Category: Class

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Noam Chomsky: ‘Any reader of Orwell would be perfectly familiar’ with US maneuvers

The so-called American Dream and US democracy are in “very serious decline,” as social mobility is among the worst among the richest nations

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Shamus Cooke: How a $15 Minimum Helps All Workers

By winning $15 for everyone, unions will be less vulnerable to the rhetoric of the “overpaid” union worker, since lower wage workers will see a boost in their pay due to the work of a union-led campaign

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Peter Marcuse: “Slums:” Nature, Causes, Research, Policy Implications.

The existence of minimal housing, inadequate but minimally livable, i.e. slums, serves the interest of employers

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Gary Olson: Will Teach for Food

To succeed, adjuncts need support from regular faculty, the general public and of course, students

Pavlina R. Tcherneva: When a Rising Tide Sinks Most Boats

The way the US economy grows and recovers overwhelmingly benefits the rich and powerful

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Paul Street: On the Organization of Society

State-socialist Cuba, for all its own flaws and problems (many of which trace to US aggression and embargo), has escaped the savage and extreme disparities that are evident in the US

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Carl Finamore: Getting Better Organized

The Fight for $15 & A Union

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Arun Gupta: Low-wage workers struggles are about much more than wages

If history and current events are any guide, the missing ingredient is the organized left

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Laurie Penny: The internet won’t forget Cameron’s lies, and neither will the British people

No. The Conservatives do not get to send ten years of lies down the memory hole

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David Bacon: Growers Move to Gut California’s Farm Labor Law

What began as a local struggle by one grower family to avoid a union contract is getting bigger, and the stakes are getting much higher

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