Archive for August, 2011

Rouge Forum Dispatch:The World is Our Country, Still!

Friday, August 26th, 2011

We Say Fight Back! Chilean Students’ Uprising Continues–”We don’t want Reform; We Want Change!” More than 50,000 protesters have marched through Chile’s capital to press the government for changes in the nation’s education system. ┬áStudents who participated in Thursday’s demonstration, dubbed the “March of the Umbrellas”, were not deterred by cold or rain, reported Santiago’s […]

Rouge Forum Dispatch: We are the Turnip* that Must be Bled to Soothe the Greed Fever.

Friday, August 19th, 2011

We say Fight Back! UAW Members Picket UAW–but too few, too late: Dozens of angry and flustered auto industry workers gathered in Detroit Saturday to call for an end to the two-tier wage structure becoming prevalent at U.S. automaker plants. The pay inequality is causing divisiveness on the factory floor and pitting membership against each […]

Rouge Forum Dispatch: Fickle Money Explodes! Revives! And people?

Friday, August 12th, 2011

We Say Fight Back! Communications Workers in US Strike: Two unions representing 45,000 workers at Verizon Communications announced early Sunday that they were calling an immediate strike because of a lack of progress in contract negotiations. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/us/07verizon.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y Those on the East Coast can find a picket line to visit here. Supporters all over the country […]

Rouge Forum Dispatch: Hey Bankster! Find a Window!

Friday, August 5th, 2011

We Say Fight Back! IVAW Convention, August 2011: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ivaw-national-convention-2011 Real, as Distinct from Farcical, Save Our Schools Actions: students have organized rallies drawing up to 100,000 people, taken control of dozens of schools around the country, and forced hundreds more to stop holding classes. Their protests, and the issues driving them, have helped to sink […]