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Less Growth and Less Work - by Mohssen Massarrat
French economist Thomas Piketty described neoliberalism or finance capitalism as an "inequality machine." Profits soar and investments are postponed. Keynes spoke of three phases: investments, surplus and stagnation. Are economic alternatives and trade agreements blacked out from public discussion? Reduced working hours is the only way to full employment and to gaining work-life balance. Doing the same thing and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity, Einstein said. Elim...
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:33AM
NPR Report Blasts CA Labor Officials For Selling Out And Betraying Injured Workers And WC - by repost
In an NPR report California labor officials are blasted for supporting so called "reforms" of worker compensation that have seriously harmed injured workers. CA Fed Secretary Treasurer Art Purlaski and Angie Wei who is legislative director of the California Federation of Labor colluded with the insurance industry to deregulate workers compensation and allowed insurance companies to harm seriously injured California workers.
Posted: Thu Mar 5, 2015 8:36AM
Solidarity Needed By Istanbul Dora Hotel Workers - by Istanbul Dora Hotel Workers
Istanbul Dora Hotel Workers have been fired and are asking for international labor support.
Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2015 10:56AM
Nurses Welcome Veto of Keystone XL Pipeline Bill - by via National Nurses United
National Nurses United today welcomed President Obama’s veto of the Congressional legislative efforts to force the construction of the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline from the forests of Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Raji Ward RN speaks at KXL Veto Action.
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:37PM
The Catastrophe has Already Begun - by Karl Georg Zinn, Gunter Dueck and J Bischoff
Capitalist growth has become the problem, promotes famines and strangles full employment. Can the world be rescued? Mass unemployment has never lasted as long as today; global problems increase. Jean Jacques Rousseau said: "Distribution means no one is so rich he can buy others and no one is so poor he must sell himself." A change of consciou9sness is necessary so the population strives energetically for distribution justice. The young generation is socialized today under conditions where m...
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:51AM
Exploitative Capitalist Brandishes Dildo at City Council in Santa Barbara - by John Brown Memorial Abolition Campaign
John Webby of Webby Candies waved a sex toy around despite objection from Mayor Helene Schneider of Santa Barbara, ranting about the homeless. Investigation implicates his business in questionable practices possibly implicated in child slave labor.
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:31PM
Interview with organizers of the Krewe for $15 and a Union Mardi Gras Parade! (audio/mpeg 21.4MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Show Me 15 and Solidarity Ignite Rally. Fast food workers, students, community leaders and clergy Mardi Gras march for $15 and a Union - Saturday February 7 at Congo Square.
Posted: Mon Feb 9, 2015 8:05AM
Digitalization Makes Us Happily Unemployed! - by Stephan Dorner and Claudio Weck
Political upheavals often precede technical revolutions.. The digital revolution hardly seems to have produced social or political revolutions.. Digitalization penetrates and changes the economy and life of people in all embracing ways as the Industrial Revolution once did.. The devaluation of human work could trigger another possible political-social revolution.. The question is to what extent an automation of thinking follows the automation of muscle power.
Posted: Wed Feb 4, 2015 11:02AM
Reviving an Explosive Topic: Reducing Work Hours - by Astrid Fadler
In truth, the introduction of the eight-hour day, the free Saturday and the fifth vacation week (in Austria) did not cause economic crises. Reduced working hours means more distribution justice for the general public and more quality of life for workers. The efficiency of employees increases and the danger of accident declines through reduced working hours. Whoever works less lives healthier and has more time for the family, for (personal) development and for voluntary activity.
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:29AM
South Africa NUMSA Gen Sec Irvin Jim On Fight For Socialism-Report In NYC At SEIU 1199 - by Labor Video Project
South Africa NUMSA Gen Sec Irvin Jim spoke in NYC at SEIU 1199 on the struggle for the working class and socialism in South Africa
Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:22AM
Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice And The War on We the People! - by Mike Griffin
Mike Griffin writes about what is behind the racism, repression and crisis.
Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:26AM
Nurses Welcome White House Community College Initiative - by via National Nurses United
National Nurses United today announced strong support for President Obama's community college initiative that NNU said should have a huge impact on expanding and improving nursing education opportunities for an entire new generation of registered nurses.
Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:18PM
Offshore Wind Would Produce Twice the Jobs and Energy as Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic - by via OCEANA
Oceana released a new report on Jauary 13 that finds offshore wind would produce twice the number of jobs and twice the amount of energy as offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. The report, titled Offshore Energy by the Numbers, An Economic Analysis of Offshore Drilling and Wind Energy in the Atlantic (see PDF), challenges recent claims by the oil and gas industry that opening the East Coast to offshore drilling will lead the United States to energy independence, generate millions of dolla...
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:12PM
The Atack against Charlie Hebdo - by International Communist Party
After the attack against Charlie Hebdo, all the formidable power of the media and bourgeois propaganda kicked in to use the emotion born of the bloody massacre to rouse support for "national unity" and the "values of the Republic." the Government, parties of the left, right and far- right (excised by the organizers of the Paris march, the far-right Front National (FN) of le Pen called for demonstrations in the provinces), trade union apparachniks and multiple associations called for large dem...
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:34AM
Korean Union of Media Workers:Stop Gagging & Intimidating Korean Journalists Choo & Kim - by Korean Union Of Media Workers
The Korean Union Of Media Workers has issued a statement protesting the intimidation of journalists in South Korea by the Park government and to stop the imprisonment of investigative journalists Choo Jinwoo and Kim Oujoon
Posted: Wed Jan 7, 2015 12:01PM
PHILIPPINES: Rescind the LRT-MRT Fare Hikes - by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
Metro-Manila: The roughly 100 percent fare increases imposed on users of the Light Rail Transit 1 and 2 and Metro Rail Transit 3 is a great disservice to the riding public.
Posted: Mon Jan 5, 2015 8:12PM
S. Korean Judicial System:Acquit the two journalists, Kim Oujoon & Choo Chinwoo - by repost
The Korean Park government is seeking to jail two journalists who exposed a murder case involving two relatives of the corrupt Park administration over a family run foundation. In light of the attack on the North Korean government it is significant but not surprising that the corporate controlled US press is completely silent about this travesty of justice and the role of the criminal government of South Korea.
Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:25AM
African Mayors Call for Debt Cancellation for Ebola-Stricken West Africa - by James
G20 Moves Forward on Ebola Debt Relief Plan.
Posted: Fri Dec 5, 2014 11:16AM
Capitalism and Its Crisis Proclivity - by Elmar Altvater and Conrad Schuhler
The liberal economists of the 19th century claimed no crises could occur in capitalism since every supply creates its demand. On the other hand, Marx and Engels recognized early on the causes for crises in capitalism. The contradictions of the accumulation process lead to crises. Capitalists want to minimize wages as much as possible... The present crisis is a system crisis, possibly the most severe in the last 500 years. While economic crises have a cyclical character, crises of nature have ...
Posted: Tue Dec 2, 2014 5:31AM
No to the pro-imperialist mobilization around Kurdistan! - by International Communist Party
For weeks, the fate of Syrian Kurds has become one of the most important justifications for the imperialist intervention under way in the region; international media have focused attention around Syrian Kurdistan (Kurdistana Rojava, Western Kurdistan, in Kurdish) and the city of Kobané attacked by forces of a group called the"Islamic State" (better known by the acronyms in English or Arabic: ISIS or Daech).
Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:07PM