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Solidarity with workers in Greece

July 13, 2015

Which side are you on? In the struggle between European and U.S. finance capital, on one side, and the work force of Greece, on the other, the choice should be easy. Any class-conscious worker, any progressive individual from Tierra del Fuego to Lapland, from Vladivostok west to Honolulu, should be [...]

Who gets credit for removing Confederate flag?

July 13, 2015

Finally. The profoundly offensive, pro-slavery Confederate flag no longer flies high in front of the State House grounds in Columbia, the capitol of South Carolina. It was taken down on July 10, 43 years after it was first hoisted in a ceremony “officially” marking the centennial of the start [...]

Immigrant workers, refugees face repression in Greece

July 13, 2015

Jobless in a depression-era society, targeted by fascists like those in the Golden Dawn party and seeing benefits cut even for workers who are citizens, immigrant workers are near the bottom of Greek society, with perhaps only the refugees from ongoing wars below them. Immigrants find only the [...]

Cuba eliminates mother-to-child transmission of HIV

July 10, 2015

By E. Catalinotto, Certified Nurse Midwife Cuba became the first country certified by the World Health Organization as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. ‘A human life is worth more than all the gold of the richest man onearth.’ Che Guevara’s comment fits [...]

Stop racist executions!

July 10, 2015

The Supreme Court has backed the use of an execution drug used in U.S. prisons over the objection of death row inmates. By a vote of 5-4, the court’s five right-wing justices on June 29 gave the stamp of approval to death-penalty states to utilize midazolam during executions. Their ruling in [...]

Recetas neoliberales de Wall St. para Puerto Rico

July 10, 2015

El gobernador de Puerto Rico Alejandro García Padilla, sorprendió cuando le declaró al pueblo en mensaje televisado, que la deuda pública de PR es “impagable” y que “no se trata de política. Se trata de matemáticas”. Aceptar de pronto lo que el movimiento independentista y [...]

New proposal on overtime pay exposes bosses’ theft

July 10, 2015

Wages for U.S. workers have stagnated for decades, but a lot of economic problems, like low growth, could be alleviated if workers made more. (Pew Research, Oct. 9, 2014) The Pew conclusion is perhaps part of the explanation for the White House announcing June 29 that it was proposing to change how [...]

No to NATO and AFRICOM in Spain

July 9, 2015

The following are edited excerpts from a news release from the Global Platform Against War, which organizes across the Spanish state: On the afternoon of July 7, coinciding with the parliamentary debate in Madrid on the defense agreement with the United States which makes the military base of [...]

Oil strike wins improved safety language

July 9, 2015

Members of Steelworkers Local 13-1 begin returning to work at Marathon Oil’s Galveston Bay Refinery (GBR) on July 6. After 143 days on the picket line and two contract rejections, on June 23 the Marathon strikers voted by a slim margin to accept a contract with improved safety language. The 1,200 [...]
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