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Announcement :: Human Rights
Sign our petition!‏
11 Jul 2011
RONDEROS otuzco.jpgThe Peasant Patrols and the population of Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad require an audit in the Mixed Court of Santiago de Chuco, as the judge and the prosecutor are very biased. We make the petition to do a legal audit to them and they have to renounce their charge within fifteen days / since July 4, 2011 / !
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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Greek Government Acts as Israeli Proxy in Blocking International Flotilla from Sailing to Gaza
10 Jul 2011
Interview with Robert Naiman, policy director of Just Foreign Policy, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
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Commentary :: Globalization
The Great Unravelling
10 Jul 2011
financial terrorism
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Dueling Flotilla I Commissions
10 Jul 2011
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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Greeks Fight for Alternatives to Austerity Policies Provoking Economic Hardship
09 Jul 2011
Interview with Peter G. Prontzos, professor of political science at Langara College, conducted by Scott Harris
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News :: Education : International : Labor : Politics
Zhibin Gu: emerging Chinese multinationals vs global financial crisis: outsourcing, jobs, politics
09 Jul 2011
Get big pictures about changing world finance, politics, leadership and employment. What is really behind surging Chinese and Indian economy? Are they taking advantages over the global financial crisis? How could Chinese multinationals now take 62 seats in the club? What is the next?
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Commentary :: Media
Appeals Court Rejects More Media Consolidation
09 Jul 2011
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Egyptians Again Rally for Change
09 Jul 2011
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Commentary :: Labor
How to Save the U.S. Labor Movement
09 Jul 2011
The first step in saving the labor movement is recognizing that it needs saving. Sadly, many union leaders -- including Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO -- refuse to accept this reality, choosing instead to dismiss the current threats against labor unions as "exaggerated,” or limited to this or that Republican politician. In fact, the labor movement -- especially public sector unions -- is facing nationwide attacks by Democrats and Republicans alike.

On a state-by-state basis unions are being blamed for the budget deficits that are the result of the Great Recession -- itself triggered by Wall Street and fueled by declining taxes on corporations and the rich. This massive recession is certain to create deficits for years to come, guaranteeing that the cross-hairs will remain firmly on the backs of labor unions, since the backs of the corporations escaped the cross-hairs by their domination of the two party system and media. 

This anti-union atmosphere will thus grow, and will soon affect all unions, much like high unemployment has already weakened all unions by pushing down wages and lowering union membership. And union membership is already drastically low: with 7 percent private sector unemployment, unions are already facing near extinction. The attack on the public sector, if successful, will completely destroy the power of unions in relation to the power of corporations. Labor's diminishing clout is already recognized by politicians of both parties; indeed, the current attacks would not be happening if it were otherwise. Big business now has undisputed and complete control over both parties. The New York Times reports:
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Interview :: Politics
Video: Debt Ceiling Charade a Move to the Right - Michael Hudson
08 Jul 2011
Michael Hudson is a distinguished research economist at the University of Missouri.
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