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WHAT ABOUT KRISTEN? New York Sex Worker Organizations Respond to Spitzer Scandal

SWANK & SWOP-NYC | New York, NY - In the last few days, Governor Eliot Spitzer has publicly admitted to being associated with an escort agency and is considering resignation. As sex worker advocates, we are concerned about the representation and fate of "Kristen" and sex workers who are being thrust into the spotlight because of the investigation into the Governor. We also share the widespread concern for Governor Spitzer's family.
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VOTE PSL in 2008: Put Human Needs Over Profits

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 campaign is rooted in the struggle for socialism. We believe a better world is possible and together we can make it happen. more...  0 Comments

Ha-Joon Chang's "Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade"

Thom Hartmann | History proves the free-traders wrong. Every time, without exception, a developing nation is forced to unilaterally throw open all their doors to "free trade," the result is a disaster. Opening a country up to "free trade" weakens its democratic institutions. more...  0 Comments

Talking Immigration With Mr. Block

David L. Wilson | The irony of all this is that the wage issue is just where pro-immigrant forces have the strongest argument, if only they are willing to use it. more...  0 Comments

WNU #938: "Truce" in Puerto Rican Teachers Strike, NAFTA Under Fire

Weekly News Update | The union and the Education Department continued to disagree on the effectiveness of the 10-day job action. The department insisted that by the strike's conclusion 82% of the teachers were back in the classrooms and student attendance had reached 68%. But FMPR president Feliciano said 50% of the schools had remained paralyzed by the strike. more...  0 Comments

Movement for Justice in El Barrio Denounces 125th St. Gentrification Plan

Movement for Justice in El Barrio | March 10th, 2008—Today, the City Planning Commission will vote on a rezoning plan that seeks to gentrify 125th St. and the surrounding blocks from Broadway to Second Avenue. Although we are not directly affected by this proposal, as Movement for Justice in El Barrio, community members of East Harlem, we are against the plans that the city government has to displace poor families from their homes. The project that they have for 125th St. would displace humble, poor, and African American families from their homes and from the space that belongs to their community. This project would allow for buildings of 29-stories, create 2,000 market rate condominiums, and possibly push out 70 small businesses and their 975 workers. We know that with all this “development,” the rent prices will continue to go up and low-income families will be pushed from their homes and be forced out of their neighborhood. more...  1 Comments

Building Bridges: Domestic Workers Special

Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, March 10, 2008, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
or streaming live at
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Peak Oil - True or False

Stephen Lendman | Both sides of the peak oil argument. more...  0 Comments

The Next Bubble: Priming the Markets for Tomorrow's Big Crash

Eric Janszen | Deregulation had built the church and seed money was needed to grow the flock. In a bubble, fictitious value goes away when market participants lose faith in the religion. Bubbles are to the industries that host them what clear-cutting is to forest management. The hous9ing bubble has left us in dire shape. more...  0 Comments

New Advocacy Organization Advances the Rights of Retail and Food Employees

Brandworkers International | Prompted by a transforming job market, workers' rights advocates have launched a non-profit organization to protect the rights of the increasing number of workers employed at retail and food chains. Based in New York, Brandworkers International links retail and food employees with concerned individuals to make positive change on the job and in the community. Over three hundred employment attorneys have already joined with Brandworkers to offer legal assistance to workers in need. more...  1 Comments

The Global Casino Capitalism

Helmut Schneider | What began with cheap money for American homebuyers has expanded to the greatest financial market crisis since the war. The whole extent of bad credits with banks is not yet known, let alone the effects on the world economy. more...  0 Comments

Attac Germany on the Subprime Crisis

Attac Germany | The crisis is not over. Insolvency threatens two million homeowners in the US. Many employees in the construction-, real estate- and banking sectors worry about their jobs or have already lost their jobs. Economic research institutes correct their growth forecasts downward. Hardly anyone can estimate the exact extent of the crisis. more...  0 Comments

New Labor Forum 10th Anniversary Luncheon Forum Fundraiser

New Labor Forum | Is This A Watershed Moment in U.S. Politics?
Featuring Katrina vanden Heuvel
Bill Fletcher, Jr.
Mae Ngai
Juan Gonzalez more...  0 Comments

Union Rallies for Fired Panera Worker

worker | Agins was terminated from the company without being given any reason. The company had started intimidating Agins and his coworkers when managers learned of Agins work with the Starbucks Workers Union. more...  4 Comments

What's Really Driving the Price of Oil?

Beat Balzli and Frank Hornig | The looming recession ought to drive the price down. So why is oil getting more expensive? It's all speculation. more...  1 Comments

Tenants' Voice Column (Indypendent issue #116)

Bennett Baumer | Are your lights out in the hallway? Is there a non-payment notice posted on the door? If a bad landlord has got you down, you are not alone. And soon you will have legal recourse. more...  1 Comments

VOTE PSL in 2008: Support the Brattleboro Bush/Cheney indictment

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 campaign expresses its strong support for the proposal to the Brattleboro, Vt. Annual Town Meeting to indict President Bush and Vice President Cheney for gross violations of international and U.S. law. more...  0 Comments

NJ Day Laborers may lose workers center

United Day Laborers of Passaic, NJ | PASSAIC -- United Day Laborers of Passaic, NJ continue to struggle to keep their worker's center alive. Rent hasn't been paid this month on a day-laborer center that opened a year ago near The Home Depot, with the aid of city officials. Now the center is expected to close. In recent months, construction work in the area has been scarce. That sluggish labor situation has made it difficult for workers to come up with cash to pitch in toward the center's monthly $500 rent, several laborers said. more...  0 Comments

Joseph Stiglitz on "Democracy Now" Friday 2/29

marc | Professor Stiglitz will be interviewed by Amy Goodman on "Democracy Now" Friday 2/29. more...  0 Comments

Starbucks Baristas Question Substance of National Shutdown for "Training"

Worker Freedom |
February 26, 2008
Starbucks Baristas Question Substance of National Shutdown for "Training" more...  2 Comments

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