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Rank and File Rebellion: The 1981 Ontario Hospital Strike

18. January 2014

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In 1981, Ontario hospital workers defied their employers, the government, and their own union officials to strike for nine days. Not having the legal right to strike, they struck anyway, proving that the rights you have are the ones you exercise.

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How Inequality is Killing Us

2. September 2013

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How Inequality is Killing Us

In "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger," Wilkinson and Pickett challenge everything we’ve been told about why people get sick and what it takes to be healthy.

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Smokescreens: How Working Kills Smokers

5. April 2013

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Smokescreens: How Working Kills Smokers

The campaign against smoking serves as a political smokescreen to hide the damage caused by occupational and environmental pollution.

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Fighting to Win

25. June 2012

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Fighting to Win

"Reviving the Strike" argues that workers’ only real bargaining power is their ability to stop production and, to do this, workers must fight as a class. By abandoning these tactics, unions have lost their ability to defend the working class. Explains what it will take to revive the strike and regain lost ground.

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Read it and Revolt

4. June 2012

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Read it and Revolt

Autoworker Gregg Shotwell reveals how General Motors conspired with the United Auto Workers (UAW) bureaucracy to steal workers’ pensions, slash wages and shed jobs to help expand GM's global empire.

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The Lessons of Chile: 1970-1973

11. March 2012

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The rise of Chile’s mass movement marked a high point in the global struggles of the 1960s. The defeat of this movement marked the beginning of its descent.

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Hope for Life Beyond Capitalism

20. February 2012

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Hope for Life Beyond Capitalism

According to Michael Albert, past attempts to build socialism have failed, not because the capitalist class has been utterly ruthless in holding onto power, but because socialists have the wrong methods and goals.

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Whose World? OUR World!

17. November 2011

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Whose World? OUR World!

Whatever the shape, composition and demands of these movements, the common denominator is CLASS ANGER – the rage of the oppressed against their oppressors.

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“Civil Wars” Misses the Mark

23. September 2011

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“Civil Wars” Misses the Mark

"The Civil Wars in US Labor" chronicles the corruption, back-stabbing, power-grabbing, and opportunistic alliances that have characterized recent turf wars among American unions. Why did a generation of activists fail to democratize the unions, and what must we do differently to avoid repeating that failure?

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Inequality: The Root Source of Sickness

31. October 2009

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Inequality: The Root Source of Sickness

America has the worst health statistics in the industrialized world because it is the most unequal society in the industrialized world. Social inequality affects the health of populations even more than access to medical care.

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