Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

March 9, 2010

New articles up at Socialist Worker: Attacks on teachers, March 4th Day of Action for Public Education and more

Filed under: Articles — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 2:11 am

Here’s what’s new at SocialistWorker.org…
http://socialistworker.org
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Analysis: Brian Chidester
GETTING THE AX AT CENTRAL FALLS
Rhode Island is out crush a teachers’ union and scapegoat its members for the problems of a poorly funded urban high school.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/03/08/axed-at-central-falls

Comment: Dennis Kosuth
OVERWORKED AND UNDERSTAFFED
Nurses with too many patients to cover are a guarantee that accidents will happen. The solution is to require hospitals to meet safe nurse-to-patient ratios.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/03/08/overworked-and-understaffed

Comment: David Rovics
THOUGHTS ON THE BLACK BLOC
Whatever tactics you’re using to organize resistance groups, the tactics need to be ones that don’t completely alienate the general public.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/03/08/thoughts-on-the-black-bloc
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Check out our special coverage of March 4 day of action…

A DAY OF ACTION JOURNAL
Throughout the day, SocialistWorker.org readers provided reports and photos from the rallies, strikes and actions in California and around the country to defend public education.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/03/05/day-of-action-journal

(March 4th protest photo by Mike Kepka)

March 4th protests, picture from Robert Stuart Lowden

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Don’t miss these articles from last week’s SocialistWorker.org

Editorials
BUILDING BLOCKS OF A NEW MOVEMENT
The protests against California’s budget cuts planned for March 4 are an important milestone. The next question is how to build on that resistance.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/03/04/building-blocks-new-movement

Roundtable
ANSWERING THE ATTACK ON TEACHERS
With Barack Obama praising efforts to bust a Rhode Island teachers’ union, rank-and-file teacher activists are fighting to defend public education.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/03/03/answering-attacks-on-teachers

Column: Lance Selfa
A TEA PARTY TIDAL WAVE?
In contrast to the sense of hope about Obama a year ago, political momentum is with conservatives today. But does this mean that America is turning right?
http://socialistworker.org/2010/03/02/tea-party-tidal-wave

Analysis: Petrino DiLeo
THE BANKSTERS BET ON BANKRUPTCY
Greece stands on the edge of financial collapse–and questions are emerging about how large banks made the crisis worse, and then profited off it.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/03/03/banksters-bet-on-bankruptcy

Analysis: Elizabeth Schulte
PREGNANT AND UNDER SUSPICION
If Utah legislators get their way, pregnant women could be arrested for having a miscarriage–or anything perceived as a threat to the fetus.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/03/02/pregnant-and-under-suspicion

Analysis: Gary Lapon
WHY WE’RE FIGHTING FOR ENDA
With unemployment a devastating reality for millions, federal protection from job discrimination for LGBT people is more important than ever.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/03/04/fighting-for-enda
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