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Chris Hedges: Strike, Strike, Strike

At what point does a beleaguered population living near or below the poverty line rise in protest? This, if history is any guide, is unknown. But that the tinder is there is now undeniable, even to the ruling class.

Dockers at England’s Largest Cargo Port Strike Against Inflation, by Joël Malo

The [UK] Conservative government is looking for ways to beef up these anti-worker laws and is considering how to break these strikes, including allowing the hiring of workers as strikebreakers. It’s a response to how this current strike wave expresses the full power and centrality of the working class in the economy, nationally and internationally.

Chris Hedges Report: How to defeat the billionaire class, with Kshama Sawant

Since being elected to office in 2013, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and her socialist party have been locked in a bitter battle against the city’s moneyed elites, who have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into a corporate PAC called “A Better Seattle” and saturated television and digital platforms with negative advertising. Sawant is hated because she is effective.

Why the Real Labor Day Is May 1

Tracing Labor Day’s conservative roots, we’re reminded that the holiday was established in 1894, by President Grover Cleveland “as a way to de-escalate class tension following the Pullman Strike, during which as many as ninety workers were gunned down by thousands of US Marshals serving at the pleasure of railway tycoon George Pullman, one of the time’s most hated industrial barons.”

Video> “Occupy Everywhere”: May Day Special Show on OWS, Immigration, Labor Protests. 1 of 3

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wTyQF3dgeU&w=560&h=315]Published on May 1, 2012 by democracynow DemocracyNow.org - As Occupy Wall Street plans nationwide protests marking International Workers Day, or May Day, we discuss the movement with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Chris Hedges; Amin Husain, editor of Tidal Magazine and a key facilitator of the Occupy movement; Marina Sitrin, author of "Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in More

Video> “Occupy Everywhere”: May Day Special Show on OWS, Immigration, Labor Protests. 1 of 3

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wTyQF3dgeU&w=560&h=315]Published on May 1, 2012 by democracynow DemocracyNow.org - As Occupy Wall Street plans nationwide protests marking International Workers Day, or May Day, we discuss the movement with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Chris Hedges; Amin Husain, editor of Tidal Magazine and a key facilitator of the Occupy movement; Marina Sitrin, author of "Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in More

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