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Unemployment in the USA has officially risen to 6.2%, although the real figure is surely much higher. The massive budget cuts and the deterioration of the dot.com industry are major factors in leaving more people...

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Overtime Pay Under Attack

September 1, 2003

By Diane Stokes, AFSCME Local 2858 (personal capacity) The Bush Administration’s Department of Labor opened an assault on the 40-hour workweek and overtime pay protection last March by proposing changes to the Fair Labor Standards...

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By Justin Harrison, CWA Local 13000 (personal capacity) On August 2, union contracts for 80,000 Verizon telephone workers expired. As we go to press, CWA and IBEW union members are working with no contract, and...

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Nearly 100 years ago, Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle, a harrowing exposé of the meatpacking industry’s repugnant abuse of workers and animals. According to Eric Schlosser’s recent bestseller, Fast Food Nation, the working conditions, production...

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By Canyon Lalama, University of Minnesota Student The recent slowdown in the global capitalist economy has left state and federal governments sinking into a quicksand of budget deficits and crises. The politicians representing big business...

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Should a student activist serve a year in jail for the “crime” of holding up a sign? Miguel Malo, president of the student senate and chairperson of the student government academic affairs committee at Hostos...

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Stop Layoffs at Harvard

September 1, 2003

Socialist Alternative has initiated a campaign at Harvard University, bringing together workers, students, and community members to fight against an epidemic of layoffs. Since the Harvard Corporation again voted to freeze spending from the endowment,...

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A Socialist World is Possible

September 1, 2003

Our world has an obscene gulf between rich and poor. The private assets of the 200 richest people are more than the combined incomes of the poorest 2.4 billion people – almost half the world’s...

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Why I Became a Socialist

September 1, 2003

By Hank Gonzalez — Boston, MA, Student On the eve of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, Jesse Jackson visited my high school. He spoke in a dignified voice about democracy and morality. He gently criticized...

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The people of Liberia have been ravaged by two decades of continuous civil war. Over 250,000 Liberians have died since 1989. In a recent article, the Economist stated: “Liberia has rubber, timber and diamonds, but...

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