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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

Steelworkers certify security guards at Immigration Prevention Centre

The private security guards at the Immigration Prevention Centre unionized with the United Steelworkers on April 17, 2012. The Centre, run by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in Laval, Quebec, uses security guards from the Garda Security Group. The Centre holds people before they are deported from Canada.

The certification order, released by the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB), gives the Steelworkers the right to represent all Garda Security guards working…

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Added by Peter Moore on April 29, 2012 at 5:51 — 1 Comment

LAURA GÓMEZ

CGT statement on the arrest of Barcelona Organization Secretary, Laura Gómez



The repression continues after the general strike. This morning, while she was on her way to work, the Mossos d'Esquadra[Catalonian police] arrested the Organization Secretary of the CGT-Barcelona, Laura Gómez and took her to the police station in Les Corts. The charge by the police is arson and fire damage to the Barcelona Stock Exchange. This and other charges against her…

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Added by Jemmy Hope on April 27, 2012 at 20:39 — 2 Comments

Scottish TUC Unanimously Support Palestine Struggle (via Sid Shniad, Canada)

Scottish TUC delegates join Palestine freedom struggle – unanimously!

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Added by peter waterman on April 27, 2012 at 17:05 — No Comments

May Day on May 1st Spain CGT-CNT-SO

CGT-CNT-SO: May Day, our struggle continues



On May Day 1886 the struggle of the workers was to obtain the 8-hour workday (8 hours of work, 8 hours of culture, 8 hours of rest) and the State's response was repression and murder. Today, 126 years later, the state of exploitation by the leading castes of the workers is no less widespread.

May Day is the day for working class dignity, for demanding social justice, for remembrance and tributes to those who…

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Added by Viola Wilkins on April 27, 2012 at 13:54 — No Comments

Labour + Others in 20,000-Strong Demo in Prague Against Austerity (Socialist Worker, UK)

Socialist Worker 2300, 28 April 2012

www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=28302

Austerity protest shakes Czech coalition

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Added by peter waterman on April 27, 2012 at 10:36 — No Comments

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