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May 2011 Blog Posts (82)

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

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

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

FAIR WORK AUSTRALIA HIGHLIGHTS GENDER GAP

Read on.....Click...ABC News

Added by Rod Parham on May 16, 2011 at 6:13 — No Comments

THE FOX CHARADE, ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE?

Rupert Murdoch started in my home town, Adelaide, South Australia. He ran a small newspaper, "The News" (which no longer exists). Then he went to the UK where he was known as the "Dirty Digger". Now he's an American citizen, but one of the most dangerous people on the Planet! Ask the Printers who worked for him in the1980's at Wapping in London. Click the Link to read....Alternet

Added by Rod Parham on May 15, 2011 at 23:28 — No Comments

Workers’ struggle in Gorakhpur, India – A report

On 3rd May, in a shocking incident of firing on workers of Ankur Udyog Ltd., a yarn factory in the Bargadwa area of Gorakhpur (eastern U.P., India), 19 workers were injured, one of them got a bullet lodged in his spine and is still in a serious condition. The workers had just returned from Delhi after attending the May Day rally at Jantar Mantar as part of Workers’ Charter Movement where thousands of workers from different parts of the country had gathered to present their 26…

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Added by Anand Singh on May 15, 2011 at 9:23 — No Comments

SOME THINGS ARE IMPORTANT!

Victorian Transit Cops are battling for loos, crapholes, thunderboxes etc. Just how many words in the english language are there for a "shithouse". Click the Link....TheAge

Added by Rod Parham on May 15, 2011 at 3:46 — No Comments

DUMBING DOWN AUSSIE POLITICS!

Is the Aussie Media to blame? Click to read...ABConline

Added by Rod Parham on May 15, 2011 at 3:00 — No Comments

ASSANGE WINS AUSSIE PEACE PRIZE

Takes the guardianUK to report it! But, well done Julian. Click to read..........guardianUK

Added by Rod Parham on May 15, 2011 at 2:30 — No Comments

The Canadian Labour Movement in 2011

May 9th to May 13th, 2011 witnessed the tri-annual constitutional convention of the Canadian Labour Congress and the record of that convention is part of many postings and documents throughout the world by now. The purpose of this blog is not to duplicate this, but is to remind Canadians that outside of the variety of reporting that is open to viewing the voices of 3.2 million Canadian Workers have been heard through the delegates in attendance. No one can say that the Trade Unionists that…

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Added by Dave Trumble on May 15, 2011 at 1:57 — No Comments

Twitter Experiment Continues...

Since my (second) foray on Twitter began on 1 May 2011, I have found it both interesting and somewhat addictive. Although I had tried about one year ago, I hadn't really understood how it worked, which I think is very important to using any kind of new technology. My dear friend, Martin, explained how Twitter works and provided very good advice: 'You need to have an idea for what you are going to use it'.

Can Twitter (and blogging) provide a means to ensure those news and views, that…

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Added by Herbert Pimlott on May 14, 2011 at 15:01 — No Comments

Reading Between the Lines

'BT Investors hope for payout after pension cut' 



This headline from the business section of The Guardian 13 May 2011 reveals much about what is wrong with both the economy and the political structure of our society.

 

It is no surprise that the business pages will reflect the view of business, and especially those of the executive class, but while the champagne corks are popping for investors, those who have spent…

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Added by Herbert Pimlott on May 14, 2011 at 13:24 — No Comments

Apathy is Boring

Just joined a group called, 'Apathy is Boring', which aims to reach 18-35 year olds to get them to engaged in the political process in Canada (www.apathyisboring.com/en/home/">http://family.www.apathyisboring.com/en/home/).

 

It is an important example which links to Dave Meslin's short but great talk on apathy for TEDX in Toronto in September 2010, whereby he identifies the aspects…

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Added by Herbert Pimlott on May 14, 2011 at 13:22 — No Comments

SAY NO TO A SWEATSHOP OLYMPICS!

Say No to Olympic clobber made by Slave labour. Click the linkWaronWant

Added by Rod Parham on May 14, 2011 at 2:00 — No Comments

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