French Labor Leaders Size up Yellow Vests

“Pink Vests” protest in Paris, March 30, 2019. (Léa Bouchoucha) By Léa Bouchoucha, published on Consortium News, May 16, 2019 Several weeks ago Emmanuelle Cheron, 43, was out on the Place de La République in Paris, along with other members of a new collective of professional child minders. They wore pink vests, held balloons and had set up a large[…]

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Troy Labor Council Resolution In Support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

Troy Labor Council voted on May 17 in favor of the following resolution to support Julian Assange and WikiLeaks: Whereas, Assange and Wikileaks have released a vast trove of primary source material unlike anything that journalists have ever had such ready access to, Whereas, Wikileaks releases have made evidence-based journalism more possible than ever before, Whereas, Julian Assange and WIkileaks[…]

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Democrats Fail Symbolic Vote on Green New Deal

by Graham Rogers, from Socialist Action, April 3, 2019 The political theater of the U.S. Congress lurched through yet another performance on March 26, as the Senate decisively rejected a bill put forth by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell that copied Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s and Senator Ed Markey’s February non-binding resolution calling for a Green New Deal. Forty-three Democrats, including all[…]

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SF Labor Council says ‘No’ to U.S. intervention in Venezuela

Photo: Protesters on Wall Street, February 23, in support of Venezuelan sovereignty. Published on Workers World, February 22, 2019 The following resolution was adopted by the Delegates Meeting of the San Francisco Labor Council (AFL-CIO) on Feb. 11, 2019. Whereas, Trump administration officials have openly declared their intention to overthrow the democratically elected government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro; and[…]

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Uniting for a Green New Deal

Hundreds gathered in San Francisco with the youth-led Sunrise Movement on Dec. 11. Peg Hunter / Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0 by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, from Popular Resistance, January 13, 2019 A real Green New Deal requires pushing issues Democrats don’t want to discuss, such as nationalization of industries, more democracy, and cuts to the military. “We need a[…]

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GM Layoffs Could Cost 40,000 Jobs

Photo: GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant is slated for closure. (Elaine Cromie / Detroit Free Press) by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, December 18, 2018 For public consumption only, General Motors’ billionaire executives flew on public airlines to Washington, D.C., in 2009, leaving their private jets behind. Bleeding $1 billion in monthly losses, and threatening bankruptcy, this corporation—once the world’s[…]

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Yellow Vests Show the Way

“Yellow vests” mass protests against the rise in fuel prices in the French capital of Paris ~Sputnik by Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report, December 12, 2018 The yellow vests ought to be inspirations for the 99% on this side of the Atlantic ocean. “They will not accept neoliberal plunder without a fight.” French law requires drivers to keep gilets jaunes,[…]

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