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Unions are edging into the peace movement, but they are still minor
players.

In 2000, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan posed a question to
the Millennium Summit of the UN: "If humanitarian intervention is,
indeed, an unacceptable assault on sovereignty, how s

(An Upper East Side Sea Chanty
Sung to the tune of 'Blow the Man Down')

President Bush, a scion of great wealth who has never had to earn an honest living, has abruptly wiped out the jobs, retirement security and health benefits of 850,000 blue- and white-collar

When immigrant janitors in Boston went on strike this fall, they
attracted some unlikely allies.

Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation
Institute.

At a "Lean Workplace School" for union members, sponsored by the monthly
magazine Labor Notes in 1996, the discussion centered around how
to fight employers' speed-up and worker-manageme

One of the great disappointments of recent decades is that Democrats
have more or less swallowed whole the underlying economic theories of
their Republican rivals.

Unions have improved their political game but are unhappy with the
results.

As one of the largest private employers in Africa, the Coca-Cola Company could
dramatically alter the course of HIV/AIDS.

Blogs

Governor Scott Walker appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and claimed that his assault on public employees and public-school teachers, public services and public education was a “progressive” policy. Wisconsinites don’t accept that definition, and never have.

April 14, 2011

The Yes Men and US Uncut issued a hoax press release stating that the ocmpany intended to donate its entire $3.2 billion tax refund to the US Treasury. GE was not amused.

April 14, 2011

The Walker Way: Collect campaign contributions from the Koch Brothers and other billionaires. Get elected. Carry out Koch Brothers agenda.
 

April 14, 2011

The Yes Men and US Uncut were the groups behind a prank that falsely stated GE announced plans to return $3.2 billion that it received as a tax refund to the federal government as a gift.

April 13, 2011

Paul Mason of the BBC called them “the graduates with no future.” They've been at the center of protest movements around the world, from Tunisia to Wisconsin.

April 13, 2011

Sort of FDR. Sort of Reagan. The president rejects privatization of Social Security. But he's for austerity and broad cuts. And he admits that what he proposes in his much anticipated budget address may not even be thr outline of what eventually happens.

April 13, 2011

Though short on specifics, President Obama's speech on the deficit today defended progressive governance and blasted the GOP's plan to gut the country's social safety net.

April 13, 2011

The Walker Way: Take a lot of campaign contributions from the Koch Brothers. Gt elected. Carry out the Koch Brothers agenda. Turn down $810 million in federal transportation funding. Then you give tax breaks to your campaign donors. Then claim there is a budget crisis that must be addressd immediately. Then you use it as an excuse to break unions, consolidate power and sell off public assets to your political pals. Then all hell breaks loose.

April 13, 2011

Grammy-nominated recording artist Moby has joined forces with MoveOn.org to put together a video supporting budget hunger strikes.

April 13, 2011

The president's speech will be the clearest indication on whether he is going to give Wall Street what it really wants—so-called "entitlement reforms."

April 12, 2011