November 2010

The Republican Agenda (or Are White Conservatives Out of Sync with the Universe?)

It seems President Obama shares something in common with the late President Ronald Reagan.

Dennis Kucinich: "Our Economy is Out of Breath"

Original source: l'HumaniteTranslated Thursday 4 November 2010, by Henry Crapo and reviewed by Derek Hanson.

Democrats Suffer Major Losses, Begin Regrouping in Georgia

Original source: The Atlanta Progressive News(APN) ATLANTA -- The Democratic Party of Georgia suffered major losses in the General Election this year, losing representation among every statewide constitutional office and losing a US Congressional seat.Democrats lost in every statewide race, including for seats previously held by Democrats, including Attorney General (Thurbert Baker, who ran for Governor and lost in the Democratic Primary), Commissioner of Agriculture (Tommy Irvin who retired), and Commissioner of Labor (Michael Thurmond, who won the Democratic nomination for US Senate but lost in the General).

What We Can Learn from the Elections

Karl Marx wrote in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte that capitalist revolutions “storm swiftly from success to success” but working class revolutions zig zag, “interrupt themselves continually in their own course…throw down their adversary only that he may drew strength from the earth and rise again,,,,until a situation has been created which makes all turning back impossible….”The struggles of the working class, the class without power, not only to make revolutions but to bring about change in its interest, also like revolutions zig zag, go from seeming victory to seeming defeat to new victories.

A Crucial Election for the U.S. and the World

I was on a labor walk this Saturday and found union people of all backgrounds, private and pubic sector, ready to vote and ready to help get out the vote.

Public Workers – A Visual Reality Check

In California cities like San Jose and San Francisco, voters this election will decide on ballot measures to weaken the retirement system for public workers.  These are the same kind of measures that have brought workers into the streets of France for weeks in protest.