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New book on workers' health and safety--a review


Just wrote a review of an important new book on workers' health and safety.  Please feel free to spread widely.



Workers’ Guide to Health and Safety by Todd Jailer, Miriam Lara-Meloy and Maggie Robbins.  Berkeley:  Hesperian Health Guides, 2015.  $25, ISBN:  978-0-942364-71-2.

--Reviewed by Kim Scipes


Health and safety is about as boring a subject there is for…


Added by Kim Scipes on July 6, 2015 at 5:09 — 1 Comment

French Revolution 'Redux' or 'The New Feudalism'? Income gaps and democratic ideals

In 1972, Chinese Communist leader, Zhou En-lai, was reported to have answered US President Richard M. Nixon's question on the impact of the French revolution on western civilization, with the line that 'it is still too early to tell'. 


While it may still be too early to tell, one thing the French revolution did give us was the trio of ideals of 'equality, solidarity and liberty', and of course out of those we got liberalism and socialism and, in reaction against the…


Added by Herbert Pimlott on July 14, 2011 at 22:12 — No Comments

The Heckler: combined university unions magazine

The University and College Union, UNISON and the National Union of Students at the University of Portsmouth, UK, have combined to start up an open forum magazine called The Heckler. Articles of general interest include John Molyneux on university democracy and Roger Welch on the disadvantageous UK law on strikes; it's now going regional and the second edition is imminent. Click on the following link to see a PDF of the first edition from last autumn.…


Added by Marius Kwint on January 15, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

Good news for Ark but terrible for the 29 dead Kiwi miners

Watching the news on TV tonight what a bloody disaster.
The dodgy Mine owner and slimey politicians all wringing their hands and promising an enquiry into what happened later when the result can be already predicted as to allow dangerous business as usual...but for the miner's families, friends, neighbours fellow unionists there is anger after the grief.
In 2010 there are flying unmanned drones to spy and kill in war, deep sea and outer space robots able to operate where no human is…

Added by Viola Wilkins on November 24, 2010 at 8:46 — No Comments

Rescue of Chilean miners - joy and admiration ... and also sober reflections

Dear Friends,
Along with many others I wept with joy and admiration watching the remarkable rescue of the 33 Chilean miners.
Since the mid 70's I have been friends with a number of Chileans and their families who have…

Added by Don Sutherland on October 15, 2010 at 2:20 — 1 Comment

What is The Portland Alliance...?

Hello Deborah,

We are all union. And part of the labour movement, The Portland Alliance, is 29 years old this month. But like all other nonprofits... and most other newspapers, it is struggling in these difficult times.

The Portland Alliance evolved from an earlier community newspaper called The Scribe. The Alliance goes back to 1981 and the Scribe originated… Continue

Added by Tim Flanagan on September 6, 2010 at 14:00 — No Comments

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