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May 17, 2016

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Analysis: Eric Ruder
PUERTO RICO'S DEBT CRISIS: MADE IN THE USA
Crushing debt and drastic budget cuts are causing a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico--but the hedge fund managers only want more.

Report
HOTEL PICKETS WORKED, SO THEY WERE BANNED
A federal court has issued an injunction against striking Verizon workers protesting outside the hotels housing scabs.

Comment: Eamonn McCann
AT WORK IN A NEW JOB IN NORTHERN IRELAND
The veteran journalist and activist who won a seat in the Northern Ireland Assembly reflects on the election--and the fight ahead.

Comment: Adam Sanchez
WHY I'M VOTING FOR MORE
A New York City teacher makes the case for supporting the candidates of a social justice caucus in teachers' union elections.
https://socialistworker.org/2016/05/16/why-im-voting-for-more
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