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High Gas Prices: Political or Economic Issue?

Peter Stern | Apparently, nothing will stop Democrats from pointing their fingers at the GOP and vice-versa, to blame each other for all our woes regarding gasoline usage and high costs. more...  0 Comments

Anatomy of a Crisis

Philipp Hersel | The problem is that a large part of US real estate financing, the so-called subprime market for real estate credits to poor borrowers, functioned according to the model of a chain letter. The banks do a good business and the poor live on the edge and lose their meager savings. more...  0 Comments

The Middle Class Falls

Tomas Konicz | The population has to get used to gas prices three times higher than four years ago. Rising energy- and gas prices and the real estate crisis accelerate pauperization tendencies in the US. more...  0 Comments

Starbucks Union Demands Reinstatement of Fired Baristas

Inni Chowdhury | A dozen protesters gathered in front of the Starbucks on 17th and Broadway on Saturday July 5 to protest the termination of two union organizing baristas. The event was just one of dozens around the world, as part of an IWW-organized Global Day of Action. more...  2 Comments

Building Bridges Monday: Kevin Phillips on Bad Money; Slavery by Another Name

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, July 7, 2008, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
or streaming live at  http://www.wbai.org
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Anti-G8 mass demonstration photos

Diane Krauthamer | To officially kickoff the anti-G8 actions taking place in Hokkaido, a mass of more than 5,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of Sapporo City on Saturday afternoon, July 5. more...  0 Comments

Joint Call: Support Striking Namibian Workers at Lev Leviev Diamonds!

Adalah-NY | Adalah-NY, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) urge unions, supporters of human rights, and all other social justice groups to send messages of protest to Lev Leviev Diamonds management in Namibia, demanding that the striking workers not be fired and that their demands be met.
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Building Bridges:Toyota's Labor Abuses; Atlantic City Casino Workers Rally

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
presents this 29 minute radio program.
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July 11-13: Them Belly Full But We Hungry: Capitalism and the Global Food Crisis

Brecht Forum | As global warming, soaring food prices, war and racism wrack the planet, resistance movements from Nepal to the Niger Delta to Chiapas are linking the looming global crisis to one source: capitalism. But questions remain: Why is the most productive social system humanity has ever created also so destructive? What are the alternatives to capitalism? How do we get there from here? more...  0 Comments

Starbucks Union Statement on Closure of 600 Stores

Starbucks Workers Union | In the wake of this announcement, the SWU would like to see some basic questions answered, such as: Which locations will be closed down? What will happen to the workers at these locations? more...  0 Comments

The House of Cards

Danny Schechter | You thought the housing crisis was bad? You aint seen nothing yet.
Nationwide two million homes sit vacant. Home sales are at a nine-year low. more...  0 Comments

ilding Bridges: Screen Actors Strike Looms;State of the Unions; Nurse/Patient Ra

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, June 30, 2008, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
or streaming live at  http://www.wbai.org
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Con Edison Workers and the Real Face of Privatization

Counterhegemonic | One can only hope that the Utility Workers Union is serious about its strike threat. Pulling the workforce off the job for a protracted amount of time may help New Yorkers see that vital city functions such as the operation of utilities cannot be run privately. more...  0 Comments

G8 Japan "Way to Hokkaido 1 - Landing and IRA"

Accion Global Anticapitalista | The G8 counter-summit is about to start. The anti-capitalist group Global Action is in Japan to part more...  1 Comments

TODAY(Thurs, 6/26): Freegan.info's Trashy Movie Night: Gleaners & I; Op. Ivy

Freegan.info | Join Freegan.info for Trashy Movie Night 3, an evening devoted to films exploring garbage, waste, class, inequitable distribution of resources, and grassroots resource recovery. Featured films wil be The Gleaners and I, about people in France who recoverfrood from abandoned crop fields in rural France and supermarket dumpsters in Paris, and Operation Ivy, which depicts the incredible amount of stuff students throw away at the end of the academic year at five elite colleges and shows how how how people who live and work near the colleges react -- by dumpster diving the stuff for themselves and their families. more...  0 Comments

NTERNATIONAL LABOUR: SOLIDARITY WITH DOMINICAN REPUBLIC GARMENT WORKERS:

Worker Freedom | he following appeal is from the United Students Against Sweatshops, and it concerns the role of Jennifer Love Hewitt as spokeswoman for the Hanes Corporation which sources from sweatshops in the Dominican Republic. more...  0 Comments

The Time is Ripe: Democratic Controls of the Financial Markets!

Attac Austria | Like the melting of the dollar, the energy, food and housing crises have systemic roots. The US is experincing a "margin call." The world wants its money back. Generalized insecurity comes when investment, taxation, labor market and distribution policies increase inequality. The economy and the financial markets should serve people, not vice versa. more...  0 Comments

PSL on the ballot in Arkansas, Vermont & Colorado!

votePSL | The La Riva/Puryear PSL Presidential Campaign is proud to announce that we have achieved ballot status in Arkansas, Vermont and Colorado! We are also in the final stages for ballot status in Utah, Florida, New Jersey and Iowa. Over the next two months, we will be working to gain ballot access in many additional states, including Washington state, New York, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Rhode Island, California and other states. more...  0 Comments

The Rich Get Hungrier

Amartya Sen | The global food problem is not being caused by a falling trend in world production. It is the result of accelerating demand. Amartya Sen teaches economics and philosophy at Harvard and received the Nobel Prize in economics in 1998. more...  3 Comments

"Them Belly Full, But We Hungry"

BrechtForum.org | Them Belly Full, But We Hungry
 http://www.brechtforum.org/intensive08
Friday July 11/Sat July 12/Sunday July 13 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
3-DAY INTENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO MARXISM JULY 11-13 2008 NYC
The Global Food Crisis & What Capitalism Has To Do With It

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