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About elnwebmaster

This is the discussion blog of the Labor Fightback Network, an auxiliary to the laborfightback.org website. It is designed to facilitate discussion among labor activists concerning the critical issues facing working people in the current economic crisis. Readers’ comments are welcome, but flaming is not. Any comments which are racist, sexist/homophobic, or disrespectful on a personal level will not get past moderation.

Nothing Short of a Single-Payer Health Plan Will Do

Since the enactment of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (ACA) in 2009, congressional Republicans have vowed to “repeal and replace Obamacare.” For seven years that promise was never anything more than a campaign slogan—no Republican ever offered an … Continue reading

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Remarks to Jerry Gordon Memorial Meeting 28 January, 2017

by Thomas Bias, National Secretary, Labor Fightback Network This is a sad day for me. Even though Jerry had a long life and without doubt left this world a better place than he found it, I’m sad that he’s gone. … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Delegates Attending the National Single Payer Strategy Conference in New York City

Dear Sisters and Brothers: The Call for the National Single Payer Strategy Conference begins with an affirmation with which we agree wholeheartedly: “We believe that a powerful resistance movement anchored in the labor and social movements can turn the tables … Continue reading

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Jerry Gordon, December 23, 1928–October 28, 2016

By Thomas Bias, National Secretary, Labor Fightback Network In the predawn hours of October 28, 2016, Jerry Gordon, who had served as National Secretary of the Labor Fightback Network from its founding until August of this year, passed into eternity. … Continue reading

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It’s Time for a New Political Party

With each passing year, elections in the United States have been increasingly insulting of working people’s intelligence. To be sure, the politicians have never had much respect for the people who vote them into office. During every election campaign season … Continue reading

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U.S. Labor Must Lead Fight to Stop the TPP!

In a statement issued shortly after the June 23 referendum in Britain, in which the majority of the voters chose to leave the European Union, Bernie Sanders wrote an Op-Ed article in The New York Times, titled, “Democrats Need to … Continue reading

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2016 Elections Underscore Need for Independent Labor Political Action

Once again the U.S. electorate is given the “choice” between two corporate parties and urged to vote for one of the two, despite their low ratings even among their members and supporters, not to mention independents. To be sure, insurgents—first … Continue reading

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