #936: 5 Killed in Peru Trade Protests, Puerto Rican Teachers Walk Out

Weekly News Update | On Feb. 20, US ambassador Peter Michael McKinley spoke out in favor of the Peru trade pact. It would "establish modern systems of trade regulation and design a discipline which will improve Peru's competitiveness and promote its prosperity," he said more...  0 Comments

Don't Rerun That '70s Economic Show

Paul Krugman | The difference is that the problems look a lot worse this time. A serius fiscal stimulus plan-one that emphasizes public investment and aid to Americans in economic distress rather than across-the-board tax rebates which many people won't spend-could do a lot to ease the country's economic pain. Mending our own pockets is vital. more...  0 Comments

VOTE PSL in 2008: Federal, state and local candidates across the U.S.

votepsl | The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is fielding a slate of candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections: Gloria La Riva for President and Eugene Puryear for Vice President. We are also running candidates in federal, state and local races in many areas. more...  0 Comments

Brecht Forum Panel Discusses Left Views on the Economy

Aman Gill | The economy’s been in the news recently. But most economic discussion is from the perspective of investors and other profit-makers, who generally assume that falling housing prices are universally bad, and that free markets are good. At the Brecht forum in Manhattan on Thursday night, February 21, a full house of 40-50 people heard a panel of speakers including Lewis Lapham, Doug Henwood, Nomi Prins and Noah Rosenblatt offer leftist analysis on the topic "The Big Bust: Is the Economy About to Crash?" more...  0 Comments

Israel's Asian eateries go on spring roll strike

Worker Freedom | JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Asian restaurants went on a one-day spring roll strike on Tuesday in protest over government plans to rid kitchens of foreign chefs, and said sushi and noodles would be the next items off the menu.

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Redlining: Why So Few Harlemites Own Property (Indypendent)

Renee Feltz | Redlining is the unethical practice in which financial institutions, such as banks or mortgage lenders, refuse to lend money in neighborhoods populated by people of color. It is one of the main reasons so few Harlem residents own real estate in their community more...  0 Comments

Bloomberg Squeezes Student Funds (Indypendent)

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Hundreds of New York City public school students gathered at the Department of Education’s doorstep this Valentine’s Day — and they weren’t there to deliver a candygram. The students chanted “Asian, Latin, black or white, to fight the cuts we must unite” and “We give Tweed an F!” down Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan on the chilly winter afternoon. more...  1 Comments

The Lost Generation

Fredmund Malik | A whole manager generation will have to be retrained or change its ideas. Life is measured in money by such people because they learned this as the ultimate truth in their training, not because they are immoral or amoral. Countries that amassed money to buy oil now seek to unload dollars or diversify their holdings. The weak dollar means it is harder to earn euros to buy imported oil. more...  2 Comments

VOTE PSL in 2008: Answer to Democrats & Republicans on Fidel Castro's resignatio

votepsl | The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is fielding a slate of candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections: Gloria La Riva for President and Eugene Puryear for Vice President. The La Riva/Puryear presidential campaign stands in solidarity with the Cuban revolution and the Cuban people. The Democratic and Republican candidates will all continue the same policy of the last 11 U.S. administrations: a policy of blockade, aggression and counter-revolution. more...  0 Comments

NYC Protest in solidarity with Puerto Rico Teachers Friday

Internationalist Club | Protest 5 p.m. Friday, February 22, at the offices of the Puerto Rican government: Park Ave. South at 32nd St. more...  0 Comments

Sweden: Newsflash from | recently released its first report about the multimillion
dollar plans to build a new urban highway in Stockholm. We also made a new Youtube-video about how to open the ticket-line and
make it stay open. more...  0 Comments

Phase of collapse of US real economy

Shock Doctrine | It is neither a “remake” of the 1929 crisis nor a repetition of the 1970s oil crises or 1987 stock market crisis. It is truly a global systemic crisis, that is to say a crisis affecting the entire planet and questioning the very foundations of the international system upon which the world was organised in the last decades. more...  0 Comments

Retail Workers Celebrate Million-Dollar Victory

Worker Freedom | Will the organizing model that won back wages and overtime for shop employees have staying power?

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"Israel will kick out every Asian restaurant worker by the end of the year."

Worker Freedom | Israel will kick out every Asian restaurant worker by the end of the year. "We feel an Israeli can hold a wok as well as a Thai or a Chinese person," says a Trade Ministry official in charge of work permits.

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Democracy and the WTO: Alternatives to Free Trade

Attac Austria | Trade policies that benefit multinational corporations lead to exploding inequality and generalized insecurity. "The negotiations are carried out on a supra-national plane where the influence of transnational corporations is disproportional and democratic or civil society interests fall by the wayside." more...  0 Comments

CEO Salaries and the Minimum Wage

Gisbert Otto | "After the fall of the Berlin Wall, capitalism let its mask fall. Capitalism did not have to be social any more since socialism did not exist any longer as a counter-movement.. Most economic leaders act absolutely irresponsibly today toward Europe's people and the future." more...  1 Comments

Building Bridges: John Pilger: The War on Democracy

Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, February 18, 2008, 7 - 11 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
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Devastating Crisis Unfolds

Bob Brenner | Marxist analysis is vital since systems cannot heal themselves but veil their contradictions as natural laws. more...  0 Comments

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