Obama Appoints Workers' Advocate Hilda Solis to Head DOL

Announcing a new direction with respect to the rights of American workers and their economic security, President-elect Barack Obama appointed Hilda Solis, a member of the House of Representatives from California to head the Department of Labor.


China, Socialism and Sustainable Development

In May this year, I attended a two-day conference, 'Marxism and Sustainable Development', took a trip along the Yangtze, visited the Three Gorges Dam and toured Shanghai, Beijing and Chongqing, all to study sustainable development.


Latin American Workers Uniting, Talking with Maria Pimentel

In 2008, the CGTB entered its 22nd year. During this period it has organized five national congresses. Today, the CGTB is active in 14 states of the Brazilian Federation. It also participates actively at the international level.


The Election of Barack Obama

The election of Barack Obama and a larger Democratic majority in Congress will stand as one of the most important turning points in the history of the US.


Greening Your High School

Greening your school is a great idea. It will not only benefit the environment but the student body as well. According to the “Greening America’s Schools” report, green buildings provide a better study and learning environment for students.

Atlanta: Privatized Grady Considering Low-Income Service Cuts

About 40 activists representing numerous local, state, and national organizations gathered Thursday, December 18, 2008, at Grady Memorial Hospital to express opposition to a proposal they said could leave thousands of uninsured citizens without a safety net.

Canada: Liberals Breaking Bread with Tories?

A majority of Canadians oppose the Harper Conservatives. A majority support progressive change without another costly election! The Coalition Policy Accord signed by 162 MP’s can be the basis for that change.

Gaza: The Untold Story

It’s incomprehensible that a region such as the Gaza Strip, so rich with history, so saturated with defiance, can be reduced to a few blurbs, sound bites and reductionist assumptions, convenient but deceptive, vacant of any relevant meaning, or even true analytical value.


FedEx Workers Resist Threats, Pledge to Join Teamsters

Management has been harassing pro-union employees, Los Angeles area FedEx workers told a blue ribbon commission panel this week. The workers testified about their desire to join the Teamsters Union in order to boost their standard of living and protect health and other benefits.


Senator Calls for Ongoing Investigation of CIA Torture Techniques

An outside commission with subpoena power should be empowered to examine the role of the CIA in authorizing and using torture on detainees held by the US government after 9/11, stated Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show Dec. 17.

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