Saturday, May 2, 2009

May 2009 issue of Political Affairs is now out!

Political Affairs, 05/01/2009
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.
The concept of examining a new presidency at the end of its first 100 days began with the first term of the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidency.

Jim Genova, 05/01/2009
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
Most leading economists, international financial agencies, and heads of sovereign finance ministries agree with the assessment of the World Bank in its Global Monitoring Report 2009 (released April 2009) that the world economy is in the “severest crisis since the Great Depression.”

Marc Brodine, 05/01/2009

Obama’s short time in office has been filled with action, and many of those actions will positively affect the environment and US environmental policy.

Norman Markowitz, 05/01/2009

Rome, as the old truism goes, wasn’t built in a day. Or in 100 days. Neither was the New Deal government led by Franklin Roosevelt of the 1930s, which eventually accepted and implemented major reforms in the interest of labor and the whole American people.

Phil E. Benjamin, 05/01/2009

By boldly targeting the "special interests" opposition to many of his proposed programs, the Obama administration makes these changes possible. The special corporate interests in the health care industry, for example, must also be confronted.

Donna Vincene Puleio, 05/01/2009

Workers Memorial Day 2009, a day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe workplaces, was observed by the Allegheny County Labor Council, AFL-CIO, at 11:30 AM on Tuesday 4/28/2009 in Pittsburgh in Market Square.

Wadi’h Halabi, 05/01/2009
It is a step forward that the Obama administration plans to lift some of the secrecy surrounding US war crimes committed under the Bush administration. Those crimes include secrecy and lies, which violate the foundations of democracy.

Gary Tedman, 05/01/2009

When it comes to rational "scientific discourse" art is a language that is often excluded from the mainstream logos in a similar way to the "feminine," it being instead also associated with madness ("hysteria").

Thomas Riggins, 05/01/2009
Class struggle is alive. Factory workers at Chicago's Republic Windows and Doors fought big finance capital and won. (PWW photo by Pepe Lozano)
The blogosphere has lately witnessed some interest in a lecture, " Understanding Marxism" posted by Professor Brad Delong of the University of California and a former Clinton administration official.

E. San Juan, Jr., 05/01/2009

We live in the era of the global commons, but very few have actually met their neighbors – except as subalterns: household maids, hotel service-workers, nannies, most likely college-educated women from the Philippines.

Jorge Majfud, 05/01/2009
Eduardo Galeano.
Son muy pocos los casos de escritores que sostienen una total indiferencia por la ética de su trabajo. No son pocos los que han entendido que en la práctica literaria es posible separar la ética de la estética.

Ernesto Aguilar, 05/01/2009

From the moment Marxists and anarchists parted ways in 1872, the peculiar and occasionally rancorous tension between the divergent schools of socialism has been the subject of many a debate, study group and protest.

Craig Bourne, 05/01/2009

Dreaming Up America tends toward an oceanic view of its subject as the collective unconscious into which all things flow, and then combine, to give the American dream its special salty flavor.

Annie Fox, 05/01/2009

The book is based on an absurd premise, not that this is unusual in science-fiction. The world as we know it, apparently what used to be North America, consists of the Capitol (filled with disgusting, rich, pampered elites) and the Districts (whose folks do the work that needs doing).

Combined Sources, 05/01/2009

May 2009 poems include "Free Ehren Watada," by Jack Hirschman, "Poppies," by Maggie Jaffe, and "Work Ethic," by Amy Groshek.