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Libya: Lubricating the Oil Magnates With Blood

Libya: Lubricating the Oil Magnates With Blood

Benghazi is about to explode with an event which, judging from past experience, is likely to have NATO retaliation at its leading edge. On Thursday January 24, the BBC advised UK residents to leave Libya’s second city.[1] Other European residents of Benghazi have likewise been advised by their governments’ embassies to abandon the city. When […]

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Fiscal Cliff: Middle Class Free Fall, Corporations’ Golden Parachute

Fiscal Cliff: Middle Class Free Fall, Corporations’ Golden Parachute

It seems like everyone who is paying attention to the fiscal cliff debate has an opinion one way or another about the benefits and disadvantages of the Tuesday night passage of the Senate Bill. The compromise that was agreed upon can be described as a barrel filled with pork for both Democrats and Republicans and […]

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Haiti’s Gold Rush: An Ecological Crime in the Making

Haiti’s Gold Rush: An Ecological Crime in the Making

Show me a corporate boss who calls Haiti the “poorest country in the western hemisphere,” and I’ll show you a con artist preparing to fleece Haiti. Likewise, show me a western technocrat who bemoans Haiti’s “dramatic deforestation due to charcoal production” and I’ll show a bio-pirate or vandal preparing to wreck the country’s remaining cloud-forest […]

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Occupy Strategy: Global Strike and Consumer Boycott Should Be on the Agenda

Occupy Strategy: Global Strike and Consumer Boycott Should Be on the Agenda

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published, with the very same title, on December 8, 2011. At the time, no significant actions had been taken by Occupy in conjunction with labor movements to take on global capitalism with the peaceful, yet most effective tools of exploited workers: strike and consumer boycott by other citizens to […]

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Labor Action: Pushing for Strike and Consumer Boycott Against WalMart

Labor Action: Pushing for Strike and Consumer Boycott Against WalMart

A nationwide movement to improve wages and work conditions for WalMart and its warehouse distributors has erupted from what started with a warehouse walkout in Southern California on September 12, 2012, and Ellwood, Illinois three days later because of poor working conditions, discrimination, and undefined or reduced work hours. WalMart has been notorious for being […]

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