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About elnwebmaster

This is the discussion blog of the Labor Fightback Network, an auxiliary to the 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.

An Appeal for Action on the Morning after the Senate Passed the Tax Bill

The following is a guest post by Kipp Dawson, a public school teacher and former coal miner from Pittsburgh, PA. A message—an appeal—to members of my generation. On the morning just after the U.S. Senate passed what’s being called the … Continue reading

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Relief for Puerto Rico Now! Abolish the Debt!

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which hit with winds of more than 150 mph, Puerto Rico remains devastated. Millions are without power and many have been left homeless — without medicine, medical assistance, food, or clean water. It’s a … Continue reading

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If We Want to Stop Washington’s Wars, We Have a Lot of Work to Do

The second week of August is a time when peace activists throughout the United States pause to remember the holocaust that our own country visited upon the people of Japan in 1945. It is the right thing to do, to … Continue reading

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Lessons of Hurricane Harvey and Other Climate Disasters

At the date of this writing, over 70 deaths have been attributed to Hurricane Harvey. Thousands have been made homeless and tens of thousands more will be unable to move back into homes destroyed by flooding. The environmental impacts of … Continue reading

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Defend DACA! Not One More Deportation!

On September 5, the Trump administration announced that it was ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, over the next six months. The president assigned Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make the announcement, apparently trying to separate himself from … Continue reading

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On the Aftermath of Charlottesville, Virginia

As was widely reported, white nationalists gathered on August 19 for a “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville. The rally was organized in opposition to a plan by local officials to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, the Confederacy’s … Continue reading

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The U.S. Labor Movement, the Paris Accord, NEPA, and the Importance for Connecting Social Movement Organizing on the Local and Global Arena

By Eduardo Rosario Introduction: When President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Accord on Thursday, June 1, 2017 it instantaneously became worldwide news. What received essentially no media coverage was what occurred on Monday, June 5, 2017, … Continue reading

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