[World History Archives]

Political issues and the working class

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   The global political circumstances of the working class

Jobs vs. environment (yet again!)
By Kim Scipes, 13 December 1997. Because productive labor is based on environmental dissipation (economic production represents a thermodynamic engine), labor's position on the natural environment has tended to be ambivalent. Here are some thoughts on the issues.
Appeal on the War of NATO against the people of Yugoslavia
Statement of an international meeting of labor, Athens, 23 May 1999. At an international meeting, progressive labor political parties take a stand on one of the effects of capitalist crisis that has a severe impact on people's lives.
Labor for Mumia
Part of a dialog from Labor-L, September 2000. Illustrates the kind of factors that might be considered when labor takes a stand on an issue of human rights or justice.