Posts Tagged ‘communism’

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This would of course happen in DC…where the appeasement of those making food and bussing tables for the political elite is most desirable. Nonetheless a good story, given that even walmart’s threats were unable to kill the bill. Bottom line: Companies with over $1 billion in annual corporate sales and using facilities over 75,000 square feet will be forced to add a few extra dollars per worker per hour to the payroll budget.

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Sunnyvale, California – Five activists were arrested at Yahoo headquarters Monday afternoon in a protest over the firing of eleven Walmart employees who this month went on strike. The planned civil disobedience action followed an hour-long demonstration in the Yahoo lobby; about thirty workers and supporters gathered to demand a meeting with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who joined Walmart’s board last year….

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Anarchist communism is a form of anarchism that advocates the abolition of the State and capitalism in favour of a horizontal network of voluntary associations through which everyone will be free to satisfy his or her needs.

Anarchist communism is also known as anarcho-communism, communist anarchism, or, sometimes, libertarian communism. However, while all anarchist communists are libertarian communists, some libertarian communists, such ascouncil communists, are not anarchists. What distinguishes anarchist communism from other variants of libertarian communism is the formers opposition to all forms of political power, hierarchy and domination…

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Mountainview, California—Union activists marched through a tree-lined hilltop plaza at Google’s Mountainview headquarters Thursday afternoon, chanting, “No Union, No Peace!” Outside Google’s tall glass buildings, a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) official joined subcontracted Google security guard Manny Cardenas in asking a Google representative for an audience with company CEO Larry Page. After being rebuffed, they left the staffer with a letter condemning the treatment of the campus’ subcontracted security workers, which they charged contradicts the tech giant’s “Don’t Be Evil” motto….

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Notes from the Iron Cage

 

  In America, there definitely exists a stratum of class, despite some lofty rhetoric to the contrary. Indeed, these classes are part of the American fabric. Particularly, this is true of economic class. One only needs to look at the latest political-economic debate to hear the espousal of ‘America’s Great Middle Class.” The classification of being Middle Class has a magical ability to be claimed by almost anybody, or to claim ones actions for its benefit. Perhaps because of it’s vague definition, the class of the petit bourgeois is often claimed by those with material and fiscal wealth far beyond ‘the middle.’ (Sometimes these wealthy citizens admit they are ‘upper-middle class’ – a designation that denotes superiority, success, and elitism while also utilizing the benefits of being an ‘average joe’ of the ‘middle class.’) The idea of the ‘Middle Class’ seemingly has a place for everybody. Indeed, for the…

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Labor a big part of protests in 77 Turkish cities (syndicated from peoplesworld).