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May 2011 Blog Posts (103)

FROM ART STRIKE TO PSYCHIC WORKERS UNION

Added by DAta Miners Travailleurs Psychiq on May 23, 2011 at 18:58 — No Comments

Open Letter to Catherine Swift, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) President and CEO

May 23, 2011

Open Letter to Catherine Swift

Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) President and CEO

Based on your view that workers, once again, must shoulder the responsibility for correcting the financial situation of a corporate, crown or other entity I am compelled to write to you in response to your letter to Mr. Chopra, President and CEO of Canada Post.  It is not lost on the reader that you have attacked public sector pensions and benefits yet you…

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Added by Dave Trumble on May 23, 2011 at 17:51 — No Comments

Spain, Swaziland, Solidarity (Patrick Bond, Debate, South Africa)

http://jointhespanishrevolution.wordpress.com/



Why your country may consider to join the protests taking place in Spain?

In Uncategorized on May 20, 2011 at 12:04 am



To explain it briefly, because we are fighting for pure common sense. Our concerns are political responsibility and civil participation. We are neither a group of fascists nor communists. We are not just angry young people or irritated elderly.… Continue

Added by peter waterman on May 23, 2011 at 16:48 — No Comments

The Social Upsurge in Spain: No Joy for the Traditional Left nor the Newest Left? (Links, Australia)

Behind the upsurge in Spain: ‘Revolutions arrive too late or too early, but always when they’re not expected’

“There are many Joses here, I’m not sure if its my turn or another Jose”, said Jose, a middle-aged man standing on the outer rim of a grupo de trabajo (work group) called at midnight on an adjacent street to Sol, the plaza known as point zero, in the heart of Madrid. The plaza has been occupied, as have dozens…

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Added by peter waterman on May 23, 2011 at 14:13 — No Comments

navkislaya

http://navkislaya.blogspot.com/

Added by tarkvaageesh on May 21, 2011 at 22:29 — No Comments

Gorakhpur: 12 labour leaders sent to jail on false charges

Maya’s reign turned into reign of terror:



Police chase out laborers throughout the day



The labor leaders start fast-unto-death in jail

 

New Delhi, 21 May. Today police and administration…

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Added by Sandeep on May 21, 2011 at 17:11 — No Comments

Workers lathi charged in Gorakhpur, 25 workers badly injured, 73 workers arrested along with their leader

Workers lathi charged in Gorakhpur, 25 workers badly injured, 73 workers arrested along with their leader Tapish whose whereabouts are still unknown

The administration is blatantly supporting the factory owners – has not shown any inclination to dialogue, administration adamant on suppressing the movement and disbanding the striking activists…

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Added by Sandeep on May 20, 2011 at 18:36 — No Comments

'Globalisation, Social Movements and the New Internationalisms' now in Adobe Ebook format

My 1998 book (with its 2001 updating preface for the paperback) has now been made available as an ebook by Continuum Books. Regretably this is priced as US$60 but I am corresponding with the publisher for a reduced price for family, friends, the Global South, union members, etc.

In the meantime, the book can be examined, page by page, on the publisher's website. And one can (I understand) also print (but how much?) from this. One can search by chapter. One can also do a word search…

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Added by peter waterman on May 20, 2011 at 15:58 — No Comments

See the facebook site for the latest on the Save our Jails Campaign.

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/home.php?sk=group_156265271101664&ap=1

 

See the facebook site for the latest on the Save our Jails Campaign.

 

Dave Trumble

President

Grey-Bruce Labour Council

Added by Dave Trumble on May 19, 2011 at 3:03 — No Comments

NYC Conference on the Precariat (2nd Posting)

Peter sez:

Ok, this is what the conference mentioned in my last posting was actually entitled and about.  What is below is converted from a PDF. The original can be found at

 http://www.excludedworkerscongress.org/images/stories/Agendav3.pdf.

Now read on...

 

 

2 2011 International Conference on the…

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Added by peter waterman on May 18, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments

Notes on New York Conference of/on the Precariat (Patrick Bond)

Peter sez:

This may appear, at first glance, a somewhat cryptic report. It consists of Patrick Bond's telegraphic notes on either the Excluded Workers Conference as a whole, or an academic event attached to it. Attached to this is a paper by Canadian socialist internationalist and Africanist, John Saul. I am making the material available whilst hoping for more substantial reports and documents, from Patrick or other international participants (Dan Gallin, Pat…

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Added by peter waterman on May 18, 2011 at 19:21 — No Comments

Israel's Palestinian Arab Spring Plus... (Peter Beinart, Dan Ephron, via Patrick Bond's Newsletter)

Israel's Palestinian Arab Spring

by Peter Beinart

May 16, 2011 | 2:42am

The converging of thousands of Palestinians on Israel’s borders is a sign that they have lost faith in American promises—and that if Israel and the U.S. don't work toward a Palestinian state near 1967 lines, others will seize the initiative in shaping the Middle East, writes Peter Beinart. Plus,…

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Added by peter waterman on May 18, 2011 at 17:28 — No Comments

Missouri smear campaign against labor professors

Doctored right wing attack videos in which two Missouri labor professors appeared to advocate violence nearly got them fired.
 
After an investigation, the chancellor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis commented that the videos in question "were definitely taken out of context, with their meaning highly distorted through splicing and editing from different times…
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Added by richard myers on May 18, 2011 at 7:34 — No Comments

Gorakhpur Update: Workers' Begin Fast unto Death in front of locked-out factory gate

Hundreds other workers sit in support of the Hunger Strike against lockout in two factories and dismissal of 18 workers and to demand action against the guilty of the firing on workers



 

Rally by various organisations in Gorakhpur in support of workers'…

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Added by Sandeep on May 17, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

this is my new song for solidarity: title -The long and widding is not a road -


1.

Baby don’t worry about it
Just face the music
Don’t talk about no luck
Don’t talk about no dream

*A long & widding road
The long and widding is not a road
It’s your mind. baby

2.

Baby Just come with me
Just face the music
Just talk about your thoughts
Just talk about your heart.

*A long & widding road
The long and widding is not a road
It’s your mind. baby

Added by chung hoyoung on May 16, 2011 at 15:29 — No Comments

Cairo's Mayday: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Links, Australia)

Egypt: Five socialist parties unite; Independent unions lead May Day march

By Mohamed El Hebeishy

May 11, 2011 -- Ahram online -- Five Egyptian political parties and movements unite to form the Coalition of Socialist Forces, they announced in a meeting on May 10, 2011. The newly formed…

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Added by peter waterman on May 16, 2011 at 8:11 — No Comments

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