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Pro-union Starbucks barista gets his job back [AP]

Worker Freedom | August 29, 2008

NEW YORK -- A barista who said he was fired from Starbucks Corp. for helping to organize fellow workers into a union has been given his job back. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: American Idol - In Reality a Sweatshop

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
presents this 28 minute radio program.
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irreplaceable library slated to be torn down

Rebecca |
The Donnell library has been sold to private hands in an under the table deal, with no Community board input, and will be shut in few days slated to be torn down.
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Stillbirth of the WTO

Harald Neuber | "The negotiations in the WTO changed into a battle of the developed countries for their mammoth corporations over the market opening of developing countries. Access to education, health care, water- and energy supply and telecommuncations should be a human right, not an object of trade- and liberalization rules." (Evo Morales) more...  0 Comments

Tues Aug 26 Harlem protest poverty, raise welfare grant

Mark Dunlea | Say No to Poverty
Help Raise the Welfare Grant

Join us to hand out literature and do a speak out

Tuesday, August 26th
12 noon
The plaza in front of the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building Plaza
163 West 125th Street
just east of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard (Seventh Avenue)

Directions by Subway: A, B, C, D or 2,3 to 125th Street

On Tuesday August 26th the federal government is going to release its annual poverty data. Join us to show what poverty really is in our community.

Support the campaign to raise the welfare grant. It has been 18 years since the welfare basic grant has been raised. The value of welfare benefits has now fallen to less than 50% of the federal poverty level. Tell Governor Paterson and state lawmakers that we want a raise now.
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IWW Rally Marks Bitter Anniversary

Wobbly City | On August 11, 2007, the Providence IWW held a march in solidarity with the NYC IWW 460 foodstuffs campaign. About 35 people marched on Jackie's Galaxie, a restaurant chain that at the time bought supplies from HWH, a sweatshop in NYC. Towards the beginning of the march, the police moved into the crowd and began knocking people down. Wobbly Alex Svoboda had her leg badly injured during this march. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: Exploitation of Immigrant Labor is Not Kosher

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
presents this 27 minute radio program.
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Storied Tavern on the Green Says No More Wild Edibles‏

Brandworkers International | Legendary Central Park restaurant is the latest to drop Wild Edibles until it settles a year-long dispute with workers more...  0 Comments

Analysis of current Georgian/Russian bloodshed

reader | Long-escalating tensions between Russia and the former Soviet republic of
Georgia erupted into full-scale war more...  0 Comments

EPCC SUPPORTS CALIFORNIA STATE WORKERS PROTESTS

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) | “NO TO PAY CUTS! “We work, we sweat, we won’t pay your debts!”

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC ) and the Justice for Filipino veterans (JFAV) through its Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia, vehemently condemns California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for signing an executive order forcing up to 200,000 permanent state workers to start receiving the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour

The EPCC further scores the governor’s executive order that also includes a hiring freeze, no overtime pay and the releasing of contract consultants. (San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 1) . Additionally, the order will lay off 10,300 contract and part-time workers.

The EPCC also commended State Controller John Chiang, a government official who is in charge of distributing and signing state workers’ paychecks who refused to comply with the governor’s order.

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PSL on the ballot in Iowa, Utah, and New Jersey

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

Rude Awakening in Mexico

Anna Vigna | US businesses invested $120 billion in Mexico between 1994 and 2006. Only 80,000 jobs were created per year while 730,000 Mexicans pressed on the labor market every year. While migration climbed 95% from 1980 to 1994, it soared an incredible 452% from 1994 to 2006. more...  1 Comments

"Frontrunning" Against Humanity in the Oil Markets

Stephen Zarlenga | Frontrunning is an insiders' term for an often illegal, always immoral practice in commodity and other markets. Speculation leads directly to hardship, starvation, death and warfare. more...  0 Comments

Editorial Cartoon: "It's a Housing Market Rebound!"

Mike Flugennock | Some weeks back, I was checking out an interesting article on Associated Press about skyrocketing home foreclosure rates in Los Angeles and the equally skyrocketing number of people forced to live in their cars... more...  0 Comments

WNU #957: Mexicans Vote No on PEMEX "Reform"

Weekly News Update | Unofficial referendums in the past seem to have drawn more voters: organizers claimed that an August 1998 vote on a government bailout of banks brought out more than 3 million voters, while 2.4 million Mexicans reportedly participated in a March 1999 "consultation" by the rebel Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) on indigenous rights.
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WHO IS LEV LEVIEV?

Adalah-NY | This short comic explains the multifarious practices of diamond merchant, real estate mogul and settlement-builder Lev Leviev, and why New Yorkers should avoid him like the plague. more...  1 Comments

The Financialization of Capital and the Crisis

John Bellamy Foster | The stock market- and real estate-bubble occur in advanced capitalism. The government response was to create a second bubble, the great bubble transfer. The real estate bubble crashed last summer. more...  1 Comments

Building Bridges Radio: Immigrant Workers in Korea and U.S. Fightback

Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash | WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
presents this 27minute radio program.
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Action Alert: HLS Shareholder Barclays

Smash HLS | Target: Barclays Global Investors UK Holdings Ltd, a part of Barclays Bank
Detail: HLS' largest institutional shareholder with 279,842 shares in HLS (LSR) more...  0 Comments

Monetary Policy and Stagflation

Robert Kurz | 50 countries already have double-digit rates; 42% of the world population is affected. Monetary policy only reacts helplessly to stagflation. The financial bubble economy was an excess. When consumers finally spend the money they don't have, everything will be fine. more...  0 Comments

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