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News :: Globalization
CAFTA-DR Treaty Whittles Away Central American Sovereignty
03 Aug 2005
The trade treaty signed by US with Central America and the Dominican Republic reduces sovereignty of Central American and Caribbean countries, in opinion of experts.
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News :: Politics
Chilean President to Visit Ecuador in 2005
03 Aug 2005
Chilean Foreign Minister Ignacio Walker confirmed Tuesday President Ricardo Lagos will visit Ecuador.
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Announcement :: Human Rights
"Rule of law" issues ...
03 Aug 2005
The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Articles 6.3.b and 6.3.c
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News :: Labor
What's Left? Freedom to Dream?
03 Aug 2005
Modified: 10:19:42 AM
A new ruling by the NLRB strips workers of the right to hang out and talk with fellow workers even during coffee breaks or off the job entirely. Welcome to the new feudalism.
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Commentary :: Organizing
A Revolutionary ‘Sound bite' (BKH)
03 Aug 2005
Bring revolutionary clarity which is required to overcome and destroy counter revolutionary mass confusion, the product of the propaganda attacks and deceits of this current ruling system.
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LOCAL News :: Politics
Section 17F. FAQ Frequently asked question about our Boston City Counil.
03 Aug 2005
FAQ Frequently asked question about our Boston City Council.
What is Section 17F a section of?.

Please send by email dsaklad at zurich.csail.mit.edu Section 17F or the whole of what Section 17F is a section of...

Or make available at http://groups.google.com/group/ne.politics or have made available at http://cityofboston.gov/citycouncil what Section 17F is a section of.

It did not appear to be part of http://cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/councilmeeting.asp
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News :: Media
IMC Photo of the Year goes to: LA IMC
02 Aug 2005
Since I can't embed HTML here, just follow the link.
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Announcement :: International
Alex Jones on Coast to Coast AM Tonight/tomorrow Morning!
02 Aug 2005
Alex Jones exposes British MI5, MI6 involvement in terrorism.
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LOCAL News :: GLBT/Queer
Trans workers at Raytheon win victory for gender defiance
02 Aug 2005
Modified: 06:36:40 PM
As a result of pressure from within and without, the Raytheon Company announced the week of July 24 that the corporation is expanding its equal opportunity employment policy to include transgender and transsexual workers
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LOCAL Commentary :: Labor
Commonwealth Magazine's Weak Take on Bad Jobs
02 Aug 2005
A long article on the perils of contingent jobs in the latest issue of Commonwealth magazine (see link below)— the monthly of MassInc, a local centrist think-tank —might have been a credible effort in the mid-1990's when much about the contingent economy was new to most observers. But after years of research by analysts, including Mass Global Action's predecessor organization, the Campaign on Contingent Work (www.ccwglobal.org), it's pretty weak to spend thousands of words rehashing a problem that's been flogged to death already, and then take only the most tepid stab at proposing any solutions.

In this case, the hero of the narrative is one Sara Horowitz of Working Today (www.workingtoday.org) in New York City.

What's particularly galling about author Michael Jonas' choice of Horowitz is that her main innovation as an erstwhile "labor leader" has been to peddle a health plan for well-paid Big Apple contract workers, play footsie with a variety of corporations to flog "portable benefits" and tax breaks for contingent workers instead of national health insurance, and push the idea of "guilds" over unions as the forward-into-the-past solution for contingent workers' workplace woes.
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