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Rank and File Rebellion: The 1981 Ontario Hospital Strike

Saturday, January 18, 2014

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Rank and File Rebellion: The 1981 Ontario Hospital Strike

In 1981, Ontario hospital workers defied their employers, the government, and their own union officials to strike for nine days. Not having the legal right to strike, they struck anyway, proving that the rights you have are the ones you exercise.

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Pain on the one side, Fear on the other: Retaining members in socialist organization

Monday, December 9, 2013

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Pain on the one side, Fear on the other: Retaining members in socialist organization

Exploitation and competition limit people's ability to cooperate. In order to build a cooperative socialist society, we must understand the social forces that tear our organizations apart, and we must strive with all our might to cooperate in spite of those forces.

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The Lessons of Chile: 1970-1973

Sunday, March 11, 2012

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The Lessons of Chile: 1970-1973

The rise of Chile’s mass movement marked a high point in the global struggles of the 1960s. The defeat of this movement marked the beginning of its descent.

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Whose World? OUR World!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Whose World? OUR World!

Whatever the shape, composition and demands of these movements, the common denominator is CLASS ANGER – the rage of the oppressed against their oppressors.

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“Civil Wars” Misses the Mark

Friday, September 23, 2011

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“Civil Wars” Misses the Mark

"The Civil Wars in US Labor" chronicles the corruption, back-stabbing, power-grabbing, and opportunistic alliances that have characterized recent turf wars among American unions. Why did a generation of activists fail to democratize the unions, and what must we do differently to avoid repeating that failure?

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What Happened in Chile: An Analysis of the Health Sector Before, During, and After Allende’s Administration

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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What Happened in Chile: An Analysis of the Health Sector Before, During, and After Allende’s Administration

by Vicente Navarro - In the early 1970s, Chileans fought for a democratized and inclusive National Health Service. The lessons of that struggle are critical to our fight for universal health care today.

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A Social Definition of Class

Sunday, June 1, 2008

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A Social Definition of Class

A social definition of class explains why the capitalist class will never put people first, why the middle class will always try to contain the forces of rebellion, and why only the working class has the numbers, the power and the motivation to replace capitalism with an egalitarian socialist society

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Mayonnaise and the Middle Class

Sunday, April 8, 2007

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Mayonnaise and the Middle Class

The middle class functions like an emulsifier, binding workers and capitalists in the social arrangement of capitalism.

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Class-Divided Unions

Friday, March 23, 2007

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Class-Divided Unions

Today's unions are cross-class organizations. They are working-class organizations of self-defense and part of the management system of capitalism.

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