The following article by Masao Suzuki is from Fight Back! News:
Almost a million lose benefits while layoffs continue and businesses refuse to hire the unemployed
San José, CA – On June 18, a Republican filibuster, aided by pro-war independent Joe Lieberman and Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson, blocked an extension of federal unemployment benefits. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that more than 900,000 laid-off workers will have had their unemployment benefit checks cut off as of June 19.
Posted in Labor Movement, Political Economy
Tagged Ben Nelson, Department of Labor, economic crisis, Emergency Employment Compensation, federal jobs program, Fight Back!, jobs, Joe Lieberman, unemployment, Works Progress Administration
Fight Back News Service has translated and is circulating the following article from the Workers Party of Belgium’s (PTB) press service on the recent election in Belgium. The rightist, reactionary New Flemish Alliance (N-VA), which advocates the breakup of Belgium, scored major gains in this election.
PTB+ leaping in Wallonia and in Brussels, and growing in Flanders
“We are happy about the leap of the PTB+ everywhere in Brussels and in Wallonia” stated Raoul Hedebouw, spokesperson of the PTB+. “The PTB+ is also progressing in Flanders, especially in Antwerps, despite the huge success of the N-VA.”. As example the PTB+ obtained 4.2% of the votes in the county of Liège, 4.1% in Antwerps and 2% in Brussels area.
The following article is from Fight Back! News:
Newark, NJ – The Community Coalition against Foreclosure and Homelessness rallied here, May 22, to demand that effective measures be taken by government to help victims of the housing bubble. Coalition members include the People’s Organization for Progress (POP), the Newark Teachers’ Association (NTA) and New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA). In all there were 12 organizational sponsors.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Labor Movement, Political Economy, U.S. Oppressed Nations and Nationalities
Tagged Bail Out the People Movement, Community Coalition Against Forclosure and Homelessness, David Hungerford, economic crisis, Elizabeth Moore, Fight Back!, foreclosure crisis, homelessness, Lawrence Hamm, New Jersey Citizen Action, Newark, Newark Teachers' Association, People's Organization for Progress, Rasheed Fuquan Moore
The following is from Fight Back! News:
Fight Back! reporters interviewed Sal Rosselli on April 21, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was in Minneapolis to speak at a fundraiser for the National Union of Healthcare Workers.
The following is from the website of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE):
On Thursday 6th May, one day after the massive strike demonstrations, PAME organised new dynamic demonstrations across the country.