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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
CONDEMN THE POLICE MURDER OF OSCAR GRANT— ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! February 6: Where Will You Be? What Will You Do?
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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LOCAL Announcement :: Human Rights
Prenter Water Fund presentation THIS THURSDAY and benefit concert FRIDAY
04 Feb 2009
Lucy Parsons Center Thursday, Feb 5 @ 7pm
(549 Columbus Avenue)

www.prenterwaterfund.org

Come learn about the effects of coal slurry injection on a local water supply!
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News :: War and Militarism
Interview with veteran and peace activist Allen Nelson
04 Feb 2009
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Announcement :: War and Militarism
Cal for an Anti-Capitalist Bloc in DC on the Anniversary of the Iraq War
03 Feb 2009
The Self Described Anarchist Collective (SDAC), a newly formed collective of anarchists and anti-authoritarians from across the eastern seaboard, is calling for two days of action against the war on March 19th and March 21st.
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Commentary :: Globalization
Competing Ideologies: Davos v. Belem
03 Feb 2009
alternate ideological views
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News :: Labor
Obama Issues Pro-Labor Executive Orders
03 Feb 2009
In what may be considered a gift to organized labor, President Obama issued a series of Executive Orders on Friday aimed at undoing Bush-era policies involving federal contractors. Issuing executive orders is a quick way to implement labor policy - and appease unions - without enduring the time and uncertainty inherent in the legislative process. Moreover, reversing the prior administration's executive orders has become a tradition whenever a new party takes over the White House.
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Commentary :: Labor
How to Start a Union in Ten Steps
02 Feb 2009
(below are the lessons taken from a successful organizing campaign in 1997)

1) Be the best worker at your workplace

If you are to influence your co-workers to join a union, you’d better already have their respect at work. This doesn’t mean that you must be the absolute best, but that you are a leader and rank among one of the best. This first step is the all-important foundation for your effort, directly or indirectly affecting EVERY other step toward forming a union.

It helps also to be the best liked co-worker. Not that you need to be prom-king/queen popular, but that you are easily approachable, social, and generally kind. In being so, you’ll make your job of talking with your co-workers about a union – which constitutes 95% of the work of organizing — MUCH easier. If your trust is earned as a good worker and friend, you can better expect that your ideas will be not only better received, but kept away from management during the initial stage of secrecy.
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