We discuss the upcoming decision on troop expansion in Afghanistan, the current situation in Honduras, and the recent successful strike by graduate employees at the University of Illinois. This is v.1 of the show, which is a fairly raw version of the conversation. Related audio and video (from the strike, etc.) is linked from acriticalear.info.
Interview with Maria Gonsalves, leader organizer for UNITE here, about the terrible working conditions at Eagle Industries, formerly known as Michael Bianco Inc., where ICE launched a large immigration raid in March 2007, in New Bedford, Mass.
Since then, labor conditions have anything but worsened at Eagle Industries and there has been continuous intimidation towards union organizers there. The City Council recently passed a resolution to prevent Eagle Industries from closing down before the holiday season.