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CELAC Summit in Havana challenges U.S. domination

February 5, 2014

The development of countries and regions is an ongoing dialectical process, just as the peoples’ movements throughout the world are. In the Latin American and Caribbean area, the peoples’ participation in political life, with a renewed involvement of sectors of the population who had [...]

Parásitos del planeta

February 5, 2014

No debería sorprender a ningún trabajador/a que los ricos se están haciendo más ricos, mientras que la mayoría de las personas en todo el mundo están cada vez más pobres.  Sin embargo, las últimas estadísticas sobre la concentración mundial de la riqueza en manos de unos pocos no dejan [...]

South African platinum strike continues amid threats of more layoffs

February 4, 2014

South African miners during strike in Marikana on Jan. 30. Feb. 3 — A government mediation team is seeking to resolve the ongoing strike in the platinum industry in the Northwest Province of South Africa. Talks were suspended until Feb. 4 as the world’s leading platinum mine producers remain [...]

Drilling industry tramps on anti-fracking activist’s rights

February 4, 2014

Vera Scroggins Northeast Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale is ground zero for the impact of hydraulic fracturing — fracking — on rural communities. The process involves injecting millions of gallons of water and sand laden with toxic and carcinogenic chemicals deep into underground shale [...]

Pete Seeger: Folk musician, anti-capitalist fighter

February 3, 2014

Pete Seeger World-renowned folk musician and songwriter, Peter “Pete” Seeger, was born in 1919. He came from a wealthy New England family, and both his parents were classical musicians. In the summer of 1936, when Seeger was 17 years old, he went to “Mountain Dance and Folk Festival” in [...]

Why each $1.3 million GM invests creates just one job

February 3, 2014

On Dec. 13, General Motors announced with great fanfare that it was going to invest $1.3 billion, mostly in Flint, Mich., to “create or preserve” 1,000 jobs. The company did not say how many of the jobs would be preserved — how many workers would be saved from layoffs — and how many would [...]

Airlines grab billions, leave workers in misery

February 3, 2014

Airlines profits have been bolstered by billions in government subsidies. Meanwhile, wages for airlines’ contract service workers have dropped up to 45 percent since 2002. Some subsidies are visible, according to a March 8, 2013, Boston Globe article: The federal government provides 30 percent of [...]

Solidarity with Guadeloupe’s unions

February 3, 2014

Jocelyn Lapitre, Guadeloupe union representative. Jocelyn Lapitre, a leading trade unionist from Guadeloupe, visited New York from Jan. 21 to Jan. 24 to garner support and solidarity for his organizations, the General Union of Workers of Guadeloupe (UGTG) and the Coalition Against Exploitation [...]

Shale oil train derails in Philly

February 1, 2014

Derailed train dangles over West Philadelphia.WW photo: Joseph Piette Philadelphia — On Jan. 20, seven cars of a mile-long freight train operated by CSX Corporation and carrying Bakken Shale crude oil, derailed on a bridge over the Schuylkill River in West Philadelphia. The densely populated area [...]
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