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Commentary :: Labor : Organizing
Why We Defend the ILWU and All Workers
05 Jan 2013
In recent weeks, a showdown has loomed on U.S. docks between the shipping bosses and port workers that has rattled the capitalist ruling class. On the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the International Longshoreman's Association prepared to strike container shipping while the employers threatened to lock out 14,500 ILA members. On the West Coast, the grain shippers been demanding a giveback contract from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which would effectively bypass the union hiring hall, slash workers' vital safety protections and gut union power. Yet in the midst of the Northwest grain battle, an Occupy activist Peter Little publishes an article vociferously arguing against the call to defend the ILWU. While posing as ultra-left, this policy if actually carried out would aid the employers who are hell-bent on destroying ILWU union power on the waterfront. And blaming sellouts on the nature of unions lets the bureaucrats off the hook. We in the Internationalist Group say: all those who stand with the exploited and oppressed must come to the defense of the ILWU in this fight. And that defense includes forthrightly opposing the capitulations and betrayals by the labor bureaucracy which sells out vital union gains in the vain hope of an impossible "cooperation" with capital, endangering the workers organizations they preside over.
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Commentary :: Education : Human Rights : Race
Don't Write the Commercials Yet
05 Jan 2013
Predicting how things will go isn't always easy, and it's an inexact science at best. Take weathermen for example, they can report things will be horrible, in terms of the weather, on any given day. Yet, so many times, we've all witnessed weathermen just flat out off. How often have their predictions of torrential rainfall and gale force winds turned out to be fifteen minutes worth of mist and a quaint fifteen second ruffling of the pines? It's not their fault really, things just change, and the way things will go isn't always easy to forecast.
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Commentary :: Politics
Venezuela's Future
05 Jan 2013
Chavez
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Netanyahu: Unfit to Serve
05 Jan 2013
Israel
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Letter to All Americans About Gun Control from an Independent Dissident
04 Jan 2013
What we The People “now” need is a thorough analysis of just how much the federal government, especially by the DHS has increased its police state apparatus within all our states, and local counties and cities, so we can begin to understand this hegemonic Leviathan that has been silently amassing. This includes not only everything that has actually happened because of the Patriot Act (as limiting personal liberty and privacy); but all related legislative acts like the National Defense Authorization Act and its Military Use of Force Act assumptions (that allows for military control and lockup of people suspected of aiding terrorism here within our nation); but also broadening of FISA and NSA powers; and other disclosures like Dana Priest and William Arkin “Top Secret America” reporting series in Washington Post back in the summer of 2010; or the more recent December 2012 report in the Wall Street Journal about illicit spying by the National Counter-Terrorism Centers. The amount of legal changes and illicit behavior by this government, that will not give up its assumed right to own force, is staggering, and much under the pretext of opportunity when people are willing to submit to more control as they feel terrorized.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: January Sunday Forums
04 Jan 2013
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston for the month of January...
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Another NNC Lendman Interview
04 Jan 2013
anti-war
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News :: Education : Environment
Why Ban MSG
04 Jan 2013
Monosodium glutamate is a poison. While it used
to be called the cause of Chinese headache syndrome... it is unfair to Chinese restaurants not using MSG to link MSG only to certain Chinese
restaurants and not to thousands of corporate foods.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Institutionalized Inequality in America
04 Jan 2013
class war
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Hardening Israeli Fascism
04 Jan 2013
Israel
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