Monthly Archives: November 2010

Hezbollah gives hero’s welcome to Iranian dictator Ahmadinejad in Lebanon

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters: Hero’s welcome for Ahmadinejad Anyone still holding illusions about Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, as a genuine freedom fighter should have had them shattered by the hero’s welcome his organization offered Iranian … Continue reading

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The Gang Lawyer

New on the Marxists Internet Archive: Dunayevskaya’s analysis of McCarthyist lawyer Roy Cohn (who also featured as a character in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America).  He might remind you of some of the totalitarian wannabes on today’s political scene. The … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, Nov.-Dec. 2010

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters: the ever-popular Readers’ Views FBI RAIDS–AN ATTACK ON ALL OF US On Sept. 24, teams of FBI agents from the “Joint Terrorism Task Force” served search warrants and grand jury subpoenas … Continue reading

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World in View: The Pope and religious intolerance

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters: World in View: The Pope and religious intolerance Thousands turned out in London to protest the state visit of Pope Benedict in September. Turnout was increased by the disgust so many … Continue reading

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Secret UAW-GM deal

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters: Secret UAW-GM deal Detroit–More than 100 UAW workers from Michigan, Ohio and Indiana picketed the UAW headquarters here Oct. 16 to protest a two-tier wage agreement made secretly by UAW leaders … Continue reading

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Afro-Cubans’ new role, and Cuba’s 500,000 layoffs

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters: World in View: Afro-Cubans’ new role by Gerry Emmett Last month, the Cuban government announced that it would lay off 500,000 state employees by early next year. This comes as part … Continue reading

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Mayor Bloomberg’s schools get an F

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters: Mayor Bloomberg’s schools get an F New York–In June 2009, Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, together with the president of the Council of School Administrators and United Federation of … Continue reading

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Workshop Talks: Who lost to SEIU?

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks: Who lost to SEIU? by Htun Lin The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced the results of the recent union election at Kaiser Permanente in California. The media declared … Continue reading

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Kashmiri youths ‘go for freedom’

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters: World in View: Kashmiri youths ‘go for freedom’ by Gerry Emmett Something new is happening in Kashmir. In August, thousands of Kashmiris took to the streets shouting “Azadi”–freedom! Previously, Pakistan was … Continue reading

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Labor support for Oscar Grant

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters: Labor for Oscar Grant Oakland, Cal.–On Oct. 23 the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) closed all the ports in the Bay Area, leading labor and community in support of Oscar … Continue reading

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