Emmanuel Santos | Emmanuel Santos looks at state repression in the Dominican Republic and the spreading resistance. more... 0 Comments
Jaisal Noor | The Indypendent’s Jaisal Noor sat down with two veteran progressive journalists to discuss the impact of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to run for a third term, what might be expected from the administration of President-elect Barack Obama and the role of community-based, grassroots organizing. more... 0 Comments
Debbie Morgan | Why are we continuing to let the government bail out a failing business that is misusing taxpayer money? Surely there are independently owned businesses, and even individuals, that could put that money to far better use. more... 0 Comments
Weekly News Update | Castro says he tried to convince former FARC leader Manuel Marulanda Vélez, who died in March of this year, that he could make a peace agreement with then-president Andrés Pastrana during negotiations in 1999, but Marulanda didn't negotiate seriously because he thought the US was planning an intervention that would lead to a prolonged war and possibly a "continental struggle."
Mohssen Massarrat | Financial jugglers speculating with food, oil and other raw materials caused double-digit inflation and made staple foods like rice and wheat into luxury items for millions. Through skilful instrumentalization of globalization, neoliberalism managed to drive nation states to the defensive, challenge social gains of the labor movement and rope in conservative and liberal parties worldwide for enforcement of its redistribution. more... 0 Comments
Leo Meyer | The money must be taken from those who profited from the past financial system. Thus a tax reform must be on the agenda.A state investment program is also urgently necessary. The past growth model of global capitalism is in a structural crisis. A new economy must go beyond profit logic more... 1 Comments
Stephanie Basile | Hurst was wrongfully removed from the work schedule for 2 weeks in retaliation for being late to work. The Starbucks Workers Union of the IWW recently went to Hurst's store at Union Square to deliver a letter to management demanding 2 weeks' pay. more... 0 Comments
Stephen Lendman | a distinct possibility more... 1 Comments
Freedom Socialist Party | What caused Wall Street’s collapse and how can we fight bailouts, foreclosures and layoffs? Come hear what socialist feminist and union activist Susan Williams has to say about the crisis and why “spreading the wealth” is an idea whose time has come.
Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) | Philippine social movements hit G-20 summit’s exclusivity, call for a new and democratic world order
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
WHY | Agricultural Missions and the Landless Rural Workers Movement of Brazil (MST), together with farmers and rural justice advocates in the US, are stopping in New York as part of a national tour, bringing us the voices of activists working at the grassroots to make their voices heard in the boardrooms of agribusinesses and to mobilize mass movements addressing the root causes of the current crises. The event will feature a participatory symbolic drama that evokes the absurdities of factory farms and patented seeds and the beauty of community-based agriculture and the solidarity economy. more... 0 Comments
Labor Party - Philippines | Relegating the world’s future to the hands of same leaders who created the current global economic crisis is a recipe to further disaster, according to Partido ng Manggagawa (Workers Party), a militant labor party in the country which joined hundreds of other protesters in a march to the US embassy this morning in time for the G20 Summit in Washington DC.
Serge Halimi | "Everything was possible because the banks had to be rescued. So will someone now call free trade into question, free trade which is the very heart of the system? Utopian? But everythinig is possible when it comes to banks...
Betty Yu | Garment Women Rally vs. Liberty Apparel & Sweatshop Subcontracting System
Ernst lohoff | The face of capital changed worldwide this fall. The financial market escapades must be the problem because capitalism itself cannot be the problem. The state bailout measure prepares the ground for inflationary or hyper-inflationary developments. Politics can only determine their speed and form. more... 0 Comments
Chico Chagas | He criticized the conduction of economic policy by Brazilian Central Bank. "The CB is throwing money in the market without taking a specific concern with the change in the economic model, with public investment." Our concern is to analyze the crisis from the perspective of individuals, of the nation, and not from the perspective of the market, because the market heralds want to resolve now what themselves caused, with their bad conduction of economic policy, "explained the governor. "We want a concrete and feasible suggestion for a permanent change, as the god market proved to be totally ineffective, creating a crisis of enormous proportions", argued the governor.
Sharat G. Lin | Pascal Lamy, head of the World Trade Organization, argues that free trade in a regulated environment drives economic growth worldwide. Speaking at Stanford University, he dismissed claims that free trade is responsible for job losses. Yet in every case where trade barriers have been dropped between structurally dissimilar economies, free trade has introduced profound socio-economic distortions, income inequality, and job displacement. more... 0 Comments
Worker Freedom | Workers, Customers, and Community Members Concerned About Threats and Harassment at the Location
Marc Batko | The financial crisis is also an opportunity to redefine our priorities and perspectives. Elite consciousness is a frozen consciousness where there are no alternatives and bankruptcies are only normal business practice. Neoliberal myths put the cart before the horse and bridle horse by tail more... 0 CommentsPage 94 | Page 92
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