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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
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
End the WTO and the Stop the new wave of Free Trade Agreements
1-Stop-WTO.jpgCall to action of the Indonesian People's Movement Against Neocolonialism-Imperialism toward Bali WTO Ministerial meeting on 3-6 of December 2013
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26 Mar 2013 | Filed under: News / Environment : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Social Welfare
Author Nancy Kurshan: Strategizing to Defeat Control Unit Prisons and Solitary Confinement
Author and longtime activist Nancy Kurshan’s new book, entitled Out of Control: A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons, has just been released by the Freedom Archives. Kurshan’s book documents the work of The Committee to End the Marion Lockdown (CEML), which she co-founded in 1985.
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16 Feb 2013 | Filed under: Interview / Human Rights : Organizing : Race : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
Freedom for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3, After 40 Years in Solitary Confinement?
herman-wallace-albert-woodfox-2002.jpgAfter four decades of solitary confinement in the nation's most populated maximum-security prison -- and one of its most historically brutal -- a member of the internationally known "Angola 3" has reasonable cause to expect that he will soon be released, his attorneys and supporters say. The request to set free Albert Woodfox, 65, is being heard by the same federal judge who in 2008 ordered that Woodfox be released, a ruling that Louisiana prosecutors successfully appealed and blocked.
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05 Feb 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
Prison Action News 6.1 Out Now!
Boston Anarchist Black Cross is pleased to announce the release of the Winter 2013 issue of Prison Action News.
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04 Feb 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Human Rights : Social Welfare
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
Fiscal Cliff deal leaves HUD's housing programs at risk
In a call to action, activists urge all low-income families in the federally subsidized housing programs in the Boston Area and all across the nation to immediately contact their representatives, and to urge the Obama administration and Congress to stop the automatic spending cuts scheduled to go into effect on March 1, 2013, that could result in the eviction of 250,000 voucher holders in HUD housing programs!
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11 Jan 2013 | Filed under: News / Social Welfare
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