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Update on Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça. The situation grows more serious.
We have done several articles on the situation of Nuriye Gulmen and Semih Ozakca in Turkey . We have joined the appeals for solidarity and have tried to keep people informed about this. Really the situation is very serious. You probably saw the videos of er...

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Walden moves backward, Woodburn moves forward, contradictions deepen and the struggle continues.
We often say on this blog that we live in a moment characterized by certain contradictions and the speed at which these contradictions emerge and struggles begin to resolve them. Here are examples of what we're talking about. We have Rep. Greg Walden flippi...

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Everyone: Support Voz Workes' Rights Education Project! Attend the “Trabajo sin muros / Work Without Walls” on June 14!
VOZ is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working condition and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity. We are 501c3 Nonprofit that operat...

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Socialism And Human Nature
In almost any discussion of socialism with the people around us we hear the argument that socialism is impossible because of human nature. This was a standard refrain from our opposition for much of the last century, a cynical or pessimistic view of people ...

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40,000 AT&T Workers were on strike last weekend. CWA thanks our strike supporters!


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75 days on hunger strike: Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça have been taken by the police in Ankara
The Guardian newspaper is reporting that our friends Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça have been taken by the police in Ankara on the 75th day of their hunger strike. We have run several artcles about this struggle. The Guardian reports that: Two Turkish teach...

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OREGON CAN'T WAIT---A Rally in Salem on June 6---Buses leaving from Eugene and Portland
Hundreds of Oregonians are coming together in Salem to tell legislators: Oregon Can’t Wait for investments in education, health care and other essential services. Caregivers, nurses, teachers, parents, students, advocates, workers and more know that it’s ti...

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Day Three: Our strike at AT&T Mobility in Salem


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Day Two: Our strike at AT&T Mobility in Salem, and why solidarity is important
Why do we say that it is important to have people with us on picketlines? One reason is because young people learn from us, and we have lots to learn from them. Our AT&T Mobility picketline in Salem is 99% youth. I hear a lot of progressive people in Salem ...

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Labor solidarity in Salem
My union, CWA, struck AT&T Mobility today. The strike will go on 'til Monday. In Salem today we had to do a kind of rolling picketline. We were successful. Please join a picketline this weekend, regardless of whether you're in CWA or not. We need the suppor...
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