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News :: Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Politics
Philippines: New left party formed
09 Feb 2009
More than 1000 people, including 920 elected delegates, attended the inaugural congress of Power of the Masses Party (PLM) on January 30.
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News :: International
The campaign for the bank users strike begins
08 Feb 2009
With this message from the Crisi collective, begins the Banks users strike
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Commentary :: International
Will Obama Start the Next Trade War?
06 Feb 2009
While campaigning to be president, Obama gave the general impression that he would act “cooperatively” to solve international problems, moving away from the Bush strategy of irresponsible “unilateralism.”

But Obama took an aggressive stance towards China even on the campaign trail, including the accusations of “currency manipulation,” “violating intellectual property rights,” and “devaluing their goods.” Of course, the average American cares nothing about these types of crimes, nor should they.
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Commentary :: Labor
A Modest Proposal on Executive Salaries
05 Feb 2009
Larry Ellison is CEO of Oracle Corporation. According to SKORCAREER ( ), Larry Ellison was paid a salary of $192,000,000.00 for his job as CEO of Oracle. This doesn't include any stock compensation he received. If you do the math, Larry Ellison earned an average of $92,307.00 per hour. I'm a computer scientist. During 2007, I worked in a cubicle nine hours per day writing software. When I wasn't in my cubicle, I worked at home on other projects as a consultant. I worked very hard. I'm a very bright person. I have two degrees. Nevertheless, I earned less in a year than Larry Ellison was paid in an hour. I am willing to bet that I did a lot more work during 2007 than Mr. Ellison did. I did that work in cramped conditions. I had lousy health-care insurance. I drove a used car. Something doesn't seem right about Larry Ellison earning more in one hour than I did in a year.
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LOCAL Commentary :: Globalization
Banks Injure Economic Stimulus Plan by Jacking up Credit Card Interest
05 Feb 2009
Could banks jacking up credit card interest during a horrendous recession—delay U.S. economic recovery and destroy the expected benefits of the Economic Stimulus Plan?
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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 02/06/09 Listen Globally!
05 Feb 2009
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
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Commentary :: Globalization
A New Administration, Tired Old Policies
05 Feb 2009
Counterproductive policies are heading America toward depression.
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Commentary :: Environment
None Dare Call It Treason
05 Feb 2009
Politicians backed by powerful business interests have initiated a legislative assault to bring nuclear power back to Oklahoma. There are numerous reasons why this is a bad idea, some of which are discussed in this article. Oklahomans successfully fought off the attempt to build a nuclear reactor at Black Fox a generation ago. We will fight it again.
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News :: Environment
HLS Electronic Sit In: Make Friday the 13 bad luck for HLS
04 Feb 2009
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Commentary :: Human Rights
04 Feb 2009
The police killing of Oscar Grant on New Years Day in Oakland, California was an outrage. These murdering pigs took Oscar off a Bay Area Rapid Transit train. While cops kneeled on his back and punched him, another pig pulled out his gun and shot Oscar in the back. What can you call what they did to this brother but murder, execution style?
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