Opinion

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Workers of the world are uniting

Last week IndustriALL, a new global union, was formed in Copenhagen, Denmark. It represents 50 million workers in 350 unions from all over the world.

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Robert Reich is wrong about socialism

The first two paragraphs of Reich's column, "The Answer Isn't Socialism; It's Capitalism that Better Spreads the Benefits of the Productive Revolution" are simply false.

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Wisconsin Walker recall battle close to dead heat

Polls show a near dead heat in the bitter battle pitting labor's legions against Walker's millions.

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Fighting racism: a must for victory in November

The political terrain is treacherous and corporate money is flooding into right-wing Super PACS waging a racist, scorched earth policy against President Barack Obama.

Building Trades Dept. President Mark Ayers dies

Ayers was a longtime leader of  IBEW Local 34 in Peoria, Ill., before ascending to national union office. He was unanimously elected president of the department in early 2007.

Steve Cooper, trade union, civil rights activist dies at 77

Steve Cooper, a longtime trade union, civil rights activist and member of the Los Angeles Metro Club of the Communist Party died recently in Los Angeles. He was 77.

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Occupy's 89%? Where anarchism shuns unionists, it allies with the ultra-right

Anarchist collectives in the Occupy movement in Oakland and the Pacific Northwest have put forward a new slogan, "We are the 89%." This threatens to destroy any alliance between the Occupy movement and organized labor.

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Super solidarity over Super Bowl weekend

While the spotlight was on the Super Bowl, workers across Indianapolis took to the streets to protest the outrages happening to working people.

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In their war against workers, corporations increasingly choose lockouts

Employers have been engaging in class warfare for quite some time now. Recently they have added lockouts to the long list of weapons they have used to wage that warfare.

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Lessons from the grassroots for 2012

Last fall's municipal elections in New Haven, Conn., made history. The implications, if heeded, bode well for 2012.

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