Ongoing Communist Party intimidation of worker advocates pushing for collective bargaining rights has taken a new and harsher turn in recent months, one that is unprecedented, according to many observers. Of particular interest is the detention of Zeng Feiyang and a number of his fellow labor activists in Guangzhou Province, probably the country’s most productive
In watching the noisy, too-early-to-start and never-ending gearing up for this primary season, and seeing the rising influence of the hybrid populism of Donald Trump, we think yet again about the declining political influence of a sensible labor movement. Labor once persuaded many of the non-college educated white men now collecting around Trump to be
Ahmed Chalabi, Master Manipulator of Iraq War Advocacy, Takes His Last Leave . For those of you who don’t recognize this name, Chalabi, who died recently, (see this and this) was heavily involved in providing dubious intelligence to the Bush Administration just before the U.S. entry into the Iraq war. A clever and ambitious exile,
Why Doesn’t Steven Colbert Run for President Again? Maybe Colbert’s run in 2007 is where Donald Trump got the idea. Unfortunately he did not have as much staying power as Trump. We wish he’d jump back in before former New York City Mayor Bloomberg follows through on his threats. Speaking of Colbert . .