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Economy

This Bud’s for You: Nationalize Anheuser-Busch

Anheuser-BuschIn July, Anheuser-Busch, maker of Budweiser and Bud Light beer, joined the long list of companies to be gobbled up in yet another big corporate merger. The largest U.S. brewer was bought out by Belgian-based InBev, the world’s second largest brewer. After a flurry of patriotism that was whipped up in the capitalist media, this “American icon” was sold off and Budweiser’s mostly unionized workers are already facing cuts and layoffs.
 

Panic in world markets

Panic in world marketsPanic has gripped the stock markets of the world. Things are completely out of control, and there is nothing that governments can say or do that can stop it. As in 1929, every time people thought that the worst had come, further falls were just round the corner. Nobody knows how far share prices have still to go. The world economy now finds itself in unsheltered waters.
   

Millions of US families threatened with eviction

Millions of US families threatened with evictionMillions of US families are being threatened with eviction from their homes, some because they cannot pay their mortgages and others because their landlords cannot pay theirs. Now a County Sheriff in Illinois, has refused to carry out any more evictions.
 

Report from Providence, RI Anti-Bailout Protest

Providence Bailout ProtestOn Wednesday October 1st, there was a small protest action held outside of the U.S. Federal Court in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, which the WIL intervened in.  Only a few days prior to this, Jobs with Justice (JWJ) had called for demonstrations throughout the country in those cities where they are active. However, even with such short notice, around 40 to 60 people turned out to the protest.
   

The Real Meaning of Bush's Speech

Bush speech on the economic crisisBrendan M. Cooney "translates" Bush's recent speech from the language of the capitalist class into its meaning for the rest of us. These two humorous videos contain very serious points concerning the cause of the financial crisis.
 

Report on NYC Anti-Bailout Rally

Wall Street BullOn Tuesday, September 23rd, there was just the mention on the left of the possibility of an emergency rally against the bail-out plan for Thursday. By Wednesday, the AFL-CIO was forced to organize something, a reflection of the pressure on the leadership from below and the more or less spontaneous organization against the bail-out plan. A report on the various rallies that took place near Wall Street on Thursday, September 25th.
   

World capitalism in crisis – Part One

wall street signWe live in exceptional times. The financial panic in the USA is creating waves that are threatening to engulf the whole world. This is rapidly transforming the consciousness of millions. Alan Woods, in a two-part article looks at how the world economy reached the stage it has, where it is on the brink of a serious downward, so serious that it could be as worse if not worse than 1929.
 

The WTO's Last Gasp?

WTOMost had already proclaimed it dead, and were surprised to learn that the WTO was meeting in a frenzied attempt to conclude its "Doha Round" negotiations. The prospects for wrapping up a deal were slim, and many expected the WTO to lapse quickly back into coma. With the collapse of the talks, that is precisely what happened.
   

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