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“Civil Wars” Misses the Mark

Friday, September 23, 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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“We give them so much, and they give us so little back”

Sunday, November 14, 2010

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“We give them so much, and they give us so little back”

The members of UNITE-HERE Local 75 know that nothing is won without a fight and that class solidarity is the best medicine. They inspire us all.

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Inequality: The Root Source of Sickness

Saturday, October 31, 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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WE are the Union

Monday, February 23, 2009

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WE are the Union

by Eileen Prendiville -- The workers in UHW/NUHW remind us that the power of any union lies in the collective strength of its members. This message is sorely needed by a labor movement reeling from years of defeat.

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The Fight to Save Ontario Hospitals

Monday, February 9, 2009

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The Fight to Save Ontario Hospitals

We need to build an active and militant campaign to save Ontario hospitals.

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Engels and the WHO Report

Monday, September 1, 2008

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Engels and the WHO Report

On August 28, the World Health Organization announced that "INEQUALITIES ARE KILLING PEOPLE ON A GRAND SCALE." Has anything changed since the 19th Century? Find out in this fictional interview with Frederick Engels.

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A Social Definition of Class

Sunday, June 1, 2008

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A Social Definition of Class

A social definition of class explains why the capitalist class will never put people first, why the middle class will always try to contain the forces of rebellion, and why only the working class has the numbers, the power and the motivation to replace capitalism with an egalitarian socialist society

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War in the House of Labor

Sunday, April 20, 2008

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War in the House of Labor

Two major unions, CNA and SEIU, are locked in battle. Should we take sides or support rank-and-file unity? (See postscript on recent CNA/SEIU merger)

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Animal Rights or Human Responsibilities?

Friday, December 7, 2007

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Animal Rights or Human Responsibilities?

In their efforts to protect animals from unnecessary suffering, some people want to extend the fight for human rights and liberation to animals. While this sounds appealing, it confuses the meaning of rights and liberation

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Machismo at Work

Saturday, September 29, 2007

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Machismo at Work

Until they fight back as a class, workers will continue to construct more dehumanized conditions for themselves.

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