Bill Van Auken, World Socialist Web Site | New York City’s 34,000 bus and subway workers, defying threats of fines and imprisonment, walked off the job at 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning after their union, Transport Workers Union Local 100, rejected the demands of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for sweeping concessions on pensions, health care and working conditions. The strike, the first to shut down the city’s mass transit system in 25 years, pits transit workers in a direct confrontation not only with the MTA, but with the state and city governments, the Democratic and Republican parties, and New York’s ruling establishment of Wall Street financiers and corporate CEOs. more... 3 Comments
Dave Lindorff | The NTSB apparently did get the boxes from the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center, just as trade center clean-up crew members had claimed. So what is the government hiding by denying that the recorders were found? more... 0 Comments
Workers World | The big bosses don’t care what kind of a world our children live in. They’re trying to impose a “two-tier” contract—lower pay and benefits for future employees. But the transit union is taking a stand for our sons and daughters. more... 7 Comments
Adam Finger | I hate to resurrect the age-old debate amongst radicals—socialism or anarchism—but as a socialist, I’m somewhat perplexed by some of the rationale behind the anarchist arguments. This post, while certainly critical of anarchism, isn’t intended to dismiss it as a passing phase but rather to (hopefully) answer some of the questions I’ve had about it. more... 9 Comments
Jason -JZ- Liszkiewicz | The Rise of Open Source Intelligence
Compiled | Union leaders and transport authorities appear no closer to a deal that will avert a crippling strike at the height of the holidays. Buses drivers in Queens have already walked out. [TWU Rally Monday || TWU Local 100 Revolutionary Transit Worker]
Revolutionary Transit Worker | Behind the MTA’s outrageous demands for givebacks stands Governor Pataki dreaming of running for President, and a capitalist class looking to make an example out of transit workers. Demanding that the next generation work harder for years longer and pay more for “benefits” is an attempt to divide Local 100. And it is a message to the entire working class that there will be no “American Dream” – future generations will have to work harder and longer for less and less to keep up the bosses’ profits. more... 4 Comments
me | Please join Transport Workers Local 100 President Roger Toussaint, New York City Central Labor Council President Brian M. McLaughlin and Executive Board members for a rally and march in support of Local 100
Tell everyone about Americas inhumane secret | Spay and neuter is needed to humanely prevent healthy pets being euthanized in America every year. There are not enough homes for the 6 million homeless pets America murders every year. Tell everyone you know what is going on in shelters near you. more... 4 Comments
STEPHEN LENDMAN | Haiti's achievements under Aristide and Lavalas during their 10 years in office and conditions there now since the coup more... 0 Comments
pat neuman | The observed rapid warming gives more than just an "urgency to discussions" ..., it gives urgency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as much as we can.
CCNWON | It looks like it's the bastard's last stand.
Murdock Todd Cote (Doc) | crooked lies and crooked politics more... 0 Comments
Dave Lindorff | This administration is attempting to establish totalitarian control, and has proved that it is not to be trusted with the Constitution. Impeachable offenses are being committed. more... 2 Comments
Richard Mellor | Three months after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans I wondered what was happening down there. If the coverage in the national US media was anything to go by, the worst was over, Katrina hit, the scenes of abandoned people and desperate evacuees were gone, and everything must be getting back to normal. more... 0 Comments
btb | Books Through Bars Movie Night 12/16, 8PM more... 0 Comments
@ | WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 Â- Months after the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States to search for evidence of terrorist activity without the court-approved warrants ordinarily required for domestic spying, according to government officials.
Workers World | The 33,000 transit workers deserve every nickel they’re asking for, without concessions and tradeoffs, and a safe work environment. The public demands the right to a safe affordable ride. The millions of straphangers are inextricably tied to the transit workers and their union. The MTA is their enemy, too. more... 3 Comments
Franklin | On the Judicial Branch, continued more... 0 Comments
Dave Lindorff | Bush is talking more and more like a would be dictator or a petulant spoiled brat, dissing the Constitution and calling himself commander-in-chief more... 1 CommentsPage 31 | Page 29
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