by Mark Weisbrot (for Guardian)
It didn't get much attention in the media, but US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did something quite surprising on Sunday. After taping interviews on five big Sunday talkshows about Egypt, she then boarded a plane to Haiti. Yes, Haiti.
<p><p>On Jan. 29th, 2011, at 1pm, two cities showed that workers' solidarity<br />
cannot be confined by national borders. While the steel workers of<br />
Ontario's Local 1005 and thousands of their supporters held a march and<br />
rally to protest US Steel for locking them out of their jobs, their fellow<br />
workers and allies held a protest at the US Steel Headquarters in
Following the lazy misrecognition of the 'bunking' EMA protesters from various quarters of media and government, Dan Hancox sets out to explore ...
<div class="author-name"></div><div class="field-item"><img src="http://www.commondreams.org/files/article_images/Afghan-police-at-a-gradua-007_0.jpg" /></div><p>Afghanistan's police force is only slightly more popular than the Taliban in the insurgent heartlands of the south, according to a survey commissioned by the UN.</p>
There are dozens of anarchist archives around the world. The 'best' of these (a term I use with some irony) are managed by universities, lab...
<p>In the classical 1973 BBC production The Ascent of Man, Bronowski lists a number of amazing accomplishments that grew from primitive tools millions of years ago to wonders such as the theory of relativity and understanding DNA as a basis for life. One cannot but be impressed with how little the series has aged in terms of technology, paradigms and scientific understanding.
<div class="author-name">by Robert Reich</div><div class="field-item"><img src="http://www.commondreams.org/files/article_images/jobs_large.jpg" /></div><p>At a time when corporate profits are through the
roof, the Dow is flirting with 12,000, Wall Street paychecks are fat
again, and big corporations are sitting on more than $1 trillion in
cash, you’d expect jobs be coming back.
<p>In an interconnected global world, revolutions in far away countries can cause strategic realignments or economic problems that will affect us all.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2011-02-04/why-oil-matters-more-rubber">read more</a></p>
<div class="author-name">by Stephen Foley</div><div class="field-item"><img src="http://www.commondreams.org/files/article_images/Kenneth-Feinberg-007_0.jpg" /></div><p>BP's attempts to quantify and quickly resolve billions of dollars in compensation claims from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill have been undercut by a ruling in a Louisiana court, which questioned the independence of the $20bn claims f
Workers, the unemployed, and oppressed classes have taken to the streets across North
Africa and the Mediterranean. The fate of these struggles lies in the hands of the
exploited and their movements. If these struggles remain isolated however, they will
perish.The strongest solidarity we have is our own power, where we are strongest.
<p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.energybulletin.net/sites/default/files/images/women_co-operative.thumbnail.jpg" alt="" title="" class="image image-thumbnail" width="73" height="100" /></span>So ownership matters; but so does control. Why leave the management of the universities in the hands of those who have managed to best compete in the internal bureaucracy?
<div class="author-name">by Paul Kiel and Olga Pierce</div><div class="field-item"><img src="http://www.commondreams.org/files/article_images/foreclosure-notice_0.jpg" /></div><p>Before he took office, President Obama
repeatedly promised voters and Democrats in Congress that he'd fight for
changes to bankruptcy laws to help homeowners-a tough approach that
would force banks to modify mortgages.
On Saturday, February 5, in Moscow, about representation of the Tyumen region (st.
Pyatnitskaya, 47, p. 2, m. "Tretyakov, Novokuznetskaya) in 14 hours will picket in support
of the Tyumen anarchist Andrew Kutuzov. The action will take place within days nationwide
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Dear Comrades, As you know people's revolt in Egypt, Yamen, Jordan, Algeria and Morocco
are facing a vicious attack from the Governments thugs and secret police especially after
the Demo on 01-02-11 by one million people in Tahrir Square.