Today, I will be mostly worrying about the International Telecommunication Union... Continue
So basically, there's this UN agency that was set up in 1865 to facilitate telegram standards.
Now China, Iran, Russia, Saudi, and a whole rogues gallery of countries are trying to give it the power to regulate the Internet. And not just the pipes, as they're used to, but to regulate what people are actually allowed to do on it, and how traffic moves between countries.
Added by John Wood on November 16, 2012 at 11:57 —
ANTI-FASCIST APPEAL OF WORKERS
Promoted by shop stewards FIOM-FERRARI
Zero tolerance to neo-fascism: stop repression and authoritarianism
In solidarity with the shop steward, Matteo Parlati
The 24th January, measures…
Added by Eric Lee on February 19, 2012 at 15:51 —
Check out this logo, designed by a comrade in Canada:
Added by Eric Lee on April 13, 2011 at 13:30 —
The Illinois Labor History Society is hosting a rededication of the Haymarket Martyrs Monument on May 1 and would like messages of support, speakers from unions outside the USA, and donations. For full details, check out their home page
Added by Eric Lee on April 6, 2011 at 7:38 —
Articles of mine about the situation in Egypt have recently appeared in both the Guardian
(U.K.) and Jungle World
(Germany). I hope you find them of interest.
Added by Eric Lee on February 20, 2011 at 16:30 —
The total number of participants in the survey was 1,336 making it one of the largest we’ve ever done.
The countries providing the largest number of responses were predictably mostly Anglophone as the survey was only conducted in English this time. Here are the ten largest groups:
- United Kingdom – 260
- USA – 243
- Canada – 236
- Australia – 167
- Ireland – 45
- Norway – 40
- New Zealand – 39
- India –…
Added by Eric Lee on February 1, 2011 at 13:00 —
CENTER FOR TRADE UNION WORKERS AND SERVICES (CTUWS) Continue
Winner of the Prize of the French Republic for Human Rights…
Added by Eric Lee on February 1, 2011 at 13:00 —
Egyptian Federation for Independent Unions
Constitutional Body Creation
Egypt is going through historical moments… Its people is courageously struggling to defend the right to live a decent life… the right to dignity, freedom and social justice… to decent opportunities and just… Continue
Added by Eric Lee on January 31, 2011 at 15:51 —
Center for Trade Union & Workers Services (CTUWS)
Translation of original in Arabic into English:
Date: Sunday, 30 January 2011
Today, representatives of the of the Egyptian labor movement, made up of the independent Egyptian trade unions of workers in real estate tax collection, the retirees, the technical health professionals and representatives of the important industrial areas in Egypt: Helwan, Mahalla al-Kubra, the tenth of… Continue
Added by Eric Lee on January 30, 2011 at 21:55 —
Click here to read the full report.
Added by Eric Lee on January 30, 2011 at 19:10 —
We've just added the 'social sign-in' feature introduced by Ning. What this means, in (almost) plain English, is that if you have an account on Facebook, Yahoo or Google, you can sign in with those details (including your password) if you don't remember your details on UnionBook. And when we recruit new members to UnionBook, they can set up their accounts using details from Facebook, Yahoo and Google -- no need to remember all those log-ins and passwords. So the next time someone says, 'what,… Continue
Added by Eric Lee on November 21, 2010 at 18:32 —
Look at the upper right corner of this page - select a language. See what happens. OK, this is not perfect but it's a huge step forward.
And yes, we're ramping up the pressure on Ning to allow users to select their own languages for UnionBook.
Added by Eric Lee on November 8, 2010 at 10:13 —
Yet another reason how Facebook $ucks and why union members should join UnionBook. FB has a new groups policy that allows groups to add you as a member without you requesting to be added. Gone is the old setup where you received an invitation. Now, you apparently don't even receive a notification that you have "joined" a group.
The group just shows up on your sidebar and in your news feed. You can be made a member of a group whose views you do not accept, indeed one that might subject… Continue
Added by Stuart Elliott on November 8, 2010 at 1:47 —
Added by Eric Lee on October 15, 2010 at 14:30 —
Here are the results:
Use the new version on http://unionbook2.ning.com
(Ning) - 83.0%
Use the old version on http://www.unionbook.org
(Elgg) - 7.0%
Try something different (e.g., Buddypress or Drupal) - 6.1%
Abandon the whole idea of a social network for trade unionists- 4.0%
This is a clear indication of what you all want, and that's why we've decided to make the move… Continue
Added by Eric Lee on September 15, 2010 at 14:00 —
The Vital Force of Working Class Cultures Across Time and Space
Paul Mason,… Continue
Added by peter waterman on September 2, 2010 at 19:07 —