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Member Blogs

  • Portside - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:58pm
    Nevada coverage of the Bundy standoff has made it clear that Bundy is breaking the law, right-wing media, and Fox News in particular, have propped up his cause with a PR campaign that romanticizes his lawlessness and the armed militia groups that helped him force a standoff with federal agents - even as Bundy and his supporters were engaging in revolutionary, insurrectionist rhetoric and repeated threats of violence against government authorities.

    For weeks, conservative media have embraced...

  • Portside - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:27pm
    Rashid Khalidi said today that the US opposition to the reunification of Palestinian parties exposes the "farce" that is the peace process. It is in fact a "bring them to the table on their knees process," and the U.S. rejects a Northern Ireland model- in which George Mitchell negotiated among all parties to the conflict- because the Israel lobby won't let it pursue that course.

    And what does the future hold? Europe should put its foot down and distance itself from Netanyahu's "obduracy and intransigence," Khalidi said. And now that John Kerry's promises of progress...

  • Portside - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:31pm
    Robotic milkers not only do the milking - like the machines that have been around for decades - but they do away with the need for farmers to connect and disconnect the machines to and from their cows' utters. These machines permit the cows to decide when they want to be milked - the "milkbot" does the rest.

    EASTON, N.Y. — Something strange is happening at farms in upstate New York. The cows are milking themselves.

    Desperate for reliable labor and buoyed by soaring prices, dairy operations across the state are charging into a brave new world of udder care: robotic...

  • Portside - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:31pm
    Robotic milkers not only do the milking - like the machines that have been around for decades - but they do away with the need for farmers to connect and disconnect the machines to and from their cows' utters. These machines permit the cows to decide when they want to be milked - the "milkbot" does the rest.

    EASTON, N.Y. — Something strange is happening at farms in upstate New York. The cows are milking themselves.

    Desperate for reliable labor and buoyed by soaring prices, dairy operations across the state are charging into a brave new world of udder care: robotic...

  • Beehive Collective - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 3:43pm




















    Great Big Great Lakes Tour on the Homestretch

    After a little break from touring in 2013, Tyler Bee was so excited to to get back into it that he booked his biggest tour ever this spring - from late February to late May, this great big Great Lakes tour includes over 80 presentations and workshops in 40 cities!

    Last spring, Tyler did a mini-tour in his home state of Wisconsin, using the “True Cost of Coal” graphic as a tool...
  • Union Solidarity International - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 1:08pm

    Via the UFCW

    Today, April 24th, on the one-year anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh which claimed 1,135 lives, tens of thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers took to the streets of Dhaka, joined by trade unions from Canada.

    Paul Meinema, National President of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union in Canada, who took part in the demonstrations in Dhaka at the invitation of Bangladeshi garment worker unions, stated, “The tragedy at Rana Plaza...

  • This Can't Be Happening - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:24am
    The Night of the Generals by:  Michael Uhl

     
    “The Face of Evil,” flashed the eye catching headline in Brazil’s major daily on a morning late this March, and the accompanying photo of Army lieutenant-colonel Paulo Malhaes, retired, could not have portrayed a more convincing ogre had it been photo shopped by central casting. Malhaes, a self-described torturer and murderer operated in the early 1970′s, the most repressive period in Brazil’s harsh era of prolonged...

  • Union Solidarity International - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 9:48am

    What are you wearing today?

    Where was it made, and by whom? Are the workers able to join trade unions? Has the brand signed up to the Bangladesh Safety Accord?

    The anniversary of the Rana Plaza industrial homicide in Bangladesh is an opportunity to ask difficult questions of the fashion industry, and to pressurise brands to make the textile industry sustainable.

    A campaign on social media is asking people to wear their clothes inside out,...

  • Portside - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:47pm
    Washington policymakers fail to see that social movements, rather than individual leaders like Zelaya, Chávez, or Morales, are the most enduring and potent force of change in Latin America today. These movements were spurred by the very economic policies that the United States has promoted in the region, and repression won’t make them go away.

    “Today a new political force of transformation is born!” As former president Manuel “Mel” Zelaya’s speech on June 26, 2011 reached its crescendo, hundreds of delegates from every corner of Honduras roared. After a short but heated debate that day, the...

  • Portside - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:28pm
    The North Carolina NAACP seeks to place 50 highly-trained paid Moral Freedom Summer organizers in pairs in local communities across the state to deepen and strengthen the Forward Together Moral Movement. The program will last approximately 12 weeks, from May 15th to August 2nd.

    *NC NAACP JOB ANNOUNCEMENT*

    2014 Moral Freedom Summer Organizer Fellowship

    *Background:*

    The mission of the NC NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. In the...