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Labor Weather Report, June 2019

June 2019

Wins, losses, and ongoing struggles for janitors, garment workers, and supermarket employees from Jordan to the U.S. South and North.

Labor Weather Report: Workers press on, February 2019

April 2019

CWA workers defeat union busting in NYC; South Korean hunger strikers win changes in safety rules for all workers; and United Electrical workers in Pennsylvania strike and win back their union status from a new, anti-union company owner.

Review of Hardly War — Memories of the “Forgotten War”

October 2016

Hardly War, by Don Mee Choi / Wave Books, 2016 / Illustrated; 97 pages Don Mee Choi is a South Korean poet, translator and anti-militarist now living in the U.S. Through a startling, kaleidoscopic collection of prose, poems, and photographs in her new book, Hardly War, she makes a powerful case against the U.S. justification… Read more »

Turkey: a police state in the making

February 2017

Turkey’s internal political divisions and its role in the turbulent Middle East remain unexplained in the mainstream media. To begin with, Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan is a right-wing politician and Muslim fundamentalist. He founded the ruling capitalist party, Justice and Development. Economic austerities imposed on Turks by neoliberal privatization policies created mounting opposition, which was… Read more »