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Compiled by Joel Chaffee: Events, Books, Campaigns

  Events GLOBAL JUSTICE TEMP WORK – The National Forum on Temp Worker Health & Safety will be held November 2 in Boston, MA. The event is hosted by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH), MassCOSH, National Staffing Workers Alliance, and APHA OHS Section. Contact: National COSH, 112 Blount St. Ste 103A, Read more…

Various Reviewers: Books on the Cuban Five and Apartheid

Book Review   What Lies Across The Water:The Real Story of the Cuban Five By Stephen Kimber Halifax & Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, 2013, 284 pp. Review by Jane Franklin What Lies Across the Water is an historical narrative, an expose, a political thriller, and a romance entwined in a maze of twists and turns involving Read more…

Chris Williams: Wall Street to Planet Earth: We Don’t Mind and You Don’t Matter

On Friday, September 27, 2013, for the first time in my life, I awoke to an intense desire to monitor the opening of New York’s stock market. I pictured stock market people falling over each other in a fire sale of fossil fuel assets. Desperate phone calls from modern day oil, coal, and gas protégé’s Read more…

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Paul Street: Budget Slavery, Budget Freedom Past and Present

As the fog of Barack Obama’s frustrated air war on Syria receded from the headlines in mid-September of 2013, the most recent round of plutocratic austerity budget politicking moved to the forefront of the daily U.S. news. In the official mainstream media account of the most recent budget fiasco brewing in Washington, the “conservative” Republicans Read more…

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Jack Rasmus: The Slowing Global Economy

In 2008-09 the global capitalist economy crashed with a bang—a collapse from which it is still struggling to fully recover. The next crisis may come, however, not in the form of a crash but as a slow, grinding economic stagnation that continues on for years or even decades.   The scenario of global stagnation is Read more…

Edward S. Herman: R2P As An Instrument of Aggression

Both the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and “Humanitarian Intervention” (HI) came into existence in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union, which ended any obstruction that that contesting Great Power had placed on the ongoing power projection of the United States. In Western ideology, of course, the United States was containing the Soviets Read more…

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Pratap Chatterjee: The Data Hackers

Big Bro is watching you. Inside your mobile phone and hidden behind your web browser are little known software products marketed by contractors to the government that can follow you around anywhere. No longer the wide-eyed fantasies of conspiracy theorists, these technologies are routinely installed in all of our data devices by companies that sell Read more…

Jenny Miller: Everything You Wanted to Know About Fluoridation

1. Doesn’t fluoride occur in the water naturally anyway? The fluoride products used in water fluoridation (sodium fluoride or fluorosilicic acid) are classified as hazardous waste products of the fertilizer, aluminum, and nuclear industries. They are even more toxic than naturally-occurring fluoride, since they contain other components, such as arsenic and lead. However, even naturally-occurring Read more…

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Kevin Zeese: Protesters Take Over Trade Building

On September 23, 2013, protesters concerned about the looming Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) covered the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative with banners calling for a democratic process and a release of the treaty’s text. The group, which included members of FlushTheTPP.org, Backbone Campaign, Veterans for Peace, CODEPINK, and Earth First!, say that TPP will have Read more…

Anonymous: Cinema Politica: 10 Years of Screening Truth to Power

Cinema Politica, Canada’s only independent political documentary screening network, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Since starting at Concordia University in Montreal in 2003, the network now includes over 90 chapters, 70 of them across Canada. From campus theaters to community halls, they show ground-breaking political documentaries that engage, enlighten, and inspire. Screening over 200 films Read more…

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