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Edmund Schluessel, Sosialistinen Vaihtoehto (CWI Finland) Helsinki was at a standstill on Friday, 2 February, as a strike by the transport union, AKT, quickly escalated into national action against the so-called “Active Model” of unemployment....

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Forty years ago, on April 30 at 7:53 in the morning, the Marine helicopter Swift 2-2 departed from the United States embassy in Saigon, capital of South Vietnam. The helicopter carried the last batch of soldiers who...

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In Dec 2014, Mayor Slay and Chief Dotson announced an $8 million proposal to increase the St. Louis Police Department by 160 new officers in 2 years mostly through increased ticket and fee revenue. Mayor...

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Langston Hughes once asked, “What happens to a dream deferred?” Does it follow you like a student loan, affecting your life for decades to come? For youth around the country, higher education has become increasingly...

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What’s wrong with the U.S. economy? That’s a question being asked not only by working people, but also by the so-called experts. The economy declined a shocking 2.9% in the first three months of the...

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Working people in the US are fed up. After six years of mass unemployment and collosal cuts in education and social programs, we are told a "recovery" is under way....

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A report by the Chicago Urban League has shed a new light on the failures of capitalism to provide for working people of color. The unemployment rate of black male teenagers is at an astounding...

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On December 28, 2013, emergency unemployment insurance expired, leaving 1.3 million people without this key source of income because Congress refused to extend it....

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““With just days remaining until a cascade of economic events crash onto Washington, the budget showdown between Congressional Republicans, Senate Democrats and President Obama is growing only more tangled.” ” – –New York Times (9/26/13) This...

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After last fall reaching its highest levels since the Great Depression, official U.S. unemployment has improved slightly to 9.7%, while actual unemployment and underemployment remain far higher. Last month, the highest ever long-term unemployment rate...

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