Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

What We Don’t Know Will Hurt Us

February 22, 2009
Op-Ed Columnist
By FRANK RICH
AND so on the 29th day of his presidency, Barack Obama signed the stimulus bill. But the earth did not move. The Dow Jones fell almost 300 points. G.M. and Chrysler together asked taxpayers for another $21.6 billion and announced another 50,000 layoffs. The latest alleged mini-Madoff, R. Allen Stanford, [...]

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¡Queremos Que Esto Cambie!

Por Nancy Wohlforth
Esta consigna fue coreada durante toda la campaña de Barack Obama. Los millones de trabajadores, de jóvenes, en particular, negros, que llevaron a Obama a la Presidencia el 4 de noviembre, la llenaron de un contenido: Que esto cambie, que cese la guerra en Iraq como en Afganistán, que cesan los despidos, que [...]

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Democracy Now: Economic Stimulus Moves to Senate Following House Approval Stimulus

The House has passed an $819 billion stimulus package, marking one of the most expensive pieces of legislation ever to move through Congress. Not a single Republican voted for the bill. We speak to William Greider, national affairs correspondent for The

William Greider, National affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine. He is the author of several books, including The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy and One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism. His forthcoming book is called Come Home, America: The Rise and Fall (and Redeeming Promise) of Our Country.

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We Must Give Voice to This New Mood of Hope: Nancy Wohlforth

An interview with Nancy Wolforth, a member of the National Executive Committee of the AFL-CIO. She is also a co-convener of US Labor Against the War and co-chair of Pride at Work. The interview below is reprinted from Unity & Independence No. 13, February 2009.

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Auto Crisis: The Nationalization Demand Is Gaining Ground

[Note: Jerry Tucker is a past International Executive Board member of the United Auto Workers' union (UAW). He is also a co-founder of the Center for Labor Renewal and is actively involved in organizing a national labor campaign for single-payer healthcare. The interview below is reprinted from Unity & Independence No. 13, February 2009.]
Question: What [...]

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Immigrant Rights Supporters Urge Obama To End Raids, Restore Rights

Thousands sign letter to President Obama calling for changes in immigration enforcement in the first 100 days of new Administration

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Nationalization Gets a New, Serious Look, David Sanger

From The New York Times: Nationalization goes mainstream.

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Join Us in Promoting the Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign

In recent months, we have witnessed billions of dollars pumped into the financial institutions WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED. Reckless behavior and greed have been graced with the most extravagant rewards, allowing the rich to get even richer.

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