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Trumka hails updating of so-called private sector
Woah! Radical AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is calling for the left to take control over private industry. Can we call them “socialists” yet?

" ... we need to fundamentally restructure our economy and re-establish popular control over the private corporations which have distorted our economy and hijacked our government. That’s a long-term job, but one we should start now."

Last week this socialist called Sarah Palin the new McCarthy. Now he wants the left to take over private industry.

(from biggovernment.com)

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Oppressed movie unionists shrug

We don't need no stinkin' non-union Hobbit

An international group of actors’ unions, including SAG, has warned members not to work on “The Hobbit” because of failed efforts to organize the film’s New Zealand production — a move Peter Jackson disparages as a “power grab.”

Members were advised in an alert sent over the weekend “not to accept work on this non-union production” of the MGM blockbuster-to-be, which is still awaiting the official greenlight from financially troubled MGM before shooting — tentatively scheduled for next year — can begin.

Guilds involved include SAG, AFTRA and several international unions. The New Zealand unit of an Australian union had made attempts to organize the film, according to the alert.

But Jackson fired back in a statement Sunday, saying the Kiwi organization represents a very tiny percentage of actors there, and is leveraging his production to gain membership.

Actors guilds are known to issue member alerts of this sort from time to time, but it is extremely rare for a major studio franchise film to be involved.

(from bighollywood.breitbart.com)

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Ignorant, angry voters curb proto-Prog Hugo Chávez
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's party won the most seats in a critical legislative vote but opposition gains weakened his hold on the National Assembly two years before presidential elections, an early tally showed yesterday.

The populist president's party won at least 94 of the 165 seats, while an opposition coalition had at least 60, electoral officials said, after a riveting overnight count. Two other seats went to the leftist Patria Para Todos (PPT, Homeland For Everyone).

Chávez said it had been a "solid" and "sufficient" victory to keep pushing forward "socialism and democracy," in one of numerous Twitter messages.

But the firebrand leader, more used to riding a wave of popular support, failed to appear for devoted fans outside the presidential palace, and a planned victory party was eventually canceled.

The ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela sought to win 110 seats, or two-thirds of the congress, to keep pushing through reforms and naming key posts, under Chávez's "socialist revolution" in the oil-rich nation. If it fails to reach 99 seats, the president will no longer be able to legislate by decree.
(from montrealgazette.com)

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