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A lot of folks die.
At last the war ends.
The world is made safe
For Dick Cheney's friends.

On April 6, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz spelled it out:
There will be no role for the United Nations in setting up an interim
government in Iraq.

Union members are making links between customers' concerns and their
own.

Globalization: Use this word in a sentence, especially as the cause of
something bad, and you will get knowing nods all around.

Led by a former Boeing machinist, Las Vegas exotic dancers are talking union.

Opponents of the neoliberal model are demanding a new social contract.

One of the first casualties of war may be those happy-talk forecasts of
a robust recovery once the bombing starts in Iraq, but a far more
momentous economic question accompanies Bush's invasion

Though he did not get much credit for it, one of Harvey Pitt's last acts
as SEC chairman was to hand a tremendous victory over the mutual-fund
industry to the AFL-CIO.

In the shadow of wealth, New York's poor increase.

Blogs

Reed reports on the Republicans’ efforts to prove that when it comes to climate change, the deficit and pretty much anything else, they can be both hostile and disrespectful.

February 10, 2011

What could become a general strike by Egypt's workers has begun. Parliament building, broadcasting center targeted.

February 9, 2011

The US media seem to have found a new language for the economy. There's been talk of “solidarity” and even “class war,” and a focus on corruption and inequality like we haven't seen in who knows how long.

The only problem? They're talking about Egypt.

February 8, 2011

The State Bank movement is gaining support among those disillusioned by the failings of Giant Banks.

February 7, 2011

Is Obama Reagan? 

February 6, 2011

Vermont Senator Sanders wanted to know how the Pentagon deals with companies that defraud it. He demanded an accounting. Over a three-year period, contractors convicted of committing civil and criminal fraud were given new contracts worth $285 billion. Yes, that's billion with a “B.”

February 3, 2011

A Washington insider says to expect a push from White House to ratify the flawed Colombia Free Trade Treaty.  Also to be expected: rising body counts of trade unionists.

February 3, 2011

Obama must stand up and fight for the safety net. 

February 2, 2011

It's amazing what inequality can drive people to, eventually. Just look at Egypt.

January 31, 2011

It's worth noting, while New Yorkers dig ourselves out from another snowstorm, that the story that went rocketing around the media after the first major snowstorm of the year, of a union staging a work slowdown that kept the city paralyzed, has been debunked pretty thoroughly by now.

January 27, 2011