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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Revolutionary Organization of Labor, USA Newsletter #106 (Jan-Feb 2018)

RAY O’ LIGHT  NEWSLETTER                           
     January-February    2018    Number 106
 
Publication of the Revolutionary Organization of Labor, USA

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Hurricane Maria reveals the people’s urgent need —
INDEPENDENCE FOR PUERTO RICO NOW!

by ROSE BROWN with RAY LIGHT

Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm, hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. It was one of the most devastating that Puerto Rico has ever seen. Roads and bridges collapsed due to mudslides and heavy rains. The power grid of the entire island was knocked out. Much of the island was forced to rely on short wave radios and other “old fashion” methods of communication. Homes were destroyed. Residents were stranded without food or drinking water....
http://rayolightnewsletter.blogspot.com/2018/02/independence-for-puerto-rico-now-by.html

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WHICH U.S. PRESIDENT DOES THE BELOW QUOTE DESCRIBE?

“... at a time of unbridled racism and the post-slavery corruptions of Reconstruction, the shy Ohioan fought fiercely as president to affirm the political rights of African-Americans. He also sought a better Indian policy, battled voter suppression, and demonized the Ku Klux Klan.”

Hint: It is a quote from a recent book review in USA Today. And it is not President Abraham Lincoln.
 


http://rayolightnewsletter.blogspot.com/2018/02/mystery-quote-106.html

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 JOIN THE WOMEN'S MARCH ON THE PENTAGON
by
CINDY SHEEHAN
CINDY





On October 7th, 2001, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan under the pretext of apprehending those allegedly behind the attacks on the Twin Towers in 2001, when in reality the invasion was on behalf of US imperialism’s endless quest for maximum profit. U.S. forces have remained in active occupation, making the illegal and immoral war on the people of Afghanistan the longest foreign occupation in U.S. history.





http://rayolightnewsletter.blogspot.com/2018/02/join-womens-march-on-pentagon-by-cindy.html




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The U.S. Labor Movement:
The State of the AFL-CIO from the
2013 Convention to the 2017 Convention

(Part One of Two Part Series)

by MIKE S.

The AFL-CIO, the largest federation of trade unions in the United States representing some 9 million “organized” workers in 57 affiliated unions held their 28th Constitutional Convention last Fall from October 22-25, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri.* Their convention is held once every four years, the previous held in 2013. This article, the first of two parts, provides some insight and analysis on the role of the AFL-CIO and U.S. labor movement during the intervening four years between the two AFL-CIO Conventions. The second part, to appear in the next Ray O’ Light Newsletter, will address the 2017 Convention itself and the immediate aftermath.
http://rayolightnewsletter.blogspot.com/2018/02/the-us-labor-movement-state-of-afl-cio.html

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BY THE REVOLUTIONARY ORGANIZATION OF LABOR, USA






Series of articles on the intense struggle culminating in the victory of the Great October Socialist Revolution and on the world historic achievements that it produced under Bolshevik leadership.








 



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