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text Steer clear of work morality! by Steffen Nikolai Boddin
The change must begin with a fundamental collective questioning of our world of work and work morality. The main point is giving everyone the chance to find meaning and identity outside the world of work and to develop more freely. Burying our work fetish is the first step of the liberation of the individual from the straitjacket imposed on us by the performance-oriented society....
Posted: Sun Sep 9, 2018 5:07AM
image Dwayne "Lee" Johnson & The Monsanto Ruling With Journalists Carey Gillam and Bob Egelko johnson_dewayne.jpeg by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
KPFA WorkWeek Radio looks at the recent court victory by Beneica Unified school district groundskeeper Dewayne "Lee" Johnson. Johnson sued the Monsanto corporation for causing cancer with the use of their product Roundup. He was drenched in the chemical and now has terminal cancer....
Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:31PM
text Against Market Radicalism by Christa Luft
Capitalism is not "the end of history" as the American Francis Fukuyama postulated in 1992. The system question is open! The economy should be re-embedded in society. What seems rational in micro-economics collides with the irrationality of maximum profits as an end-in-itself. Capitalist elements could be implemented in a socialist economy. A paradigm shift is necessary....
Posted: Mon Aug 6, 2018 3:59AM
image Philippines: Journalists Hurt and Arrested at NutriAsia Strike Dispersal 480_mass-at-nutriasia_1.jpg by Altermidya
Three AlterMidya correspondents, Hiyasmin Saturay, Eric Tandoc, Avon Ang, and one student intern from the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication, are among those arrested during the dispersal and are currently detained at the Meycauayan police station. AlterMidya, a national network of independent media outfits, strongly condemns the violence inflicted by the police and security guards on our journalists....
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:49PM
image Korean Oracle Workers Strike & Struggle For Justice 480_oracle_kwu_3_1.jpg by Oracle Korea Labor Union
Korean Oracle workers have been on strike since May 16, 2018....
Posted: Sun Jul 8, 2018 7:42AM
text Austerity Policy as Momentous Mistake by Philipp Heimberger
The IMF's austerity policy of the last years was misguided. That austerity policy led to intensified growth declines and increasing unemployment and did not reach its goal of permanently calming the financial markets. Public investments could raise economic growth both in the short- and long-term. State expenditures have a considerable influence on employment and growth....
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:16PM
text Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism - A Symbiotic Pair by Sebastian Dittrich
Rightwing populist parties mix the conventional authoritarian political style with neoliberal economic ideas emphasizing the free unregulated market and the sleek but strong state. For Hayek, the value of a political system is measured by how well it secures liberal freedoms. Interest-groups like unions allegedly threaten democracy and force a socially just redistribution policy on the wealthy minority....
Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:46AM
text Neoliberalism or New Freedom for Corporations by Ulrich Spangenberger
"The interests of merchants always differ from public interests. As a rule, they are interested in deceiving and misusing the general public" (Adam Smith). Keynes established that the market alone cannot ensure prosperity for everyone. A redistribution of income from top to bottom and regulatory state action are necessary. Public policy means compromise and isn't a sledgehammer slashing everything but the military....
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 5:25AM
image Union Busters Defeated in Eden, NC 480_294-t_committee_1.jpg by Workers UnitedSEIU
The NLRB just issued a major Complaint against Mohawk Industries (Fortune 500) for illegal union busting at its Eden, NC facility. A 79 year old local has been preserved and a significant defeat visited upon union busting forces under the Trump administration....
Posted: Tue May 1, 2018 1:42PM
document New Report: Working People Need Minimum Wage Raise bare-minimum.pdf_140_.jpg by The Leadership Conference
Tipped minimum wage, subminimum wage should be abolished...
Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:32AM
audio Adolph Reed Jr. on Black Politics in New Orleans and Beyond (audio/mpeg 89.6mb) by WTUL News & Views
On February 5th, 2018, writer and scholar Adolph Reed, Jr. gave a public lecture on Black Politics in New Orleans and Beyond to close out Sites of Resistance: An Exhibit Exploring the Geographies + Histories of Social Change in New Orleans....
Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:44AM
image The War On The EPA & The Scientists , Lead, Health and Safety & Scott Pruitt At The EPA 480_pruitt_scott_fumes_1.jpeg by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio hears from former EPA scientists about the attack on science and the effect of attacks on the workers of the EPA whose job it is to defend the health and safety of the American people....
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:22AM
image Unite Fujitsu UK Steward Ian Allison & The Fight For Justice allison_ian_fujitsu_rally.jpg by Labor Video Project
Ian Allison a tech worker at Fujitsu UK and and a UNITE steward in Manchester talks about the attack on workers at the company and their effort to bully workers and retaliate against him and other union activists at the company....
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2018 2:31PM
text A Year of Trump and Right-wing Populism by Conrad Schuhler
In the GOP tax bill, $5 trillion is given to households with over $1 million income. Seniors, the poor, children and students are attacked. The severe cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, HUD, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, SNAP, food stamps, WIC food assistance, Pell grants, the EPA, the Department of Education, the National Institute for Health and the Legal Corporation are sadistic. Are we headed back to the 11th century when narcissism and illiteracy were accepted and not overcome?...
Posted: Mon Feb 5, 2018 4:27AM
image Nestle Murder Of Billions Of Animals, Child Slavery, Worker Abuse, Theft Of Water 480_nestle2_1.jpg by Free Water
15 Colombian union workers assassinated in Colombia, Thailand child slavery, mammal murder for meat for 142 years, vivisection, theft of the world's water, monopolistic tactics, pricegouging...
Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:09PM
image Palestinian Postal Services Workers Union Pres Imad A A Temeiza & CUPE on Israel Apartheid 480_palestinian_postal_workers_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Palestinian Postal Services Workers Union PPSW president Imad A A Temeiza discusses the effect of the Israeli apartheid regime on workers and the need for international solidarity. Also Canadian Union Of Postal Employees Executive Vice President Dave Bleakney talks about why his union has defended Palestinian postal workers and the need for US trade unionists to defend their democratic and human rights....
Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:00PM
image Neo-Nazis Get Millions from Billionaires & Rightwing Politicians To Terrorize Academics 480_rauner_pic--of__by___for_the_richest_1__1.jpg by Pacifica KPFA WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek looks at the attack on AFT 6300 GEO UIUC Lecturer Tariq Khan and his family by Turning Point USA and how it is funding racists and neo-nazis to terrorize and attack left professors, lecturers and workers at universities though out the country....
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:18AM
image WorkWeek Radio - SA NUMSA On Trump, US Workers, Immigrants & Workers 480_haitian_workers_protest_1.jpg by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
KPFA WorkWeek radio hears from South African Trade unionist about Trump's racist attack on Africans, Haitians and people from Latin America....
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:01PM
image Florida prisoners begin Operation PUSH to grind prison system to a halt w/ non-cooperation 480_fighttoxicprisons_operationpush_1.jpg by Critical Resistance
The Gainesville Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) and the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP) have received a statement from prisoners organizing in institutions across the state announcing a new wave of strikes by incarcerated workers in Florida beginning on January 15th, 2018. This action follows on the heels of Florida prisoners' participation in the national strike against prison slavery initiated on September 9th, 2016, and a similar wave of strikes by prisoners on Augus...
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:09PM
text French Railway Workers Demonstrate to Free Ahed Tamini'; BDS Victory; Oprah is Pro-Israel by Solidarity Forever
French railway workers demonstrated to free Ahed Tamini. See https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/tamara-nassar/israel-arrests-another-tamimi-teenager Do you suppose American workers will do the same on Ahed's birthday, January 31, 2018?...
Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:33PM