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Local Fights Against Austerity Are Growing Across the U.S.
Between sequestration, with its damaging impact on workers and the entire economy, and the billions of dollars in cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other necessary social programs that President Obama is pushing, it is evident that the economic policies of both major parties are not intended to promote a recovery for working people. You cannot lift up a nation’s economy while slashing away at its consumers’ pocketbooks. In order to justify their defiance of this elementary law, both Republicans and Democrats start talking the language of “austerity,” that is the notion that economic policy must be guided by reducing budgetary deficits first and foremost, and that workers exclusively must be made to pay the cost.
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09 May 2013 | Filed under: Commentary / Labor : Social Welfare
May Day 2013 Reports
This May Day, Bostonians held three separate events to mark International Workers Day. Below are reports from two of these events (the final report to come soon).
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02 May 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor
May Day Funeral March Lays Capitalism to Rest
100_1122.JPGFor the second May Day in a row anarchist organizers in Boston held a mock funeral march for capitalism downtown. Featuring puppets of various sizes, "mourners", a coffin, and a marching band, the march was meant to point out the moral and financial bankruptcy of the capitalist system.

Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtcHz3g71VA
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02 May 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor
Boston-area Adjunct Professors Kick Off Union Organizing Drive
Boston Higher Education Symposium PNG.pngMore than 100 adjunct faculty members from throughout the Greater Boston area gathered at JFK Library Saturday to launch a massive, 20+ campus unionization drive.
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16 Apr 2013 | Filed under: News / Education : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
Boston IWW's Statement of Solidarity with Survivors of Gender-based Violence
Statement of Solidarity with Survivors of Gender-based Violence and Condemnation of the PLP’s Defense of Rape and Class Reductionism
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05 Feb 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Gender : Human Rights : Labor : Organizing
Kanye-inspired “Gold Diggers'' remix calls out Bank of America/Fix the Debt scheme to snap up your tax dollars
Flashmob's parody highlights financial giant’s true plans for US taxpayers via “Fix the Debt” front group.
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30 Jan 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
Outsourced Workers Drop 40-foot Tall “Stop the Romney-Bain Economy” Banner Outside Romney National Headquarters
BainBusBoston-24.jpgThey’ve been traveling across the country over the past few weeks, but today workers from Sensata and other Bain-owned companies brought their message straight to Mitt Romney’s campaign headquarters in Boston — and they made damn sure their message would be seen...
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19 Oct 2012 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare : Technology
Workers Stand Up to Walmart
When a torrent hits an obstacle that refuses to give, it either flows around or over the obstruction. When workers’ needs for a living wage, fair treatment, and a voice are damned up by an oppressive employer, it is only a matter of time before they find a way of asserting their strength.
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18 Oct 2012 | Filed under: Commentary / Labor
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