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Zoom Chicago: ‘Food Is A Right!’ People’s Assembly
Saturday, August 16 - 2pm to 5pm
Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 Division Street, River Forest, IL
Another wave of food stamp cuts are underway, on top of federal food stamp cuts that hit millions of poor and working people twice since November. States are reinstating work requirements and ending waivers to allow less people to qualify. But there are no jobs, especially at decent pay with benefits! And most people report they already run out of SNAP benefits after two weeks.Help us build the August 16 ‘Food is a Right’ People’s Assembly in Chicago this summer to demand money for food and jobs, not wars abroad. We will hold panels and plan actions to demand…
$15 MINIMUM WAGE NOW!
STOP THE FOOD STAMP CUTS!
Stop all cuts to government SNAP and food programs
Healthy food affordable for all - end food desserts
Economic justice for food, agricultural and all workers - including the right to unionize
Hold the corporate food industry and agribusiness accountable for their environmental and health devastation in the U.S. and worldwide
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!Lund Auditorium, Dominican University Free and open to the public To get involved or for transportation:stopfoodcuts@gmail.comCall 708-524-6904peoplespowerassemblies.org

Chicago: ‘Food Is A Right!’ People’s Assembly

Saturday, August 16 - 2pm to 5pm

Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 Division Street, River Forest, IL

Another wave of food stamp cuts are underway, on top of federal food stamp cuts that hit millions of poor and working people twice since November. States are reinstating work requirements and ending waivers to allow less people to qualify. But there are no jobs, especially at decent pay with benefits! And most people report they already run out of SNAP benefits after two weeks.

Help us build the August 16 ‘Food is a Right’ People’s Assembly in Chicago this summer to demand money for food and jobs, not wars abroad. We will hold panels and plan actions to demand…

  • $15 MINIMUM WAGE NOW!
  • STOP THE FOOD STAMP CUTS!
  • Stop all cuts to government SNAP and food programs
  • Healthy food affordable for all - end food desserts
  • Economic justice for food, agricultural and all workers - including the right to unionize
  • Hold the corporate food industry and agribusiness accountable for their environmental and health devastation in the U.S. and worldwide

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

Lund Auditorium, Dominican University 
Free and open to the public 
To get involved or for transportation:
stopfoodcuts@gmail.com
Call 708-524-6904
peoplespowerassemblies.org

07.21.14 33
Microsoft announces biggest layoff in its history, cutting 18,000 jobs

Microsoft will cut a record 18,000 jobs next year, as the company’s new CEO Satya Nadella seeks to boost efficiency, according to a company memo on Thursday.

“The first step to building the right organization for our ambitions is to realign our workforce. With this in mind, we will begin to reduce the size of our overall workforce by up to 18,000 jobs in the next year,” Satya Nadella said in the memo published by Business Insider.

The number made redundant represents 14 percent of the entire Microsoft workforce.

07.17.14 23
I really wish that Supreme Court justices and corporations would keep their hands off and out of women’s vaginas.

— Rosa Clemente via Facebook

06.30.14 51
U.S.-backed wars displace tens of millions

By Abayomi Azikiwe

June 20 is World Refugee Day. This year, a report issued by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees revealed that the number of displaced persons has reached a post-World-War-II high.

More than 51 million people have been forced out of their homes as a result of war and instability. The leading conflicts responsible for this burgeoning problem are a direct result of imperialist policies initiated by the United States in Afghanistan, Syria and Somalia.

This year’s report was largely kept out of the mainstream press in fear that the Washington and Wall Street ruling class would be targeted as the major source of international instability, dislocation, hunger and insecurity.

U.S. foreign policy is guided by the economic and strategic interests of the bankers, mining and oil firms, and defense contractors. Concerns about the impact of war and displacement remain secondary to corporate interests, which determine the political direction of the capitalist state.

This year’s report was largely kept out of the mainstream press in fear that the Washington and Wall Street ruling class would be targeted as the major source of international instability, dislocation, hunger and insecurity.

06.28.14 13
Zoom New York City: Protest at the World Business Forum, Oct 7-8, 2014




Plan NOW to be at Radio City Music Hall Oct 7-8, 2014!




Describing itself as the “the biggest business event of the year” THE WORLD BUSINESS FORUM will bring some 5000 chief executive officers, and heads of the fortune 500 multi-billion dollar transnational corporations and banks to Radio City Music Hall in October. This is the invasion of the 1%. They make the decisions that fire workers, bust unions, and keep the wages that ordinary workers take home as low as possible. We will be there to say “No Way: Workers Need $15 & a union.”  Call 212-633-6646 

New York City: Protest at the World Business Forum, Oct 7-8, 2014

Plan NOW to be at Radio City Music Hall Oct 7-8, 2014!

Describing itself as the “the biggest business event of the year” THE WORLD BUSINESS FORUM will bring some 5000 chief executive officers, and heads of the fortune 500 multi-billion dollar transnational corporations and banks to Radio City Music Hall in October. This is the invasion of the 1%. They make the decisions that fire workers, bust unions, and keep the wages that ordinary workers take home as low as possible. We will be there to say “No Way: Workers Need $15 & a union.”  Call 212-633-6646 

06.27.14 25
Venezuela’s Economic Architect Giordani’s Exit from Gov't Causes Controversy

By Ewan Robertson, Venezuelanalysis.com

June 20, 2014 – The dismissal of one of the government’s long standing economic figures, Jorge Giordani, from his ministerial post has caused debate and controversy in the South American country.

According to Venezuelan daily Ultimas Noticias, a series of analysts from left and right agreed that the move signals a shift in the economic policies of the Maduro administration. This change comes in the context of high inflation, product shortages, and pressure on the currency exchange system. Possible reforms include unifying the multi-tiered exchange rate system as part of efforts for macro-economic stability, it was announced to international investors recently.

Giordani’s reported opposition to the proposed changes meant the Maduro administration had its “hands tied”, according to the analysts cited by the paper. Giordani was substituted by Ricardo Menendez, a former industries minister.

The planning minister’s exit means that Rafael Ramirez, the Vice President for the Economy and head of the petroleum ministry and state oil company PDVSA, emerges as the government’s principal economic spokesperson.

Meanwhile Wall Street is likely to welcome the decision. Merril Lynch recently wrote a report in which the investment firm noted the falling influence of Giordani, who it called the leader of the “radical Marxist wing” of economic thinking, in favour of so called “pragmatists” within the government’s economic cabinet.

Shortly following the announcement of his departure from government, Giordani published a long letter entitled “testimony and responsibility before history” where he gave his version of the events leading up to his dismissal.

06.27.14 5
Recession 'led to 10,000 suicides'

The economic crisis in Europe and North America led to more than 10,000 extra suicides, according to figures from UK researchers.

A study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, showed “suicides have risen markedly”.

t said suicides had been declining in Europe until 2007. By 2009 there was a 6.5% increase, a level that was sustained until 2011.

It was the equivalent of 7,950 more suicides than would have been expected if previous trends continued, the research group said.

Deaths by suicide were also falling in Canada, but there was a marked increase when the recession took hold in 2008, leading to 240 more suicides.

The number of people taking their own life was already increasing in the US, but the rate “accelerated” with the economic crisis, leading to 4,750 additional deaths.

The report said losing a job, having a home repossessed and being in debt were the main risk factors.

06.12.14 24
Big Oil, Wall Street, Pentagon drive ‘New Cold War’ against Russia

By Bill Dores

The Soviet Union no longer exists. The Russian Federation is not socialist. But the U.S. military and political establishment is deliberately provoking confrontation with the largest former Soviet republic. The corporate-owned media are egging it on.

What drives this seemingly irrational course of action is the same thing that drove the President George W. Bush regime to invade Iraq in 2003: financial need. And cold economic calculation.

Not the financial need of the hungry and homeless, of the millions who need jobs at living wages, of those who can’t pay their rent or mortgage or must choose between heating and eating.

It’s the financial need of giant banks and corporations to pump up their profits, stock prices and the value of their invested capital amid a global economic slowdown caused by capitalist overproduction.

04.16.14 19
Zoom Lakota and allies have vowed to stop the Keystone XL pipeline and not allow it to go through their treaty territory. They are asking for your support to get prepared now! 
Watch their call for support hereFor more information visit: http://www.oweakuinternational.org/ 
Via Tar Sands Blockade

Lakota and allies have vowed to stop the Keystone XL pipeline and not allow it to go through their treaty territory. They are asking for your support to get prepared now! 

Watch their call for support here

For more information visit: http://www.oweakuinternational.org

Via Tar Sands Blockade

04.15.14 23
Vietnam is sentencing corrupt bankers to death

For the most part, American bankers whose rash pursuit of profit brought on the 2008 global financial collapse didn’t get indicted. They got bonuses.

Odds are that scandal would have played out differently in Vietnam, another nation struggling with misbehaving bankers.

Amid a sweeping cleanup of its financial sector, Vietnam has sentenced three bankers to death in the past six months.

One duo now on death row embezzled roughly $25 million from the state-owned Vietnam Agribank. Their co-conspirators caught decade-plus prison sentences.

04.05.14 208