After having been locked-out for over ten weeks, projectionists at the Somerville Theatre have emerged victorious in their struggle for union recognition. The management has agreed to voluntarily recognize the union, sign a fair contract, and pay full back wages to all locked-out employees. Although this was a modest struggle in and of itself, we see it as a significant victory for young, exploited and pissed off workers everywhere.
At the same time as it sacrifices essential services to taxpayers on the altar of “budget cuts,” the Massachusetts state government is ignoring a potentially far-reaching strategy for trimming costs, and, many observers say, worsening already-existing problems in the Department of Corrections for a waste totaling tens of millions of dollars annually.
Free Press encourages you to attend the National Conference on Media Reform, November 7-9, in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference will provide an opportunity to meet with other activists to build a stronger and more effective media reform movement.
One would think that with the horrible economy, graduates who have tried to better themselves with higher education would be able to take advantage of the low interest rates when paying back their student loans. Only it's not that easy...
Once again the airwaves will be filled with inanities, insanities and gross fallacies ad nauseum, until election day, when the herds of gullible twits will go out and "vote" for one of these useless retards in what will turn out to be another rigged election. Take your presidential candidate and stuff him. The American system of democracy is dead. The presidential campaign is a sideshow to delude the American populace into thinking they still have a choice about what happens.
For the time being, forest defenders remain from 80 to 100 feet up in mature red oaks with no intention of coming down. Their supporters are asking for solidarity actions and reinforcements in the face of the looming destruction of the critical buffer zone.