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Commentary :: Politics
For a New "New Deal" Party
25 May 2008
The left must use the great current financial crisis to critically test all of today's liberal dogmas-from unbridled free trade and the systematic repression of the state to the sacrifice of developed modern industry to the dogma of free competition and draft alternative scenarios.
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Commentary :: Social Welfare
Public's Class Action Lawsuit against Washington's Lobbyists!
24 May 2008
The sick reality that Lobbyists are spending "$3 Billion a Year" in Washington to influence and bribe the American Govt. is in reality a form of "Racketeering" and can be prosecuted under the Rico Act and many more statutes!
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News :: Globalization : International : Politics
Memories of “Popular Power” in Venezuela’s economy
23 May 2008
* From false co-management and cooperatives to the deceitful EPS, we present a balance of what has happened in Venezuela after at least 7 years of pretending to build a socialist economy, where the available data and verifiable facts belie the failure of the Chavez administration.
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News :: Human Rights
22 May 2008
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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 5/23/08 Listen Globally!
22 May 2008
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
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Commentary :: International
Venezuela: factory committees and revolutionary strategy
22 May 2008
[Note: This article was written before the nationalization of SIDOR and the sacking of José Rámon Rivero as Minister of Labour. It appeared in a reduced version in El Militante, no. 11, April 2008, the Venezuelan Marxist paper published by the CMR.]

The taking over of the "Los Andes" milk-producing company by the national government has once again put on the agenda the question of workers' committees in the Bolivarian revolution and what should be the attitude of the revolutionaries and the working class towards them.

In his visit to Mérida after having taken over the company and in his speech to the PSUV activists in the Poliedro Hall, Chávez pointed out the following:

"Workers' Committees must be created, socialist committees, in order to transform the factory from inside. The workers must know what is happening in the company, participate in decision-making in the firm". He then concluded saying: "The working class and the people must be the front-line figures of the this social process".

This is not the first time that Chávez has made a call for the working class to put itself in the vanguard of the revolution and this should not be ignored by the revolutionary trade union leaders of the working class. For this reason it is important to have a correct position regarding the workers' committees suggested some time ago by the Minister of Labour, José Ramon Rivero and now again by president Chávez.
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Commentary :: GLBT/Queer
situs & queers: "The Social Plague" (1972-1974)
22 May 2008
First English translation of piece showing the influence of the Situationist International on the homosexual rights movement in France in the 1970s.
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Commentary :: Globalization
"Immoral Hazard"
22 May 2008
Economic troubles are broad, deep and worrisome.
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News :: Human Rights : International : Media : Politics : War and Militarism
CUBA proves links of U.S. Diplomats with Terrorists
21 May 2008
cracracra.jpgCuba denounced on Monday the scandalous links between US diplomats based in Havana and terrorists resident in the United States, by means of which Cuban counterrevolutionaries receive financial and material support.
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News :: Environment : Globalization : Human Rights : International
River City Animal Defense League Joins the Fight Against I-69
21 May 2008
On the evening of Monday, May 19th, the newly formed River City Animal Defense League (ADL) and friends made our public debut. We took to the neighborhoods, and more specifically the houses of executives and contractors of Gohmann Asphalt and Construction, Inc. Gohmann Asphalt and Construction, Inc. is a disgusting company that has decided to proceed with business in the construction of Interstate-69 (I-69) which is the North American Free Trade Agreement's (NAFTA) superhighway.
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