Category Archives: Economic Crisis

Employee Free Choice Act – Still Worth Fighting For

An article posted in last Friday’s New York Times is certainly getting a lot of attention by left folks around the labor movement and beyond. Reaction has varied, but for folks who’ve managed to miss the flurry of tweets, facebook … Continue reading

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New Terrain for Self-Determination in the Current Economic Crisis and The Right to the City Theory

Capital vs. the People in Urban Terrain The stimulus money funneled down through federal and then state channels to our cities is of course taxpayer money.  It remains to be seen how these huge amounts of money will be spent … Continue reading

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May Day in a Time of Crisis

Every activist and organization that knows and cares about May Day continues to acknowledge the role of the immigrant rights movement in reviving the Workers holiday in the U.S.  The May 2006 demonstrations that brought millions into the streets in … Continue reading

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Afraid?

On March 5, more than 25,000 New Yorkers—mainly union members joined by a good sized contingent of college and even high school students—massed at City Hall in NYC to protest threatened cutbacks in city schools and colleges, and in other … Continue reading

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Building & Winning: Left Response to the Economic Crisis

It has been credited to the life of Oregon activist Tom Bernard, who not only thought it up, but provided the initial sketches for his idea: a local “town hall” style meeting of the Left in Oregon, bringing together the … Continue reading

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Talking Points on the Economic Crisis

As organizers in the labor movement, the oppressed nationality communities, and community based organizations and people movements, we are all looking for talking points to help make sense of the confusing and fast moving economic crisis. We offer these talking … Continue reading

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The Economic Crisis and the U.S. Left

“Money makes a good servant, but a bad master.” — Sir Francis Bacon 1. Thinking about the current crisis by way of an analogy with a pyramid scheme is helpful on two levels:      • Much like a pyramid scheme, … Continue reading

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Fighting Back against the Bailout

The two columns below come from the St. Louis American, an award-winning Black newspaper in St. Louis, MO. Rogers writes a weekly column, The Way I See It. She is also a member of Freedom Road Socialist Organization. The first … Continue reading

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