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How Unions Could Do Much Better

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September 29, 2012
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By Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer The International Association of Machinists just succeeded in negotiating a humiliating defeat with Caterpillar after a 15-week strike. Workers lost considerable money by striking, and then lost even more with the new contract, accepting almost every concession the company demanded despite the fact that the company was sitting...
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What Does “Independence” Mean for Labor?

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September 27, 2012
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By Mark Vorpahl The unions remain the only organizations in this country built by and for workers to be a collective fighting force to defend and improve the members’ standard of living. While only a minority belong to unions, all workers’ fate depends on their strength. Unfortunately they have been taking a serious beating....
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Progressives Must Occupy

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September 23, 2012
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By Shawn Fleek This article is written in response to the Cynthia Alvarez piece, “Progressives Must Move Beyond Occupy”. It has been a year since the first cries of “We are the 99%” rang out in Portland, followed by much commotion, ropes strung between trees, pepper spray, large assemblies, a kitchen full of food...
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Progressives Must Move Beyond Occupy

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September 23, 2012
Progressives Must Move Beyond Occupy

By Cynthia Alvarez Average citizens evaluate political organizations based on how those organizations actually function. They know a political organization is a microcosm of the society it wishes to create. So after ten months of heavy involvement in Occupy, I have this question for Occupiers: would you honestly want to live in a society...
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GM Hunger Strike Rally Proves Occupy Fueling High Endurance Solidarity Machine

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September 21, 2012
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Story and photos by Pete Shaw In coordination with actions in 11 other US cities, and in the spirit of the one-year anniversary of the Occupy movement, over 100 people gathered in Portland on September 17 to demand justice for General Motors workers on hunger strike in Columbia. “The fact that General Motors is...
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Metro Seasonal Workers Trampled Like Unwelcome Weeds

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September 20, 2012
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Story and photos by Pete Shaw Holding signs reading  “fairness,” “dignity,” “voice,” “security,” and “respect,” supporters of Metro’s seasonal park workers attended the September 13 Metro council meeting to demand it stop interfering with worker attempts to organize as part of Laborers Local 483. Metro seasonal workers have been trying to organize since December,...
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Occupy Wall Street One Year Anniversary: #S17 Day of Action

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September 20, 2012
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By Adriane, Chops and the B:Media Collective After a weekend of 20+ hour days spent on the streets and then at home compiling and editing footage, things got hairy towards the end, to say the least. We are happy to report that our videographer Chops is out of jail, safe and sound. He has...
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Speaking Power to Truth: Brian Gard and Ambre Energy

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September 19, 2012
Activists in Portland deliver a warning to Portland PR firm Gard Communications, demanding that they drop client Ambre Energy over the controversial Morrow Pacific coal export proposal.

  By Mike Losier The Pacific Northwest coal export debates are providing a subtle reintroduction to Brian Gard, a familiar Oregon quasi-political engine, formerly of the notorious ad agency Gard & Gerber. Now president of PR firm Gard Communications, he currently serves as one of the spokespersons for Ambre Energy’s Morrow-Pacific Project, an export...
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Truth To Power News Talks to Retired Police Captain About Occupy

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September 18, 2012
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Truth To Power News talks to a retired police captain about the significance of the year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street
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Occupy Wall Street Anniversary #S16 Day of Celebration

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September 17, 2012
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September 16th, 2012 is a day of celebration on the eve of Occupy Wall Street’s one year anniversary. Truth To Power News and B Media Collective bring you a round up of the days events as people prepare for the blockade of Wall Street on September 17th.
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