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Verizon Workers strike

40,000 Verizon Workers Launch One of the Biggest Strikes of the Decade On the Line with Verizon Strikers April 21, 2016 / Dan DiMaggio http://labornotes.org/2016/04/verizon-workers-line SANDERS BACKS STRIKERS Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied with striking workers in downtown Brooklyn on April 13. “Thank you for your courage in standing up against corporate greed,” he said, calling […]

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Chicago Teachers Union Strike April 1 2016

I am invigorated by witnessing the Chicago Teachers Union strike on the opening day of the Labor Notes Trouble Makers conference. http://www.labornotes.org/2012/09/behind-chicago-teachers-strike Chicago Teachers Union leader Monique Redeaux Smith was cheered by the 2,000 Labor Notes delegates in reporting the success of the day of stoppages. The struggle continues with more action on the contract […]

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Feel the Bern

“A Good Day to Start a Revolution” I am outside Union station Washington and meet this young man and young women who are for Bernie. I said, “so am I”, and he said “it is good to have you older people supporting Bernie Sanders”! I was in Chicago for Labor Notes http://www.labornotes.org/conference and now in […]

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US Unions against the TPP

I had a conversation in Washington at the Teamsters Union with a briefing of not only the Teamsters very strong campaign anti-TPP but how all US unions, the AFL-CIO, Change to Win and a range of Internationals and many community and environmental organisations are campaigning. I reported on Australians growing opposition to the TPP with […]

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“Speak Up, Reach Out. A Life to Reckon With”

Arts Peace Foundation http://artspeacefoundation.org The Graham F Smith autobiography “Speak Up, Reach Out. A Life to Reckon With” (2015, Wakefield) is a good read for comrades who lived the times and lessons to be debated for new comrades, labour historians, unionists, educators and the general public. We discover “wonderful stories, rich in humanity and with […]

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Livelihoods and Liberation Struggles: 30 years of Australian worker solidarity For Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA

Livelihoods and Liberation Struggles: 30 years of Australian worker solidarity For Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA by Dani Cooper (2015) Book review by Chris White $20 only $10 per book for orders over 5 see order form below Unionists, labour historians, students, and the general public will find this a great read. Dani Cooper writes in an […]

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Michael Lebowitz on ecology and the working class

Michael Lebowitz on ecology and the working class

“We need to develop a concept of socialist globalisation — one where producers accept the right of all within the world to share in our common social heritage, the right to be able to develop our potential through revolutionary democracy and protagonism in the workplace and society and the right to live in a society […]

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Marxist scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood

Marxist scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood

I post on the passing of Marxist scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood and recommend her analysis http://www.versobooks.com/authors/263-ellen-meiksins-wood Ellen Meiksins Wood: Some Personal Recollections by John Bellamy Foster In my graduate class on Political Economy at the University of Oregon this term we are reading two books by Ellen Meiksins Wood: The Retreat from Class and Democracy […]

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Return of ABCC before Senate, and DD election

Update: March 21: Turnbull with the DD election steps up the corporate/LNP pressure to again make more powerful the ABCC to destroy the building and construction unions and as well the MUA, AMWU and TWU and remove the right to organise and strike. Turnbull sacrifices workers’ safety by bringing back the ABCC to criminalise union […]

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