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Commentary :: Labor
Which Way Forward for SEIU?
05 Jun 2008
As it approaches its National Convention in June of 2008, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is the largest union in the U.S., with a reported membership of 1.9 million. It largely organizes home care, health care, home child care, and janitorial workers. While most unions’ growth has stagnated or declined over the last few years, SEIU has reported organizing 900,000 new members into its ranks since 1996, making it quite possibly the fastest growing union in the world

A long-simmering debate has broken into the open with the resignation of Sal Rosselli from SEIU’s Executive Board, President of United Healthcare Workers (UHW) - West, which is SEIU’s single biggest local in California, with 150,000 members. In an interview on Democracy Now, Rosselli said of the differences between himself and SEIU International President Andy Stern: “...the easiest way I can describe it is a bottom-up versus top-down, empowering workers to be in control of their lives, in control of their relationship with their employer versus centralizing control and power among a few in Washington D.C. to control the resources and decision-making authority relationship with these employers.” In the same interview, Rosselli commented on Stern’s approach,:“There’s a – we’re going in the direction of growth at all cost. We’ve lost the needed balance to raise standards of workers with the growth.
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News :: War and Militarism
Bush Renditions Even Uglier Than Imagined!
04 Jun 2008
At the present time, the government, acting under specific Presidential orders, has a virtual fleet of prison ships scattered all across the globe and masked by a curtain of strict secrecy.
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News :: Politics
2008 Election problems begin early with Peace and Freedom Party
04 Jun 2008
Tuesday election snafu denies Peace & Freedom Party voters ballots, may influence presidential nominating convention; Party chair says a lawsuit possible.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Slick:Bush can Pardon Cheney and Resign..then...
04 Jun 2008
One bloody hand washes the other!
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News :: Human Rights : Politics : Race
GIVE THEM LIBERTY OR GIVE THEM LAWYERS !!
04 Jun 2008
WHICH AMERICANS ARE INTERESTED IN PROTECTING OUR INNOCENT US PRISON INMATES RIGHT TO BEING AFFORDED PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION ?


TAX CUT$ , EARMARK$, TRILLION $$ WAR & BILLIONS IN FOREIGN AID, AND WERE TOLD THERE
IS NO $$ FOR LAWYERS TO PROPERLY REPRESENT OUR MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS ? ?
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LOCAL Announcement :: War and Militarism
June 15 - CPR for the Antiwar Movement
04 Jun 2008
CPR for the Antiwar Movement

Mass Action and Lessons from the Vietnam Antiwar Movement

Sunday, June 15th, 5:00 PM

Encuentro 5 33 Harrison Avenue, 5th Floor Boston, MA
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LOCAL Announcement :: Education : Globalization : International : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Technology : War and Militarism
Friday June 6 and every Friday from there on! come chill with us!
04 Jun 2008
smash.jpg*Chillin Against the Villins*
*DeMilitarized Zone*
*Independence from the state!*
Corner of Mass ave and Boylston st!!! 6pm- 8pm!
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Commentary :: Organizing
Live Small-Economic growth expands into world mess
04 Jun 2008
Living in this society that worships unending growth, it is very hard not to internalize those goals on a personal level even if one understands that socially and ecologically theya re unsustainable and dangerous
Human values and judgment are more crucial now than ever before.
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News :: Environment : Human Rights : International : Politics : Technology
EXPLOSIVE EXPOSÉ -- US/BP Terror Drills
03 Jun 2008
Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer, updates the shifting official story of the terror drills just finished in the nation's most polluted and perilous industrial site, BP Texas City.
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News :: Labor
Workers walk off MGM Mirage Dubai World CityCenter Site in Protest
03 Jun 2008
Union leaders: We'll picket until contractor meets demands for increased safety
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