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The Working Class And Lessons Of The Iranian Revolultion - by International Discussion Group IDG
This presentation by the International Discussion Group focused on the lessons of the Iranian revolution and the working class with Ralph Schonenman and Kambis Sakhai
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:54AM
New Report: Cancer-causing pesticide found in the air; Chavez Day call for reform - by Mark Weller
In honor of Cesar Chavez’s birthday, a diverse coalition of farmworker groups, labor unions, teachers, parents and scientists will release new local information about pesticide threats – including powerful results from “Drift Catcher” pesticide air monitoring in Watsonville – and call for specific reforms relating to the use of pesticides. Co-founder of the United Farm Workers, Cesar Chavez was the country’s most prominent advocate for pesticide reform, fasting 36 consecutive day...
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:30AM
OSHA EPA Coverup of Criminal Conspiracy By TestAmercia H.I.G. Capital? OSHA Whistleblower - by Labor Video Project
Michael Madry, at TestAmerica quality assurance manager at TestAmerica owned by H.I.G. Capital was retaliated against after he became a whistleblower for exposed criminal fraud by the company which was falsifying asbestos testing at the private equity company. H.I.G. Capital's owners are formerly with BAIN and helped bundle funds to the Romney election campaign. Madry and another manager went to OSHA and the Federal OSHA lawyer Darrell Whitman made merit determinations in their case and he wa...
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:00PM
CA Attorney General Accused Of Retaliation Against UTLA Art Teacher For Filing Lawsuit - by Urban School Reform
Kamala Harris, California Attorney General is being charged with retaliating against a UTLA teacher and whistleblower Lorcan Kilroy for exposing child abuse. The corrupt officials of the LAUSD and the Commission On Teacher Credentials CTC have flagrantly violated the law and have systemic financial conflicts of interests and have allowed to get away with criminal activity by Attorney General Kamala Harris and other government officials.
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:07PM
China's Migrant Workers History and Challenges - by Gene Ruyle
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library 6501 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA
Event Date:Sun Apr 5, 2015 10:30AM
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:55AM
SF Disabled Rights, Police Shooting, Courts Labor & Conard Housing And USW Strike Lessons - by WorkWeek Radio KPFA
A recent US Supreme Court decision about disability rights and police attacks centers on the role of the San Francisco police shooting of Theresa Sheehan at the Conard Co-operative Housing. It also raises the question of so called "non-profits" and the privatization of public housing and oversight by the City and County Of San Francisco. The program also hears from USW 5 Tesoro strikers and the firing of union health and safety activists
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:13PM
Sutter/Alta Bates Fined $71K for Willful Failure to Safely Isolate Potential TB Patients - by via California Nurses Association
California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has fined Sutter corporation’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center $71,275 for willful safety violations for placing two dozen suspected tuberculosis patients in airborne isolation rooms that were inoperable, potentially exposing scores of staff, other patients, and visitors to exposure for TB or other serious infectious diseases.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:13PM
Devastating Fire at AK Press Warehouse: Lives Lost, Residences Destroyed, Dozens Displaced, Businesses Damaged - by Dave Id
Before dawn on Saturday, March 21, a fire erupted in a warehouse on 24th Street in Oakland. Two resident artists died, Davis Letona and Daniel “Moe” Thomas. The fire quickly spread to the adjoining warehouse on 23rd Street commonly known as the AK Press warehouse. On the AK side, three residential units sustained severe damage, at least one being totally destroyed, with a beloved cat succumbing to the smoke and heat. As a result of the three-alarm fire, other units have borne varying ...
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:11PM
Help AK Press & Friends Recover from Fire - by AK Press
In the early morning of March 21, the building behind ours caught fire. Two people lost their lives. The fire moved to the mixed-use warehouse building we share with 1984 Printing and 30+ residents. Everyone in our building got out safely, but several units were completely destroyed. There was extensive water and smoke damage to other units, including the ones occupied by AK Press and 1984 Printing. On the afternoon of March 24th, the City of Oakland red-tagged our building, which prohibits...
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:58PM
Which Way for The ILWU- Militant Unionism or Business Unionism? - by Transport Workers Soldiarity Committee
First Unitarian Universalist Church 1187 Franklin St., SF (Facing ILWU International Headquarters)
Event Date:Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:39PM
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
Sprouts Management Intimidates Protests of Their Brand - by Boycott Sprouts
The management of the chain supermarket retailer Sprouts “Farmers Market” is intimidating and repressing protestors who are speaking out about their greenwashed brand, which is set to pave historic Gill Tract farmland in the East Bay.
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:22PM
Labor Musicians Sing Out At Richmond, CA Railroad Meeting - by Labor Video Project
Labor musicians J.P. Wright of Railroad Workers United And Leith Kahl a Seattle longshoreman sang music at a recent railroad workers conference in Richmond, California.
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:54PM
Shutting Down Sprouts: Reportback from the #GilltractDefense Action in Walnut Creek - by Kaitlin Oki and Kat Perkins, OTF
Reportback from the #GilltractDefense and Boycott Sprouts action on March 14, 2015 in Walnut Creek, California
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:40PM
Welfare state transformation: Convergence and the rise of the supply side model - by www.econstor.eu
"The 99%: Occupy Everywhere" is a free movie on www.hulu.com. Enjoy!
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:32PM
Animal Agony, Union Busting, Deforestation, Human Disease At McDonald's - by Future Is Now
Unionbusting, obesity, strokes, heart attacks, cancer, animal agony, deforestation, rainforest destruction, energy waste, crime, litter associated with the Western wrold's biggest restaurant chain
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:36AM
POSTPONED: Rally for a Fair Contract at Dream Inn - by
Santa Cruz Dream Inn 175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:00PM
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:17PM
Reel Work remembers David Winters, labor activist & musician - by San Jose Labor Studies
Chris Matthew's Hall at the Santa Cruz Veteran's Memorial Building 846 Front Street, downtown Santa Cruz
Event Date:Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:00PM
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:14AM
USW5 Tesoro Pacheco Oil Workers "All Or None, We Are One" - by Labor Video Project
Tesoro oil refinery bosses in Pacheco has fired three union activists in the national oil workers strike to intimidate and threaten striking USW oil workers. A rally was held on March 18, 2015 to protest this retaliation for union activity. Workers said none will go back unless all strikers and disabled workers go back to work. The shutdown is costing millions of dollars for the bosses but they want to weaken the union with these tactics.
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:23AM
FORUM: No Fast Track for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)! - by Melissa Ott
Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Event Date:Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:50PM