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New Site: Union Solidarity International (c/o Walton Pantland, UK/South Africa)

It doesn't look like much here, so better visit it at www.uslive.org, where it looks rather professional. I would like to know how Walton sees this as relating to or supplementing UBook, or even a discussion between Walton and Eric on the use of the latest ICT tech for international union (not quite the same as 'labour' or 'working-class') solidarity.
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Added by peter waterman on May 7, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

Call for a June 1, 2012 International Day of Mobilization and Solidarity with the Haitian Workers and People

Call Issued by the Continuations Committee of the International Commission of Inquiry on Haiti (ICI-H) & the Mobilizing Collective for Reparations to the Victims of Cholera…

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Added by Brian Ross Ashley on May 6, 2012 at 17:15 — No Comments

New ETUI Book: Eurocapitalisms in Crisis (Steffen Lehndorff via LeftStreamed, Canada)

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Added by peter waterman on May 6, 2012 at 8:56 — No Comments

May is Write Political Prisoners Month!

The IWW General Defense Committee Local 6 declares May to be Write Political Prisoners month!
We urge General Defense Committee members, IWW members and all members of the working class to send letters and cards to the political prisoners listed below, who are serving time for putting their politics on the frontline.
We urge everyone to write and let them know that we are out there for them because they are in…
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Added by General Defense Committee Local6 on May 6, 2012 at 6:57 — No Comments

Also on May Day in Melbourne Australia:  "Masters" new (Bunnings style) hardware store site, Chifley Drive, Tuesday May 1st 6am; unloading scissor lift and forklift worker squashed and killed. Shane …

Also on May Day in Melbourne Australia: 
"Masters" new (Bunnings style) hardware store site, Chifley Drive, Tuesday May 1st 6am; unloading scissor lift and forklift worker squashed and killed. Shane Townsend was his name, unloading on his own in the rain. Tragedy, has two daughters. All ten Masters construction sites stopped work in memory of this…
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Added by Viola Wilkins on May 6, 2012 at 0:45 — No Comments

Petition : Blockupy Frankfurt against the bans / Sign and Spread

Petition : Blockupy Frankfurt against the bans

 

In a press release on afternoon May 4th the Frankfurt Municipal Department for Public Order announced that it bans all actions planned by the alliance “blockupy Frankfurt” for the Days of Protest May 16th to May 19th. Today the legal applicants of the more than 15 different actions only received information on one single case, and even that happened seriously late.…

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Added by Orsan Senalp on May 5, 2012 at 19:28 — No Comments

Egypt: Worker Protest as EuroBank Prepares Loan to Military Regime (via TheRealNews, USA)

Peter sez:

Read the transcript, view the video.

Now read on...

April 30, 2012



The Egyptian Revolution and Neo-Liberal Economics



Workers protest as European Bank seeks to ratify $1.5 bn in loans to Egypt…

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Added by peter waterman on May 5, 2012 at 15:44 — No Comments

Updated Book on Demonisation of the UK Working Class (via Debate List, SAfrica)

[Debate] (Fwd) Demonised British rioters revisited (Owen Jones)

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Added by peter waterman on May 4, 2012 at 9:22 — No Comments

MAY 12TH – #12M GlobalMay Statement

MAY 12TH – #12M GlobalMay Statement

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Added by Orsan Senalp on May 3, 2012 at 13:06 — No Comments

May Day Protests Span the Globe with Calls for Economic Justice, International Solidarity

May Day Protests Span the Globe with Calls for Economic Justice, International Solidarity…

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Added by Orsan Senalp on May 2, 2012 at 21:01 — No Comments

May Day Legacy of Labor, Immigrant Rights Joined by New Generation of Occupy for Historic Protests

May Day Legacy of Labor, Immigrant Rights Joined by New Generation of Occupy for Historic Protests

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Added by Orsan Senalp on May 2, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Francine Mestrum: Mayday and Social Protection (Global Social Justice, Belgium)

Peter sez:
Francine Mestrum has been an active participant in the World Social Forums, Global and European, who has shown a continued interest in labour and union issues. This is another original contribution to a hypothetical Mayday dialogue.
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Added by peter waterman on May 1, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Mayday: David Harvey Speaks to Amy Goodman about Urban Uprisings (Democracy Now, US, via Pat Bond, SAfrica)

Peter sez:

Interesting that David Harvey sees Mayday in terms of urban insurrections, movements and demands. This interview was before the Occupy Wall St call for a general social protest wave across the USA on May 1. Let's see what happens and then we can…

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Added by peter waterman on May 1, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments

Immanuel Wallerstein: Mayday Union Revival (via Debate, South Africa)

Peter sez:

I have not yet properly read this reflection by the renowned and veteran US social(ist) theorist, Wallerstein. But it did occur to me that it provides a provocative statement of the kind that might be presented to labour studies students, followed by the requirement:…

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Added by peter waterman on May 1, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Déclaration universelle des droits de l'homme Article 23

Article 23

1. Toute personne a droit au travail, au libre choix de son travail, à des conditions équitables et satisfaisantes de travail et à la protection contre le chômage.

2. Tous ont droit, sans aucune discrimination, à un salaire égal pour un travail égal.

3. Quiconque travaille a droit à une rémunération équitable et satisfaisante lui assurant ainsi qu'à sa famille une existence conforme à la dignité humaine et complétée, s'il…

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Added by Betty Boillin on April 30, 2012 at 15:50 — No Comments

Occupy Prepares For May Day: No Work, No School, No Banking

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by Allison Kilkenny

Occupy Wall Street hopes to capture headlines once again next week with the May 1 “General Strike”, long-advertised by the…

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Added by Orsan Senalp on April 30, 2012 at 12:02 — No Comments

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