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News :: International : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Technology : War and Militarism
Longshore Workers Honor Picket Line, Shut Down War Cargo Shipper in Oakland
20 May 2007
oaklandportpicket070519a.jpgThis can be an important first step toward the mobilization of workers power to shut down the war machine, but that requires a sharp struggle against the bourgeois politics of the antiwar groups and union officialdom. The OEA calls for money for schools not for war, as if it were a matter of budget priorities, and the PAC poster made a social-patriotic pitch to “Bring the Troops Home Now, and give them the care they need.” Such “peace is patriotic” rhetoric is a staple of the UPFJ, but all the antiwar coalitions make similar appeals to garner support from Democratic Party liberals. Revolutionaries and class-conscious workers, in contrast, emphasize that this imperialist war must be opposed by class war.
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LOCAL News :: Race
Free Mumia Photos
20 May 2007
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News :: Politics
Ashcroft and the Night Visitors
20 May 2007
"As if Attorney General Alberto Gonzales didn't have enough trouble, now comes word that, before coming to the Justice Department, Gonzales preyed on the infirm."
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Announcement :: Human Rights
Open letter to the Rolling Stones regarding planned gig in Israel
20 May 2007
Please circulate and forward widely

The following letter is addressed to the Rolling Stones who are planning a concert in Israel. At this point we are soliciting endorsements from artists, cultural figures, intellectuals and cultural organizations, and others who wish to lend their support.
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News :: Labor
Presidential Candidate: Immigrants Beaten Coast to Coast
19 May 2007
On a day when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton spent the evening in rallies with thousands of immigrants, to make amends for the terrible beatings that hundreds of immigrants and reporters received at the Los Angeles May Day rallies, President Bush, along with key Democrats and Republicans, took their tern beating up 12 million immigrants coast to coast.
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News :: Human Rights
"We Are Not Safe"
19 May 2007
This video details plans for a domestic extermination program, courtesy of the U.S. Patriot Act
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News :: International : Media : Politics : War and Militarism
Nemesis : the last days of the American Republic
19 May 2007
video of April 21, 2007
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LOCAL News :: Labor : Media : Politics : Technology
Citizens, union leaders call proposed Verizon sale to FairPoint "a wrong turn on the information super-highway"
19 May 2007
STP61437.JPGHundreds of consumers and workers rallied in Portsmouth’s Prescott Park on May 19 to send a message to New Hampshire’s Public Utilities Commission that the proposed sale of Verizon’s landlines to FairPoint Communications will leave northern New England residents stranded on the information super-highway.
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Commentary :: Organizing
Social Change and Building the Ties that Bind
19 May 2007
“The question of power is not resolved by taking the government palace, which is easy and has been done many times, but rather by the building of new social relations,” said João Pedro Stedile, coordinator of Brazil’s Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST), at the 2005 World Social Forum. His comment reflects a new vision of social change, one that until recently was almost exclusively promoted by the Zapatistas of Chiapas, but that has been gaining traction in prominent sectors of Latin America’s new social movements.
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Commentary :: Labor
Working without Coercion
19 May 2007
Basic income is not a plant-closing bonus. Labor productivity will continue growing if the tax burden on the factor labor is reduced.. The belief that full employmentment could return through economic growth is wishful thinking. Ecologically it could prove a horror.
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