June

Anti-Cuba excess reaches new heights in Florida

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on May 30 signed legislation prohibiting state-supported schools from using public or private funds for research trips to five nations designated by Washington as sponsors of terrorism. Cuba, of course, is one of them.

Ask the Communists

Q: I can’t seem to really understand Marx’s ideas on communism and what it is. To me it sounds like he is trying to say the working class should overthrow the factory owners (“bourgeoisie”), and rule nations themselves. But that would be utter chaos. So what do his ideas suggest?

Violence against Mexicans: a neglected part of our history

As the struggle for immigrant equality and justice is waged in the streets and heated debate fills Congress, a wave of hate crime has been unleashed upon the Mexican/Chicano community in the Southwest, a violent wave not without precedent in U.S. history.

Whats next with immigrant rights struggle?

There is a lull in dramatic congressional debates and spectacular mass marches, but important things are happening on immigration reform, and the movement for immigrant rights cannot rest.

Welcome to McInternet

Now that corporations, “legal persons,” have far exceeded the legal and political powers of other people, and now that they have extended their reach all over the globe, it may come as no surprise that a simple generalization covers a great deal of all political developments: Corporations are using their control over governments to turn all forms of human activity into profit centers for themselves.

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Ohio unions pushing workers’ comp restoration vote Justice for Florida tomato workers ‘Sleep with the right people’ USLAW alert on Bush Iran threat Cleveland JwJ rallies for health care

Wall Streets enforcer

Bush’s first treasury secretary, Paul O’Neill, was fired for not toeing the administration line. The second, John Snow, toed the line too closely.

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Rainbow/PUSH advances fight for working families

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Hundreds of union supporters, members and leaders gathered here at the O’Hare Hyatt Hotel, June 12, under the banner “Labor Day — The Right To Organize,” during the 35th Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund Annual Conference.

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WORLD NOTES

Greece: Students strike against privatization Worldwide: Escalation of attack on workers’ rights Czech Republic: Anticommunist frenzy mars elections Germany: Campaign against human trafficking Iraq: Gov’t backs down vs. trade union

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