Texans to Join Iraqi Workers in Protests Against Big Oil

Calling for a boycott of the three largest multinational oil companies, ExxonMobil, Shell, and BP, Dallas-area 'consumers for peace' are planning a public protest against the role of Big Oil in launching the Iraq war this Saturday, Feb. 23 in Dallas, Texas.


McCain Aims to Become Bush Surrogate

John McCain has lost his identity. Once the perennial whipping boy of the hardliners in his party, McCain is campaigning as the champion of endless war in Iraq and on the working class at home.


A People’s Surge That Could Reshape Our Country

A people’s surge is heaving its way across the country with unexpected force. And in doing so, it is confounding pundits, challenging conventional wisdom and reconfiguring our nation’s politics.

Recession, the Working Class, and Real Stimulus

For working people, the long-term trend in the US has been toward greater inequality in wages, less job security, fewer pensions, and fewer people with healthcare. All these long-term trends are being further aggravated by the economic crisis the country is currently going through. How does this crisis manifest itself?


Recession Remedy: End the War, Invest in America

A growing majority of people want to end the war and use the funds diverted to it to invest in the ailing US economy and improve people's lives here, according to a recent Associated Press poll.

ALBA: Creating a Regional Alternative to Neo-liberalism?

Latin America was the first place where the US imposed the most callous economic system ever seen: neo-liberal capitalism. Starting in Chile in 1973, the US used its power, along with its control over the IMF and the World Bank, to force governments across Latin America to adopt neo-liberal economic policies.

Bush Budget Targets Children's Health

A bipartisan coalition of health care providers and policy advocates sharply criticized the massive cuts to health care programs for children in President Bush's budget proposal delivered to Congress last week.

Can China Counter A Global Recession?

For a very long time now, the US has been the main engine of growth in the global capitalist system, essentially through its voracious demand for imports which have caused significant increases in export growth in both other developed countries as well as the developing world.


Global Economy: Recession or Realignment?

The current financial crisis is less likely to cause a global recession than a radical realignment of the global economy, with a relative decline of the US and the rise of China and other countries in the developing world.

Building Trades Unions Critique Economic Stimulus Package

America's Building Trades Unions today expressed their disappointment in the economic stimulus package approved by Congress on February 7.

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