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== Labor Solidarity Committee: [[Occupy Portland Labor Outreach Committee Mission Statement|Mission Statement]] ==
 
== Labor Solidarity Committee: [[Occupy Portland Labor Outreach Committee Mission Statement|Mission Statement]] ==
 
The purpose of the Labor Solidarity Committee is to facilitate communication and relationship building between labor and Occupy Portland. Labor and Unions are an essential part of the Occupy Movement and it is the goal of the Labor Solidarity Committee to make sure that they are included as much as possible.
 
The purpose of the Labor Solidarity Committee is to facilitate communication and relationship building between labor and Occupy Portland. Labor and Unions are an essential part of the Occupy Movement and it is the goal of the Labor Solidarity Committee to make sure that they are included as much as possible.
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* [http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/17/opinion/crippling-the-right-to-organize.html?_r=2&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=thab1 Crippling the Right to Organize]
 
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/17/opinion/crippling-the-right-to-organize.html?_r=2&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=thab1 Crippling the Right to Organize]
 
: UNLESS something changes in Washington, American workers will, on New Year’s Day (2012), effectively lose their right to be represented by a union.
 
: UNLESS something changes in Washington, American workers will, on New Year’s Day (2012), effectively lose their right to be represented by a union.
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* [http://lavazone.org/node/135378 Dissecting Capitalism: Contemporary Labor and Workplace Struggles] (Audio)
  
 
=== More News & Views ===
 
=== More News & Views ===
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* [http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7959 On the Brink: Fiscal Austerity Threatens a Global Recession] (The Real News)
 
* [http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7959 On the Brink: Fiscal Austerity Threatens a Global Recession] (The Real News)
 
: Dr. Heiner Flassbeck, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD: European austerity policies past the point of no return, driving global economy towards deep and lengthy recession.
 
: Dr. Heiner Flassbeck, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD: European austerity policies past the point of no return, driving global economy towards deep and lengthy recession.
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6hfl5CK4Do Richard D Wolff on the Greek Crisis]
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: In this interview (video) for a Greek newspaper, Wolff explains how the Greek crisis is (among other things) an experiment by bankers and other neoliberal interests to see how much "austerity" a society will accept.
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* [http://www.epi.org/publication/bp300/ Does ‘right-to-work’ create jobs? Answers from Oklahoma]
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* [http://www.zcommunications.org/contents/184757 Can the Occupy Movement Save Labor?]
  
 
=== On Strike! ===
 
=== On Strike! ===
 
* [http://ia600300.us.archive.org/0/items/strikestrategy00steurich/strikestrategy00steurich.pdf Strike Strategy] (John Steuben)
 
* [http://ia600300.us.archive.org/0/items/strikestrategy00steurich/strikestrategy00steurich.pdf Strike Strategy] (John Steuben)
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* [http://viewpointmag.com/2012/03/05/a-small-taste-of-student-fists-the-ucsc-campus-shutdown/ A Small Taste of Student Fists: The UCSC Campus Shutdown]
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: "UCSC students could offer masters classes in organizing."
  
=== Research ===
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=== Research: Social Sciences ===
[http://www2.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/theory/four_networks.html The Four Networks Theory of Power: A Theoretical Home for Power Structure Research]
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* [http://www2.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/theory/four_networks.html The Four Networks Theory of Power: A Theoretical Home for Power Structure Research]
 
: This document explains why and how organizations are the starting point for understanding power. It focuses on four main organizational networks -- ideological, economic, military, and political -- as the building blocks for power structures.
 
: This document explains why and how organizations are the starting point for understanding power. It focuses on four main organizational networks -- ideological, economic, military, and political -- as the building blocks for power structures.
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* [http://www2.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/change/science.html What Social Science Can Tell Us About Social Change]
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: "...change agents have to understand a key difference between themselves and other people. Most people are focused on the joys, pleasures, and necessities of their everyday lives, and will not leave these routines unless those routines are disrupted, whereas change agents sacrifice their everyday lives -- family, schooling, career -- to work on social change every waking minute."
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* [http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/03/denial-science-chris-mooney The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science] - How our brains fool us on climate, creationism, and the vaccine-autism link.
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: "(The) tendency toward so-called 'motivated reasoning' helps explain why we find groups so polarized over matters where the evidence is so unequivocal: climate change, vaccines, 'death panels,' the birthplace and religion of the president, and much else."
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* [http://www.alternet.org/visions/154295/why_progressives_can't_ignore_religion/ Why Progressives Can't Ignore Religion]
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: Wall or no wall, politics and religion have always been inextricably intertwined, and we won't win until we recognize and deal with that fact.
  
 
== Hostile Forces ==
 
== Hostile Forces ==
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* [[Portland General Strike]]
 
* [[Portland General Strike]]
  
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