News and Views:
Stop The Wars and Defend Our Civil Liberties: By Andrea Pason and Billy Wharton The recent disclosure of thousands of top-secret documents by Wikileaks and the Washington Post media project “Top Secret America,” makes one point perfectly clear – the American people need to act now to stop the US military and the growing security state.
Read More: http://www.socialistwebzine.org/2010/07/act-now-to-stop-wars-and-defend-our.html
Regarding Peter Schiff’s View of History: By Todd Vachon Here is a bit of what Mr. Schiff had to say: "I think the workers benefited dramatically from the transition from an agrarian economy to an industrial economy. We eliminated women labor in the country, child labor, because of capitalism. You know the reason – you know, my grandmother didn't have to work because my grandfather didn't have to pay any taxes. She was free to take care of eight kids, because that's what she wanted to do…” Read More: http://vachonforcongress.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html
Pennies Per Hour? How can we really expect any corporation to make things in America?
Seriously. Even if we worked for $2 per/hr it would still be more profitable for a corporation to outsource and exploit labor abroad….
Read More: http://vachonforcongress.blogspot.com/2010/08/less-than.htm
Socialists Take on NOM On Tuesday July 27th, the National Organization for Marriage “Summer of Marriage Tour" came to Mad-Town (Madison, WI) for a rally at the Capitol to spew their hatred for the LGBT Community and to say that Gays have no rights and can never have any rights… Read More: http://www.socialistwebzine.org/2010/07/socialists-take-on-nom.html
Calendar of Events:
Saturday August 14-15th:
*SPUSA National Organizing Conference- Madison, WI. Featuring Cindy Sheehan, Paul Buhle, United Sons of Toil and More!
Details Here: http://socialistparty-usa.org/2010conference/index.html
Our Media Recommendations for the Month:
Film: The Fever: By Vanessa Redgrave http://www.democracynow.org/2007/6/13/vanessa_redgrave_combines_lifelong_devotion_to
YouTube Video: Crises of Capitalism -Animated Talk By David Harvey, Animation by RSA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOP2V_np2c0&feature=player_embedded#!
Print: Top Secret America By William Arkin of WaPo http://www.democracynow.org/2010/7/19/top_secret_america__washington_post
Audio: Solidarity Forever: Being Sung By Pete Seeger (with a great slide show to accompany it too!) http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=kYiKdJoSsb8&feature=related
Online Labor Action:
Support Bangledeshi Garment Workers: Is 35 cents/per/hr too much to ask from Walmart? Please sign this petition to support the struggle: www.wakeupwalmart.com
Turkey: Free Jailed Trade-Unionists Now! http://www.labourstart.org/
Our Radical Quote of the Month:
“I have never had a vote, and I have raised hell all over this country. You don't need a vote to raise hell! You need convictions and a voice!” - Mother Jones
Alex and Mimi! Did I forget anyone?
Socialist Party of CT
State Secretary: Dr. James Marra
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