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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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Labor Notes

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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Mark Bell and Mark Archer with Avenyi

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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Graham

“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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TSJC

Timor Sea Justice protests Australia and internationally – news, videos

News on Timor Leste and Timor Sea dispute with Australia. Australian and international protests put pressure on PM Turnbull. Tom Clarke TSJC spokesperson: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/24/the-morally-bankrupt-foreign-policy-that-entrenches-australias-reputation-as-a-regional-bully Good Canberra Rally Tuesday March 15 12.30pm outside Parliament House Update march 16 Sensational spy allegations continue Read here http://www.canberratimes.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/asis-chief-nick-warner-slammed-over-east-timor-spy-scandal-20160315-gnjpne.html Timor Leste lawyer bugged by PM Gillard http://www.smh.com.au/national/lawyer-says-federal-government-bugged-his-canberra-office-over-east-timor-20160314-gnimex.html#ixzz42z6AV0Sw Then then foreign […]

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TPPrally

Campaign to stop the TPP in 2016

Campaign to stop the TPP legislation in 2016 hots up in Australia and other countries. Unions and Community groups are meeting for the next stage of the TPP campaign in 2016. Public meeting anti-TPP Melbourne Town hall 21st April 7pm. organising against the TPP. TPP Forum Flyer 21st April See issues here 1. Earlier on […]

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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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Sanders

Bernie Sanders for US President

Here I post the US Presidential contest and Bernie Sanders democratic socialist, like Obama, is heading off Hilary Clinton and able to beat Trump. Read articles following: Update: Sanders: ‘Virtual Tie’ in Iowa Sends Establishment a Profound Message Sanders acknowledges ‘cautious optimism,’ but observers recognize key role early victory may have for campaign that has […]

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