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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Greeks Fight for Alternatives to Austerity Policies Provoking Economic Hardship
09 Jul 2011
Interview with Peter G. Prontzos, professor of political science at Langara College, conducted by Scott Harris
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News :: Education : International : Labor : Politics
Zhibin Gu: emerging Chinese multinationals vs global financial crisis: outsourcing, jobs, politics
09 Jul 2011
Get big pictures about changing world finance, politics, leadership and employment. What is really behind surging Chinese and Indian economy? Are they taking advantages over the global financial crisis? How could Chinese multinationals now take 62 seats in the club? What is the next?
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Commentary :: Media
Appeals Court Rejects More Media Consolidation
09 Jul 2011
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Egyptians Again Rally for Change
09 Jul 2011
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Commentary :: Labor
How to Save the U.S. Labor Movement
08 Jul 2011
The first step in saving the labor movement is recognizing that it needs saving. Sadly, many union leaders -- including Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO -- refuse to accept this reality, choosing instead to dismiss the current threats against labor unions as "exaggerated,” or limited to this or that Republican politician. In fact, the labor movement -- especially public sector unions -- is facing nationwide attacks by Democrats and Republicans alike.

On a state-by-state basis unions are being blamed for the budget deficits that are the result of the Great Recession -- itself triggered by Wall Street and fueled by declining taxes on corporations and the rich. This massive recession is certain to create deficits for years to come, guaranteeing that the cross-hairs will remain firmly on the backs of labor unions, since the backs of the corporations escaped the cross-hairs by their domination of the two party system and media. 

This anti-union atmosphere will thus grow, and will soon affect all unions, much like high unemployment has already weakened all unions by pushing down wages and lowering union membership. And union membership is already drastically low: with 7 percent private sector unemployment, unions are already facing near extinction. The attack on the public sector, if successful, will completely destroy the power of unions in relation to the power of corporations. Labor's diminishing clout is already recognized by politicians of both parties; indeed, the current attacks would not be happening if it were otherwise. Big business now has undisputed and complete control over both parties. The New York Times reports:
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Interview :: Politics
Video: Debt Ceiling Charade a Move to the Right - Michael Hudson
08 Jul 2011
Michael Hudson is a distinguished research economist at the University of Missouri.
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News :: Education : Environment
Of Sex and Diet: Vegans Higher Sperm Count, Better Performance
08 Jul 2011
While cigarette ads are banned many places and alcohol ads
>are restricted, our government allows mongers of animal flesh
which causes more deaths than smoking, drinking, war,
>traffic accidents combined) to endanger the public health
>with saturation ads.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Freedom Flotilla II: Blocked but not Defeated
08 Jul 2011
Israeli terror
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Commentary :: Globalization
Greek Tragedy Goes Global
08 Jul 2011
financial terrorism
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LOCAL Announcement :: Environment : Gender : GLBT/Queer : Globalization : Human Rights : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
Beach for Justice!
07 Jul 2011
beachforjustice.jpgLooking to meet like-minded progressives while working on your tan? Well, bring your sunscreen - we'll be soaking up the sun for justice at Carson Beach in 600 William Day Boulevard, South Boston on Sunday, July 24th! Check out photos from past ( ) Beach for Justice events!
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