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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
Wiping the smug look off the face of capitalism! - by The Acorn
When a young anti-capitalist leapt on to the desk in front of European Central Bank president Mario Draghi when he was giving a press conference in Frankfurt on April 15, the look on Draghi's face was priceless.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:01AM
Coalition Challenges Expansion of Hazardous Herbicide Containing Agent Orange Ingredient - by via Center for Food Safety
San Francisco, Calif. — A coalition of conservation, food safety, and public health groups filed a motion today challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s decision to expand the use of “Enlist Duo” on genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy crops to nine additional states: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and North Dakota.
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:37PM
New Orleans Cooperative Development Project (audio/mpeg 17.5MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Sally Stevens joined WTUL News and Views in the studio to discuss the New Orleans Cooperative Development Project and the arts, music, culture cooperative Rhythm Conspiracy.
Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:05AM
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
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