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Privatization Already Has Benefits...for HIP Executives!

No Privatization Coalition | The insurer, Health Insurance Plan of New York, sent its top officers home with hefty paychecks that included millions of dollars in bonuses, according to documents filed this week with the state’s Insurance Department. According to department officials, HIP’s president and chief executive officer, Anthony Watson, earned $4.79 million in 2007, up from $2.14 million in 2006. The company’s chief operating officer, Daniel McGowan, who resigned this month, was paid $2.46 million, an increase from $1.14 million. more...  0 Comments

Meet the Resistance: a speaking tour of mining-affected indigenous communities

protestbarrick.net | With 50 percent of newly mined gold taken from Indigenous lands, the devastating effects of these mines stays far those who can afford the gold. Join speakers from three different aboriginal communities while they discuss their experiences organizing against the World's largest gold miner, Barrick Gold, and find out what you can do as a New Yorker to help them in their struggle. more...  0 Comments

World Food Crisis and Starvation: Made in America

Penny Hess | In America—especially in white America—we take food abundance for granted. From sushi to steak to salad and smoothies, countless food choices are part of our daily routine and a key component of our leisure and fun. One hundred and thirty-four million of us—75 percent of the adult U.S. population—are obese or overweight. ( http://win.niddk.nih.gov/statistics/index.htm#preval) more...  0 Comments

IWW Rally at Wild Edibles: Thursday, 1pm

NYC Wobbly | The court-ordered injunction barred the company from firing any employees involved in the class-action lawsuit for back wages. The company has since violated the injunction multiple times, and has fired a total of 11 union members since August 2007. Come send a clear message to the boss that dirty union-busting tactics will not be tolerated! more...  0 Comments

Activist Training for Single-Payer Healthcare

SP-NYC | As the movie SiCKO graphically demonstrated, the US healthcare system has been victimized by the profit motives of insurance companies who have filled the coffers of the political class. more...  2 Comments

Legal Aid Union Members' Protest Bar Association Award

100 NYC Legal Aid Attorneys | Yes, Schreibersdorf too once worked at The Legal Aid Society. Unlike Maxian, however, Schreibersdorf and several other of our former colleagues responded to Giuliani's attack by setting up a nonunion contractor, Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS), which successfully bid for millions of dollars cut from the unionized Society. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: The Case of the Freightliner 5

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI's Building Bridges: your Community and Labor Report
presents this 28 minute radio program
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Report from Beaver County: Bitterness, Hope and Obama in Western PA

Carl Davidson | Carl Davidson examines how the Obama campaign, and the attacks on it, are playing out back in his home turf. more...  15 Comments

A16: Bail out People, Not Banks - Msg. from Rev. Lennox Yearwood

S. Ceco | Bail Out People
Not Banks more...  0 Comments

AAPDEP Initiates Community Fishing Project in Oloshoro, Sierra Leone

UhuruNews.com | The All African People's Development and Empowerment Project is working with the people of Oloshoro, Sierra Leone to develop the town's local fishing economy. The project aims to improve community health and fund future infrastructure developments. more...  0 Comments

SP-USA Upcoming Events April/May 2008

SP-USA (NYC) | Socialist Party USA (NYC) Upcoming Events more...  1 Comments

Building Bridges:Welfare; Filipina Women Fightback; SEIU Local vs Stern

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, April 14, 2008, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
or streaming live at  http://www.wbai.org
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The De-Stabilization of NYC (Indypendent)

Bennett Baumer | After a pair of legislative victories in the New York City Council penalizing landlord harassment and protecting Section 8 tenants, the housing movement hopes to continue its luck in the political muck that is state government. The Real Rent Reform Campaign seeks to stem the slow and steady erosion of the rent stabilized housing stock through vacancy decontrol. more...  0 Comments

Union Square Boondoggle (Indypendent)

Alex Kane | The chain link fences are up around the north end of Union Square Park as the city prepares to launch a $20 million renovation that critics say privileges private business interests over the public good. more...  2 Comments

Tough Times in Queens (Indypendent)

Sophie Forbes | The Indypendent hit the streets in Queens to talk to residents about how the economic downturn the country has taken affects their daily lives. more...  0 Comments

Join virtual sit in to protest privatization of oil in Mexico

La Septimavieja/Resistencia Creativa | Join the 100,000 women from Resistencia Creativa (Creative Resistance) protest the imminent privatization of Mexico's oil resources by participating in this virtual sit-in. All you need to do go to this webpage:  http://hemi.nyu.edu/nosevende/Start.html

Sumense a las 100,000 mujeres de Resistencia Creativa a protestar la inminente privatización del petróleo en México al participar en este plantón virtual. Lo único que tienen que hacer es visitar esta página web:  http://hemi.nyu.edu/nosevende/Start.html more...  2 Comments

Workers Pay for Their Own Impoverishment

Frederic Lordon | A whole series of factors are combining to undermine the financial position of banks. None of this happened by chance. It is only to be expected that brokers should seize every opportunity to line their own pockets. If necessary, they invent opportunities, using innovations to kid themselves they can abolish risk. more...  0 Comments

Exponential Growth: A Dogma to be Overcome

Wolfgang Blendinger and Klaus Bitzer | Energy will become more expensive and unaffordable for a large part of humanity. If the american way of life is non-negotiable, the Iraq war will be the beginning and not the end to resource wars. The hope for innovation, technical progress and human adaptability will not solve the fundamental problem of limited resources as long as the cause of suffering is not tackled. more...  0 Comments

WNU #942: Haitian Protesters Demand Food

Weekly News Update | As in other parts of the world, food prices have been rising sharply in Haiti, where 80% of the population lives on less than $2 a day. In Port-au-Prince the cost of rice, beans, condensed milk and fruit has gone up some 50% from a year ago, while the cost of spaghetti has doubled. more...  0 Comments

Subway Stewardesses Fight Fair Hike

Alex Nathanson | In response to MTA fair hikes and a lack of improved services members of Boring Inc. have taken it upon themselves to become "MTA Service Specialists" and improve customer service on subways in New York. more...  2 Comments

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