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War In The Middle East, The Kurds, Turkey, Erdogan And the ISIL Connection - by Labor Video Project
This forum provides a view of the the attacks on the Kurdish people and the connection between the Turkey Erdogan government and the ISIL grouping. The Turkish government has played a key role in arming, defending and using the ISIL grouping in Turkey and throughout the region.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:31AM
Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization - by Gunter Grzega and Sven Hergovich
In the 1960s the average holding time for stocks was 10 years. Now the holding time is not 9 months but 22 seconds. Like shareholder value, profit maximization leads to exploding inequality and the waster of resources. States were weakened by extensive tax cuts. How can the economy serve long-term necessities (e.g. affordable housing, education and health care) and not only short-term profit maximization?
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:22AM
Attacks in Paris: Capitalism is Responsible Class War Against Capitalism! - by PCInt
“We are at war!”: such is the leitmotiv of government officials and politicians from the various French parties, after the deadly attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis.
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:47AM
Fight for $15 New Orleans Day of Action, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 (audio/mpeg 2.5MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Protestors speak out about Fight for $15 New Orleans Day of Action, Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:52PM
Philippines: Unions decry deceptive, vague ‘labor agenda’ of APEC - by Sentro
ORGANIZED workers sneered at the so-called labor agenda in the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila next month by describing it as deceptive and vague, which merely reaffirms APEC’s ideology based on the primacy of corporate power and profits over labor and trade union rights.
Posted: Sat Nov 7, 2015 6:01PM
Nurses: Final TPP Text Even Worse Than Advertised - by via National Nurses United
Release of the full text of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade confirms nurses concerns about broad threats to public health and safety in the U.S. and other nations, National Nurses United said today. Photo: Led by Senator Bernie Sanders,more than 1,000 protesters march from the AFL-CIO headquarters to the office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Potesters rallied to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Posted: Thu Nov 5, 2015 1:32PM
Appeal For Puerto Rican Teachers Union From Prof. Mercedes Martinez President FMPR - by Teachers Federation of Puerto Rico (Federació
The Puerto Rican teachers union Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico or FMPR needs support in their fight against privatization and union busting
Posted: Tue Nov 3, 2015 1:34PM
A Captured Agency? The Airlines, Trucking And OSHA With Fired OSHA Investigator Dar - by Labor Video Project
This interview is of fired OSHA investigator and lawyer Darrell Whitman who looks at how the biggest transportation companies in the US like FedEx and Lockheed have flagrantly violated health and safety rules along with retaliation against whistleblowers and gotten away with it by the failure of OSHA to enforce the rules protecting health and safety whistleblowers. This threatens these whistleblowers and the public who is being put in deadly danger
Posted: Sun Nov 1, 2015 4:25PM
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