Archive for: 2009

Immigrant workers win strike against linen company

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On Dec. 10, over 400 workers at Angelica Textile Services in Somerville, Mass., went out on strike. Five days later, the workers signed a new contrac...

State budget cuts deprive low-income workers of access to cancer treatment, services for the elderly

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As the economic recession unfolds, state and local governments continue to force poor workers to shoulder the burden. At least 20 states have begun tu...

Teachers struggle for bargaining rights, fair pay

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In a move aimed at depriving workers of the right to bargain, the Special District School Board in Pulaski County, Ark., voted in early December to wi...

While delegates meet, activists demand action on climate change

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The world's attention is focused on Copenhagen, Denmark, where on December 7, the United Nations Climate Change Conference began. The two-week meeti...

Obama administration defends John Yoo

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Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department is in a struggle to defend war criminal John Yoo from prosecution. The Holder DOJ has filed a sweepi...

Jimmy Santiago Baca, famous Chicano poet and author, headlines event to free the Cuban Five

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Billed "As an evening with Jimmy Santiago Baca," the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five held an extremely successful fundraiser in San Francisc...

Workers and riders protest transit layoffs and cuts in Chicago

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Holding their placards high, over 150 Chicago Transit Authority workers, riders and community supporters picketed and rallied on the morning of Dec. 9...

Israeli prisons as revolutionary universities

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Let me start by saying that the role of the Palestinian prisoners' movement in educating its cadre, and thereby contributing to Palestinian "national ...

The political sleight of hand of the 2011 exit myth

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The support for President Obama in the 2008 election clearly reflected mass opposition to the Bush administration and its wars of aggression. Presiden...

Copper miners in Chile force bosses to back down

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On Dec. 9, union workers at Chile's Chuquicamata copper mine walked out, protesting proposed wage and benefit cuts by state-run Codelco, the world's l...