We're in a major battle in Chicago, where 26,000 teachers are taking on the Mayor and the Chicago Public School system. It's really a fight to preserve public eduction in our city. Teachers have already been out for three days, and the strike will probably continue at least til next week. For excellent news about the strike, and the struggles around public education, please check out www.substancenews.net . The parents of…Continue
A good brother, Fred Hirsch, just published this article about a current situation in Colombia: http://www.zcommunications.org/dark-aftermath-of-the-u-s-colombia-free-trade-agreement-by-fred-hirsch .
Please do whatever you can to lend a hand, and please spread widely!
There is a major battle building at the port of Longview, Washington, USA. The US Coast Guard is apparently planning to escort a scab ship into the harbor, where EGT, a major grain company is planning to try to load a ship without ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) labor. Attached below are details, copies of formal resolutions. Any help that can be give will be gratefully appreciated, I'm sure.
I just sent the following message out to the North American-based United Association for Labor Education (UALE), of which I am a member. Thought I would share it publicly.
There is a new article out today (January 5, 2012) in "Counterpunch" about the AFL-CIO's Solidarity Center's operations in Columbia during the Bush years, as detailed in some of the Wikileaks cables. You can find it at …