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June 2011 Blog Posts (71)

British Union Leaders Support Israel Boycott, Take Distance from ITUC 2010 Position (Sid Shniad, Canada)

Statement of UK trade union delegation to Palestine

17-22 April 2011


The delegation of Senior UK Trade Unionists listed below visited Palestine between17-22 April 2011. The delegation met with/witnessed:


  • The dramatic extent of illegal settlement building in East…

Added by peter waterman on June 3, 2011 at 8:04 — No Comments

Book on AFL-CIO's foriegn shenanigans: Paperback at $35 out shortly (Kim Scipes, Chicago)

Dear Folks--
I just got word that my publisher, Lexington Books, is going to bring my 2010 book, AFL-CIO's Secret War against Developing Country Workers:  Solidarity or Sabotage?, out in paperback in August.  As an author, this is very exciting!  I've been told that it will list at about $35, but I imagine on Amazon and other discounters, the cost will get below $30--which is going to make it accessible to a considerably larger audience than at the current list price for…

Added by peter waterman on June 3, 2011 at 7:54 — No Comments

Organised Labour (including the ILO?) Lobbies Zuma on Climate Change


Organised Labour Prepares for COP 17 in South Africa

The United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is to hold its 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) in Durban, South Africa from 28 November to 9 December 2011. This is a government negotiations space where there is limited room for engagement by civil society. However, civil society and organised labour is working hard to raise awareness on climate change issues and ensure that their voices are heard… Continue

Added by peter waterman on June 2, 2011 at 19:01 — No Comments

A major victory for the agitating workers in Gorakhpur, dismissed workers taken back

Factory owners buckle under pressure - Locked out

mills to start from June 3


New Delhi, June 2. Workers in Gorakhpur achieved a major victory in their struggle…


Added by Sandeep on June 2, 2011 at 18:50 — No Comments

South Korea, Where is the truth in mass media?

<picture : workers in Yoosung before arrested>

Where is the truth in…


Added by Donghwan Ko on June 2, 2011 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Robert Reich: Truth about the American Economy (Sid Shniad, Canada)


Monday, May 30, 2011

The Truth About the American Economy

By Robert Reich

The U.S. economy continues to stagnate. It’s growing at the rate of 1.8 percent, which is barely growing at all. Consumer spending is down. Home prices are down. Jobs and wages are going…


Added by peter waterman on June 2, 2011 at 10:29 — No Comments

Tell your legislator to oppose the disenfranchisement of voters and that you will be ready to vote against this latest attack on Americans.

Have you heard about the latest attacks on not just workers, but voters

Voter suppression laws are surfacing in state capitols across the country to try and limit access to the polls in upcoming elections. Voter suppression laws intimidate eligible voters and weaken democracy. 

Tell your legislator to oppose the disenfranchisement of voters and that you will be ready…


Added by Roy Nitzberg on June 1, 2011 at 20:27 — No Comments

Also a LABOUR Artists' Guide to (Demanding) the Impossible? (Stevphen Shukaitis Autonomedia)

New booklet on art and activism…

A Users Guide to (Demanding) the Impossible

Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination

This guide is not a road map or instruction manual. It’s a match struck in the dark, a homemade multi-tool to help you carve out your own path through the ruins of the present, warmed by the stories and strategies of those who took Bertolt Brecht’s words to heart: “Art is not a…

Added by peter waterman on June 1, 2011 at 18:42 — No Comments

India : Gorakhpur workers occupy locked out mill

Gorakhpur 31 of May. Workers in Gorakhpur have occupied a locked out yarn mill since Monday to press for their demands. Workers in Gorakhpur have been agitating for several weeks on their demands. The struggle intensified after May 3 when hired criminals called by the owners of a factory fired on them injuring 19…


Added by Sandeep on June 1, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments

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