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The People Need Their Own Party

Official joblessness is 10% and rising. The social effects are already catastrophic. Parents who once had good salaries are eating off their children’s breakfast plates at a Florida school cafeteria. Around 27,000 Detroit homes don’t have heat or electricity. In the formerly prosperous Macomb County, Michigan, home to thousands of autoworkers, the only expanding establishment is the junior college where workers are flocking to acquire new skills. But where in this electronics-driven, labor-replacing economy, are people going to find work?
Underlying it all is an unheard of polarity of wealth and poverty. Millions eke out an existence, while profits for America’s 360 billionaires and their corporations soar. Such cataclysmic events.... more

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Will You Become a Disposable Worker?

Two recent headlines in the corporate press tell the story. In Business Week, the article was headlined “The Disposable Worker.” And in USA Today: “Jobless Citizens Seeking Day Labor – More Look for Work Alongside Migrants.” Taken together, they reveal the situation facing more and more workers: Nobody’s job is safe and no job is permanent. Alongside this it’s clear that the refusal of the majority of the working class to defend the human rights of the most vulnerable, including the immigrant worker, leaves all workers vulnerable.

Business Week paints a picture of companies relying more and more on temporary and contingent workers rather than full-time permanent employees. More businesses are creating “just-in-time labor forces that can be turned on and off like a spigot.” These workers have “no health insurance, no retirement benefits, no sick days, no vacation, no severance, and no access to unemployment insurance,” the magazine notes....

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In this Issue:

The People Need Their Own Party

Will You Become a Disposable Worker?

Avatar: Beyond CGI A Movie for the Ages

Warning Signs

Letter to the Editor

Detroit Utility & Water Fight Update: Interview with Marian Kramer

Government Must Provide
Adequate Drug Addiction Rehab Facilities

Homeless People Are Not Alone

The River

Our People

Cabrini Evictions Part I

D.C. Safety Net in Peril, Homeless Change Tactics: Housing Takeovers Planned

All Employees Deserve a Living Wage

Should women under 50 get mammograms? Part 2: The answer is prevention

Race to Nowhere: Mayoral Takeover Bid Stalled in Milwaukee . . . for now

No Cuts, No Fees:  Public Education Must Be Free!

Hell is Privatized in Haiti

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Whirlpool — the global bloodsuckers — wins in Federal Court

How Can The Poor Unite?

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