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Bioeconomical resilience (tags)

Bioeconomical resilience

Paraphysique de la communication/propagande (tags)

Communication de la propagande, propagande de la communication...

Those Women That Serve Us (tags)

When engaged in combat situations it only makes sense to say that the armed forces is a dangerous place to be. It only follows; people go in knowing this danger exists, though it is unlikely any person can be fully prepared for the horrors of war. The realities of bombs going off around them and the cries of the men and women fighting alongside them can't be prepared for with anything like even the most purposefully random drill or intensely real movie or video game. There are bullets, grenades and other devices being targeted at you with malicious intent, and there are no outcomes the enemy of the United States of America desires at that moment, but to see you dead.

Waging War on US Workers (tags)

labor

Occupy Wall Street: Protesters arrested 900--Bankers 0. We are the 1% (tags)

The Labor hierarchy is concerned about the influence the Occupy movement might have on the Unions' rank and file and will enter the Occupy movement in order to temper it, derail it and send it in to the Democratic Party as they did with the Madison events. The Occupy movement should beware the hierarchy and Labor's "official" representatives and welcome the rank and file worker.

Employers and Labor Leaders Pressure Muni Drivers to Reverse Vote (tags)

The collaboration between employers and the heads of organized Labor is forced more in to the open as the polarization between the classes grows. There is no room for pretense anymore.

Unite/Here Members Rally in San Francisco (tags)

The turn out at the Unite/HERE rally was good but the rank and file were well contained and the same old tactics and methods that have failed us for so long are still there.

Railroad workers unite ! (tags)

Organized labor in the U.S. is fast approaching a crossroads. The enormous successes of the past are under attack, putting the unions in a defensive position. Battling not only the companies but their own bureaucracy, the rank and file of various powerful unions find themselves facing extraordinary sell-out contracts approved by their “leadership,” but benefiting only the company. The struggle to defeat these sell-out contracts may well be the opening clashes of a revival of the U.S. labor movement, which has lain dormant for decades, but which by its very nature may lead to larger conflict. It is in this context that Amtrak workers have dealt a temporary blow to the trend of concession and showcased their growing political consciousness when, after bargaining for 8 years, a coalition of 10 Amtrak unions either rejected revolting tentative agreements that their union “leaders” had brokered with Amtrak, or refused to continue the seemingly now-pointless process of bargaining. This has put Amtrak workers on a collision course with management, i.e., the federal government. The creation of an “illegal” coalition of Amtrak unions to bargain – “illegal” because it violates the Railway Labor Act – was the first progressive step in increasing the power of the workers. Now nine unions are poised to strike Amtrak, and if it weren’t for a “Presidential Emergency Board” (PEB) that intervened, they’d be picketing already. The PEB – consisting of all Bush appointees – must now decide if every avenue of arbitration has been tried, when everyone already knows that it already has. The PEB was officially established on Dec. 1st, and in 60 days, if no agreement is reached, the parties will be free to act themselves. For the workers this will mean striking. For the bosses, this will mean imposing their terms of employment and destroying the gains of the past.

rank & file roofers sweep union elections! (tags)

need support...

Rumblings in the depths of the UAW (tags)

They still prevail but the contract rejections at Chrysler shook the UAW bureaucracy and the employers and are a glimpse of what is to come. And many of the new hires will likely be in the forefront of it.

FORGET GENERAL ABIZAID, FORGET IRAQ STUDY GROUPS (tags)

ORGANIZE ANTI-WAR SOLDIER AND SAILOR SOLAIDARITY COMMITTEES

Warning to the Teachers of Oaxaca, Beware the US Trojan Horse (tags)

Oaxaca teachers are taking the lead in the struggle against injustice, but a Trojan Horse is headed their way.

THE GENERALS SIGNAL THE RETREAT (tags)

THERE IS NO LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL IN IRAQ! FORGET TIMETABLES FOR WITHDRAWAL- CUT AND RUN NOW (JOG, TROT, CRAWL, SWIM, IF NECESSARY) THE GENERALS AND POLITICANS HAVE ABANDONED THE RANK AND FILE SOLDIERS IN IRAQ TO THEIR FATE. BROTHER AND SISTER SOLDIERS- THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT- GET THE TROOP TRANSPORTS READY

J23-28: AFL-CIO Convention in Chicago - Rank and File Voices Call for Change (tags)

As the AFL-CIO 2005 National Convention convenes in Chicago, rank and file union democracy activists will be on hand to speak truth to power

Venezuela from below - voice of the rank and file (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

J24: National Rank and File Labor Conference in Chicago: Take Back Our Unions! (tags)

A one day rank and file labor conference on Sunday, July, 24 - the day before the AFL-CIO National Convention opens in Chicago.

Organize From Below (tags)

A Message to Young People Who Are Considering Taking a Job as a Union Staffer

April 22: Labor Notes Grocery Strike Forum (tags)

On April 22, Labor Notes -- an independent 25 ear-old magazine with news from a rank and file social movement perspective -- is hosting a forum on the Southern California grocery strike. Speakers include several workers active in the strike, and participants will include workers and labor activists from all over Southern California.

CRITICS RAIL AGAINST SENATE PROMOTION OF GEN. CLARK (tags)

On Tues., Nov. 18, the senate confirmed a promotion of Major General Robert T. Clark to the rank of Lieutenant General, the Army's second highest rank. The senate confirmation drew rancor from the nation’s major Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Organizations, including the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC).

A5: Rank and File to Challenge AFL-CIO Executive Committee in Chicago (tags)

Chicago – When the AFL-CIO Executive Committee meets at the Drake Hotel beginning on August 5, a group of rank-and-file union members will attempt to address the gathered labor leaders. The union members bring a list of questions and grievances that may cause the assembled union presidents considerable embarrassment.

Victimized UPS Worker - Please Make Calls!! (tags)

**PLEASE FORWARD FAR AND WIDE** WHAT'S HAPPENING: On June 21st, in the middle of contract negotiations, United Parcel Service in Williston, Vermont fired Dawn Stanger for the crime of "stealing one minute."

Homophobic/Sexist Portland Chief Headed For LA? (tags)

Portland Police Bureau Chief Mark Kroeker has announced that he plans to apply for the vacant LAPD Chief position created by the resignation of Bernard Parks. Kroeker, whose 3 year tenure in Portland has been dogged by controversy, believes that he is the right person to lead LAPD out of its malaise.

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