July 2010

2010 Election Fight: Labor Movement Leads

Remarks by AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka, United Mine Workers of America 54th Constitutional Convention, Las Vegas, NV July 26, 2010 Brothers and sisters, I am proud to work for 11.5 million union workers across America, and I think about them every single day.

Restore the Estate Tax

Both capitalists and workers might agree on one thing: it's time to restore the estate tax.

"This Law is Very Unjust"

Original source: New America Media Teresa Mina was a San Francisco janitor, member of Service Employees Union Local 87, when she was fired because the company said she didn't have legal immigration documents.

How to Buy Organic and Save a Buck

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What are the most important foods to buy organic? -- Rachel Klepping, Bronxville, NY Given the usual higher prices of organic versus conventionally-grown foods, it can be a challenge to get the biggest bang for our buck while eating healthy and avoiding the ingestion of synthetic chemicals along with our nutrients.

No Happy Anniversary for Minimum Wage Workers July 24

Value of minimum wage lower than 1956; Faith, community, business coalition calls for raise July 24 is the anniversary of last year's raise in the federal minimum wage and no new increases are scheduled.

Wall Street Reform Passes Against Wall Street Lobbying Blockade

After a year of intense protest and struggles on one side, and bank lobbying on the other side, Congress passed Wall Street Reform, securing the second major piece of reform legislation on President Obama’s agenda.

Engels on the Subject Matter and Method of Political Economy and the Coming Revolution

What is the subject matter and method of political economy according to Engels? First, though, what is political economy? Today we tend to teach economics as a special discipline and political science as another separate subject.

Slouching Toward Bethlehem?

Its hard not to fall prey to apocalyptic thinking as one comprehends the combination of the recent unemployment reports, the Gulf Oil catastrophe, the blog wars between economists debating whether the future will bring a “slow recovery” (synonym for “no recovery that working families will be able to see or feel”) or “a double dip recession” (synonym for a pit whose trough cannot yet be discerned).

White House Promotes Recovery Act, Health Reform

In a bid to promote some of its major legislative accomplishments, the Obama administration this week highlighted some positive impacts of the economic recovery act and announced new rules created under the health reform law that will improve health insurance for tens of millions of Americans.

Japan: What Lessons Can be Drawn From Greek Fiscal Crisis?

Original source: Akahata (Japan)

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