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Fight For $15 Wage Workers New Orleans (audio/mpeg 21.0MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Janet Hays was joined in studio by Gene Martin and Rashad Fairley for an interview on WTUL News and Views in New Orleans. Topics discussed included the rising fight for $15.00/hr wages, the establishment of a wage board, recent victories such as the passage of living and hiring wage ordinances.
Posted: Fri Oct 9, 2015 7:55AM
DeMaio/Reed Attack on California Pensions Fizzling Again? - by Steven Maviglio
Another fumble by "reformers" appears to be in the making
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:45AM
Greek Dockworkers Fight Privatization & For Worker Rights: Report By Port Unionist Gogos - by Labor Video Project
Greek Piraeus Port Union leader Giorgos Gogos talks about the privatization of the port of Piraeus and the role of the Cosco, the Chinese state government maritime company. He also discusses the economic crisis and the refugee crisis.
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:34AM
"The Great Transformation Has Begun" - by Fabian Scheidler
The core of this system, its over-arching law, is the endless accumulation of capital. That is its main goal to which everything else is subordinated. Persons and nature are used to make more money out of money. Therefore we are degraded to little wheels in this machine... Neoliberalism, flight into low-wage countries, tax havens, financial speculation and so forth restored the profits of big business and the class power of the top one-percent. However people do not have the money any more t...
Posted: Mon Sep 7, 2015 4:28AM
ALDF Petitions to Revoke Dental License of Cecil the Lion’s Killer - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Minneapolis, MN. — On August 5, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a complaint with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry seeking investigation of Walter James Palmer, the dentist who admitted to torturing and killing Cecil the lion. By killing Cecil Palmer may have violated Minnesota’s standards of professional conduct, which prohibits “gross immorality” and other unprofessional conduct.
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:27PM
Some Portions Of The Military Industrial Complex Are Not Turning A Bigger Profit Offshore - by John Thielking
The following article was recently submitted to the Occupy Eugene Newsletter Committee for publication in their next newsletter.
Posted: Sun Aug 9, 2015 11:37AM
Tiel and Cairo Kwame talk with Gahiji about Threads of Truth Clothing and its pol message (audio/mpeg 28.0MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Tiel and Cairo Kwame talk with Gahiji Akil Lumumba Barrow about their clothing line Threads of Truth, its political message of liberation and police brutality as well as bringing focus to political prisoners.
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:19AM
LAO Notes "Significant Uncertainty" of Reed/DeMaio Pension Reform Measure - by Steven Maviglio
Nonpartisan Review Questions Impact on Current Employees, Legality, Death & Disability Benefits
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:17PM
Greece demonstrates - by International Communist Party
At the end of yet another «historic» marathon session Brussels negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors, a «definitive» agreement has yet again been found to «resolve" the Greek crisis: Greek Prime Minister Tsipras and his team have come to accept as a condition for new loans to the virtually bankrupt Greek government, a plan of austerity measures significantly harsher than he had rejected a week earlier and against which he had, supposedly, held a referendum! The only...
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:55AM
NNU Statement on Black Lives Matter and the Health Impact of Societal Racial Disparities - by via National Nurses United
National Nurses United joins with the AFL-CIO and activists across the United States in urging all presidential candidates to address the pervasive problems of racial and economic justice that have so stained our nation.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:51PM
Nurses Invite Pope Francis to Meet to Discuss Health Effects of Climate Crisis - by via National Nurses United
Leaders of unions representing leading nurses and other healthcare workers in 18 countries from every major continent are requesting a meeting with Pope Francis during his upcoming visit to the U.S. to discuss ways to work together to combat the alarming health effects of the climate crisis and other environmental degradation.
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:40PM
Reduced Working Hours as a Socio-Economic Investment - by Michael Schwendinger and Martin Risak
In these Austrian articles, reduced working hours is seen as a socio-economic investment, not a cost-trap. In a 1909 study by Sidney Chapman, shorter working hours lead to higher productivity and greater output. More time sovereignty and better health of workers would be gains in the long-term. Why can't we experiment in redefining work, health, strength, and happiness? Sustainability means not taking resources and possibilities from the rising generation. The economy should be a part of ...
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:50AM
Add Your Voice: Ask Oprah to Renounce Leviev’s Blood Diamonds & Illegal Settlements - by Adalah-NY
One week ago Adalah-NY launched an online appeal to US megastar and social justice philanthropist Oprah Winfrey calling on her to publicly distance herself from the abusive business practices of the companies of Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev in Palestine and Angola. Ms. Winfrey was featured wearing Leviev diamond earrings on the cover of the May 2015 edition of O, The Oprah Magazine, lending Leviev her credibility. Over 2500 people have now signed our online letter to Ms. Winfrey, and also e...
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2015 4:42PM
California Nurses, Teachers Oppose Phillips 66 Oil Train Project - by via California Nurses Association
The 120,000-member California Federation of Teachers voted to add their voice to the growing community of nurses and teachers opposed to the Phillips 66 oil train project.
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:08PM
The Campaign To Repeal Public Funding Of Charters In CA With Kathleen Carroll (audio/x-wav 29.2MB) - by WorkWeek Radio KPFA Pacifica
Kathleen Carroll, a public education advocate and lawyer who was fired for whistleblowing at the California Commission on Teacher Credentials discusses the campaign to repeal a 1992 law in California that allowed for public funding of privately run charters.
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:46PM
The Lie of the Weak State - by Heinz J. Bontrop
The good condition of German labor markets is in reality in a catastrophic state... Unemployment is an "act of violence" against every individual unemployed person and represents an enormous waste for society as a whole. From 2001 to 2013, mass unemployment in Germany entailed almost a trillion Euros in fiscal costs. These costs contrast with zero benefits... The state still has a strong power position unlike the thesis believed by many that the state is weak today and can only act in small s...
Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2015 7:04AM
Political Disobedience - by Patrick Spaet
"Crisis children" can't find a job despite study, four foreign languages and four hundred applications. They earn one-thousandth what a top manager rakes in. Youth unemployment has reached unbearable levels in Greece and Spain. The top one percent of Americans earns a quarter of the total income and owns half of all securities and national wealth... The protestors simply want their just share of the cake and not to be put off with crumbs. The system must be revitalized in its core... We all...
Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 3:42AM
The Battle for Jobs - by Lorenz Glatz
Breaking with the disastrous logic of competition and money is in the interest of the life, peace and happiness of people today. The return of the (supposedly) better times of stormy growth and full employment is an illusion. If it weren't an illusion, it would be a tremendous acceleration of the ecological catastrophe... Everyone could work less instead of terminating people. Ways could be organized throu9gh shared activity for using the gained freedom in services of everyday life (child car...
Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 4:48AM
Corporate Trade Agenda Attacks Americans’ Right to Know - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C.—Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL) rules for meat and poultry that went into effect in the United States in 2013 are not compliant with global trade standards. The WTO continued to find that the goal of providing information to consumers was compliant with international trade rules, but it decided narrowly that the implementation of the rules for COOL labels negatively impacted livestock imports from Canada and Mex...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:13PM
Philippine President Aquino no longer deserves any support from workers and trade unions - by Sentro
THE workers and the trade unions throughout the world mark today the International Labor Day – 125th anniversary globally and 112th celebration here in the Philippines. This historic and revered day has been an enduring and stirring symbol for the working class despite serious setbacks caused by multipronged and systematic neoliberal attacks against the workers, the masses and their organizations, which have seriously threatened to dilute if not totally wipe out the hard-fought sociopolitic...
Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 4:33AM