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Nepal: Maoists Call General Strike

The government will fall or the people will rise.  Thousands have already arrived in Kathmandu, occupying the private schools shut down by Maoist students last week.  500,000 villagers are expected to join the workers and students in the city.  The Nepal Army is on alert, the People’s Liberation Army is, too.  The people are coming […]

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Beyond Nickels and Dimes: Transit Strike Is Our Strike

It was just last week, at a party in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, when I railed drunk that the chance of a strike was “zero.”  I ranted about the sell-out union leaderships and their habits of business unionism. I joked about Transit Workers Union Local 100 leader Roger Toussaint and the sorry path that even earnest […]

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