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Indonesia: More on Trade Unions and Politics in Indonesia

Peter sez:

Following up on the recent International Union of Foodworkers (IUF) denunciation of (unnamed) unions supporting the dictatorship-linked presidential candidate in the August 2014 elections (see yesterday's posting), I have done just minimal research to find out which trade union - and union leader - this was. It appears from this pre-election analysis that the unions were a major metalworkers union, a major national union centre, and the charismatic…

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Added by peter waterman on October 24, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

(PLF) Fully Solidarity Support USB: 'General Strike on 24 October

(PLF) Fully Solidarity Support USB: 'General Strike on 24 October



Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian Founder/Secretary General, Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) Demanded the Government of Italy to accept the Demands of the Workers and announce their fully solidarity Support to the USB General Strike on 24 October 2014 in a Meeting of General Workers of Railway Workers Union at Railway Loco Shed Lahore Pakistan ,He Condemned the Government economic and social policies of…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on October 24, 2014 at 17:49 — No Comments

(PLF) Congratulates, Minister for Labour on the inauguration of three welfare projects for workers.

(PLF) Congratulates, Minister for Labour and Human Resources Raja Ashfaq Sarwar on  the inauguration of three welfare projects for workers. …
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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on October 24, 2014 at 17:06 — 1 Comment

Peru: Summit of Peoples: Change the System, Not the Climate!

Peter sez:

This crucial global meeting is explicitly anti-capitalist, not just anti-neoliberal. And it is endorsed by not only a wide range of Peruvian unions but also by major international ones. One might have to seek out this and other info (English and other languages below), but it's there. And if you don't happen to be in Lima, November 10, don't worry, it's appealing for demonstrations worldwide. And it has its own…

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Added by peter waterman on October 24, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

IUF: Supporting Unions Opposing Dictators: Expelling Unions that Support Them

Unions and democracy in Indonesia

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Added by peter waterman on October 23, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments

(PLF) Demanded the Government of Turkey to Respect the Workers Rights in Dora Hotel Istanbul Turkey

(PLF) Demanded the Government of Turkey to Respect the Workers Rights in Dora Hotel Istanbul Turkey

 Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian Founder/Secretary General,Mrs Atia Saleem Chairperson,Mr Asaf F Vardag President and Mrs. Shumalia Sadiq Secretary Women Wing Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) demanded the Prime Minster of Turkey to issue necessary instruction to the management Istanbul Dora Hotel establishment to stop the victimization…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on October 23, 2014 at 14:20 — No Comments

UK: Palestine Solidarity Campaign Activity (including unions and Jewish comedian Alexei Sayle)

PSC update: when did Israel cease fire? + comedy gig news

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Added by peter waterman on October 22, 2014 at 14:47 — No Comments

USA: World Wealth Pyramid: 1% Owns 48%

Global wealth: 1% own 48%; 10% own 87% and bottom 50% own less than 1%

global wealth pyramid

By Michael Roberts

October 15, 2014 --…

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Added by peter waterman on October 21, 2014 at 14:52 — No Comments

China: Review of Major Book on Chinese Labour Protest

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Review: Behind China's wildcat strike wave

Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China

By Eli Friedman

Cornell University Press/ILR Press, 2014.…

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Added by peter waterman on October 21, 2014 at 13:33 — No Comments

USA: Campaign to Block Israeli Ships Now on East Coast - Video Presentation

Peter sez:

A highly professional video of this campaign, which raises certain important questions and leaves others to be sought elsewhere. The video reveals that the action was of a relative handful of Palestine solidarity activists, rather than of unionists or of these with the solidarity activists. It therefore suggests that the the East Coast union (historically much more conservative than the West Coast one) was a major problem for this campaign. This is…

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Added by peter waterman on October 21, 2014 at 12:13 — No Comments

(PLF) demanded the Government to form Laws under the ILO C-177 on Home Work . Home-Based women workers treated as workers in the Legal terms to get their Rights

(PLF)  demanded the Government to form Laws under the ILO  C-177 on Home Work . Home-Based women workers treated as workers in the Legal terms to get their Rights…
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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on October 20, 2014 at 22:37 — No Comments

IWW GDC Local 6 Endorses Canadian's fight against deportation

General Defense Committee Local 6 appeals to all GDC locals and IWW branches to hold fundraisers for the legal defense of Fellow Worker Deepan Budlakoti.

 

The Canadian government is attempting to strip him of…

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Added by General Defense Committee Local6 on October 20, 2014 at 22:07 — 1 Comment

South Africa: Book on Radical Dissent in Israel/Palestine

Peter sez:

Ran Greenstein is a veteran Israeli/South African Jewish socialist critic of Zionism. I must have re-posted some of his material on UBook. Can't say more about it without more detail. I'll try to find this somewhere. In the meantime...

Now read on...

Zionism and its Discontents: A Century of Radical Dissent in Israel/Palestine…



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Added by peter waterman on October 20, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Regime ratchets up talk about foreign meddling just as talks set to start

We enter a new dangerous period in the Hong Kong democracy protest.

The street occupation protests are now in their fourth week and on Sunday we saw some of the most…

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Added by Andrew Casey on October 20, 2014 at 1:00 — No Comments

Israeli Genocide: The Comparison is not with Jews in Europe but the Indigenous in Guatemala

[Debate-List] (Fwd) Israel's 'genocide' in Gaza: not an inappropriate accusation (Patricia Davis)

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Added by peter waterman on October 19, 2014 at 16:26 — No Comments

UK: This is What Union Solidarity International Looks Like

Peter sez:

Just thought I should let labour cyberactivists see this site. It is, I guess, a sister site to UBook. Or perhaps to the LabourStart/UBook project combined - except that it appears to not have the same interactivity or feedback as LS/UBook? Since both are UK based, union-linked and union-oriented, the existence of the two independent projects is an invitation to someone to do a compare and contrast study. This issue strikes (woops!) me as…

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Added by peter waterman on October 19, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

Italy: Against European Austerity, Social Unionism, Digital Labour and the Social Strike

 
 
Peter sez:
This is not the easiest…
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Added by peter waterman on October 18, 2014 at 8:28 — No Comments

SEITA: kvina salajrulo komencas malsatstrikon

Tradukinto: neniammilito@free.fr

Laŭ sindikata fonto, salajrulo de la nanta uzino de la cigaret-produktisto SEITA, filio de la brita Imperial Tobacco, komencis lundon malsatstrikon. Li estas la kvina kiu protestas kontraŭ la…

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Added by Esperanto-tradukgrupo on October 16, 2014 at 16:03 — No Comments

China: Women Lead Strike at Major Education Complex

ZCommunications michael.albert@zmag.org via sendgrid.info …

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Added by peter waterman on October 16, 2014 at 15:38 — No Comments

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