Hundreds of consumers and workers rallied in Portsmouth’s Prescott Park on May 19 to send a message to New Hampshire’s Public Utilities Commission that the proposed sale of Verizon’s landlines to FairPoint Communications will leave northern New England residents stranded on the information super-highway.
“The question of power is not resolved by taking the government palace, which is easy and has been done many times, but rather by the building of new social relations,” said João Pedro Stedile, coordinator of Brazil’s Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST), at the 2005 World Social Forum. His comment reflects a new vision of social change, one that until recently was almost exclusively promoted by the Zapatistas of Chiapas, but that has been gaining traction in prominent sectors of Latin America’s new social movements.
Basic income is not a plant-closing bonus. Labor productivity will continue growing if the tax burden on the factor labor is reduced.. The belief that full employmentment could return through economic growth is wishful thinking. Ecologically it could prove a horror.
INCITE! is excited to co-sponsor a women of color and trans people of color track at the 2007 Allied Media Conference in collaboration with local women of color organizing for media justice. Below is a list of workshops at the conference led by feminists of color who are using innovative media strategies to end violence against women and trans people of color and our communities.
The announcement of sweeping measures of nationalization will be greeted with enthusiasm by workers in all countries. It represents a big step forward for the Venezuelan revolution and a serious blow against capitalism and imperialism.