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The Meaning of Labor Day

By Gabe Gabrielsky The meaning of Labor Day has been lost to most Americans, just as is the case with many other holidays such as Independence Day, Memorial Day or Christmas. For most people today Labor Day signifies a great day for bargain sales at retail stores, the beginning of a new school year and…

Richest 1% Take Almost Half of World’s Wealth

(Editorial note: The following are excerpts from a recent report “Working for the Few” by Oxfam, an international organization working to end poverty, written by Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva and Nicholas Galasso. Oxfam began in 1942 as the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief to stop famine in Greece due to the Nazi military occupation. Oxfam works in…

85 Billionaires and the Better Half

by Michael Parenti An urban slum in Hanoi, Viet Nam. (Photo: Flickr / United Nations / Creative Commons)The world’s 85 richest individuals possess as much wealth as the 3.5 billion souls who compose the poorer half of the world’s population, or so it was announced in a report by Oxfam International. The assertion sounds implausible…

America The Most Inhumane

America Is the Most Inhumane Developed Country on the Planet — Are We Going to Let It Stay That Way? This week marked the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What would it be like if people in the U.S. knew they had these rights? Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/corgarashu December…

The Business of America Is War

By William J. Astore No wonder our leaders tell us not to worry our little heads about our wars — just support those troops, go shopping, and keep waving that flag. There is a new normal in America: our government may shut down, but our wars continue.  Congress may not be able to pass a…

It’s Still Class Warfare

Pretend All You Like, It’s Still Class Warfare by DAVID MACARAY It’s an old joke, but it bears repeating: An Oxford professor meets a former student on the street. He asks what he’s been up to lately. The student tells him he’s working on a doctoral thesis about the survival of the class system in the…

Time To March on Washington … Again

Fifty years after King’s historic march, the struggle for racial justice faces unprecedented challenges. They carried signs that demanded “Voting Rights,” “Jobs for All” and “Decent Housing.” They protested the vigilante killing of an unarmed black teenager in the South and his killer’s acquittal. They denounced racial profiling in the country’s largest city. This isn’t…

The Seeds of Rebellion Are Taking Root, and Protests Against Injustices Are Blooming Across the Country

This week saw thousands protesting the Zimmerman ruling, continued bravery in California’s prisons, and much more. July 19, 2013  | Stephen  http://www.popularresistance.org/dandelions-against-neoliberalism/ Shapiro describes Occupy as a “dandelion moment” in which the movement successfully dispersed seeds to float and root, thereby growing into a bigger movement.  We would not limit the seeds to the US…

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