Monthly Archives: June 2012

CAPITALISM IS NOT IN CRISIS

Though many suffer, the crash of 2008 was not as system threatening as in 1929. The financial turmoil of the past five years reminds many of the crash of 1929, which led into the Great Depression of the 1930s.  That … Continue reading

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A Two Part Installment on the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Part One: Jobs and Security

After successful careers in such divergent fields as biochemistry & immunology (at UIUC and UT-Austin) and organizational development in corporate America, Marilyn Leger now travels the U.S., Caribbean and Europe by houseboat soaking up history, exploring cultures, sampling foods (and … Continue reading

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New Generation of Argentine Cooperatives for development and real democracy: The Case of Initia

 Arnaldo T. Soltermann is Development Laboratory Director, for the Chemistry Department, Rio Cuarto National University. Republic Argentina. He is also President of Initia Workers Cooperative of Argentina. Professor Soltermann is currently on a short visit to the Chemistry Department at … Continue reading

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U of I Adds Insult to Injury and AFSCME Fights Back

by K. D. Swan AFSCME Local 698 (technical) and 3700 (clerical) employees at UIUC represent more than 1,500 who have worked without a contract since last August.  Contract talks have dragged nearly a year.  The management bargaining team’s typical responses … Continue reading

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The End of the European Union?

Rick Esbenshade May 9 is officially proclaimed as “Europe Day” by the European Union (EU)—an official, symbolic holiday ignored by most Europeans. This year, any celebration was overshadowed by the May 6 election results in France and Greece, in which … Continue reading

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Close Tamms Supermax Prison

  Belden Fields “A considerable number of the prisoners fell, after even a short confinement, into a semi-fatuous condition, from which it was next to impossible to arouse them, and others became violently insane; others still, committed suicide; while those … Continue reading

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