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Albert: A Program Seeking Dignified Work
Mar 05, 2000
We want to dignify work so we seek to equalize the empowerment effects of all jobs. But how?
Albert: Dignified Work
Feb 27, 2000
The issue of Dignified Work has two primary components: (1) what is a just division of tasks for each person; and (2) what division of tasks do we need to adopt in order to have our work foster self-management?
Albert: A Program Seeking Self Management
Feb 20, 2000
Agreeing that self-management, or decision making input in proportion as one is affected, is a core goal for a participatory economic movement, what demands can we fight for today that will help move us toward self-management tomorrow?
Author: Look Who Is Acting Like Microsoft
Feb 14, 2000
For the past year we have watched the U.S. government's attempt to apply anti-monopoly laws to the business practices of Microsoft. Ever since the Sherman Antitrust Act was passed a century ago, it has been widely accepted that domination of a market by a
Albert: Self Management as a Goal
Feb 13, 2000
How much say should each actor in an economy have over decisions in that economy? Why should we aim for self-management defined as decision-making input proportionate to the degree one is affected by outcomes?
Albert: A Program Seeking Just Rewards
Feb 06, 2000
Suppose we agree that people ought to be paid only according to how hard they work and how onerous their work conditions are. To attain these Just Rewards we must reduce and ultimately eliminate reward for property, power, and output; reduce and finally e
Albert: Just Rewards
Jan 30, 2000
In a desirable economy what income does each actor get to enjoy? What is the basis for remuneration?
Quito, January 22, 2000: The coup carried out yesterday in Ecuador by mid-level military officers together with leaders of the indigenous movement lasted less than 24 hours.
Besides immediate objectives, great social movements need long-run goals for inspiration and guidance. The abolitionist movement to end slavery and the movement for the eight-hour day both in the nineteenth century, the movement for women's suffrage at th
Albert: Internet Commercialism?!
Jan 15, 2000
There is an old economic saying that "there is no free lunch." To get something out of an economy you have to put something in. Contrary to rumors, this holds for the Internet as well as for factories. To provide internet content takes labor, tools, and o
The recent Report of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Kosovo is subtitled: "As Seen, as Told". The part of the report covering the mayhem that went on during the NATO bombing, between March 24 and June 10, is "as told" --
Albert: Building Solidarity
Dec 24, 1999
Social struggle will never be perfectly choreographed but we can at least have broad norms regarding movement process that benefit all involved constituencies.
Albert: Different Strokes for Different Folks!?
Dec 18, 1999
How do we evaluate movement tactics and particularly property-damaging or truly aggressive or violent tactics?
Administrator: Tha Battle for Seattle
Dec 09, 1999
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-In spite of what you may have read or heard about the anti-WTO protests last week, the people on the streets of Seattle weren't opposed to globalization. Their cause is an example of globalization, with protests in solidarity with the Se
Administrator: A Short Guide to the WTO
Nov 24, 1999
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is coming to Seattle at the end of November and tens of thousands of labor, environmental, and progressive activists are organizing to give them a hot reception.
Albert: The WTO and Mumia Abu Jamal
Oct 18, 1999
The World Trade Organization treats working people in countries throughout the world as assets to manipulate in pursuit of private corporate profit. From Guatemala to South Africa and from Thailand to the South Bronx, this causes impoverishment, illness,
Author: Pakistan's Pathos
Oct 16, 1999
Pakistan is, once again, in the throes of a serious crisis. The country is under martial law. The elected prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, his brother, Shahbaz and General Ziaudin, the head of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) are under house arrest. Ever since its foundation in 1947, the Pakistani state has been plagued by a failure to establish strong democratic institutions.
Author: Pakistan's Pathos
Oct 16, 1999
Pakistan is, once again, in the throes of a serious crisis. The country is under martial law. The elected prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, his brother, Shahbaz and General Ziaudin, the head of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) are under house arrest. Ever si
Administrator: Nazi Nostalgia in Croatia
Sep 26, 1999
When I visited Croatia three years ago, the book most prominently displayed in the leading bookstores of the capital city Zagreb was a new edition of the notorious anti-Semitic classic, "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion".
In contrast to organized labor's division over what should be done about the Kosovo crisis, the current mayhem and mass killing in East Timor has galvanized a powerful and unified response from unions internationally. Organized labor, and most especially