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Commentary :: Labor
Economist criticizes "pathological allegience" to economic models
14 May 2012
The crisis was born when Maggie Thatcher and then Bill Clinton deregulated the financial markets. The explosive force that was detonated was incalculable. Economics indirectly gave support because it provides models according to the motto: financial markets are never susceptible to crises. The banks function like clock work.
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Commentary :: Labor : Occupy Boston : Organizing : Politics
The Left, Labor and Occupy
14 May 2012
Barely half a year after it burst on the scene, the Occupy Wall Street movement is splintering left and right. This was inevitable in a movement that was united only in what it opposed and could never put forward a positive program, whether of reformist "demands" on the capitalist state or of revolutionary action against it. Liberals, who latched onto Occupy hoping it could pressure the Democratic Party in a more populist direction, want to expel "black bloc" anarchists. Reformist social democrats rail against "ultraleftists" in Occupy and cozy up to the labor tops. On the other side, many (but not all) anarchists oppose unions. Some are simply arrogant petty-bourgeois labor haters. Others are grappling with real problems, but with skewed analysis and dead wrong conclusions. Discussion of recent workers' struggles, from Wisconsin to West Coast longshore, underlines that the key question is leadership, but not just replacing one set of bureaucrats with another. Unions have always faced vicious anti-labor laws, but we have the power to defeat them. It is necessary to drive out the pro-capitalist bureaucracy, the labor lieutenants of capital, in order to turn the unions into instruments of revolutionary class struggle.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Israeli and Palestinian Protests
14 May 2012
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LOCAL News :: Organizing
Connecting for Justice
13 May 2012
Meet like-minded progressives and get connected to great social justice organizations in Boston.
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News :: Media
13 May 2012
In a recent and scary turn of events, TOR users have noticed a major problem with the majority of Indymedia connections/servers refusing TOR's HTTPS connections.
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Commentary :: Education
Accuracy (or equivalently, Truth)
13 May 2012
The US Revolutionary War was about breaking-away from the (violent, absolute) tradition of western civilization (see the introduction), it was about establishing equality within a new culture (it opposed both absolute truths and institutions based on absolute ideas), and it was partly about establishing a new Christianity which did not make deals with the state (did not make deals with Caesar), and it was mostly about, the ideas of the enlightenment, an equal people who could learn and determine “truth” for themselves, and use their truths to be creative, in an equal society, where an equal and (truly) free-market can exist,
but where the state supplies its citizens with what they need to:
survive, and
know, and
create, so that
their creativity can be done in a selfless manner (since everyone is equal).
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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike Marks Renewed Emphasis on Nonviolent Resistance
13 May 2012
Modified: 09:47:02 AM
Interview with Mazin Qumsiyeh, a Palestinian American activist and author of “Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment”, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Fabricating Lies to Wage War on Iran
13 May 2012
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Waging Total War on Islam
13 May 2012
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News :: Human Rights : International : Politics : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
Bayan Muna protests against China’s excursions in Scarborough Shoal
12 May 2012
Modified: 12:33:02 PM
Bayan_Muna-China-Philippines.jpgPHILIPPINES: The progressive party-list Bayan Muna is protesting against China’s excursions in Panatag or Scarborough Shoal saying that China should order its vessels to leave the area and stop harassing Filipino fishermen.
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