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Member Blogs

  • Portside - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:59pm
    Cecily McMillan Trial Update; Reader Comments - Palestinian-Israeli Talks; Walmat, Living Wage, Minimum Wage of $15; Syria; Turkey; Pulitzer and Snowden; Paul Robeson; Russia, Ukraine, Crimea; Immune Systems; New book - What Did You Learn at Work Today? Announcements - Howard Zinn Symposium - Apr 24 - New York; 78th Celebration Abraham Lincoln Brigade & ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism - Apr. 27 - New York; 45th Contingent of the Venceremos Brigade
  • Portside - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:49pm
    More disturbing than any horror movie, Showtime's Years of Living Dangerously, a nine-part series about climate change, is essential viewing. We need this kind of visible activism. Denial, resignation and despair are not options. By bringing together actors, scientists, journalists and philanthropists, Living Dangerously provides a necessary spark, not just to get a conversation going, but also to put a fire underneath those who have it in their power.

    More disturbing than any horror movie, Showtime's Years of Living...

  • Portside - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:24pm
    Carl Bloice, Portside moderator, journalist, editor, political theorist, activist and teacher, died April 12 in San Francisco, after a long battle with cancer. He was 75. He was one of the founding moderators of Portside, responsible for the Saturday posts, including writing REWIND, composed of the Quote of the Day and Toon of the Day, which he assembled. Carl leaves behind a world enriched by his contributions, with friends throughout the world.

    Carl Bloice, a brilliant journalist, political theorist, and teacher who inspired and mentored generations of activists in the U.S. and around...

  • FAIR - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 2:31pm
    A new book argues that the conventional wisdom about kids and parenting isn't just misguided or inaccurate; it forms a worldview reinforces and recommends a specific, deeply conservative, political ideology.
  • Union Solidarity International - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:49am

    Red: Far Left. Pink: Centre Left. Blue: Centre Right parties. Grey and Black: Far Right
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    An analysis of the results of the National Front in the French municipal elections 2014

    - by Giada Bianchi

    Monday...

  • Union Solidarity International - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:58am

    Pro-choice MEPs and activists mobilise at One of Us public hearing – 10 Ap. Photo Credit EHF 2014

    - By Aurélie Wielchuda 

    Last week, the European Citizens’ Initiative “One of Us”- which tries to make the EU recognise the human embryo as “one of us”- was heard at the European Parliament. Gregor Puppinck, spokesperson and president of the initiative presented the goals and purposes of the initiative: to forbid any EU funding to activities that could directly or indirectly...

  • Union Solidarity International - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 7:53am

    Campaigners of the Aam Aadmi Party (Party of the Common Man) in New Delhi. Photo by
    François Decaillet

    - By Artika Ashdhir

    With the general elections lurking around the corner, everyone around me is telling me to vote. The social media, news channels, news papers, radio, advertisements are all propagating voting. To be honest before this I had never even given a thought to the fact that I should exercise my right to vote, but...

  • Union Solidarity International - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:35am

    CNM/CUT President Paul Cayres

    Metalworkers from Brazilian metalworkers’ union CNM/CUT signed the first collective labour agreement in the metals sector on Wednesday 16 April.

    The agreement is with ThyssenKrupp Elevators and will establish equality of the Profit Participation and Results (PLR) payment to workers of all business units in the country.

    The agreement was signed at the National Confederation of Metalworkers of CUT (CNM/CUT) offices and was attended by representatives of the union who have, as their base, the company’s...

  • Portside - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 9:42pm
    In a country where relations between Muslims and Christians can be fraught and sometimes escalate into bloodshed, the 5-year-old insurgency is encouraging extremists from both religions and widening the gulf as never before.

    LAGOS, Nigeria — Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military’s ability to contain an Islamic uprising.

    With an 11-month-old state of emergency in three...

  • Portside - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 9:34pm
    The AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center’s Colombia representative still adheres to the old policy of taming Colombia’s radical unions and encouraging them to follow the AFL-CIO’s business unionism approach.

    When Barack Obama was running for president in 2008, he told the AFL-CIO convention that he would oppose the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement promoted by then-president Bush “because the violence against unions in Colombia would make a mockery of the very labor protections that we have insisted be...