Joel Wendland keeps telling us that the Republicans are backed by the wealthy. Is this supposed to be some kind of big surprise? What about Obama's wealthy Wall Street backers?
A quarter-million workers in Washington on Saturday for the One Nation march. This would be a good time for labor to tell Republicans and Democrats to take a hike. Organize a labor party.
By the way, Joel Wendland refuses to publish my comments on his blogs.
Added by Alan L. Maki on September 30, 2010 at 15:44 —
In his recent blog post over at OurFuture.org
, Zach Carter digs into which Republicans are getting big Wall Street cash to block President Obama's reform agenda. He uncovers 90 members of Congress who have close to $180 million in campaign funds from Wall Street sources. Here's what he found:
A full 90 members of Congress who voted to bailout Wall Street in 2008… Continue
Added by Joel Wendland on September 30, 2010 at 14:30 —
What gives here with these blog posts from Joel Wendland... we all know the Republicans are no good for working people but when are his blog posts that are usually reprints from the CPUSA newspaper which is a mouthpiece supporting Obama and the Democrats going to do what Communist Party newspapers are supposed to do; provide an analysis of those in power right now?
I can appreciate Joel Wendland publishing articles informing working people about the threat Republicans pose;… Continue
Added by Alan L. Maki on September 29, 2010 at 18:55 —
I just received this from a friend and thought it interesting... also note the newspaper article below, too.
Cuba: Economic changes and the future of…
Added by Alan L. Maki on September 29, 2010 at 18:48 —
There is a meeting on Thursday 30th September of the full Council in which trade union members can express their disgust at the attempts of the council to force through changes to pay and conditions without proper consultation.
Added by Gary McDonagh on September 29, 2010 at 9:05 —
I welcome union government Swavalamban Scheme for unorganized workers but it seems very difficult to reach out real unorganized workers in the country due to lack of organization and law enforcement
Added by Jose Vattakuzhy on September 29, 2010 at 7:26 —
Born in 1949 in Brooklyn, New York. Attended and and graduated from SUNY at Stony Brook from 1967-1972. As a campus leader of Students for Democratic Society and the Progressive Labor Party , Ira helped organize numerous mass actions against the imperialist war in Vietnam, fighting to expose corporate racism on campus and unite with campus worker, farm workers, and support for the US postal workers strike
in 1970. Many illegal sit-ins , building occupations including the seizure of the… Continue
Added by Ira M Wechsler on September 29, 2010 at 3:58 —
Republican Party Senate candidates have pledged to protect tax loopholes for companies that outsource jobs, according to new media reports. The Obama administration wasted no time slamming Republicans who want to stall economic recovery or advocate policies harmful to working families.
White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer told reporters Monday the Republicans are planning to slash funding for education should they manage to gain power in Congress. "Education is our… Continue
Added by Joel Wendland on September 28, 2010 at 13:08 —
I used to have a credit card issued through my union, the Graphic Communications International Union. One of the "labor friendly" features of the card was a provision that if your union was on a sanctioned strike, you could skip card payments for some amount of time (I don't remember how long). Then, years later, GCIU was absorbed by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, but the card terms stayed. Yesterday, the bank currently managing my card -HSBC- informed me that "Due to changes in… Continue
Added by Lincoln Cushing on September 28, 2010 at 3:25 —
Last week we told LabourStart's email subscribers about an Amnesty International global appeal
to protest arrest threats targetting union leaders in Cambodia.
Many of you sent off protest messages -- and several of you have shared the response you got.
Here it is, in full -- and we're…
Added by Eric Lee on September 27, 2010 at 12:01 —
Before anyone wastes time reading this item, I think I have to say that despite five years of pushing it (and in Spanish as well as English), it has received close to zero response - from… Continue
Added by peter waterman on September 26, 2010 at 15:12 —
Nomads, Empires, States: Modes of Foreign Relations and Political Economy… Continue
Added by Orsan Senalp on September 25, 2010 at 21:00 —
After 10 days, we're suspending our Facebook ad campaign. The ads -- with the tongue-in-cheek headline of 'Facebook is for scabs' -- appeared 4,481,478 times. 1,078 people clicked on them. During those 10 days, 212 people signed up to use UnionBook. The total cost of the campaign was $784.15 -- or £495.70. That's more than £2 per new member. I don't think that's good value for money.
Added by Eric Lee on September 25, 2010 at 12:19 —
Taking part in a discusion on this topic in the network for Eurotrainers.
Does anybody have a list of "needs" for triners I would be more than happy take part of it
Added by Torgny Wiktorsson on September 25, 2010 at 9:24 —
Haymarket author and BBC Newsnight's Economics Editor Paul Mason appeared Friday morning, September 24, on Democracy Now! (…
Added by peter waterman on September 24, 2010 at 17:12 —
by Mike Tait on Saturday, 25 September 2010 at 01:09
To watch the ACT party - once the mouthpiece of the ruling class, showered with money and praise by the elite, feted by the media lapdogs as the voice of economic reason, a party blessed with every advantage except policies palatable to ordinary people - to watch this party fall apart under the weight of its own contradictions is a rare pleasure. Dancing with the Stars was a laugh, Garret was a sick joke, and Hilary Calvert… Continue
Added by Mike Tait on September 24, 2010 at 14:12 —
I received this today from the people behind the excellent UnionJobs website:
During this past month it has come to the attention of the international union community that there is a new website where union job openings are being posted. Even though this is a relatively new site, it has already been populated with close to 120 job announcements. It now appears that this new site (UnionJobBoard.com) was able to so quickly populate their own site by initially copying and pasting a… Continue
Added by Eric Lee on September 24, 2010 at 13:01 —
Organizers of Common Wealth Games at Delhi have been continuing the ill treat towards workers of site ,at Delhi India
Added by Jose Vattakuzhy on September 24, 2010 at 4:53 —
This one is primarily for Eric Lee who, in addition to his widely-admired LabourStart and UnionBook, is also running a largely one-man and wholly polemical campaign against growing union opposition to the Israeli occupation and/or control of Palestine. A short extract from a longer piece (to be found on LS) is reproduced below. Although primarily intended for Eric, this note is also addressed, obviously, to UnionBook networkers and LS correspondents. The response of Eric and these two networks… Continue
Added by peter waterman on September 23, 2010 at 17:30 —
Why You Should Read AFL-CIO's Secret War against Developing Country Workers
by Fred Hirsch…
Added by peter waterman on September 23, 2010 at 14:02 —