Tag Archives: New York Times

Court, fanatics besiege clinics

In June the U.S. Supreme Court will decide if buffer zones around clinics that offer abortion are a violation of freedom of speech. Court watchers say they look ready to rule the zones illegal. That would be a tragedy. Continue reading

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Women fight for freedom against growing retrogression

While experiences in the squares of the Arab Spring, in Turkey’s Gezi Park, in the streets of Spain and Greece, and in the U.S. Occupy Movements have revealed moments of what new human relations between women and men could look like, those moments of hope and exhilaration have been followed by devastating reaction and retrogression. Continue reading

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Attacks on organizing

The number of unionized workers in the U.S. last year dropped by 400,000 members, to 14.3 million workers. Assaults on unions like right-to-work legislation in Indiana and Michigan and laws narrowing the right to union representation in Wisconsin had a huge impact on unions. The most important development is the transformation of union leadership from being militant fighters to contract concessionary specialists and corporation supporters. Continue reading

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Workshop Talks: Just who are the makers and takers?

From the new November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters Workshop Talks Just who are the makers and takers by Htun Lin The unparalleled billions of dollars spent in the 2012 elections, in the midst of the Great Recession, drowned … Continue reading

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NYC May Day march

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: NYC May Day march New York—There was a large May Day rally and march in New York City—but you would not have known it from reading The New York Times. The … Continue reading

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No to ‘Secure Community’

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: No ‘Secure Community’ Los Angeles–On Aug. 13 the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, Los Angeles (CHIRLA), held a press conference against Secure Community (SC), the federal government program that allows local … Continue reading

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From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: Deep recession, rate of profit and the supreme commodity, labor power

From the new September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya Deep recession, rate of profit and the supreme commodity, labor power Editor’s note: Written in the midst of the last double-dip recession in the … Continue reading

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