ELN Statement on the Safety Net

ELN Statement on the Safety Net A gigantic hoax is being perpetrated on the American people. The hoax is that in the foreseeable future Social Security and Medicare will go bust unless drastic cuts in benefits are adopted. The goal is to ensure that the working class and low income people pay through the nose if these two programs are

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The November 6 Election and what lies ahead

The November 6 Election and What Lies AheadThe November 6 election was a devastating defeat for the far right, but wasit a victory for the working class?Clearly, the Republican Party leadership is the avowed enemy of labor.Romney attacked unions throughout his campaign. He opposed every publicprogram designed to promote the health and welfare of the American people.He advocated privatizing Social

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The Immigrant Community after Obama’s First Term: From Record Deportations to Deferred Action, With Raids and Deportations Happening at Both the Federal and State Levels

The Immigrant Community after Obama’s First Term: From Record Deportations to Deferred Action, With Raids and Deportations Happening at Both the Federal and State Levels As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision on Arizona’s anti-immigrant laws, the announcement by President Obama that qualifying immigrants will not be deported for at least for two years — though there is no

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THE DEMOCRATS: A PARTY LED BY MILLIONAIRES

THE DEMOCRATS: A PARTY LED BY MILLIONAIRES The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) has issued its report that says: “For the first time, most members of Congress are millionaires.” While this really only verifies what most people have suspected for a long time, it does put to rest the unfounded notion that the Republicans represent the “fat cats” while the Democrats

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EMERGENCY LABOR NETWORK

EMERGENCY LABOR NETWORK Jobs * Social Security * Labor Rights Medicare and Medicaid * Peace and Justice emergencylabor@aol.com http://www.laborfightback.org ———- [please excuse duplicate postings, please distribute widely] The hype is on again in the press that recovery is around the corner. Last month’s jobs numbers are cited as the latest proof of recovery. The economic data puffery will no doubt

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Legalization for All Undocumented Immigrants, End the Filibuster!

“Legalization for All Who Are Here to Work Because Their Home Economies Are Being Devastated by ‘Free Trade’ Agreements Like NAFTA and CAFTA” By AL ROJAS [Note: The following article was submitted by Al Rojas to the discussion at the Binational Conference Against NAFTA 2.0, the Wall of Shame and Deportations, held in Carson, Calif. in December 2017.] My family

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ELN Calls for Actions on December 3-10 [2011] to Preserve & Expand the Social Safety Net

No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Other Social Programs; This is “Ground Zero” in the Fight Against the Wall Street Dictatorship! The clock continues to tick. In late September, the Emergency Labor Network issued a strong warning: Either the labor movement and its community allies take to the streets in massive numbers to protect and expand our vital

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It’s Time for a New Political Party! By Labor Fightback Network

(February 2017)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, the voters are subjected to a chorus of personal attacks. Meanwhile, with each passing month, working people are facing

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