Tag Archives: Economic

Corporate assaults on workers and women

From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters: Editorial: Corporate assaults on workers and women As the national assault against the working class in the U.S. increases, most openly evidenced by the orchestrated attacks aimed at destroying public employees’ … Continue reading

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Workshop Talks: Losing nurses and patients for profit

From the Jan.-Feb. 2011 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks: Losing nurses and patients for profit by Htun Lin Recently, two nurses were killed on the job by patients at state healthcare facilities in California’s Bay Area. Contrary to management’s … Continue reading

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South African shack dwellers: ‘a new social movement’

From the Jan.-Feb. 2011 issue of News & Letters: South African shack dwellers: ‘a new social movement’ Editor’s note: S’bu Zikode of Abahlali baseMjondolo of Western Cape spoke recently in Oakland, Cal., on a U.S. tour about this movement within South … Continue reading

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European revolts confront economic and political crises

The Lead article from the Jan.-Feb. 2011 issue of News & Letters: European revolts confront economic and political crises by Ron Kelch In one of the biggest demonstrations in Ireland since its revolutionary birth in 1916, 100,000 marched in Dublin … Continue reading

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World food crisis, still

The world food crisis, which was hot in 2008 and then subsided temporarily, is getting worse again. It was one of the factors in Tunisia’s revolution, along with recent revolts in Algeria. The piece below, published in the June-July 2008 … Continue reading

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European worker revolt

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters World in View European worker revolt In Europe, capitalism’s deep economic crisis continues to unfold in ways that threaten the social benefits and social safety net that working people have fought … 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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Campaigns intensify counter-revolutionary onslaught

Here’s a link to the Lead article from the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters: It is sadly ironic that at this moment, when the crisis of capitalism has shown itself as both deep and intractable, some of the … Continue reading

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Capital on strike

Here’s the editorial from the Sept.-Oct. 2010 issue of News & Letters: Capital on strike Today capital is on strike even as it wages a two-pronged war against workers: automation and forcing cuts in living standards. In the U.S., 500 … Continue reading

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