Kim Scipes

I am a long-time activist who got politicized fighting racism and white supremacy while on active duty in the US Marine Corps (1969-73). Subsequently a printer, high school teacher and office worker, I now teach sociology at Purdue University North Central in Westville, Indiana, although I live in Chicago. I am a long-time labor activist, working on both domestic and global labor issues, and have long fought the AFL-CIO's foreign policy program.  I published AFL-CIO's SECRET WAR ON DEVELOPING COUNTRY WORKERS:  SOLIDARITY OR SABOTAGE? (Lanham, MD, 2010), and details and 20% discount can be accessed at  I also have published a major study on the KMU Labor Center of the Philippines in 1996: KMU: BUILDING GENUINE TRADE UNIONISM IN THE PHILIPPINES, 1980-1994 (Quezon City, Metro Manila: New Day Publishers).

Kim Scipes's

Z Magazine

The Stealth Destabilizer

ZNet Articles

National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela

High Energy Mobilization Draws 2,000 To ‘Take Back Chicago’

Resisting the Empire: Four Days in Chicago

September 11? Chile 1973, Chicago 2013: 40 Years of Neo-liberal Attacks on Our Societies

War Overseas, Social Devastation at Home: An Evening with Iraq Veterans Against the War

Three Legs of Needed Social Change: US Empire, US Capitalism, and Global Climate Change

Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojourner Truth Organization

A Look Back in the Mirror at the Wisconsin Uprising

Z Blogs

21st Century American Militarism: Occupation Abroad and Resistance at Home

Scipes speaking on Labor Imperialism in Toronto in April

The Left and US Empire, US Capitalism and Global Climate Change

The Failure of Business Unionism

Link to anti-NATO Protest Activities

Incredible Radio/Internet Program

Friday, 5/18, in Chicago

Labor imperialism


AFL-CIO’s Secret War against Developing Country Workers: Solidarity or Sabotage?

Rethinking Venezuelan Politics

Z Commentary

Lets Make Money

It’s Time for a Deep Green Vision for the United States and World

Reviewing Monbiot’s Heat

Getting on the Bus for Justice: Veterans from Chicago and Northwest Indiana Participate in ‘Winter Soldier’ Hearings in Washington, DC Area

The Green Party: Critique, Response, and the Illinois Greens October 2007 Membership Meeting

Wo sind die Gruenen? (Where are the Greens?) (with apologies to Leon Rosselson)


Building Labor Solidarity

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