'Interface: A Journal of and for Social Movements' is a rather new movement-oriented open-access online academic journal. If you want to familiarise yourself with the new global social movements, this is not a bad site to link to. I am trying to ensure that labour is present here, explaining my report on labour at the last World Social Forum. Someone else will have to cover the next one, early 2011 in Dakar, Senegal, because I won't be… Continue
Added by peter waterman on November 30, 2010 at 20:33 —
I am interested in reactions to an article by Jake Blumgart that I just posted to Talking Union at http://talkingunion.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/steelworkers-china-trade-and-green-technology/
The issue cuts across complicated threads of discussion about green technology, international union solidarity, and global trade.
Added by Paul Garver on November 30, 2010 at 20:00 —
may have something to do with it.
Added by Eric Lee on November 30, 2010 at 8:50 —
Despite a series of timing conflicts with many regular supporters of the Kitchener branch of the Canadian Labour International Film Festival, who were unable to attend Saturday evening's screenings of four short films, 50 people actually came out and watched and discussed the films. This included many new faces of young local labour, social and environmental activists.
It was set around the theme of 'Recession or Recovery', in part because of the themes of the CAW's 'The Curious Case… Continue
Added by Herbert Pimlott on November 29, 2010 at 17:37 —
On Sunday, July 5, 2009, Uyghur students organized a protest in Urumchi to express discontent with the Chinese authorities’ response to the mob killing and beating of Uyghur workers at a toy factory in Shaoguan, Guangdong on June 26, 2009. The aim of the protesters was to seek justice for the… Continue
Added by yucel tanay on November 29, 2010 at 16:58 —
US embassy cables leak sparks global diplomatic crisis
• More than 250,000 dispatches reveal US foreign strategies
• Diplomats ordered to spy on allies as well as enemies
• Hillary Clinton leads frantic 'damage limitation'
Added by Orsan Senalp on November 29, 2010 at 0:21 —
The Mason Missile
The e-newsletter of
John Oliver Mason
November 28, 2010
Whoso would be a man must be a non-conformist.…
Added by John Oliver Mason on November 27, 2010 at 21:48 —
In the beginning of November four Brazilian union activists from the Brazilian CUT visisted the unions in the Netherlands. They were invited to share their experiences and expertise around unionism with Dutch union members, officials and organisers of FNV Bondgenoten. On November 4, the seminar 'Youth and Trade Unions, and international exchange programme' took place. Below,…
Added by Orsan Senalp on November 27, 2010 at 9:07 —
Two weeks ago a delegation of Brazilian trade union activists visited the Netherlands. They organised workshops for their Dutch colleagues. Below, you’ll find the link to a radio interview with Radio Netherlands Worldwide.
Twee week geleden was er een delegatie Braziliaanse vakbondsleden…
Added by Orsan Senalp on November 27, 2010 at 9:00 —
I'm new to this. I'm reading and learning at the moment Continue
Added by Sarah Pigott on November 26, 2010 at 22:27 —
I don't have the proper education to analyze why IT workers, in the US specifically, are struggling to organize successfully throughout the country. I do have experience trying to do the organizing; yet even with 10 plus years under my belt, I'm as frustrated now as when I started.
One of the biggest frustrations for me, is truly understanding the US IT worker's skills and how they stack up to all the IT workers outside of the US.
There is a continuing narrative coming from IT… Continue
Added by Rick White on November 25, 2010 at 19:00 —
The 'informal sector', or 'small and medium enterprises', have been the best hope of the international financial institutions, who thought that they would either provide a cushion for those forced out of the 'formal sector', or the springboard for entry into that sector.
The onward, backward or downward spiral of a globalised, informatised and neo-liberalised capitalism appears to not be the answer, at least in India.
Now read… Continue
Added by peter waterman on November 25, 2010 at 18:05 —
This represents an online compilation in the making. Or, perhaps, I should say that by putting it up on UnionBook it is an online compilation. Full stop.
Any response or reaction welcome.
Now read on:
ISSWPCollec Updated: 241110…
Added by peter waterman on November 24, 2010 at 16:57 —
Pricey they may be but the books in this series appear to represent a new wave of work on unions internationally and even international unionism.
Why 'explosive'? Because they appear - on an admitedly fast scan - to be surpassing the bounds of traditional labour studies, whether right, centre or left.
I have three of them for review purposes and hope to do a…
Added by peter waterman on November 24, 2010 at 15:52 —
Added by Julie Horne on November 24, 2010 at 11:07 —
Watching the news on TV tonight what a bloody disaster.
The dodgy Mine owner and slimey politicians all wringing their hands and promising an enquiry into what happened later when the result can be already predicted as to allow dangerous business as usual...but for the miner's families, friends, neighbours fellow unionists there is anger after the grief.
In 2010 there are flying unmanned drones to spy and kill in war, deep sea and outer space robots able to operate where no human is…
Added by Viola Wilkins on November 24, 2010 at 8:46 —
Ark Tribe well done to all who supported the campaign and let's abolish the ABCC so no other unionist has top go through this abuse.
Added by Viola Wilkins on November 24, 2010 at 8:23 —
Added by Julie Horne on November 24, 2010 at 6:30 —
Historic win for workers. Please send your message of thanks & congratulations at this link. Thanks.
Added by Julie Horne on November 24, 2010 at 6:27 —
Added by Brian Ross Ashley on November 24, 2010 at 4:37 —