Monthly Archives: September 2010

Interview with Glen Ford on Black America

Glen Ford will speak in West Haven.  On the 9/25/10 .  Here’s an audio interview I did with him today on the situation of Blacks in the U.S. today. Ford_Rebuts_Idea_’Post Racial’_US

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French General Strike/Remaking U.S. Companies

Audio interview with economist Richard Wolff in New York about 1) the huge general strike in France and why U.S. workers don’t think to do such things, 2) Wolff’s ideas for having workers running companies, and 3) his upcoming talk in Hamden, … Continue reading

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This Site Co-Sponsors West Haven Rally Sept. 25

Glen Ford Keynote Speaker All Out for the “One Nation Working Together” Rally ** Let’s Fill the Buses **  Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 7 p.m. First Lutheran Church 52 George St., West Haven  

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Richard Wolff Speaking Sept. 23

Sept. 23  Richard Wolff In Hamden, CT on September 23rd 7pm, Professor Richard D. Wolff, a highly praised economist whose works on the present global economic crisis have been reaching a wide audience, will be speaking on “The Continuing Economic Crisis: Why Bailouts … Continue reading

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Glenn Beck Hates Unions

by Stanley Heller – August 30 2010 Labor has a problem, a big one. Hater Glenn Beck hates unions. And Beck is popular. The crowd down in D.C. for his “Restoring Honor” rally was huge, over 300,000 by an NBC … Continue reading

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We Will Print Money – Bernanke

By Stanley Heller August 30, 2010.  Stocks zoomed after Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke said the Fed was ready to help the sputtering economy. No, you don’t get anything. The Fed boss told Wall St. that he’s ready to take measures … Continue reading

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A Program to Put America Back to Work

by Stanley Heller Wall Street has been restored with a $13 trillion government rescue, but the stimulus money given for things like cash for clunkers and such has failed to bring back jobs. Worse we’re teetering on a “double-dip”. Private … Continue reading

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How Would You Spend a Trillion for Jobs?

(published on Counterpunch Aug. 24, 2010) by Stanley Heller It’s up to the Left to construct a program to put people back to work. The captains of industry can’t do it. Obama won’t do it and the labor movement leadership … Continue reading

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Another Look at the American Federation of Teachers Convention

about 20 articles, very critical of the current leadership

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To Defend Public Education – Fight Corporate Reform

Eight articles from the spring of 2010

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Layoffs Have Become America’s Export to the World

By Stanley Heller February 21, 2010.  There’s a smart article in Newsweek (Feb. 15) by a Stanford business school professor Jeffrey Pfeffer. He says layoffs are bad for business. This is a direct slap at the “get mean and lean” … Continue reading

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The Meaning of the Defeat …and What to Do About it

By Stanley Heller The defeat of the Democrat in Ted Kennedy’s “safe” Senate seat in Massachusetts is a bombshell. The Republican’s main attack was on the Obama Health Plan and the people bought it. It should have been foreseen. Though … Continue reading

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“There is No Recovery”

Economist Richard Wolff in Hamden CT

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Michael Moore’s Triumph

By Stanley Heller What shocked me most was the treatment of pilots. Since deregulation and the vicious attacks on airline unions I knew a lot of airline workers had to take big cuts in pay, but paying a pilot $17,000 … Continue reading

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Obama’s Labor Day Speech 2009 – Blowing Another Chance

Why didn’t Obama make the center point of his Labor Day speech the Employee Free Choice Act? Why did he just mention it in one measly sentence? He didn’t even say the words “Employee Free Choice Act”.* He said he … Continue reading

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Goldman Keeps on Sucking

By Stanley Heller July 15, 2009 Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone called Goldman Sachs a “giant vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity” sucking money into a “blood funnel”. I thought the remark was an unjustified insult to vampire … Continue reading

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No Exit for Student Loans

By Stanley Heller June 2, 2009 Just before my daughter graduated college this spring we received a letter from her university saying that she was had to take an “Exit” interview. The interview wasn’t a cozy chat with college officials … Continue reading

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Cramdown Student Loans

By Stanley Heller April 24, 2009 A “cramdown” is when government forces banks to reduce what borrowers owe them . Right now Congress is considering whether to give bankruptcy judges the power to order cramdowns for certain homeowners, people whose … Continue reading

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Nature Doesn’t Do Bailouts

By Stanley Heller April 4, 2009 The anger of G-20 protesters in London this week was as much concerned with fear of enviornmental catastrophe as as it was to G-20 bail outs of Wall St. One wise banner read, “Nature … Continue reading

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Screw Stimulus, Demand Jobs

February 28, 2009 We should demand government at all levels start hiring. Production is dropping sharply. Numbers are constantly worse than “expert” predictions. The jobless numbers get scarier by the day. The 5 million getting unemployment insurance is just for … Continue reading

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