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Offering Model for World, Students in the UK March for 'Free Education'

November 20, 2014
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/11/19/offering-model-world-students-uk-march-free-education
Common Dreams
'We are determined,' said students organizers in a joint letter, 'to build a movement too big to ignore that puts free, accessible and public education back on the political agenda.' Thousands marched supporting those demands yesterday.

How the Israel Lobby Protected Ukrainian Neo-Nazis

November 20, 2014
http://www.alternet.org/world/how-israel-lobby-protected-ukrainian-neo-nazis
AlterNet
Rep. John Conyers wanted to block U.S. funding to neo-Nazis in Ukraine. But the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Simon Wiesenthal Center refused to help.

Tidbits - November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014
Portside
Reader Comments- Keystone XL-What Next; Mexico; Elizabeth Warren; Voter Suppression; War and Democracy; A White Manifesto?; US-China Climate Accord; Responses to Naomi Klein; Schools and Prisons; Housing Discrimination; FBI Plot - Martin Luther King Suicide; Net Neutrality; Global Economic Divide; COSATU and NUMSA; Announcements - 2014 & Looking Forward to 2016- New York- Dec 2; Voter, Civil & Workers Rights- New York- Dec 11; She's Beautiful When She'

The Wobblies in their Heyday

November 20, 2014
https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-wobblies-in-their-heyday/
ZNet
At its peak in August 1917 the IWW had a membership of more than 150,000. Nine months later, the union was in total disarray. This sad state of affairs was, of course, partly the result of a calculated decision by the federal government to destroy the IWW. But only partly. Eric Chester's book looks at some the inner-conflicts within the organization that contributed to its demise.

Sioux Tribe Calls Keystone XL Approval 'Act of War.'

November 19, 2014
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2014/1118/Sioux-tribe-calls-Keystone-XL-approval-act-of-war.-What-does-that-mean-video
The Christian Science Monitor
A South Dakota Sioux tribal leader says building the Keystone XL pipeline is a violation of an 1868 treaty, and threatens 'war' against the pipeline.

Facebook Shuttle Bus Drivers Vote to Join Teamsters Union

November 19, 2014
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/11/19/facebook-shuttle-bus-drivers-teamsters-loop-transportation-vote-election/19297597/
USA Today
In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last month, Teamster Leader Rome Aloise wrote: "This is reminiscent of a time when noblemen were driven around in their coaches by their servants. Frankly, little has changed; except the noblemen are your employees, and the servants are the bus drivers who carry them back and forth each day."

Fossil-fueled Republicanism

November 19, 2014
http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175924/*
TomDispatch
At a time when more and more people around the world are coming to recognize the need for tough restraints on fossil fuel combustion, the Republicans are about to march forcefully in the opposite direction. Theirs will be a powerful vote for a fossil-fuels-forever planet.

Uncomplicated, in Afghanistan

November 19, 2014
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Uncomplicated-in-Afghanistan-20141119-0022.html
Telesur
There are numerous, obvious solutions to problems in Afghanistan which NATO countries could consider, could even attempt if the alliance wasn’t there for the mineral wealth.

Growing Protests In Italy Against Austerity Policies

November 19, 2014
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/ital-n19.html
World Socialist Web Site
Protests are intensifying against the Jobs Act, the labor market reforms drawn up by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (Democratic Party, PD). After a series of protests tow major unions have called for a one day general strike in both private and public sectors on December 5.

The United Taxi Workers Victory and the Struggle for a New Labor Movement

November 18, 2014
http://sandiegofreepress.org/2014/11/the-united-taxi-workers-victory-and-the-struggle-for-a-new-labor-movement/#.VGvoZVfF8ch
San Diego Free Press
Despite constant harassment, retaliation and intimidation by permit holders and dispatch companies over the last five years, and despite obstruction by public agencies, the taxi workers workers stuck together, fought back against injustice, and prevailed. It reminds and teaches all of us that a union is not formed by formal government recognition, it is formed by workers standing together to fight for justice and a brighter future for their families.

No More Backroom Deals

November 18, 2014
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/11/no-more-backroom-deals/
Jacobin
A draconian proposal threatened Massachusetts teachers. Here’s how they defeated it.

'Outrageous': Ferguson Organizers Say State of Emergency Violates Laws, Thwarts Civil Liberties

November 18, 2014
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/11/18/outrageous-ferguson-organizers-say-state-emergency-violates-laws-thwarts-civil
Common Dreams
Nixon's announcement, which came ahead of the grand jury's decision in the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, is "both premature in its application and presumptuous in [its] intention to the hundreds of peaceful demonstrators who have embraced their Constitutional right to protest," said NAACP president William Brooks.

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