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Michael Lebowitz on socialism

Marxist author Michael Lebowitz, who writes and researches the problems and possibilities of building a socialist alternative, gives a talk on what socialism might look like in this century and the differences with 20th century socialism as represented by the developments in the Soviet Union. http://links.org.au/node/4729 Speaking at the “Socialism in the 21st Century” conference […]

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On Bankers

Bankers and bourgeois democracy Some views from Australia (Compiled by Humphrey McQueen, 21 April 2016) A fiction on capital – financial and fictitious House of All Nations, the 1938 novel by Christina Stead, is described by The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (1994) as “epic in scale, encyclopaedic in detail, cinematic in form, it is […]

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Feel the Bern 4

Earlier post on Feel the Bern here http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/05/feel-the-bern-3/ What happens now to the Bernie Sander’s campaign after the struggle at the Democrats’ Convention? Sanders on beginning the revolution Update October: Interview with Sanders On Our Revolution. Defeating Trump and then going local… I think Our Revolution is beginning to do what its goal was, and […]

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Feel the Bern 3

Following on from the earlier posts, these commentaries on the Bernie Sanders campaign are interesting. 1. Congresswoman and ex-Army Tulsi Gabbard endorses Bernie Sanders on The Rachel Maddow Show. If we are wasting trillions of dollars trying to overthrow regimes and rebuild countries, we won’t have the funds to support all the programs we need […]

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Feel the Bern 2

Bernie Sanders pulls off shock victory over Hillary Clinton in Indiana http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/03/bernie-sanders-wins-indiana-democratic-primary Updated from this earlier post http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/04/feel-the-bern/ Sanders wins big http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seth-abramson/5-reasons-bernie-sanders-wins-big-with-cruz-dropout_b_9834348.html Watch Sanders video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgD_ibRh9Fk&feature=player_embedded FBI findings http://www.huffingtonpost.com/h-a-goodman/clinton-should-concede-to-sanders-before-fbi-reveals-findings_b_9836720.html 1. Three Next Steps in the Political Revolution Bernie Sanders can’t do it alone. by Larry Cohen Bernie Sanders will campaign all the way up to […]

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Verizon Workers strike – win

40,000 Verizon Workers Launch One of the Biggest Strikes of the Decade I post articles Chronicle of a Strike Update: Strike wins gains: CWA union http://www.cwa-union.org/news/releases/striking-verizon-workers-win-big-gains After Six-Week Strike, Verizon Workers Claim Major Victory as Deal Reached “This proves that when we stand together we can raise up working families, improve our communities and protect […]

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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 1

“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

Update October more union campaigning in the US against the TPP and now Trump the TPP is dead. http://labornotes.org/2016/09/october-all-hands-deck-stop-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 […]

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