Monthly Archives: May 2011

CUNY student walkout

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011: CUNY student walkout New York–Over 100 students at Queens College City University of New York (CUNY) walked out of classes on March 31, protesting state budget cuts that would affect … Continue reading

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World in View: Chicago in solidarity!

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011: World in View: Chicago in solidarity! by Gerry Emmett “Syria! Syria! Raise your voice! It’s our time! It’s our choice!” Hundreds marched in Chicago’s Loop on April 16 in support … Continue reading

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World in View: China clamps down

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011: World in View: China clamps down State security forces in China have widened their crackdown on public dissent begun Feb. 17 after online calls for a “jasmine revolution” in China … Continue reading

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World in View: Counter-revolution targets Palestine

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011: World in View: Counter-revolution targets Palestine by Gerry Emmett Something is becoming more apparent in the Middle East. Whenever counter-revolution raises its head, it begins looking in the direction of … Continue reading

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World in View: Mexico protests inhuman drug wars

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011: World in View: Mexico protests inhuman drug wars by Gerry Emmett On April 6, from Mexico City’s main square, the Zócalo, to dozens of other cities throughout the country, thousands … Continue reading

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Vetoing city elections: Benton Harbor and Michigan’s “emergency financial manager law”

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011: Vetoing city elections Flint, Mich.– Michigan has a new emergency financial manager law that threatens the very existence of local governments and of collective bargaining agreements. This law, effective March … Continue reading

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Remember Ssangyong

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011: Remember Ssangyong It has been two years since the management of Ssangyong Motor Company in Pyongtaek, South Korea, announced layoffs of 1,000 workers. Shortly thereafter, those workers occupied their plant … Continue reading

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