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Voter Disenfranchisement Is a Working Class Issue

From the

by Howie Hawkins

 

Voter ID political cartoon

 

A perennial question about US politics is: Why is there no major working-class political party? An important reason is that working-class people have been intentionally discouraged from voting by election laws passed by the two major political parties that represent corporate elites.

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We Are Embraced by Freedom

Why Farmworkers and Allies are Boycotting Wendy’s

From the

By Priscilla Vélez

“We are not a community tied down by slavery; we are embraced by freedom!”

 

Boycott Wendy's

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenging Corporate Rule and Creating Democracy

Tue, Jul 12, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Center for Peace and Social Justice Community Room, 2013 E. Genesee St.

Corporations are not people!

Fix It! The Healthcare Movie

Tue, Apr 12, 2016 5:30pm
Syracuse OASIS Senior Education Center 6333 Route 298, East Syracuse NY 13057

FIX IT is a film that documents the current healthcare crisis in the United States.

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Are New International Banks True Alternatives?

From the

by Brian Escobar

Riot police at protests against the IMF in Athens, Greece in 2010.
Riot police at protests against the IMF in Athens, Greece in 2010.
Photo: unknown

Established after WWII, the World Bank’s mission is to finance capitalist development in so-called developing countries through infrastruc

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Educate, Agitate, Organize: SPC IN ACTION

From the

compiled by Carol Baum

No to Endless War

On Feb. 11, President Obama sent Congress a proposed joint resolution to Authorize the Use of Military Force (AUMF), which would authorize and extend military action against ISIS for the next three years. The Syracuse Peace Council calls on Congress to reject this new AUMF, rescind the 2001 AUMF, and stop an “endless” war on the people of the Middle East.

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The 1% Side Step Democracy with Fast Track for the TPP

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by Brian Escobar

Sometime this spring, Congress will vote on whether to grant Trade Promotion Authority (TPA, known as Fast Track) to the President for the next four years. With TPA, Obama and the US trade representative can negotiate trade agreements and require Congress to circumvent its ordinary rules, by requiring a “yes” or “no” floor vote on an agreement without the possibility of amendment, within twenty hours of debate. TPA was used to pass the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other controversial trade pacts but it expired in 2007 and wasn’t renewed.

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The 1% Side Step Democracy with Fast Track for the TPP

From the

by Brian Escobar

Sometime this spring, Congress will vote on whether to grant Trade Promotion Authority (TPA, known as Fast Track) to the President for the next four years. With TPA, Obama and the US trade representative can negotiate trade agreements and require Congress to circumvent its ordinary rules, by requiring a “yes” or “no” floor vote on an agreement without the possibility of amendment, within twenty hours of debate.

Rally Against Fast Track for TPP

Thu, Mar 5, 2015 6:00pm
Wescott Theater, 524 Wescott St, Syracuse, NY 13210

JOIN US at the Wescott Theater on Thursday, March 5th for a rally against Fast Track for the Trans Pacific Partnership!

We will be writing letters to congress representatives to vote No to Fast Track.

There will be no admission fee, free pizza, $1 beer and a live band (provided by Goodkids)

We encourage all and everyone to come, even just to stop by and learn more about the TPP.

 

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Detroit’s Water War

From the

by Martin Lukacs

It was six in the morning when city contractors showed up unannounced at Charity Hicks’ house.

Since spring, up to 3,000 Detroit households per week have been getting their water shut-off—for owing as little as $150 or two months in bills. Now it was the turn of Charity’s block—and the contractor wouldn’t stand to wait an hour for her pregnant neighbour to fill up some jugs.

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