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Acting with Impunity:  The Case of General Electric

Acting with Impunity: The Case of General Electric

Editor October 16, 2013 0

By Lawrence S. Wittner Reposted with the permission of Tom Hastings of PeaceVoice Can the world’s biggest corporations act with impunity? When it comes to General Electric (GE) — the eighth largest U.S. corporation, with

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Tucson in the Streets: The Vibrant Struggle for Social Justice in Tucson, Arizona; Snapshots from 2012-13

Tucson in the Streets: The Vibrant Struggle for Social Justice in Tucson, Arizona; Snapshots from 2012-13

Editor August 3, 2013 0

By Richard Boren The Hobo Dispatch | www.hobodispatch.blogspot.com Since 1981 a peace vigil has been held every Thursday in front of the Federal Building downtown. Every Friday afternoon since 2001 the group Women In

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Arpiao Arrests Workers for Revenge

Arpiao Arrests Workers for Revenge

Dennis Gilman July 28, 2013 0

By Dennis Gilman Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org On July 16, the news was already covering the high profile deportation cases of Carlos and Sandra Figueroa and how ICE would not be deporting them.

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Unions in Arizona: 2013 Offers Choices Between Worker Protections and Business Costs

Unions in Arizona: 2013 Offers Choices Between Worker Protections and Business Costs

Charlie Parke February 26, 2013 1

By Charlie Parke Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org In the early 20th century, workplace conditions were poor. Sweatshops and child labor were common practices. Many workers received no sick time, no paid vacation and

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One Big Union

One Big Union

Charlie Parke January 24, 2013 0

By Charlie Parke Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org The Industrial Workers of the World formed in 1905 amid labor struggles for minimum wage, sick pay and eliminating child labor. Rather than attempting to organize one

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Polarization Past & Present

Polarization Past & Present

J Pierce December 18, 2012 0

By J. Pierce Industrial Workers of the World | www.iww.org Two summers ago, the Phoenix IWW held an event celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Spanish Revolution. That same summer, in visiting a friend,

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Arizona Stands in Solidarity with Walmart Workers

Arizona Stands in Solidarity with Walmart Workers

Liisa Wale November 27, 2012 0

By Liisa Wale Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org On Friday, November 23rd people came out to Walmart locations throughout the United States to support workers who had decided to stand up to the companies

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Occupy Phoenix OWS On The 1 Year Anniversary

Occupy Phoenix OWS On The 1 Year Anniversary

Chris Hensley September 28, 2012 0

By Chris Hensley Locash Magazine | locashmagazine.com/ Solidarity action S17 a.k.a September 17th, 2012 was an exciting day for Occupiers and corporate lobby receptionists across the country. This date marked the One year Anniversary of

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What is the Chicago teachers’ strike about and how might these issues pertain to Arizona?

What is the Chicago teachers’ strike about and how might these issues pertain to Arizona?

Stephen Stollmack September 13, 2012 0

By Stephen Stollmack First, there is the ubiquitous pay issue: the school board promised teachers a 4 percent increase in pay which the mayor is pressuring them to rescind. Of several other issues at

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Phoenix Cab Drivers: “We’re 21st Century Slaves”

Phoenix Cab Drivers: “We’re 21st Century Slaves”

Chris Jackson August 7, 2012 4

By Chris Jackson Industrial Workers of the World | www.iww.org Imagine yourself as an American slave in the year 1806. After a 17-hour work day you feel exhausted and hopelessly depressed. Unfortunately, you’ll only get about

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