Jacob Scheier | What have we learned and where to go next were the key questions last Friday at a film screening and panel discussion on the anti-(corporate)globalization movement(s). The event, hosted by Professor Mark Read of the Gallatin School hosted was entitled "Many Yeses, one No," and is part of a screening and DVD Series coming from Deep Dish TV entitled: DIY Media: Movement Perspectives on Critical Moments. more... 6 Comments
me | Endless war? Inflation tax? Bailouts for Wall Street? The Fed did it. END THE FED!
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."
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
Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) | Philippine social movements hit G-20 summit’s exclusivity, call for a new and democratic world order
SP-USA | * Health Care is a Right! Act Up! more... 2 Comments
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.
Betty Yu | Garment Women Rally vs. Liberty Apparel & Sweatshop Subcontracting System
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
Counterhegemonic | Two passengers seized the gunman and proceeded to disarm him. A larger contingent of passengers then administered a vicious collective beating to the would-be robber sending him fleeing from the bus. He then sought shelter in a nearby house but found an equally rude welcome awaiting him. Enraged bus passengers identified the man, and the residents of the home continued the beating this time chopping into his shoulder with a machete. Bailey reported that the robber was "rescued by the police." more... 0 Comments
Counterhegemonic | He then sought shelter in a nearby house but found an equally rude welcome awaiting him. Enraged bus passengers identified the man, and the residents of the home continued the beating this time chopping into his shoulder with a machete. Bailey reported that the robber was "rescued by the police." more... 0 Comments
Alex Nathanson | Celebrating Obama's victory, some danced, others sold condoms. more... 5 Comments
Weekly News Update | The official theme of the 18th Ibero-American Summit, held Oct. 29-31 in San Salvador, El Salvador, was "Youth and Development," but the global financial crisis was the main topic of discussions by the representatives of Spain, Portugal and 19 Latin American countries.
UAsleepercell | on November 15th the ruling elite of the 20 richest nations will converge in Washington DC for a “World Economic Forum.” more... 0 Comments
Not An Alternative | With Brandon Jourdan
Leonardo Boff | Today Boff does not speak of liberation but of life protection for the excluded. Sixty years ago Gandhi explained the earth has enough for all people. That is still true today. But the earth will never produce enough for the squanderers. more... 0 Comments
DAMAYAN | New York City—Amidst global economic turmoil and the leadup to the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) held this week in the Philippines, about 60 domestic workers and their allies marched to the United Nations last Friday, October 24, to bring international attention to human rights abuse in the homes of UN diplomats. more... 0 Comments
Adalah-NY | In a stunning reversal, Israeli billionaire and settlement-builder Lev Leviev will not be sponsoring the Children’s Diabetes Foundation’s (CDF) 2008 Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills this Saturday evening. Alexis Stern of Adalah-NY explained that, “The developments with CDF, Oxfam, UNICEF and various stars appear to signal the collapse of Leviev and BluPRint’s cynical public relations strategy. The message is that no amount of deception, branding and PR can make a businesses’ human rights abuses acceptable.” more... 2 CommentsPage 68 | Page 66
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