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Migrating Capital, Migrating People

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by David Van Arsdale

I’ve had the privilege of taking Onondaga Community College students to Mexico annually over the last five years on a study abroad program focused on history and social and economic development. Given the disproportionate news coverage here in the US of Mexico’s “drug war,” students are consistently shocked by the high levels of safety, civility and cultural richness they experience in Mexican municipalities.

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The Connection Between Global Economic Policy and Violence Against Women

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by Vandana Shiva

Editors’ note: This piece (abridged here) originally appeared on the blog One Billion Rising, www.onebillionrising.org.

Violence against women is as old as patriarchy. But it has intensified and become more pervasive in the recent past. It has taken on more brutal forms, like the death of the Delhi gang rape victim and the suicide of the 17-year-old rape victim in Chandigarh.

Rape cases and cases of violence against women have increased over the years.

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Cooperative Federal Turns 30!

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Carl Mellor

The birth of Cooperative Federal Credit Union came under modest circumstances in September 1981 as many center-city bank branches closed in Syracuse and a small group of activists discussed alternatives to the general financial system. The founders had little money and not much experience in fiscal management. Yet they had a strong belief in community-based institutions, in the possibilities posed by a credit union owned by its members and dedicated to enhancing the local economy.

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The Central New York Drone-Industrial Complex

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Gavin Caster

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Students: the New Debtor Class

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Jackie Hayes

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Finding Food Justice

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Susan Adair & Donna Muhs-McCarten

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99 Percenters Occupy Wall Street

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by Amy Goodman

If 2,000 tea party activists descended on Wall Street, you would probably have an equal number of reporters there covering them. Yet 2,000 people did occupy Wall Street on Saturday. They weren’t carrying the banner of the tea party, the Gadsden flag with its coiled snake and the threat “Don’t Tread on Me.” Yet their message was clear: “We are the 99 percent that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 percent.” They were there, mostly young, protesting the virtually unregulated speculation of Wall Street that caused the global financial meltdown.

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Solidarity Across Borders

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by Jessica Maxwell & Ursula Rozum

“There are going to be some losers. Campesinos [small farmers], indigenous, Afro-Colombians, they aren’t going to win.” –US Embassy official in Colombia

 

Activists in Syracuse, Cortland and Ithaca have maintained a solidarity project with activists in the Movimiento Campesino de Cajibío (Small Farmers Movement of Cajibío—MCC) in Cauca, Colombia since 2003. We have organized six delegations to Colombia and hosted three visits from Cajibío organizers to CNY.

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Put Your Two Cents In

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by Burton Schaber and Dania Souid

The Peace Council’s booth at our second annual SummerCrafts at Jazz Fest was a mixture of music, fliers, questions and dialogue. We decided to be even more interactive this year by inviting festival goers to put their two cents into the federal budget.

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Three Days in the Life of a Migrant Laborer:

Day 1

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by David Van Arsdale

Editor’s Note: Labor has been under assault from all sides. Sadly, this has created a false dichotomy between the rights of migrant workers (be they documented or otherwise) and those of US workers. In this investigative piece, David Van Arsdale reveals an economy increasingly dependant on flexible labor, which seems to threaten the security of work for us all. In sharing this experience, we hope to spark a fruitful debate on the potential of solidarity of workers across national boundaries.

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