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Title: Manchester, UK – The Great Bank Bail-Out Location: Unicorn, Church Street, City Centre, Manchester, UK Start Time: 20:30 Date: 2008-11-24 End Time: 22:30
10:30 PM Saturday April 12 The Service Employees Industrial Union (SEIU) has sent in several bus loads of members to disrupt the annual meeting of Labor Notes in Detroit. The Labor Notes conference is one of the most important gatherings of rank and file labor activists in Canada and the US. Friends of the WSP at the conference report that an SEIU activist bloodied a 70+ year old female member of Labor Notes. This is an episode in a conflict between the California Nurses Association (Labor Notes vesion) and SEIU (SEIU version) as well as Labor note’s support of...
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R. What is the condition of the working class today? How do you see the status of people who work for a living? W. Speaking very generally, in the early 21st Century, it’s true that certain luxuries are more easily available: it seems that everybody has television, running water, electricity. Certain consumer goods are very available. Food is also widely accessible in the United States as well, unlike in other parts of the world. In some ways, particularly the American working class is in some respects, I think, sheltered from some of the more horrible aspects of global capitalism....
I have been bombarded throughout the past half-century from many quarters to write about this event. Hitherto I have refused, being reluctant to do so, feeling that one cannot deal with events in which one may have been involved and do so with the objectivity necessary. For the same reason I refrain from reviewing books in which I may have been (honorably or otherwise) mentioned. But now, this year being the ﬁftieth anniversary of that historic event, receiving an ofﬁcial request from the Executive Committee of The Socialist Party of Canada, and simultaneously one from The United Steel Workers...