Spreading Activism for Change

Spreading Activism for Change - by Stephen LendmanEgyptians want it. So do Palestinians, Arabs throughout the region, protesting East and West Europeans, others across the world, and growing numbers in America, especially in Wisconsin - ground zero to save organized labor. At issue is freedom v. tyranny, what Aaron Russo's 2006 film called "Freedom to... Continue Reading →

America’s Total Surveillance Society

America's Total Surveillance Society - by Stephen LendmanIn 2003, an ACLU report warned that "Big Brother" no longer is fiction, America having advanced to where total surveillance is now possible. Barry Steinhardt, Director of the ACLU's Technology and Liberty Program said:"Given the capabilities of today's technology, the only thing protecting us from a full-fledged surveillance... Continue Reading →

Middle East Protests Continue for Unmet Demands

Middle East Protests Continue for Unmet Demands - by Stephen LendmanSo far, weeks of regional protests achieved nothing. Despite ousting Egypt's Mubarak and Tunisia's Ben Ali, their regimes remain in place, offering nothing but unfulfilled promises.On February 26, Egyptians again protested in Tahrir Square. This time, however, military forces confronted them, Reuters headlining, "Egypt military... Continue Reading →

Hidden Provisions in Wisconsin Bill

Hidden Provisions in Wisconsin Bill - by Stephen LendmanOn February 25, AP said the Wisconsin Assembly, after days of debate, passed Walker's contentious bill, but the standoff is far from over. Senate Democrats remain absent in Illinois, vowing to resist ending collective bargaining rights for public workers. So far, Walker won't compromise, so resolution is... Continue Reading →

Institutionalized Arab Inequality in Israel

Institutionalized Arab Inequality in Israel - by Stephen LendmanIn December 2010, the Adalah Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel published a study titled, "Inequality Report: The Palestinian Arab Minority in Israel," saying:Affecting Jews as well, it takes many forms, including:-- privileged v. deprived groups;-- Western Jews (Ashkenzim) v. Eastern ones (Mizrakhim);-- men v.... Continue Reading →

Union Busting in America

Union Busting in America - by Stephen LendmanIt dates from America's 19th century industrial expansion when workers moved away from farms to factories, mines, and other urban environments, with harsh working conditions, low pay, and other exploitive abuses. As a result, labor movements emerged, organizing workers to lobby for better rights and safer conditions, pitting... Continue Reading →

Wisconsin: Ground Zero to Save Public Worker Rights

Wisconsin: Ground Zero to Save Public Worker Rights - by Stephen LendmanRonald Reagan was right saying: "Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem." His type governance, that is, and from administrations that followed, Democrats as ruthless as Republicans.For decades, bipartisan consensus governed lawlessly, waging imperial wars, trashing human rights and... Continue Reading →

Waging War on Chicago Workers

Waging War on Chicago Workers - by Stephen LendmanIn Washington, Obama, Democrats and Republicans are doing it. In Wisconsin and other states, so are Governor Scott Walker, other governors, and mayors across America - planning major social benefits cuts and other ways to address budget shortfalls through layoffs, fewer services, and other draconian measures on... Continue Reading →

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