Labor

The Left, Labor and Occupy


May 2012

Trotskyism vs. Social Democracy and Anarcho-Liberalism

The Left, Labor and Occupy


Occupy protesters in Portland picket Terminal 6 on December 12. (Photo: Rick Bowmer/AP)

Six months after Occupy Wall Street began – when a few hundred people sparked worldwide protest with a march and sit-in in lower Manhattan against political corruption and corporate greed – OWS was back. And four months after Occupy encampments were brutally evicted around the country, the police were there to greet them. Demonstrators chanted “this is what democracy looks like” as cops dragged scores out of Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan. More accurate would have been “this is what a police state looks like.” At the same time, the sharpening internal contradictions within the Occupy movement were also on display.

The Concept of Work for Less (and what you can do to help)

 

Amendment 47 -- The Concept of Work for Less

(and what you can do to help)

 

by Richard Myers

 

No one will be shocked that we're witnessing deception in politics. Someone
long ago realized if you have an unpopular cause, you call it the opposite of
what it is. We've endured that legacy ever since.

Protest at Chipotle Shareholders Meeting for Farmworker Justice

I don't know what's with the "Access Denied" screen when I click on articles in the right-hand column, but here is the info I recieved and posted on my blog at http://blog.myspace.com/ind

Ron Paul and the Employer/Employee Relationship


The 2008 Libertarian National Convention will be held in Denver, Colorado over Memorial Day weekend from May 22 to May 26, 2008. One prominent Libertarian is hoping to run for President on the Republican ticket. Should Ron Paul be the candidate of working people?

Denver Takes Chipotle's "Food With Integrity" to Task

Denver Takes Chipotle's "Food With Integrity" to Task
By Clayton Dewey
Colorado Indymedia
December 1, 2007

After repeated attempts to talk with Chipotle representatives about their support of exploitation in the fields their tomatoes are picked, members and supporters of the Denver Fair Food Committee took their message to the public. Students, local faith leaders and other community leaders rallied in downtown Denver to protest Chipotle's hypocrisy of promoting an image of "Food With Integrity" while the workers who pick their produce toil in abysmal conditions.

Support CIW Farmworkers - Protest Burger King

What: Protest Burger King's exploitation of farmworkers. Support the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' right to be payed fairly for their labor. These folks risk their health on the daily, treading through carcinogenic and mutogenic pesticides so that Burger King can reap record profits. And, so that you can have a couple slices of tomato on your (veggie) burger. Even if you don't eat BK, these folks need our solidarity. They deserve much, much more, so let's help them get a little more, for now. . .

Last Survivor of Ludlow Massacre dies at 94

Mary Benich-McCleary, the last known survivor of the Ludlow Massacre, has died of a stroke. She was 18 months old when the Colorado militia attacked striking miners and their families on April 20, 1914, at the Ludlow mining camp north of Trinidad during a labor strike.

Last survivor of Ludlow Massacre dies at 94

By TAMMY ALHADEF
THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN

Mary Benich-McCleary, the last known survivor of the Ludlow Massacre, has
died of a stroke.

McCleary, 94, of Morgan City, La., died June 28.

She was 18 months old when the Colorado militia attacked striking miners

125 Years of Dissent: An Alternative History of the Grand Valley

###from the Red Pill's upcoming issue Vol. 5 No. 11###

Though Grand Junction has long had a reputation as a conservative town, since its inception in 1882 there has been a minority that have actively dissented against that status quo and agitated for a better more equitable future. From Railroad strikes, to underground newspapers, to Blacklisted Dalton Trumbo and from anti-nuke protests in the Ô60s to antiwar protest in the 1990Õs and the 2000Õs Grand Junction and its surrounding region has a rich history of dissent and citizen activism.

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