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Protesters Drive Home Unfair General Motors Practices at Local Dealership

Protesters Drive Home Unfair General Motors Practices at Local Dealership
After two years of attempts to receive compensation for injured General Motors workers, protesters are bringing the fight to GM dealerships, the real points of profit for GM. On Saturday November 2, a group of 15 activists gathered at Wentworth Chevrolet on SE Grand Avenue as part of the final push for achieving justice for the Association of Injured Workers of General Motors-Columbia (ASOTRECOL). The workers of ASOTRECOL were fired from the GM plant in Colombia after suffering injuries–many permanent–and illness on the job. Their firings left them without severance pay and worker’s compensation insurance, clear violations of Colombian law.…

The walls came tumbling down at ¡Muros Abajo!

The walls came tumbling down at ¡Muros Abajo!
The event featured the talent of both local and international artists and literally included a wall that PCASC members constructed to symbolize those we build on our borders and in between our communities.

Sin Fronteras

Sin Fronteras
The recent resurgence of Zapatista actions and communiques inspire solidarity that transcends physical borders and cultural differences. Two local voices express in different ways and different languages one important message--you are not alone.

Libertarian Dream Cities: Coming to Honduras

Libertarian Dream Cities: Coming to Honduras
Independent cities run entirely by the business class? They’re in the making in Honduras, where President Porfirio Lobo Sosa has proposed the creation of autonomous, nondemocratic, privatized metropolises, or “Ayn-Randias,” as University of Missouri-Kansas City economist William Black calls them.

GM Worker Willing to Die Seeking Labor Justice

GM Worker Willing to Die Seeking Labor Justice
If Jorge Parra lives to see the Portland Auto Show being held from January 24th through the 27th, he will have passed his 65th day on a hunger strike in support of the Association of Injured Workers and Ex-Workers of General Motors-Colmotores (ASOTRECOL).