February 2008

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Countdown to change in Iran

In three weeks, the international trade union movement is sponsoring a world wide day of action in support of the workers of Iran — and in particular jailed trade union activists such as Mansour Osanloo…



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How I’m going to vote tomorrow

“I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.” – Otter, “Animal House” (1978) I am about to propose something which is certainly futile and maybe…


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A race less interesting

The withdrawal of John Edwards from the contest for the Democratic Presidential nomination on Wednesday has made the race suddenly less interesting. Like many other progressives, I was fascinated by the Edwards candidacy and by…