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A Cure for an Ailing Economy: Taxing the Rich
TaxTheRich.pngHealthcare isn’t the only social ill in the U.S. that needs a serious remedy. The list is long and growing: state budget crises, unemployment, infrastructure, education, housing, food assistance, etc. These are all things that must be paid for, but the money seems to be in short supply. When a country is in as much debt as the U.S., – $12 trillion and counting — the tasks at hand seem all but unachievable.

And this is exactly what many politicians would like you to believe.
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11 Aug 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / Labor
Labor News - INDUSTRIAL WORKER
IWAugustSept09-1.pngINDUSTRIAL WORKER - AUGUST SEPTEMBER issue AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ONLINE at -

http://www.iww.org/PDF/IndustrialWorker/IWAugustSept09.pdf

Headlines:

* Korean Motor Workers Under Police Seige
* French Auto Workers To Blow Up Factory?
* Starbucks Workers Union Expands To Canada
* London Workers Shut Down Underground
* Honduras Uprising Against Coup
* Review: Capitalism And The Transformation Of Africa
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11 Aug 2009 | Filed under: Announcement / Labor
Don't Blame Me, I Voted For McCain...
iraq_oil.pngThe recent announcement by the government of Iraq that they were putting the drilling rights for six major oilfields up for auction was greeted with derision in many quarters. Sarcastic forum posts entitled 'Mission Accomplished' sprang up on many progressive websites on the assumption that the oil industry had finally gotten what they came for. But a closer look at the details reveals a very different picture.
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07 Aug 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / War and Militarism
Real Health Care Reform - Universal Single Payer
healthcare.pngOrganizations like Physicians for a National Health Program want Americans to have the same system in place in all other Western countries and elsewhere, including Venezuela, South Korea, Japan, Cuba, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Costa Rica, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. But not in America - the only industrialized country without it despite spending more than double per capita than the other 30 OECD countries and delivering less for it.

In a September 2007 report to Congress, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) compared 2004 US health care spending with other OECD countries:
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07 Aug 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / Social Welfare
Garment Workers Revolt: Bangladesh on Fire
bangladesh.pngThe garment industry in Bangladesh employs more than 2 million workers, 80-90% of whom are women. Bringing the impoverished nation $11 billion annually, the garment industry is Bangladesh’s largest income earner. If you go into your closet and start reading tags, you’ll probably find more than a few items made in Bangladesh. It should surprise no one that the destitute women who make our cheap clothes labor in incredibly unsafe buildings for as many as eighty hours a week, suffer intolerable working conditions, including verbal, physical, and sexual abuse, while earning little to nothing.
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03 Aug 2009 | Filed under: News / International
BAAM #24
Untitled Image.pngThe BAAM Newsletter is the monthly publication of the Boston Anti-Authoritarian Movement, a general union of Boston anarchists. Our publication aims to spread anti-authoritarian ideas and practices, and to report on the social struggles of workers, tenants, students, radicals, and others resisting the repression of the state, bosses, landlords and banks.

Inside this issue:
-Garment Workers Revolt: Bangladesh on Fire, Pg 2, by Adrienne
-Papercut in Peril, Pg 3, by Maggie Bond
-Crotch Crisis, Pg 4
-Obama: War is Peace, Pg 5, by Sublett
-The Greek Anarchists, Pg 7, by Jake Carman
-Sacco and Vanzetti: 82-year-old Skeletons in a 19-year-old’s Closet, Pg 8, by Dave
-Worker-run TJ’s Vegan Pizza Closes, Pg 9, by Matt Carroll
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03 Aug 2009 | Filed under: News / Media
CORI Reform Hearing, March and Rally Reportback
2008_0707_CORI_march-350.pngOn Monday, July 27, over 600 people packed the State House CORI Hearing as part of an extended CORI Day of Action. Organized by the Commonwealth CORI Coalition, supporters demonstrated the severity of the CORI crisis and raised the need for immediate reforms.
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30 Jul 2009 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor : Race
Cambridge Stands Against Racial Profiling-Protest In Support of Prof. Gates
New_gates racial profiling 004.jpgA protest was held on the steps of Cambridge City Hall to support Harvard professor Henry L. Gates vs. the Cambridge Police. According to the event organizers, the arrest of Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. by a Cambridge police officer - after Prof. Gates showed two forms of identification to a police officer who arrived to find Prof. Gates safely in his own home in a predominantly white, upscale neighborhood known as “Harvard Square” - has brought the struggle against racism to the front pages of newspapers throughout the US and around the world.

WATCH VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScSzMx_S7oY
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29 Jul 2009 | Filed under: News / Race
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