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Transit workers strike for dignity

Milt Neidenberg | A strike raises the potential for class-wide solidarity, while recognizing the struggle against racism and the right of the nationally oppressed to self-determination. Workers and the oppressed nationalities will be able to separate friend from foe. A strike makes it clear that class collaboration only serves the interests of the bosses, the government and the laws used against unions. Labor needs to build an independent movement free from the machinations of capitalist political parties. more...  0 Comments

What are Social Human Rights?

Gregor Schirmer | Who prosecutes those responsible that more than a billion people must live from a dollar a day while wealth constantly grows?..Social human rights as binding demands of international law first saw the light of the legal world after the victory of the anti-Hitler coalition in the Second World War. more...  0 Comments

RTW Strike Bulletin #2: Strike to Win!

Revolutionary Transit Worker | We must demand that Toussaint withdraw all offers of concessions. Now that we are on strike it only makes sense to stick to our guns and for once actually win what we deserve. The main demands that RTW has been championing since we hit the streets are still the minimal demands we must stick to in order to win: Amnesty from All Taylor Law Penalties! A Big Wage Raise! No Givebacks on Healthcare or Pensions! No Broadbanding–NONE! more...  0 Comments

new strike support logistics list

aaa | it's a low-volume list for practical and logistical content only. no articles or opinion posts. more...  1 Comments

Call for a General Strike to Support NYC Transit Workers

Nightwalker | Whereas: The Transit Workers of TWU 100 are on strike to defend their rights and dignity as workers in New York City.

Whereas: The Metropolitan Transit Authority currently has a billion dollar surplus and the State of New York is also running a budget surplus.

Whereas: The Metropolitan Transit Authority is headed by multi-millionaire real estate developer Peter Kalikow as part of a reactionary clique of anti-worker politicians which include NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NY State Governor George Pataki.

Whereas: Rather than using this surplus to negotiate a just settlement with TWU Local 100 the MTA demands concessions from the transit workers. more...  5 Comments

Snitches Revealed in Court

Gumby Cascadia | Stanislas "Jack" Meyerhoff and Jacob "Jake" Ferguson are named as confidential informants in a detention hearing for Chelsea Gerlach today in Eugene. more...  0 Comments

TWU Leaders Threatened with Jail for Defying Taylor Law! Defend the TWU!

Varlet | The entire labor movement must mobilize RIGHT NOW to make it clear to Governor Pataki, Attorney General Spitzer, Mayor Bloomberg and the entire US capitalist class that if they so much as lay a hand on the TWU leaders, the entire organized working class of New York State will go on strike immediately! more...  1 Comments

Charles Schwab,SRA International,Mantas Inc.,CIA and Bellador Group

Tony Ryals | Should the CIA be allowed to both invest in U.S. SECURITIES AND 'ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING' TECHNOLOGY OR A COMPANY INVOLVED IN 'AML' THAT COULD BE USED BOTH TO DETECT UNUSUAL ACTIVITIES IN STOCKS BUT ALSO TO COVER IT UP ? NOTE,MANTAS WAS IN CHARGE OF CHARLES SCHWAB'S ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING OPS WHEN JAMES DALE DAVIDSON OF AGORA INC.,BALTIMORE AND THE BELTWAY'S FAR RIGHT NATIONAL TAXPAYERS UNION PROMOTED THE FRAUDULENT ENDOVASC OF MONTGOMERY, TEXAS THROUGH AGORA INC.'S 'VANTAGE POINT' AND MILLIONS OF SHARES WERE DUMPED FROM A SCHWAB ACCOUNT.(I.E.ILLEGAL PUMP AND DUMP SCAM.)

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Zapping the Empire: The Grey Lady's Smokeless Gun

Joe Broadhurst | Bush says he protects civil liberties, Bush admits he violates civil liberties, Bamford says it's a felony, the Pentagon admits it is watching activists, ACLU says Talon database is huge, Bush says 30,000ish Iraqis murdered, New York Times held story for Bush Administration, New York Times held story for Bush Administration, New York Times held story for Bush Administration & many, many Americans are illiterate. more...  0 Comments

Contact Kalikow, Pataki, Bloomberg, and other MTA Board Members

Tommy M, spnyc(at)newyorksocialists.org | Tell MTA Chair Kalikow, Gov. Pataki, and Mayor Bloomberg that you're sick of their union bashing!

Bios and contacts of the vice chairs of the MTA, and info on the businesses Kalikow owns are attached, along with a couple of articles on the extreme-right slimyness of Peter Kalikow. Please add to these contacts and repost! more...  0 Comments

Peace, Truth. and Ramsey Clark

populist | Why, the question is being asked, does a high profile American defend people and causes that are not only anti-Establishment, but anti-American as well? more...  1 Comments

Solidarity Action with the TWU Workers TODAY 1pm

Lauren | A solidarity action will take place today at the subway station behind City Hall more...  0 Comments

Solidarity Action with TWU Picket TODAY 1PM

Lauren | A solidarity action will take place today at the subway station behind City Hall. more...  0 Comments

Transit workers show determination, high morale

Dan Margolis | All 34,000 NYC bus and subway workers, represented by Transport Workers Union Local 100, walked off the job in the early morning hours of Dec. 20, beginning NYC’s first transit strike in 25 years, for themselves, for future transit workers and for all working-class families. more...  0 Comments

From RTW Strike Bulletin #1: How Local 100 Won the Strike of ’66

Revolutionary Transit Worker | We must render the Taylor Law as useless as Condon-Wadlin, as nothing but a piece of paper that should be swept away along with all the bosses’ other threats. The fight begins with the demand for Amnesty From All Taylor Law Penalties – We Won’t Go Back to Work Without It! more...  0 Comments

From RTW Strike Bulletin #1: The First Great Battle of the 21st Century

Revolutionary Transit Worker | The bosses' message is clear: 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. Of course the “American Dream” has been a lie for most workers, and in this racist country it has been particularly so for most Blacks, Latinos and immigrants. Indeed the racist and anti-working class drives of the system are key to why Local 100 is being singled out for such attacks. more...  0 Comments

Brief Summation of the Contract, Taylor Law, and Strike

Sonali | I thought I'd put together an article that listed the basic facts of the contract, the Taylor Law, and the strikes. more...  1 Comments

A Question to TWU and Its Supporters

Nightwalker | What should supporters who live outside New York City do to support the strike? more...  6 Comments

Complicity

finch | Bush confesses his criminality and hopes that his ‘act’ of contrition will save him from the dock. He has finally acknowledged that the invasion (and occupation) of Iraq was/is based on incorrect information (lies). Supporters and citizens who desperately hope that Bush’s admission demonstrates his contrition had their hopes dashed against the hard reality of further sordid deeds – the illegal 'bugging' and monitoring of US citizen’s private communications by the NSA. [Would anyone seriously expect this criminal administration to change character?] Bush’s admission is a political gesture, a strategic manoeuvre in response to increasing international disapproval of the dishonesty of his regime. more...  0 Comments

Solo queremos justicia

Agustin Antunez | Soy profesor de Biodiversidad y Conservacion de la Universidad de Málaga, España, desde donde me he tenido que exiliar a México, porque de nuevo pretendían encerrarme en un manicomio, como en Febrero pasado. Mi "locura": luchar, con mis compañeros, por los derechos humanos, los pueblos indígenas y la ecología. more...  2 Comments

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