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Capitalist economy is failing

Ongoing national strikes and demonstrations by fast food workers demanding a $15 an hour living wage show that workers’ reality is not the media-touted economic “recovery” enjoyed by the super-wealthy finance capitalists. In real life the 2008 depression drags on. In a punitive move, Congressional Republicans wouldn’t even allow a vote for long-term unemployment benefits to continue, in spite of the record 1.7 million, or 37% of the officially unemployed, who have been out of work for six months or longer. Previously, a rate anywhere near this was called an emergency, compelling an automatic extension of benefits. Continue reading

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L.A. garment dialogue

Garment workers and organizers from Bangladesh and Los Angeles discussed their labor conditions at the downtown L.A. Garment Center Continue reading

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Premeditated murder in Bangladesh

Rana Plaza, the building that collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 24, killing 1,127 workers—most of them young women—was constructed illegally. It is easy to show negligence and affix blame to this or that individual. But the greater truth lies within a system that is based on the most production at the lowest cost, with workers’ lives—and deaths—regarded as only one more cost of production. Continue reading

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Violence ‘normalized’

We are living in contradictory times, especially when it comes to women’s struggle for freedom. On the one hand you have a Women’s Liberation Movement that has never been more radical, unified and global. On the other hand there is more repression, and the violence is more brutal and deadly than ever before. Continue reading

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From India to Egypt to U.S., women fighting for freedom

From the new March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: Lead From India to Egypt to U.S., women fighting for freedom by Terry Moon Two recent events have shown the deep and seemingly intractable worldwide oppression of women and, at … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, May-June 2011

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011: Readers’ Views Contents: A CALL FROM SOUTH AFRICA STUDENTS WIN AT USF THREE HISTORIC ANNIVERSARIES JUSTICE FOR JOHNATHAN CUEVAS FROM YEMEN TO THE U.S., MANY VOICES OF WOMEN’S LIBERATION DETROIT … Continue reading

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Triangle fire centennial

From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters: Triangle fire centennial March 25, 2011, marks the centennial of the Triangle Waist Company factory fire where 149 workers, most of them young Jewish immigrant women, jumped to their death from … Continue reading

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