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US: Corporations find cheap labor haven in US

 The economic crisis that erupted in 2008 has been seized on by major corporations and their political representatives in the United States to slash workers’ wages and impose speedup. The Obama administration has spearheaded this anti-working class offensive. Its 2009 restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler was based on a 50 percent wage cut for all new-hires, setting a wage-cutting precedent that was rapidly taken up by manufacturing companies across the country. The United Auto Workers union supported Obama’s demand for poverty-level wages in auto, and it and other unions have gone on to back the attack on workers’ wages and benefits across the economy. http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/jul2012/pers-j09.shtml

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Intercultural Resources is a forum for research and political intervention on issues related to the impacts and alternatives to destructive development. Our effort draws upon the social, cultural, material and intellectual resources that have been generated in the course of dialogues between people of different cultures on questions of social justice, development and self-rule. We are of the view that dialogue can sustain plurality and open possibilities for recovery of the ground lost on account of inter-cultural alienation, which is manifest in a variety of forms of violence that we encounter everyday at different levels of social life. Intercultural Resources is based in Delhi, India. Email: ihpindia@gmail.com

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