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Jay Knispel teams up with http://safer-america.com/ on projects like his bike safety guide http://jknylaw.com/bicycle-safety/ to help provide safety information for people all across the U.S. and...
The BRECHT FORUM is a place for people who are working for social justice, equality and a new culture that puts human needs first.
"Stop the Wall" is a grassroots movement uniting the struggle of the popular committees in the villages, refugee camps, and cities struggling against the Wall and settlements and the...

Member Blogs

  • Portside - Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:31pm
    This is a China whose official ideology once condemned wealth and inequality, whose government treated "rich peasants" as criminals and trumpeted the necessity of individual poverty and self-sacrifice in the service of building socialism in the world's most populous country. And yet today wealth is celebrated in China -


    One could mistake the intersection of Wanfuging Dajie and Jinyu Hutong in Beijing for Times Square, or perhaps Tokyo's Ginza district.  Splashy Apple, Samsung and Prada stores beckon customers to sample their wares,...
  • Portside - Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:30pm
    Greece has ‘become a laboratory: persons facing extreme processes of expropriation and pauperisation have to make existential decisions that may challenge habitual norms and lead in all sorts of directions’ (86). The author is undoubtedly correct that it is urgent that forces of the radical left in the rest of Europe engage with the theoretical and organisational challenges thrown up by this critical conjuncture.



    Karl Heinz Roth
    Greece What Is to Be Done? A Pamphlet
    Zero Books, Winchester, 2013. 111pp., £9.99 pb


  • Portside - Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:29pm
    The Alberta promise would represent a significant change, given that provincially regulated jobs do cover the most common sources of low-wage employment.


    The Alberta NDP’s promise of a $15 minimum wage – which would be the highest in the country – is being praised by labour and is creating nervousness among business as the party platform moves toward reality after this week’s landslide victory.   A big increase in the minimum wage, higher income taxes for the wealthiest 10 per cent and a stronger focus on fighting climate change are among the...
  • Portside - Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:29pm
    'I said to him, "Let me get this straight. Any person I see in the neighborhood where we’re headed, I spot him and kill him?" He said, "Yes. Any sane person who sees a tank battalion in his neighborhood will run away. If he sticks around, then he’s up to something. And if he’s up to something, it’s against you.


    A new report based on testimonies of Israeli soldiers concludes the massive civilian death toll from last summer’s Israeli assault on Gaza resulted from a policy of indiscriminate fire. The Israeli veterans group Breaking the Silence released testimonies...
  • Portside - Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:28pm
    During pre-industrial times, CO2 levels were at 280 ppm. Scientists have warned that, in order to achieve safe levels, CO2 must be brought down to a maximum of 350ppm—the number from which the environmental organization 350.org derives its name from.


    Marking yet another grim milestone for an ever-warming planet, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revealed on Wednesday that, for the first time in recorded history, global levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere averaged over 400 parts per million (ppm) for an entire month—in March...
  • Portside - Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 8:36pm
    Documentary film of the 1984-85 British miners' strike that ended in defeat. This was a great victory for the Conservative Party of Margaret Thatcher and a monumental event in the union history of the British working class.

    Paul Dean remembers the struggle he supported 30 years ago - the great miners' strike of 1984-85 whose story is retold in a new documentary film.

    ANYONE WHO has been on a demonstration in Britain and seen the spectacular banners of the miners' unions will have been in awe of them. With their unambiguous message of working-class struggle, they reflect a long...

  • Portside - Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 8:26pm
    In her eleventh novel, God Help the Child, Toni Morrison has created what Walton Muyumba calls "a tragicomic jazz opera played out in four parts." Here is his review of this eagerly awaited new work by the artist who is arguably the greatest novelist working in the United States today.

    Lady Sings the Blues
    Toni Morrison's new novel, God Help the Child, mines lyrical power and human strength from childhood suffering. 


    God Help the Child

    Toni Morrison
    ISBN-10: 0307594173

  • Stop the Wall - Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 4:25pm
    Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign military firing zone

  • Union Solidarity International - Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 5:24am
    Prospect members working in Scottish airport group HIAL’s security company AMSL have voted to accept a management offer to harmonise their terms and conditions over the next 20 months following a six year battle for equality.

    Members voted 95% in favour of the offer on a turnout of 74%. Scottish government-owned HIAL tabled the offer after a period of work to rule following a 48-hour strike in the wake of the Easter weekend.

    Alan Denney, Prospect national secretary, said: “I am delighted...

  • Union Solidarity International - Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 4:00am

    More than 1,000 police community support officer (PCSO) jobs in England have been cut every year since 2010, leaving the public with little or no reassurance over safety, according to a new UNISON report.

    The report – More trouble in the neighbourhood – shows there has been a 27% reduction in the number of PCSOs in England, with 4,430 jobs being cut since 2010.

    As PCSOs make up 75% of the neighbourhood policing teams that keep communities safe, such drastic cuts have had a huge impact on the ability...