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Strike statistics for 2019 are out. Is the strike wave continuing?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 15/02/2020 - 12:11am in

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The 2012 Chicago teachers’ strike and the 2016 Verizon strike—the largest public sector and the largest private sector strikes in years, respectively—were warning shots.
After a short decline in strike activity in 2017, strike actions exploded in 2018 driven by West . . .

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A Brief on the Metal Workers’ Strike in Turkey

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/02/2020 - 7:53am in

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Dear Friends,
Dear Comrades,
First of all, let us thank you at the beginning and once again, for your show of solidarity with the metal workers of Turkey.
The bargaining process which covered more than a hundred thousand workers was a candidate to . . .

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Philly Educators Have a Chance to Make History

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/02/2020 - 1:25pm in

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Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) have a chance to improve lives of Philly school educators and students, challenging control of schools by corporate elites, as did Chicago teachers when they elected a new generation of leaders from . . .

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Urgent call for international solidarity with the metal workers strike in Turkey!

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 30/01/2020 - 11:59am in

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Strike, occupy. resist!
Long live international class solidarity!
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Bern After Reading: Sanders and Socialist Strategy

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 29/01/2020 - 10:55am in

In March of 2019, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) endorsed Bernie Sanders’ bid for President of the United States. DSA members voted on an advisory referendum that simply asked if the Democratic Socialists of America should endorse Bernie Sanders . . .

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Plibersek Proposes Issuing All Teenagers With An Australian Flag Cape

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 28/01/2020 - 7:00am in

Tanya Plibersek

Labor’s Tanya Plibersek has followed up her call for all School Children to pledge allegiance to Australia with plans for Labor, should they win the next election, to provide every Australian teenager with an Australian flag cape.

“Labor has looked at the last election results and we realised that the public didn’t think we were patriotic enough,” said the Member for Sydney as she sat down to have a tattoo of the Southern Cross put on her back. “There is nothing wrong with loving your Country, and what better way to express your love than by wearing the flag as a cape or on your boardies or thongs.”

“For too long we have been lectured to by inner city elites on what we should wear and who we  should riot against.”

When asked why all of a sudden this is a priority for Labor and what she would say to Aboriginal people who may feel differently to her sense of patriotism, the Member for Sydney said: ”We will not discriminate, Aboriginal teenagers will be issued with a flag cape as well.”

”Now before I go if you could join me on the count of three. One, two, three Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!……..”

Mark Williamson

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France at a Crossroads

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 17/01/2020 - 2:34am in

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The nationwide general strike in France, now in its record seventh week, seems to be approaching its crisis point. Despite savage police repression, about a million people are in the streets protesting President Macron’s proposed neoliberal “reform” of France’s retirement . . .

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Review: “Tramps and Trade Union Travelers” by Kim Moody

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 16/01/2020 - 7:24am in

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Kim Moody, Tramps and Trade Union Travelers: Internal Migration and Organized Labor in Gilded Age America, 1870–1900. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2019.
Kim Moody has written another very interesting and provocative book on labor. His other books have generally been about contemporary . . .

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The Federation of Teachers of Puerto Rico needs your help

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 13/01/2020 - 6:40am in

We are reposting this appeal from No Borders News.Read more ›

The Boeing and Volkswagen Debacles

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 11/01/2020 - 9:30am in

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The Boeing Company, a huge global, high tech aerospace corporation has stumbled badly with enormous adverse financial consequences. The Boeing Max 8 tragedy and other corporate tech blunders should encourage us, especially those of us in the labor movement, to . . .

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