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News and political commentary from the point of view of the social interests of the international working class.

Bahrain Center for Human Rights names individuals facing trial by military courts. Full Text

Originally posted on Rawlin'sView Blog:
The following article describes the 21 individuals facing trial today in Bahrain. The trials are closed to the public. Four young men have already been sentenced to death in Bahrain. The individuals facing trial could…

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UAW Local 833 Strikes Wisconsin Kholer plant

Many hundreds of workers have rejected a two-tier contract and are on strike against the Kholer company based in Wisconsin. Kholer produces plumbing fixtures, electrical generators and other basic products. Links for more information on the strike can be found … Continue reading

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The Characteristics of Mature Capitalism v. 4

Originally posted on Rawlin'sView Blog:
by Rawlinsview –New York Jan 29, 2014 – –  The Current Situation – – Every child knows, too, that the masses of products corresponding to the different needs required different and quantitatively determined masses…

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Microsoft customer service telephone hack?

Is anyone aware of a situation in which the Microsoft Corporation telephone customer support network has been hacked.  This issue was raised to me by a technical support person who answers their publicized telephone number. The effective information provided was … Continue reading

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The Hours Trap: How overwork contributes to the waste of social resources and the degredation of personal time.

One of the tricks that capital plays on the worker is entrapment into excessive hours of work. The worker is enticed into overtime by time and a half schemes and other financial incentives. Wages are held low so the cost … Continue reading

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Ferguson, Mo., lawsuit exposes debtors’ prisons for traffic tickets : from The Militant

  Vol. 79/No. 8      March 9, 2015   (front page) Ferguson, Mo., lawsuit exposes debtors’ prisons for traffic tickets   BY BRIAN WILLIAMS   Six months after Michael Brown was killed by cop Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, and after ongoing … Continue reading

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REUTERS reports on Teamster Freight Rail Strike in Canada.

CP Rail’s train engineers, conductors go on strike in Canada: union TORONTO Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:59am EST A Canadian Pacific Railway crew works on their train at the CP Rail yards in Calgary, Alberta, in this file photo taken … Continue reading

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Port labor dispute is big concern for railroads Union Pacific, BNSF – Omaha.com: Money

The following article indicates the concerns amongst the major rail shippers engendered by an evidently successful port slowdwown amongst longshoreman working at the port of Los Angeles. Port labor dispute is big concern for railroads Union Pacific, BNSF – Omaha.com: … Continue reading

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U. S. National Railroad Workers Contract Negotitations Begins in January 2015

In the context of expanded production in the US economy, increased hiring amongst the major “Class 1” railroads and an industry expansion driven by increased oil production in the United States. Industry-wide contract negotiations have opened between the major US  … Continue reading

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James P. Cannon: A Blood Transfusion

Originally posted on Shiraz Socialist:
Back in March, the sometime-socialist Seymour posted this piece of far-right apologia (and rank anti-Semitism) on his blog. He has since received a resounding rebuke, and replied – characteristically- with childish, yah-boo petulance  predicated upon the…

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