Asian Domestic Workers hold Regional Conference on the ILO Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (C189) in Manila
Coming together to celebrate their victory as an alliance of trade unions, domestic workers’ organizations, migrant organizations, and civil society groups in working collaboratively and pushing for the adoption of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (C189) at the 100th session of the ILC, more than 140…Continue
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Report_SocialProtection_Asia.docBrussels, 6 October - On the eve of the World Day for Decent Work1 taking place worldwide on 7 October, a new report shows that social protection can hold solutions to eradicate poverty, vulnerability and inequality, but to become a reality it requires a strong…Continue
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Steve Ellner, whose work I've been reading for years and with whom I've had extensive personal e-mail contact with, has written an extremely important article that, I believe, deserves to be read by all people interested in qualitative social change, and not just for those interested specifically in Venezuela. The URL is www.zcommunications.org/contents/18150/print .
Ellner, born in the US, lives and…
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by Paul Kivel
Giving birth and nourishing,
Having without possessing,
Acting with no expectations,
Leading and not trying to control:
This is the supreme virtue.
Do your work, then step back.…Continue
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Since my (second) foray on Twitter began on 1 May 2011, I have found it both interesting and somewhat addictive. Although I had tried about one year ago, I hadn't really understood how it worked, which I think is very important to using any kind of new technology. My dear friend, Martin, explained how Twitter works and provided very good advice: 'You need to have an idea for what you are going to use it'.
Can Twitter (and blogging) provide a means to ensure those news and views, that…Continue
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If anyone in the world should be paying close attention to the grassroots political unrest in the Middle East, it is Big Business and Big Labor in America. The rise of self-organized groups of people toppling once-entrenched regimes is a harbinger of things to come here in the U.S. too.
This is the uncorrected draft of a chapter and may be revised by the author in the light of the WSF now taking place in Dakar. Patrick Bond is heads the Centre for Civil Society in Durban, South Africa and a prolific writer/activist within the global justice and solidarity movement. It was no doubt released by the author to feed into debates on the future of the WSF in Dakar.
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For those interested in the WSF process, in which the inter/national trade unions are taking increasing part, the Detroit Forum may be of some interest. On the one hand this was a forum oriented toward the poor and the marginalised, on the other this discussion suggests the presence or even awareness of labour was marginal.
Now read on...
Learning from the US Social…Continue
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Not sure whether folks can click through to the relevant sites. If not I will try again. This project is planning a major event end January. It could be interesting for those of us interested in 'social movement unionism' or 'the new social unionism'.
Now read on...
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South Africa: First national Conference of the Democratic Left called
A call to the 1st national Conference of the Democratic Left
Unite to make Another South Africa and World possible!
A call for united anti-capitalist action and for democratic left politics
Issued by the Interim Steering Committee of the Conference of the Democratic Left
December 7, 2010 -- This is a call to social movements, trade unions, other progressive mass organisations,…
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Kaynak: Emek Dünyası yazan: Örsan Şenalp
Unionbook, herkes biliyor ve kullanıyor diye onunla karşılaştırıyorum, Facebook’un sendikal versiyonu. Şu an için genellikle Batılı, İngilizce konuşan: üyesi, uzmanı, yöneticisi, akademisyeni ile 2600’den fazla sendika insanını, sanal dünyada da…Continue
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by David Macaray /
An old joke: An Oxford professor meets a former student and asks what he’s been up to. The student tells him he’s working on his
doctoral thesis, whose topic is the survival of…
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