Spain’s Robin Hood Mayor and Landless Peasants Battle Bankers

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In Southern Spain, Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, mayor of the small town of Marinaleda, is helping organize a growing protest movement against the austerity measures imposed by the Spanish government. Sánchez Gordillo and the landless peasants that follow him are at the forefront of demonstrations seeking a radical change in the country’s economic policies in response to the country’s worsening crisis.

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Tim A. Wise: The Drought and the Coming Food Price Bubble

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Tim A. Wise: US food reserves at an historic low as biofuels, climate change and speculation exacerbate food crisis.

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Adrienne Pine: Honduran Scholars Call on US to Cease Support for Military and Police

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Adrienne Pine: 40 Honduran scholars, supported by 300 academics from 29 countries, sent a letter to President Obama demanding the end of U.S. support for Honduran military and police training—and that the war on drugs is not a rationale for supporting a regime that is violently suppressing its own people.

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Greek Pro-Bailout Party Wins Most Seats as Majority Reject the Deal + What Did the Greek Elections Decide?

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Updated: June 18, 2012

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Dimitri Lascaris: New Democracy win a hollow victory as majority of Greeks reject austerity and underlying problems remain unsolved

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The Egyptian “Soft Coup” – Martial Law and Military Dictatorship + Egyptian Military Council Severely Restricts Authority of Newly Elected

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Updated: June 18, 2012

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Jihan Hafiz reports thousands of Egyptians hit the streets rejecting the disbanding of Parliament, as the Egyptian military is moving towards full dictatorship

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Egypt: Military Coup? The Real News reporter Jihan Hafiz was detained

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Jun 14, 2012 by

Jihan Hafiz reporting from Egypt.

Supreme Court disbands Parliament and brings back emergency powers as Egypt moves back to outright dictatorship

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Don’t 30 Million Workers Deserve 1968 Wages? by Ralph Nader

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Updated: added Action Alert June 18, 2012

by Ralph Nader
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June 7, 2012

Thirty million American workers arise, you have nothing to lose but some of your debt!

Wednesday morning, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.) introduced the “Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2012” (H.R. 5901) – legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10 per hour. The present minimum wage is $7.25, way below the unrealistically low federal poverty definition of $18,123 per year for a family of three. Adjusted for inflation, the 1968 minimum wage today would be a little above $10 per hour.

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Their enemy is our enemy by Chris Hedges

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June 4, 2012

Manifestation 22 Mai 2012 Montreal

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I gave a talk last week at Canada’s Wilfrid Laurier University to the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Many in the audience had pinned small red squares of felt to their clothing. The carre rouge, or red square, has become the Canadian symbol of revolt. It comes from the French phrase carrement dans le rouge, or “squarely in the red,” referring to those crushed by debt.

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NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations + “We want NATO ended”

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Thousands of police flood downtown Chicago

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Quiet Drama in Philadelphia by Ellen Brown + Philadelphia Rally Against State Austerity Measures

by Ellen Brown
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May 18, 2012

The revolution will not be on television

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“You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out.  You will not be able to skip out for beer during commercials.  Because the revolution will not be televised. . . . The revolution will be live.”

–From the 1970 hit song by Gil Scott-Heron

Last week, the city of Philadelphia’s school system announced that it expects to close 40 public schools next year, and 64 schools by 2017. The school district expects to lose 40% of its current enrollment, and thousands of experienced, qualified teachers.

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Michael Hudson: What Americans can Learn from Eurocrisis + Transcript

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May 10, 2012

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Michael Hudson: From the Democratic Party to European “Socialists”, they manage crisis in the interests of finance

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Egypt: U.S. Financed Military Crushes Sit-in

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May 5, 2012 by

Jihan Hafiz reporting from Egypt.

Army soldiers violently crushed a week-long sit-in outside the Ministry of Defense, the headquarters of the ruling military junta. Clashes broke out after army soldiers beat protesters at the security barricades. The latest violence in Cairo comes at the end of a bloody week, where a dozen Egyptians were killed and hundreds injured. Nearly 20 foreign and Egyptian journalists were beaten and arrested during the raid on the sit-in. The Military Council blamed thugs and hooligans for causing the violence after it warned demonstrators against marching on military buildings. The latest street battle overshadows the upcoming presidential elections, which military generals claim is the last phase of the so-called transition to civilian rule.

Since the sit-in was destroyed, hundreds of people of been arrested or have disappeared. The Military Council imposed a 7 am to 11 pm curfew in the Abbassya district where the clashes took place. The pro-government neighborhood has been militarized by army tanks and checkpoints.

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May Day Protests Around the World + Thousands join May Day march for workers rights in New York

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Workers take to the streets on International Workers’ Day in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe

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Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch: May 1st and an Independent Workers Movement

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Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin: Occupiers and union activists should build class organizations that challenge for power.

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The Prisoners in Gaza – Their Blackout Nightmare by Ralph Nader + Why Gaza’s Healthcare Fails Thousands of Injured

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Updated: April 23, 2012 added a video

by Ralph Nader
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April 19, 2012

More Destruction of Gaza

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Have you heard much lately about the 1.5 million Palestinians illegally imprisoned by the Israeli government in the world’s largest open-air Gulag? Their dire living conditions, worsened by a selective Israeli siege limiting the importation of necessities of life – medical items, food, water, building materials, and fuel to list a few – has resulted in an 80 percent unemployment rate and widespread suffering from unlawful punishment, arbitrary arrests and imprisonment in Israeli jails.

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