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Freshly unearthed documents may force the AFL-CIO to face up to past betrayals.

How 'fighting terrorism' became a bludgeon in Bush's assault on labor.

Even before US troops arrived in Baghdad, looting broke out--in
Washington.

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

Blogs

This week we continue to bring you the latest coverage on the labor fight in Madison. Plus, Chris Hayes examines the spike in oil prices. Is Wall Street to blame? We welcome guest-blogger Sharon Lerner, and look back over the last 100 days of Wikileaks.

March 11, 2011

Governor Scott Walker has unintentionally created a powerful movement. Now that Walker has got his bill, how will the pro-union forces push back? General strike? Break the banks? Recall? All of the above?

March 11, 2011

Sometimes things fall apart and sometime they flow together. As the Wisconsin State Senate rammed through their union-busting bill Wednesday night, people in the capitol chanted “General strike!” And I heard an echo. Not of 1934, the last time there was a general strike in the US, but earlier.

March 10, 2011

Scott Walker has taken Wisconsin, a state so chock-full of “Midwestern nice,” you need insulin after talking to the locals, and turned it into a place where people are talking General Strike. Seriously.

March 10, 2011

As Republicans game the system to pass Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's anti-union legislation, the senior member of the state senate says: “They have not just bent the law. They have broken it.”

March 10, 2011

It was tax day in 2009 that saw the first Tea Party protests, and the FOX-led media firestorm that's followed has made it seem as though the Tea Party's the only game in town if you want to complain about bailouts.  This year, though, as tax day approaches, a new wave of protest is sweeping the country.

March 9, 2011

Is unrest in the Middle East forcing gas prices off the charts? Or could the oil panic have more to do with Wall Street speculators exploiting fear?

March 9, 2011

The GOP is manipulating the current financial situation to push through unpopular policies that would have never gotten them elected.

March 9, 2011

At the end of "Capitalism: A Love Story," Michael Moore issued a poignant call to action against bankster excess and corporate abuse. In Wisconsin, he got the response he was seeking: Tens of thousands of working people chanting "We have had it!"

March 9, 2011

China’s new economic plan is a relic of the past. It focuses on raising standards of living. How quaint!

March 8, 2011