A sick economy

Postal workers and postal service under attack: The disastrous letter carriers contract, how the leaders of the National Association of Letter Carriers praise it, and the move to five-day delivery of letters (three articles based on the presentation at the Detroit Workers' Voice Discussion Group meeting of February 10, 2013). Also Detroit Workers' Voice #106 (February 20, 2013).

The fiscal cliff, and what to do about it
(presentation at the Detroit Workers' Voice Discussion Group meeting of January 13, 2013)

Questioning the views of Chris Harman and Michael Roberts
on the cause of economic crisis:

reviewing books on the Great Recession and the fight against it
by Pete Brown
(CV issue #47, Vol. 18 #1, September 12, 2012)

The agony of Greece: the rape of the Greek working class and the rise of mass resistance,
by Joseph Green
(CV issue #47, Vol. 18 #1, September 12, 2012)

Labor Day 2012: Fight capitalist austerity! No to the Republicans and Democrats!
Against the massacre of strikers in Marikana, South Africa!
Solidarity with the Syrian uprising!
(Detroit Workers' Voice #105, September 3, 2012, PDF version)

From initial resistance to class struggle: Austerity means robbing the workers to pay the rich -- fight back!
(CV Issue #46, November 2011)

Fight back against the anti-worker campaign!
USPS management declares war on postal workers, and also cuts postal servce
(Detroit Workers' Voice, September 4, 2011)

Solidarity against the sellout of new workers!
No to wage cuts and 30-hour flex work schedules!
Vote NO on the APWU contract ! (Detroit Workers' Voice, April 5, 2011)

No to union-busting Emergency Financial Managers!
Down with austerity budgets!
Fight Michigan Governor Snyder's war on the workers and the poor!
(Detroit Workers' Voice, March 23, 2011)

No to anti-union laws and budget-cutting across the country!
Solidarity with the fight of Wisconsin public workers!
(Detroit Workers' Voice, March 1, 2011

The mass struggle in France and Europe against the pension reform and social cutbacks,
and the role of the European social-democrats and pro-capitalist trade union leaders in backing the capitalist program of austerity for the masses
(Detroit Workers' Voice Discussion Group, October 31, 2010)

The crisis and demonstrations in Greece
where the president of the Socialist International is the leading figure in imposing austerity
(Presentation at the Detroit Workers' Voice Discussion Group, March 10, 2010)

Marxism on the overproduction crisis:
workers losing everything because they have produced too much wealth
by Joseph Green
(Issue #44, vol. 16 , #1, January 15, 2010)

The Obama economic program: crumbs for the people, trillions for Wall Street
(from Detroit Workers' Voice #81, September 7, 2009)

The auto bailout -- devastating the workers to resurrect the auto capitalists
(a presentation by Mark Williams at the Detroit Workers' Voice Discussion Group
meeting of June 14, 2009)

International protests against the economic crisis
(Presentation at the Detroit Workers' Voice Discussion Group meeting
of March 8, 2009)

No more bailouts for the rich! Workers need struggle for jobs,
wages, social programs and homes!

(Detroit Workers' Voice #76, December 8, 2008)

On the failure of the financial bailouts, and the issue of an auto bailout
(Presentation at the Detroit Workers' Voice Discussion Group meeting
of November 30, 2008, edited for publication)

Down with the trickle-down bailouts!
The economic crisis, the breakdown of neo-liberalism, and the outrage of the Wall Street bailouts
(Presentation at the Detroit Workers' Voice Discussion Group meeting of November 2, 2008, edited for publication)

Capitalism -- a system of permanent insecurity

The on-going recession is deepening into a depression, and will be the deepest economic crisis in the US since the Great Depression of the 1930s. This is not an accident. We will be posting under this heading a number of articles from the mid-1970s to the present showing the repeated crises that have broken out every few years, the general decay that has affected different sectors of the economy, and some of the empty solutions that the ruling class has trumpeted.

The Enron collapse of late 2001

The California energy crisis: free-market deregulation of energy threatens many states with disaster, including a rogues gallery of capitalist energy profiteers and an examination of politics under the rule of the energy billionaires (2001)

The economic crash in East Asia -- what it means for the working class (1998)

Overproduction crisis in East Asia (1998)

Third world staggers under debt crisis (1990)

The S&L bailout as of 1990: No more tribute for the rich!: Ford Motor getting rich off the S&L bailout; Neil Bush goes scot free; A banking crisis as well?

The economy at a standstill again: Face the recession with struggle (1990)

The faltering economy of 1990: A crisis waiting to happen

No peace dividend: Arms buildup continues as the 1990s begin (1990)

The 1980s--what the numbers show: A decade of being squeezed by the capitalists (1990)

How workers fared in the 1980s: Years of capitalist offensive, accompanied by a growing gap between union leaders and rank-and-file union members (1990)

Record numbers of bank failures in the 1980s (1990)

The housing crisis and the war on the homeless (1989)

Housing crisis shows need for socialism (1989)

How billions are given to the rich in the savings and loan bailouts (1989)

Don't sacrifice for the stock market! -- on the aftermath of Bloody Monday (1987)

The stock market crash of October 19, 1987, "Bloody Monday"

During the world economic crisis and the Latin American debt crisis:
Across Latin America, movement builds against capitalist austerity and IMF dictate (1983)

Under the banner of reindustrialization: A bipartisan program of handouts to the monopolies,
speedup and unemployment for the workers (1980)

The economic crisis of 1980: Economic crisis shows need for struggle and socialism (1980)

The Chrysler bailout of 1979: Don't back the Chrysler capitalists, but keep up the struggle against them in defense of our jobs and livelihood!

The false promises of the Humphrey-Hawkins full employment bill (1976)

The New York financial crisis of 1976: Financiers squeeze the city workers, minorities, youth, and working masses into general

The Detroit financial crisis of 1976: A wave of city crises show the decay of capitalism

The economic crisis of 1974: The anarchy of production is the cause of capitalist crisis


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