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THE RIGHT TO TRAVEL TO SEEK WORK IS THE RIGHT TO SURVIVE (tags)
THE RIGHT TO TRAVEL TO SEEK WORK IS THE RIGHT TO SURVIVE
Geekouts Links Late May 2014 (tags)
Latest few months worth of links.
VIDEO: "The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration" (tags)
David Bacon interviews Mexican migrants - legal and illegal. Trade and economic policy that make immigration a necessity must be changed.
Sandy: Katrina Redux? (tags)
Democracy Now! Co-Host Gonzalez Speaks in San Diego (tags)
"Democracy Now!" co-host Juan Gonzalez spoke in San Diego October 24 as part of a whirlwind tour in support of his new book, "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media." He made two main points in his talk: that there are three "strains" of American media — the corporate mainstream, the white alternative or "rebel" press, and media owned and controlled by people of color; and that since the 1840's the U.S. government has regulated every technological change in the media in a way that favors the interests of giant corporations over ordinary people.
Spring 2010 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)
Obama and the Immigrant Rights: Are We Going to Prevail? In This Issue: 1) May Day 2010 2) David Bacon on Immigration Reform 3) DHS Racial Profiling 4) ICE’s Quotas on Deporting Immigrants 5) Gitmo North Gitmo in NYC 6) Immigrant Women
Privatization Behind Calderon's Attack on Electricians Union (tags)
"The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) architects had Mexico's energy industry in their sights when they negotiated the treaty. NAFTA's Chapter Six notes that "it is desirable to strengthen the important role that trade in energy and basic petrochemical goods plays in the free trade area and to enhance this role through sustained and gradual liberalization."??As such, in May 1993--just months before NAFTA went into effect--Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gotari modified the federal Electricity Law to allow the importation and exportation of Mexico's electricity, and to allow private and foreign companies to build and operate electrical plants in Mexico. Thanks to Salinas' NAFTA-inspired reform, today dozens of foreign companies operate in Mexico's energy sector. According to former SME Secretary General Manuel Fernandez Flores, private companies currently produce almost 40% of Mexico's electricity. These private companies include Enron (now Tractebel), Bechtel, Applied Energy Services, General Electric, Westinghouse, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Iberdrola, and Union Fenosa."
Portland's Town Hall Meeting on the Economic Crisis (tags)
On January 31st, Portland Oregon held an important — perhaps historic — mass meeting in response to the economic crisis. Dozens of unions and other progressive organizations were able to attract over 800 people to hear an analysis of the crisis itself, proposed solutions, and a variety of workshops which included everything from labor rights, trade and immigration, and a "green economy." It is believed that this was the first such event in the country.
Labor Union Resources and Labor News (tags)
Labor Union Resources is designed to provide help to U.S. Workers in their efforts at organizing themselves and their co-workers into labor unions. It is also a resource for Union Leaders to assist in their operations, organizing, and bargaining efforts.
March 25th Western Regional Conference A Success! (tags)
The Western Regional Conference brought together members of the March 25th Coalition yesterday at the United Teachers of Los Angeles building.
BTL:Immigrants in the U.S.Take to the Streets to Demand Equality (tags)
Between the Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Labor journalist David Bacon
CAFTA: privatization at gunpoint (tags)
ACAJUTLA, El Salvador — Long before the current debate over the Central America Free Trade Agreement, workers throughout the region were under attack from economic reforms that have broken unions, privatized workplaces and lowered wages. One reason unions throughout Central America oppose the agreement so strongly is that CAFTA cements that reform policy into place. The treaty would require dismantling the public sector to encourage private, especially foreign, investment, regardless of cost.
The Fight in California (tags)
Two weeks, the supermarket workers in northern California had a protest, against the efforts of Safeway and other strong chains of cutting again the health insurance in the negotiations of a new union contract in this part of the neighbor of the north.
US Labor Against War - David Bacon (tags)
The occupation regime's war against Iraq's labour unions is yet another debunking of 'liberation' under US/UK invasion, going so far as to enforce a 1987 law of Saddam Hussein's to ban unions in state-owned plants.
Building Bridges Radio-The Fight for Labor Rights From Iraq to the U.S. (tags)
Building Bridges Radio presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK
Interview on Labor in Occupied Iraq (tags)
Seven Oaks’ Charles Demers recently sat down with Mr. Bacon at the Canadian Autoworkers hall in New Westminster.
City of Oakland Manages Recyling Sweatshop+Read This Article+ (tags)
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