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May Day Strikes! (tags)
Wildcat strikes by essential workers coalesce on May Day
Hashtag#General Strike (tags)
How do you prepare for the time when the affluent society crumbles? French intellectuals have even declared a new science - "collapsology." Solidarity is the humane and enlightened answer, not the assault rifle. Rep. Omar proposes a rent and mortgage moratorium.
Los Angeles Youth Climate Strike (tags)
LA Youth Raise Their Voices For The Future
Los Angeles Youth Climate Strike (tags)
LA Youth Raise Their Voices For The Future
Los Angeles Youth School Strike For The World Climate Crises (tags)
LA Youth Raise Their Voices For The Future
Global Youth Climate Strike in Los Angeles (tags)
Many young people carried signs expressing fear or fatalism about their futures. One read, “I’m studying for a future that doesn’t exist.” Various other signs advocated eating vegan (e.g., “Go vegan or go extinct”). Another one reportedly said, “The wrong Amazon is burning.”
June 2019 Honduras coup update (tags)
28 June 2019 is the 10 years anniversary date of the atrocious military coup in Honduras. Throughout June 2019, the strike and barricades of the education and healthcare sectors that began at the end of April 2019 continued, accompanied by the heavy cargo transport sector, paralysing the highways across the country and drying out petrol and electricity, driving into desperation the JOH (Juan Orlando Hernández – second term president by electoral fraud in 2017) dictatorship regime; this regime which only wants to keep privatising and repressing. This desperation translated into severe repression where gunshots were fired in many barricades on different dates and places wounding and on several occasions killing protesters.
May 2019 Honduras Coup update (tags)
This May 2019 in Honduras, starting with May Day, and culminating in 2 days of general strike in the continued struggle against the privatisation of education and healthcare. Way too many gunshots in different protests, and brutal repression generally. Several killed. Read on for details
US Aggression Against Iran-The San Diego Connection (tags)
The role of the San Diego military in US aggression against Iran.
Paraphysique du refus de procréation (tags)
Grève des ventres...
Lanterman Regional Center Employees Strike (tags)
Union Employees Engage in Warning Strike to compel arrogant management team at Lanterman Regional Center to settle a fair labor contract.
Teacher Strike? Time for Labor Studies (tags)
With the strike looming, it's a good time to prepare for a little alternative, experiential education. Labor Studies!
Socialism in American English (tags)
The attacks of Republicans on the welfare system are driving the US population to the left. Proposals for a universal health care enjoy the support of around 70% of US citizens. Teacher strikes in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Colorado demand a political change.
Search China Strike and CNN for map of thousands of strikes in China (tags)
Chinese workers are covered by the union that beongs to the Communist Party. This does not protect them from labor abuses
Marvel Strike Force Hack - Get Free Power Cores and Gold (tags)
Marvel Strike Force Hack - Get Free Power Cores and Gold | Marvel Strike Force Glitch Cheat - Generate FREE Online Power Cores and Gold In MARVEL Strike Force, ready for battle alongside allies and arch-rivals in this action-packed, visually-stunning free-to-play game for your phone or tablet. An assault on Earth has begun and Super Heroes and Super Villains are working together to defend it! Lead the charge by assembling your ultimate squad, including Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Loki, Elektra, Captain America and Iron Man, as you enter strategic combat against an all-new enemy threat.
March 2018 Honduras Coup Again Update (tags)
March 2018 in Honduras... Chiquita banana workers have been on strike for more than two months - their barricades were this month evicted with gunshots and teargas bombs wounding workers and children. Another protest of youths in Choluteca were similiarly met with police gunshots - kids were wounded and arrested. This and other news with further details in this update https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/
Resolution of the Rent Strike in Boyle Heights (tags)
A brief summary of the conclusion, from Curbed.
This Week in Palestine, May 5, 2017 (tags)
Ex-Palestinian political detainee dies this week due to hunger strike as more political detainees join the protest, in the meantime US President Trump promise this week to push the stalled peace process forward. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
#J20 CalArts in SoCal Plan Walkout; NY Galleries & Nonprofits Plan Art Strike (tags)
#J20 CalArts in SoCal Plan Walkout; NY Galleries & Nonprofits Plan Art Strike
Teamsters Local 2010 Initiates Mass Walkout and Strikes at University of California (tags)
Teamsters Local 2010 Initiates Mass Walkout and Strikes at University of California
Workers Strike (tags)
Over the past week unions wrapped up short strikes at whiskey maker Jim Beam in Kentucky and Libbey Glass in Toledo, Ohio. The walkouts involved some 250 workers at distilleries in Clermont and Boston, Kentucky, and close to 1,000 workers at table glassmaker Libbey in Toledo.
SAG-AFTRA video game performers on strike (tags)
In the early morning of Friday, the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) announced a strike against a dozen video game entertainment corporations, including Electronic Arts Productions, Inc., Disney Character Voices, Inc. and Warner Brothers Games, Inc.
Save Midtown-Black Homes Matter (tags)
San Franciscans rallied to support a major rent strike and oppose attempted mass evictions by the City.
Midtown Apartments Rent Strike Going Strong (tags)
On November 14, residents of the Midtown Park Apartments in San Francisco's Western Addition and their supporters gathered for a fundraiser and BBQ. The tenants have been on Rent Strike since June against their landlord, the City of San Francisco. which is trying to kick them out.
US Dark Forces Stoke Violence and Instability in Latin America (tags)
Washington Threatens Ecuadorian Democracy (tags)
July 2015 Honduras Coup update (tags)
https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/ The July Honduras coup summary is up... this time a lot of the repression was against hunger strikers, students linked to occupations, journalists and human rights defenders. Things are getting to an impossible point for many and there is some hope about how this rage be channelled.
Israel's Genocidal War on Palestine Rages (tags)
Khader Adnan Ends Hunger Strike (tags)
Obama Bombs Libya (tags)
How do you make money on failing companies? (tags)
This article is a question to the people who understand capitalism. I'll start with an explanation of what I know; you can elaborate in comments.
The Fight For Health And Safety And USW Oil Workers-Tesoro Carson USW 675 Member Eli Green (tags)
USW 675 Tesoro Carson oil workers talks about the health and safety issues at the refinery and the first national strike since 1980.
Kiev Cluster Bombs Lugansk (tags)
Rock, Rap & Speakout vs Poverty, Prisons & War (tags)
For the 15th year marking International Women’s Day in Southern California, on March 8th a warm and sunny Saturday, a mixed race and enthusiastic crowd of approximately 450 women, men, quite a lot of young people, and lots of children gathered for a free concert and speakout at the MacArthur Park Band Shell in Los Angeles.
Kropotkin Memes Part 2 for LA IMC (tags)
A followup to the page which now seems to have risen to top of lists of Kropotkin memes, because he's so in-demand for pithy quotes :)
Labor Laws Learned by Studying OUR Walmart #2 (tags)
I'm not a labor lawyer, so this article doesn't condone anything or give legal advice. You should double check everything here.
HOW DO WE ADDRESS ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR OF A US MILITARY STRIKE ON SYRIA? (tags)
In chatrooms and on blogs we may hear an argument like this: “Oh, I have friends in Syria, and I lived in Syria.” “I know that’s what the people want.” How does one address such an argument?
A Big Victory For Oregon’s Biggest Union (tags)
After years of painful backsliding, the state workers of Oregon’s largest union, SEIU 503, recently stood firm and scored a big win in their contract negotiations against the state’s anti-union Democratic governor, John Kitzhaber.
Torture by Design: Saying No to the Architecture of Solitary Confinement (tags)
Friday, August 16 marked the 40th consecutive day of a multi-ethnic statewide prisoner hunger strike initiated from inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) of California's Pelican Bay State Prison. As the horror of solitary confinement comes under increasing scrutiny in the US and around the world, human rights activists are confronting this public health and safety epidemic from a variety of angles. One group, called Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility has challenged solitary confinement in US prisons by recently launching a Change.org petition asking the American Institute of Architects to amend its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to prohibit the design of spaces for killing, torture, and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
Guantanamo Hunger Strike Spreads (tags)
Targeting Iran Continues (tags)
My Encounter with the 'Precarious and Service Workers Assembly' of Occupy Oakland (tags)
It's their party, and they'll cry if they want to...
Longshore Struggle Brews on Both Coasts, Part 2 (tags)
In the Northwest, at the terminals on the Columbia River, Puget Sound, and Portland, Oregon, the membership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) are on the defensive against the Northwest Grain Handlers Association (NWGHA). The conflict involves nearly 3,000 workers at terminals that handle a quarter of the nation’s grain exports.
Longshore Struggle Brews on Both Coasts (tags)
Part I - It’s a familiar pattern: those on top of the economic ladder enjoy massive profits, while expecting workers to sacrifice even more for the “greater good.”
New issue of The Internationalist is out (tags)
24 pages of revolutionary Trotskyist views you can't get anywhere else, US$0.50. Subscriptions by mail US$10. For copies contact your local Internationalist supporter, call 212-460-0983 (New York City) or 971-282-7903 (Portland, OR), or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send literature requests and payment to Mundial Publications, Box 3321 Church Street Station, New York, NY 10008 USA.
Greece Suppresses Free Expression (tags)
Workers Stand Up to Walmart (tags)
When a torrent hits an obstacle that refuses to give, it either flows around or over the obstruction. When workers’ needs for a living wage, fair treatment, and a voice are damned up by an oppressive employer, it is only a matter of time before they find a way of asserting their strength.
Chicago's teachers end strike (tags)
The ChicagoChicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates voted Tuesday to end its seven-day strike. This means that classes will resume on Sept. 19 (Wednesday) for the country’s third largest school district’s 350,000 public school students.
Chicago's War on Education (tags)
Chicago Teachers Union Sellout (tags)
Capitulation in Chicago? (tags)
Chicago Teachers v. Rahm Emanuel (tags)
Massacre of striking miners in South Africa (tags)
On July 18 the world bourgeoisie celebrated “Mandela Day”, established internationally by the UN in November 2009 under the sign of peace, freedom, reconciliation, etc. In South Africa, more than 12 million children sang hymns to Mandela before going to class, the whole population was called upon to devote 67 minutes of their time (corresponding to 67 years of Mandela’s activism) to helping others. The IMATU Union requested that this day where they celebrate “the 67 years of his life Mandela has given for the rights of humanity, equality, justice and democracy enjoyed today by all South Africans” become a public holiday, so that individuals can give much more than 67 minutes to useful causes....
Anti-Iranian Hysteria (tags)
Israelis Against War on Iran (tags)
Injured Workers Sew Lips Shut in Hunger Strike to the Death (tags)
Injured workers from the General Motors Colmotores assembly plant in Bogota, Colombia, after a year occupying the sidewalk in front of the U.S. Embassy, sew their lips shut in hunger strike they are determined to carry out until General Motors Colmotores resolves their situation. They are prepared to give their lives so that workers do not continue to be exploited by multinational corporations in Colombia.
Houston Janitors Strike for Economic Justice (tags)
Echoing the story of David vs. Goliath, janitors in Houston are on strike and taking on such corporate giants as JPMorganChase and Exxon Mobile in an effort to pressure the janitorial companies they employ to agree to the workers' modest demands. It is these big business behemoths that are the real powers behind cleaning contractors such as ABM, GCA, ISS etc. By striking against these contractors, and publicly targeting these contractors' employers, the janitors are using their collective power in a showdown that has great significance for not only the Labor Movement but all workers.
Israel Reneges on Hunger Striker Deal (tags)
Palestinian Footballer Near Death (tags)
BTL:Quebec's Student Tuition Strike Grows into Massive Anti-Austerity Movement (tags)
Interview with Andrew Gavin Marshall, an independent researcher and writer based in Montreal, conducted by Scott Harris
Continuing Palestinian Hunger Strikes (tags)
"Devrait pas nous fâcher," they yelled — "You shouldn't get us mad." (tags)
America's protest movements need to take a lesson from the Quebecois student strike.
Hunger Strike Deal (tags)
Israeli and Palestinian Protests (tags)
Student confronts police (tags)
Student confronts police presence at CSUN hunger strike. Escalation not caught on tape. This is the reaction. 4 mim 44 sec video
Occupy LA Response to Divisive CNN Article (tags)
CNN wrote an article saying there were splits between Occupy and the immigrants rights movement. This is untrue.
Abdulhadi Alkhawaja Painfully Force-Fed (tags)
Why We Strike Video #m1gs (tags)
A link to a video about Why We Strike
Khader Adnan: Freed for How Long? (tags)
Ciclavia 2012, around Macarthur Park (tags)
Short videos of Ciclavia 2012 around Macarthur Park in the Westlake area of Los Angeles.
Israeli Court Enforces Hana Shalabi Injustice (tags)
Perils of Attacking Iran (tags)
Hunger Striking for Justice (tags)
Khader Adnan Ending Hunger Strike (tags)
Indignation for Pinheirinho (tags)
30 January 2012 (Brazil-Rio de Janeiro) Pedro Rios Leão´s Hunger strike Translated from the original Portuguese by Kevin Lynch — There is a brilliant commentary from Paulo Halm (brazilian movie maker) below. Because, if it was Yoani Sánchez handcuffed to a post in Havana and on hunger strike in front of the ´Palace of the Revolution´ asking from the world justice and democracy, Globo (and all of the mainstream press), in the face of any embargo, would send a correspondent to Cuba sending live feeds from the locale or going even further still without and loosing the realism, would make, let us see.... a reality TV show! But no, my friends, Pedro is only a Brazilian asking for justice and democracy in the most democratic country in South America, the location of Rio +20, the Olympic Games as well as being the 5th largest economy in the world. Paulo Halm said: “If Pedro Rios Leão was Cuban, today he would be on the front page of O Globo newspaper and would be called a martyr for liberty by Mervais and Leitões (brazilian journalists). It would be a theme and story highlighted on the national news provoking tears of solidarity from Patricia Poeta (another brazilian journalist). On Globo news, Willian Waack and Arnold Jabor, in unison, would call him a hero and even Pedro Bial would arrange a space on Big Brother Brazil in order to write a small poem in homage to the warrior. But, unfortunately, the boy is not Cuban. Pedro Rios Leão is Brazilian and is on hunger strike in front of TV Globo in protest against the station’s coverage of the massacre of the impoverished population of Pinheirinho by the military police of São Paulo. His protest is and will be solemnly ignored. How does that old song go, 'The pain of the people doesn’t appear in the newspaper', much less on TV.” Image by Guilherme Kanno (http://url.moosaico.com/30071)
Khader Adnan Mohammad Musa: Israeli Prisoner of Conscience (tags)
Some Critical Notes on the Nov. 2 Oakland General Strike (tags)
Remember, remember,the second of Novemeber -- and what can be imporved on next time...
Oakland General Strike a Success, but Cops Seriously Injure another Vet (tags)
With over 50,000 people protesting in the street in three major protests through the course of the day, massive labor participation, and a shut down of the Port of Oakland, there is no question that the general strike was a success. Yet the corporate media is now blowing up the importance of a few acts of vandalism by protesters and agent provocateurs.
Occupy Riverside Solidarity Actions with November 2 General Strike (tags)
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
RIVERSIDE (CA) - In a day of actions in solidarity with the Oakland general strike, called in response to vicious police violence, Occupy Riverside stepped action up.
What is a General Strike? (tags)
What is a General Strike?
SEIU 1021 Joins the November 2nd General Strike (tags)
"The SEIU 1021 Executive Board calls on all members of SEIU 1021 to join a day-long “Peaceful Day of Action” in support of Occupy Oakland and against the banking industry and last week’s police brutality against the Occupy Oakland encampment." SEIU 1021 Official Statement & Call to Action Call to Action
Occupy Oakland General Strike - Wednesday, November 5 (tags)
Approved (1484 yes, 46 no): We as fellow occupiers of Oscar Grant Plaza propose that on Wednesday November 2, 2011, we liberate Oakland and shut down the 1%. We propose a city wide general strike and we propose we invite all students to walk out of school. Instead of workers going to work and students going to school, the people will converge on downtown Oakland to shut down the city.
General Strike: Where Ows Needs To Go (tags)
....we are unlikely to see major policy or infrastructure changes until our new movement hits the 1% where it really hurts -- in their pocketbook..... This is where #OccupyWallStreet differs significantly from the major uprisings in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, where mass demonstrations were accompanied by general strikes that shut down economic activity. In Egypt, it was the unions' threat to shut down the Suez Canal that ultimately forced Mubarak to step down.
Greece General strike live coverage (tags)
Torture Is Unacceptable ? Step Up the Struggle to Stop It! (tags)
why we should all intensify our efforts to expose and defeat the repressive policies of the california department of corrections.
15 Years of Giving Voice to Women and Transgender Prisoners in California (tags)
An interview with Diana Block, Pam Faden, and Dierdre Wilson --three members of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, which is celebrating its 15th year with an event in SF on Friday Oct. 14.
Palestinians Protest Israeli Prison Hell (tags)
Security Guards at Harvard Vote to Accept Contract (tags)
?Everybody came together to get things done,? said Harvard security guard Shawn Lynch. ?It?s a really solid contract all the way through. We got everything we needed out of Securitas.?
Grocery Worker Situation Updates (tags)
UFCW site has all the information.
Downtown Labor Day Rally Draws Over 200 (tags)
MoveOn.org's San Diego chapter and other local activists hosted a Labor Day rally outside Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego Monday, September 5, featuring speakers like Congressmembers Bob Filner and Susan Davis, San Diego-Imperial Counties Central Labor Council secretary-treasurer Lorena Gonzalez, State Senator Juan Vargas, State Assemblymember Lori Salda?a, former City Councilmember Floyd Morrow and Activist San Diego president Jeeni Criscenzo. Much of the action urged solidarity with the supermarket workers threatened by their employers' demands for a takeaway contract and the likelihood of a strike. While most of the speakers said, "Jobs, jobs, jobs," Criscenzo urged listeners to take another look at the whole concept of a "job" and question why the only way we should be allowed to make a living is to beg a rich person or corporation for the chance to make them richer.
Supermarket Strike is Looming (tags)
The UFCW announced that they cancelled their contract, and are giving 72 hours notice that they may strike.
California Prison Crisis Sparks Statewide Hunger Strike --interview w/ Critical Resistance (tags)
We discuss the recent statewide hunger strike initiated by prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison. The strike is put in context, alongside a statewide grassroots movement calling for cuts in prison spending to address California?s budget crisis, and a recent US Supreme Court ruling that calls for the reduction of California state prisoners by at least 30,000, in response to overcrowding.
Washington's Ongoing Libya Terror Bombing (tags)
Queer Democrats Warned About Threats to Reproductive Choice (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club heard two presentations at its June 23 meeting: a report on the likely strike by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) against southern California?s three largest grocery chains ? Ralph?s, Albertson?s and Vons ? and a warning about the potentially devastating effects of Republican and radical-Right policies against women?s rights to reproductive choice. Though the struggles of women to maintain safe and legal access to contraception and abortion may seem to have little in common with those of workers for decent pay, access to health care and other benefits, speakers on both issues noted how the radical Right has effectively linked them in the service of a paternalistic agenda that regards workers as mere cogs in a capitalist economy, and women as mere vessels for giving birth to the next generation.
May Day 2011 Celebration and Film Showing at Solidarity Hall, Friday, May 6, 7:00 pm (tags)
The Power of a General Strike to stop the war, to tax the rich, to save jobs, education & services
The History of May Day, Made in the USA (tags)
Leftist activists know about the eight men who were arrested and tried and convicted for terrorism related to Haymarket Square in Chicago. The bombing happened at a rally on the 4th, but it was due to events on May Day, when the city of Chicago went on strike.
Philippine Airlines workers vote to strike (tags)
The Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) held a torch parade tonight as initial results in the strike poll reveal a tremendous vote for yes. Only the ballots of PALEA members in the Metro Manila offices of Philippines Airlines have been counted and show 96% votes of for a strike and a mere 3% voted against. In the last strike vote conducted last December, some 86% voted yes. In yesterday’s voting, 1996 PALEA members in Metro Manila participated out of some 2987 total members.
Wisconsin: For a General Strike Now! (tags)
A law challenging the very existence unions of government workers has just been rammed through the legislature in Wisconsin. In addition, wages have been slashed by up to 10 percent to make up for cuts to health insurance and pensions. The labor movement and workers nationwide and internationally are vividly aware of the stakes. There has been a lot of talk in the last three weeks about a general strike. The Wisconsin South Central Labor Federation even voted to authorize one. But now that the moment of truth has arrived, the union bureaucrats have gotten cold feet. They are doing everything to prevent strike action and instead to divert anger at this vicious law into a drive to recall Republican senators, to be replaced by Democrats, whose “alternative” budget bill would also have drastically slashed wages and benefits. There should be no delay: this is the hour for powerful labor action. A general strike is needed to shut down Wisconsin now!
Union Busting in America (tags)
Feb 22 Cal Solidarity Rallies with Wisconsin Labor; General Strike Call in Wisconsin (tags)
The general strike is the only effective weapon labor has to put an end to the capitalist profit motive that is the cause of all our grief. Michael Moore reports that LABOR IN WISCONSIN IS PREPARING FOR A GENERAL STRIKE! California has several solidarity rallies planned for Feb 22.
Wisconsin Labor Leads 2d American Revolution (tags)
One year ago, on March 4, California students and teachers had a one-day strike for education, but nothing has improved because we did not have a general strike. Today, Wisconsin workers are striking and protesting the planned Democrat-Republican attack on the workingclass so as to maximize the profits of the capitalist class. The whole country should join this 2d American Revolution with all deliberate speed.
Strikes, workers’ protests spread throughout Egypt (tags)
“According to a detailed account published by Al Ahram, the dictator had intended to step down but was persuaded by his wife and son Gamal not to. When this threatened to provoke a further upsurge in the revolutionary movement, the military stepped in and seized power to try to maintain control over the situation. Notably, none of the official middle class “opposition” parties—including the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed ElBaradei’s National Association for Change—has condemned the military’s threats against the working class. Striving to maintain illusions in the role of the army, these forces have urged an end to the demonstrations and strikes. ElBaradei and his colleagues are now preparing to enter the military regime. Britain’s Foreign Minister William Hague said yesterday that Egypt’s Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq told him that the current government would be reshuffled to include opposition figures by next week. While the successful elevation of these “opposition” forces would open up opportunities for the individuals involved, for the Egyptian working class it would signify no more than providing a civilian fig-leaf for the military government.”
‘Tama Na! Sobra Na!’ as a cry for peace (tags)
CALIFORNIA, United States—Twenty five years ago, Corazon Aquino rallied Filipinos against a despised dictatorship with the slogan, “Tama na! Sobra na! Palitan na!”—“We’ve had enough! Things have gone too far! It’s time for a change!”
Lucasville Five Hunger Strike Begins --An interview with author Staughton Lynd (tags)
The Lucasville Five are now back in the news with an announcement last week that four of the five will be participating in a simultaneous “rolling hunger strike,” beginning today, January 3. They are using the hunger strike to protest their convictions (having always maintained their innocence) as well as their living situation, which is more restrictive than for most prisoners on Ohio’s death row.
FREE THE 43 !! (tags)
Today we begin our hunger strike. This is the only course of action left us to end our continued illegal detention, there being no clear action by the government for our unconditional release. On December 6, we will be on our 10th month in detention. We were arrested last February 6 by a joint AFP-PNP operation based on a defective warrant. We were tortured physically and psychologically, deprived of sleep, subjected to various indignities, threatened with harm, denied legal counsel for several days and illegally detained until now. Planted evidence was used and false charges were filed against us. Our human rights continue to be violated. Every day in jail is an injustice to us.
What’s Going On In Europe? (tags)
"The attack on education is an international phenomenon. In the UK on Wednesday, tens of thousands of students walked out of classes over tripled tuition fees. Thousands participated in a demonstration in London, where more than 1,000 were penned in and contained by police for hours. Police used batons to beat back students attempting to reach parliament. The demonstrations in Britain came two weeks after more than 55,000 took to the streets throughout the UK. A crackdown by the government has included the arrest of dozens of students. In the US, there have been mass protests and, in some cases, occupations in the state of California against tuition fee increases of more than 30 per cent. The education cuts in Italy and the UK are part of a wave of austerity measures throughout Europe aimed at forcing workers and young people to pay for an ongoing economic crisis."
France: More strikes, opposition to social austerity (tags)
"At Université Lyon-2, students gathered to vote on future action and protest the detention of demonstrators at Corbas prison, according to an account in Lyon-Capitale. They criticized the unions and also bourgeois “left” parties such as the Socialist Party (PS) and its presumed 2012 presidential candidate, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Strauss-Kahn is currently the head of the International Monetary Fund, where he pressed for massive austerity policies and wage cuts to be imposed on Greek workers in exchange for an IMF bailout, during this spring’s Greek debt crisis. One Lyon student said: “We’re in the street because we have had enough of Sarkozy. We had had enough of [ex- President Jacques] Chirac before and we will have had enough of Strauss-Kahn.... What we do not want anymore is Sarkozy, capitalism, and globalization.”
French Worker Struggles for Justice (tags)
struggling without union support
Striking port workers in Marseille know the truth (modified by General Joe) (tags)
"They (French workers) are “fighting privatization,” as we all should be. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be a slave to private capital either! This article, like most in the capitalist press, omits this essential information to benefit the owners and bosses. Get a clue folks and stand up and fight back or be prepared to have everything stolen from you. Remember, the rich don’t want but one thing. And that’s “everything.” Kind a makes the bank bailouts a little more understandable don’t you think. See “class war” all around you."
The Real Aim of Israel’s Bomb Iran Campaign and... (tags)
“But Israel clearly cannot afford to risk a war with Iran without the assurance that the United States being committed to participate in it. That is why the Israeli lobby in Washington and its allies argue that Obama should support an Israeli strike, which would mean that he would have to attack Iran with full force if it retaliates against such an Israeli strike. The knowledge that Israel could not attack Iran without U.S. consent makes Israeli officials extremely sensitive about the possibility that Obama would explicitly reject an Israeli strike.”
'JINSA John' Bolton says Israel May Strike by Aug. 21 (tags)
'JINSA John' Bolton says Israel May Strike by Aug. 21: http://tinyurl.com/IsraelmaystrikebyAug21 Additional via http://AMERICA-HIJACKED.COM
An Appeal to Bolivia: Withdraw from the U.N. Occupying Force in Haiti (tags)
Members of Women of Color in the Global Women's Strike, GWS/LA and the weekly vigil for Haiti visited the Bolivian Consulate in L.A. Their concern: Bolivia's ongoing participation in the U.N. force that's been occupying Haiti since the 2004 coup which removed the democratically-elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The recent earthquake has been used as an excuse to further militarize most aspects of Haitian society, say sources on the ground there.
Neoconned Bush regime covered up fatal Taliban Chinook missile strike (tags)
Neoconned Bush regime covered up fatal Taliban Chinook missile strike
Report: Israel, US preparing for war with Iran (tags)
"At the same time, Iran’s Press TV reported that a very large contingent of US ground forces had massed in neighboring Azerbaijan. The independent Azerbaijani news website Trend confirmed the report."
Five years after a failure: FARE STRIKE! San Francisco 2005: First-Hand Accounts (tags)
A review of a not-too-terribly accurate account of an attempt at a mass "self-reduction" movement on a big city public transit system in the United States...and some ideas on how to avoid the mistakes we made...
Call For An Interntaional Support For Bernard Rappaz Imprisoned In Switzerland (tags)
From switzerland, hemp activist Bernard Rappaz was condemned to 5 year and 8 month of prison, after an unfair trial, in which the charges mix cheerfully the violation of the federal drugs laws, money laundering, violation of the road traffic laws, etc etc. After 50 days of hunger strike to acquire a federal review of his trial, he was placed on probation, then re-incarcerated. He began a new hunger strike. The joint manager had only a suspended sentence and a light fine imposition. Did the Helvetic authorities sentenced him to death??
Defend Public Education- March 4th Follow-up (tags)
Students, Teachers, workers and parents united last October to Strike and for a Day fo Aciton on March 4th. This is the second conference to Defend Public Education
Obama recalls bunker-buster bomb kits to bar Israeli strike on Iran (tags)
Obama recalls bunker-buster bomb kits to bar Israeli strike on Iran
THE ETHICS OF THE CONVENIENCE OR THE JOURNALISTIC SUICIDE (tags)
Should we bury the ethics because of the politics?
Emergency Vigil in Support of Haiti (tags)
An emergency vigil was held asking people "to donate money to go to grassroots women and their families, and therefore communities, rather than to thieving elites and their corrupt NGOs."
International education strike network-meeting in Berlin 15.th – 17.th of January 2010 (tags)
Becouse of the international Studentsprotest there is the first official international education strike network-meeting at th Humbold University Berlin from the 15.th unitil the 17.th of January 2010. In europe now there are more than 280 universities occupied and the students have claims to those respnsible wich are a must for a sensible education. Worldwide more then 580 universities are participating with the protestactivities. the most of those are also occupied
UC Strike - UCLA Nov.19th (tags)
Strike at UCLA, November 18th against UC Regent's decision to raise student fee by 32% and budget cut.
75th Commemoration of the 1934 SF General Strike (tags)
In 1934 there was a war on American workers and a general strike. Out of that struggle and Bloody Thursday, Harry Bridges and the ILWU were only armed with the right to protest and their convictions.. We stand on the shoulders of giants. The martyrs died a physical death so we would not die a psychological death.
The San Francisco Strike of 1934: It’s Lessons Today (tags)
The progressive sector of the US labor movement marked July 5, 1934 - a day striking labor unions called "Bloody Thursday" - a turning point in the history of working people on the West Coast. On that day, strikes, riots, tear gas and armed troops on the San Francisco waterfront 1934 strike still had an impact that is still felt to this day. "I think it is still relevant to the Bay Area," said Kevin Starr, the pre-eminent historian of California who wrote about the strike in "Endangered Dreams," a history of California in the Great Depression.
General Strike & Tax on Millionaires & Billionaires in Cal Needed Now (tags)
The State of California is set to issue IOUs instead of checks today, July 1, 2009, because the progressive income tax on the rich, those who make over $200,000 a year, has been cut instead of raised and because labor has not declared the overdue GENERAL STRIKE.
Décimo día del ayuno de Judith / Day 10 of Judith's hunger strike (tags)
Judith of Danza Cuauhtémoc has been on hunger strike for the past ten days, picking up where the teachers left off in protest of the cuts to schools. Judith, matriarca de la Danza Cuauhtémoc, lleva ya diez días en huelga de hambre en protesta a los recortes a las escuelas.
Santee Students Walk Out and March in Support of Hunger Strikers Part 3 (tags)
Part 3 of a 3 Part Photo Essay.
Santee Students Walk Out and March in Support of Hunger Strikers Part 2 (tags)
Part 2 of a 3 Part Photo Essay
Santee Students Walk Out and March in Support of Hunger Strikers (tags)
Kids Raise Their Voices about Cuts and Class Size. Photo Essay Part 1 of 3
Los Angeles Teacher Hunger Strike Carries On. Days 14,16 and 17 Photos (tags)
LAUSD Rescinds 505 Cuts But 2500 Jobs Still Headed For Termination Next Week. Overcrowding Chaos Looms Large on the 2010 - 2011 Horizon
WILDCAT! Carpenters Union (tags)
This is the 10th anniversary of the Carpenters Wildcat strike. In 1999 in sites all around the state the Carpenters rejected a contract which would have sold them out! Labors Militant Voice played a leading role in the strike and now a comrade running for President of the Local.
AJLPP SUPPORTS TEACHERS/STUDENTS MAY 15 MASS ACTIONS IN LA (tags)
To Rebel is Justified! The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) militantly supports the teachers mass actions today May 15 against LAUSD strike –breaking tactics and intimidation against the students who support their teachers.
Friday 9:00 am - Teachers Stage Pickets Instead of Strike (tags)
LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2009 - There are reports of teachers picketing this morning at campus throughout the city. In place of a planned one day strike for today that a judge issued an injunction against.
EPCC CONDEMNS LA COURT /LAUSD SCHOOL BOARD FOR INTIMIDATION AND UNION-BUSTING (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) condemns the recent Los Angeles Court order against the teachers strike today, May 13. The LA School Board and Superintendent Ramon Cortines succeeded to impose an injunction if the teachers continue with their planned strike. The UTLA has ordered the strike to be set aside. On April 30th, over 73% of the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union members voted for a one-day strike on May 15th to protest the budget cuts that would lay-off over 5,000 teachers and leave students in overcrowded classrooms. LA Superior Court Judge James Chalfant ordered the court injunction that favored the School Board that has been preparing to stop the teacher strike and any simultaneous student protest on May 15th.
CDIR Support Teachers Strike May 15: L.A. Unified goes to court to fight teachers strike (tags)
As the Los Angeles teachers girds for a strike on Friday, may 15, LAUSD officials said they will seek an immediate court injunction to stop Friday’s scheduled one-day teachers strike. The Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) supports the teachers strike on Friday and will march today, May 12 at the LAUSD building at 1:00 PM. They are also protesting the lay-off of more than 4,500 teachers by June 2009. The LA Times today, May 12 said: "expected Tuesday morning filing in L.A. Superior Court is part of a two-pronged legal strategy by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
May 15, 2009 LA ILWU Local 13 75th Commemoration March in Wilmington at 10:00 AM (tags)
On May 15, 2009 ILWU Local 13 will have a march to honor members killed and injured in their strike
Protest sweeps Europe (tags)
France Jan 29, 2009. Public and private workers mount a one-day strike with mass support. Schools, courts and transportation shut down in several cities. This article is from: Freedom Socialist Vol30 No2 April-May 2009.
Santee Teachers Strike March 27, 2009 [South-Central Los Angeles] (tags)
One hour strike @ Santee (high school). Teachers & students speak [see video]. CUTS HURT KIDS & TEACHERS!
25 years of UK's miners' strike: Keep on keepin on! (tags)
"The bosses make us pay for their crisis"...
Hunger Strike for Immigrant Rights! (tags)
The Fast for Our Future campaign will begin in Los Angeles on October 15th, 2008, three weeks before the November 4th presidential election. Over 100 people will fast in order to mobilize our community to vote for immigrant rights.
Review: 'FARE STRIKE! San Francisco 2005: First-Hand Accounts (tags)
A critical examination of the leftist recuperator's version of events...one of a number of revolutionary extremist docs from Kevin Keating's 'Love and Treason' web page.
First strike capability now to be with U.S. (tags)
And a moron like Bush will use it.
Anarchist prisoner on hunger strike in Catalunya (tags)
Amadeu Casellas(anarchist prisoner) remains on hunger strike since june 23rd. We need your help to spread and publish this information in the alternative medias and anarchist medias all over Europe. That,s why we send you here this information in english,frenchs and german, use the one you find closer to your languaje, or traslate it into your native languaje, and send to indymedias and anarchist websites.
AJLPP Supports 5 Days UC State Wide Workers Strike (tags)
The Alliance- Philippines (AJLPP) expresses militant solidarity support to the five days strike declared by University of California (UC) workers,( many of them Filipinos) who went on a five day strike starting July 14 all over California. More than 9,000 University of California workers went on a five-day strike at UCʼs ten campuses and five medical centers. The strike will begin on July 14th and conclude on July 18th. During the strike, hundreds of medical workers mostly Filipinos manned the picket lines and refused to work.
Bush/PNAC Escalates 'Covert Operations' in Iran (tags)
So much for opposing 'any state supporting terrorists' ... Of course, immorality breeds contradiction.
Israel "Reassures West": No Iran Attack in 2008 (tags)
"The immediate effect of his statement was a record increase in oil prices - The immediate effect of his statement was a record increase in oil prices - The immediate effect of his statement was a record increase in oil prices - The immediate effect of his statement was a record increase in oil prices - The immediate effect of his statement was a record increase in oil prices - The immediate effect of his statement was a record increase in oil prices" "Iran realizes that the West is sensitive to pain and money, and won't embark on an operation that would significantly boost oil prices," - "Iran realizes that the West is sensitive to pain and money, and won't embark on an operation that would significantly boost oil prices," - "Iran realizes that the West is sensitive to pain and money, and won't embark on an operation that would significantly boost oil prices," - "Iran realizes that the West is sensitive to pain and money, and won't embark on an operation that would significantly boost oil prices," Interesting to note that most of the criminal politicians starting these illegal wars draw most of their profits from the oil and defence industries ...
Hunger Strike Against US Space Shield: 6/22/08 Santa Monica, CA (tags)
Worldwide hunger strike - June 22, 2008: Against the US "Star Wars" project and the installation of a US military base in the Czech Republic. Thousands of People will be participating throughout the world and locally on the Santa Monica 3rd Street Promenade.
Bush Resurrects a Whopper (tags)
Where have we heard this before? War in the Ruins of Diplomacy Published: March 18, 2003 America is on its way to war. President Bush has told Saddam Hussein to depart or face attack. For Mr. Hussein, getting rid of weapons of mass destruction is no longer an option. Diplomacy has been dismissed. Arms inspectors, journalists and other civilians have been advised to leave Iraq. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C01EFDA1431F93BA25750C0A9659C8B63 Oh yeah. The last time these War Criminals engineered a phony crisis about a fake threat, and used it to start another illegal war.
6/6 Los Angeles Teachers Strike; General Strike Needed (tags)
Los Angeles teachers are finally striking for the first hour of today's school day against the budget cuts to education; the rest of labor needs to join them in a statewide general strike not only against budget cuts but also against the refusal of the state legislature to raise the income taxes on the rich, the 5% that makes over $200,000 a year, including the millionaires and billionaires who live in California.
US Politicians at AIPAC "Hate Iran Week" (tags)
Sadly, these fanatics don't care if something is true (or has been proven false). All they care is that they are allowed to repeat these LIES in order to create the illusion of a crisis, because it distracts from their actual plot to attack the country, in the process, once again committing "The Supreme International Crime". It's interesting to watch these criminals as they keep doing, over and over and over, exactly what they call their opposition "antisemitic" for pointing out ...
KPFK Continues to Ignore AFTRA and SAG Labor Disputes (tags)
Despite being in the middle of Hollywood and the entertainment industry war on workers, they find no voice on "Revolutionary Radio " KPFK.
They Protest Too Much: Another False Flag Imminent? (tags)
Their hopes for feigning a justification for another illegal war - this time against Iran - because nobody bought their attempts at 'the Iraq treatment' this time around, I worry that the US/Israeli 'Neo-Cons' are planning another False Flag Attack, as recent headlines bring back memories of those immediately preceding the Israeli-American Neo-Con False Flag of 9/11, 2001.
ARAMARK Food Service Workers on Strike (tags)
LAANE video about a new strike by Aramark food service workers.
AJLPP Applauds National Transport strike: A Success (tags)
AJLPP congratulates the striking Filipino jeepney drivers from the militant PISTON group in the Philippines Monday that crippled public transportation in some cities in Southern Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao The Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON, United Organization of Drivers and Operators Nationwide) called the strike to demand the scrapping of the expanded value-added tax (E-VAT) on oil products and of the oil deregulation law.
National Transport strike in the Philippines : A Success (tags)
Pesante-USA based in Los Angeles, California congratulates the striking Filipino jeepney drivers from the militant PISTON group in the Philippines Monday that crippled public transportation in some cities in Southern Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao The Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON, United Organization of Drivers and Operators Nationwide) called the strike to demand the scrapping of the expanded value-added tax (E-VAT) on oil products and of the oil deregulation law.
AJLPP Supports the May 12, 2008 National Transport Strike in the Philippines (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) declared today its support for the national transport strike in the Philippines planned for May 12, 2008. AJLPP national coordinator Mario Santos said, “The AJLPP unequivocally and wholeheartedly supports the transport group, Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON), which is affiliated with the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU – May First Movement) Labor Center.” PISTON will lead Monday’s transport strike which will start at 12:01 a.m. Monday.
May Day Strike Against the War Shuts Down All U.S. West Coast Ports (tags)
On May 1, every port on the West Coast of the United States was shut down to demand an end to the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. The historic May Day walkout by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is the first time ever that an American union has struck against a U.S. war. The union ranks defied the rulings of an arbitrator, who twice ordered them to go to work. They overcame the capitulations of the ILWU leadership, which didn't want the work stoppage in the first place, tried to water it down and cowered before the threats of legal action while waving the flag. The employers' Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) declared the May 1 port shutdown an "illegal strike." But after all the huffing and puffing from the bosses' mouthpieces, the dock workers pointed the way to defeating the imperialist war by mobilizing working-class power. In the end, it was more than a work stoppage. The dock workers' May Day strike against the war was a first step, a show of what it will take to bring down the warmongers in Washington. Their "symbolic" action was felt all the way to Iraq, where dock workers in two ports stopped work in solidarity with the ILWU. But it was only a beginning. What is needed is not only industrial action but a political offensive against the Democrats and Republicans, the partner parties of American imperialism, to build a class-struggle workers party.
Israel STILL Beating Iran War Dead Horse (tags)
Shades of Iraq ...
4/30 Victory in Vietnam; 5/1 Labor Day-Support ILWU (tags)
April 30, 1975 was the happiest day for the first generation after WW2 and after the Holocaust. It was the day when the little people in black pajamas, the workers and peasants of Vietnam, defeated the mightiest death machine the world had seen since Nazi Germany, namely Nazi USA, so that the workers of the world literally danced in the streets, including in the USA. We hope to do the same for this year's milestone labor strike for peace led by the ILWU on May Day 2008.
Updating Sami Al-Arian - His Ordeal Continues (tags)
His false imprisonment and torture.
Dr. Al-Arian Transfered to Custody of Immigration Authorities on Friday (tags)
Dr. Al-Arian's hunger strike continues; he has lost 34 pounds. Please contact the Attorney General Fax Number: (202) 307-6777
Women Say Fund Caregiving Not War & Occupation (tags)
In Los Angeles, for the 9th Global Women’s Strike on International Women’s Day, March 8, women along with men supporters gathered at a town hall meeting entitled ‘Fund Caregiving Not War and Occupation!’ at the Southern California Library in South LA. On and around every March 8 since 2000, women in 60 countries have taken part in the Global Women’s Strike under the theme Invest in Caring not Killing. Women who are working to reclaim the money and other resources for crucial survival needs for themselves and their communities, told their stories and shared their struggles and victories.
ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Demanding End to War in Iraq, Afghanistan (tags)
In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East. This is the first time in decades that an American union has decided to undertake industrial action against a U.S. war. The action announced by the powerful West Coast dock workers union, to stop work to stop the war, should be taken up by unions and labor organizations throughout the United States and internationally. And the purpose of such actions should be not to beg the bourgeois politicians whose hands are covered with blood, having voted for every war budget for six and a half years, but a show of strength of the working people who make this country run, and who can shut it down!
PROLETARIAN SOLIDARITY AGAINST THE REPRESSION IN CAMEROON! (tags)
After last week in Burkina Faso, it is Cameroon this week that has witnessed demonstrations and strikes against inflation and the high cost of living; and the bestial repression of these movements of protest.
Puerto Rico: All Out to Defend the Teachers’ Struggle! (tags)
We are on the threshold of a major class battle in Puerto Rico. Every day new preparations are announced for the coming strike of the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation (FMPR). With 42,000 members, a majority of them women, the FMPR represents almost all of Puerto Rico’s teachers and is by far the largest union on the island. The Shock Force of the Puerto Rican Police and National Guard are being readied to go after the strikers. The struggle of the Puerto Rican teachers affects everybody. The working class as a whole, students and parents, teachers and defenders of workers’ rights around the world must come out in defense of the FMPR! If there are mass arrests, the response must be massive blockades and spreading the struggle to the point of shutting the island down. In order to win this strike, it is necessary to prepare for a struggle not only of the teachers but within the whole workers movement against the pro-capitalist labor bureaucracy that sabotages the workers’ struggle. Above all, it is necessary to fight against illusions in and ties with bourgeois parties and politicians. It’s high time to begin building a revolutionary internationalist workers party.
Railroad workers unite ! (tags)
Organized labor in the U.S. is fast approaching a crossroads. The enormous successes of the past are under attack, putting the unions in a defensive position. Battling not only the companies but their own bureaucracy, the rank and file of various powerful unions find themselves facing extraordinary sell-out contracts approved by their “leadership,” but benefiting only the company. The struggle to defeat these sell-out contracts may well be the opening clashes of a revival of the U.S. labor movement, which has lain dormant for decades, but which by its very nature may lead to larger conflict. It is in this context that Amtrak workers have dealt a temporary blow to the trend of concession and showcased their growing political consciousness when, after bargaining for 8 years, a coalition of 10 Amtrak unions either rejected revolting tentative agreements that their union “leaders” had brokered with Amtrak, or refused to continue the seemingly now-pointless process of bargaining. This has put Amtrak workers on a collision course with management, i.e., the federal government. The creation of an “illegal” coalition of Amtrak unions to bargain – “illegal” because it violates the Railway Labor Act – was the first progressive step in increasing the power of the workers. Now nine unions are poised to strike Amtrak, and if it weren’t for a “Presidential Emergency Board” (PEB) that intervened, they’d be picketing already. The PEB – consisting of all Bush appointees – must now decide if every avenue of arbitration has been tried, when everyone already knows that it already has. The PEB was officially established on Dec. 1st, and in 60 days, if no agreement is reached, the parties will be free to act themselves. For the workers this will mean striking. For the bosses, this will mean imposing their terms of employment and destroying the gains of the past.
What Works and What Doesn't In Building A New Workers’ Movement (tags)
There are thousands of activists of one type or another who want to change society and recognize that we need a movement to do that. many of these people are in organizations and groupings, many are in Unions. What is causing the delay in the building of a new movement to throw back the present capitalist offensive. One major factor is the heads of Organized Labor, but they are not the only factor.
Rediscovering the Arusha Declaration and Abandoning the NGO Model: (tags)
Selma James and Andaiye chart a path from the 60s to Tomorrow
Two prominent international women's movement leaders visited Los Angeles in December as a part of a special North American tour. Selma James of London and Andaiye of Guyana spoke to a packed room at the Southern California Library on what we can learn from the past and present of autonomous socialist organizing in the Global South. Both women organize with the Global Women's Strike, which calls for recognition of and payment for all unwaged work, and an end to the twin terrors of poverty and war. The Strike's signature event is an annual work stoppage on International Women's Day, March 8.
Photo by Sidney Ross-Risden: right to left — Selma James, host Margaret Prescod, and Andaiye
Picket line in New York City protests repression of striking miners in Cananea, MX (tags)
NEW YORK, 12 January -- The attack by over 800 state and federal police and Mexican army soldiers, aimed at dislodging striking miners from Cananea (Sonora state), was answered with a protest picket in New York. In front of the Mexican consulate, some 20 demonstrators proclaimed their solidarity with the mineworkers, who have been on strike since July 30 against terrible safety conditions at the Cananea complex and against government attacks on the workers.
PHILLIPINES Transport strike – A SUCCESS! (tags)
The transport strike was a success nationwide. Most major transport groups nationwide joined the called of the militant Pinagkaisang Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston, United Association of Drivers and Operators Nationwide). The AJLPP-USA supported the nationwide transport strike that also called for the ouster of the US-Arroyo regime.
Statement of Solidarity on the Two-Day Filipino People’s Transport Strike (tags)
The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Peasant-USA) whole-heartedly and militantly support the 2-day nationwide transport strike led by the Alliance against Oil Price Hike. PISTON and BAYAN Philippines. The people and the public transport sector have no choice but to show their strength and unity in the face of these continuous depredations and acts of economic sabotage. This is while the oil price worldwide to $ 85 per dollar. While oil prices is going down, oll prices in the Philippines is skyrocketing to the limits
Building Bridges Radio: Writers Strike for their Future (tags)
WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW
Eric McDavid Ends Hunger Strike (tags)
Eric ends hunger strike - your help still needed!
MP3 Audio- Interview with a Writer on Strike (tags)
The strike wraps up its third week today with hopes for a return to the bargaining table next week.
"Solidarity Works!" Purple and Red Join Forces in Writers' Guild March (tags)
On Tuesday, November 20, the Writers Guild of America held a march on Hollywood Boulevard in which they invited their brothers and sisters in the labor movement to come out in support of their strike, now in its third week.
France: The workers must take the struggle into their own hands! (tags)
Seldom has trade-union unity been so great in the country: almost all the trade unions, including the most collaborationist, call for an indefinite strike at the SNCF, because of the determination and combativeness of the workers! But what objective does this united leadership set for the struggle to come? In 1995 the objective was clear: total withdrawal of the Prime Minister Juppé plan against the pensions. Today what is the objective of this trade-union unity? Total withdrawal of the new attack against the pensions?
Video from the WGA picket line at Sony Pictures (tags)
The strike continues into its second week with both sides very far apart. Looks like it could be a long strike. SAG is supporting the picket lines and public support for the writers seems strong.
Israel Prepares for Nuclear Strike on Iran (tags)
With no alternative but to fight fire with fire, the Israel Air Force is training for a tactical nuclear strike on Iranian nuclear production facilities.
Eric McDavid - Day 5 of Hunger Strike (tags)
Eric demands vegan food for future vegan prisoners...
Report from a WGA Picket Line (tags)
CULVER CITY, November 7, 2007 - About 45 WGA members formed a picket line outside Culver Studios today in Culver City.
Video from the WGA strike picket lines (tags)
CULVER CITY, November 7, 2007 - About 45 WGA members formed a picket line outside Culver Studios today in Culver City.
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are Inciting Terrorism! (tags)
By honoring the writers's strike picket lines and not going to work at the Comedy Channel Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are inciting the American public to resort to acts of terrorism.
Writer's Strike Blogs (tags)
This is a link to blogs about the writers strike, in wordpress.
Go ahead writers, strike! I DARE ya! (tags)
Sanitation Workers Strike Online (tags)
This link is to coverage on Daily Kos
Cheney mulled Israeli strike on Iran (tags)
To provoke a retaliation
911 General Strike Gaining Momentum (tags)
“No Work, No School, No Shopping – Hit the Streets” The 911 General Strike called by a coalition of antiwar, 911 Truth, and pro impeachment groups is gaining strength with gatherings scheduled across the country and rapidly expanding activity on the Internet, where the idea originated.
General Strike! 9/11/07! No Work! No School! No Commerce! (tags)
This September Eleventh: No Work, No School, No Commerce! Hit The Streets!
American Missiles Smash through Treaty with Russia: The U.S. Won't Renew START-1 (tags)
The U.S. military leadership has stated for the first time that it has to decline to renew the first Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Chief of the U.S. Strategic Command Gen. James Cartwright claimed that the decision makes a possible strike in the war against global terrorism easier. In Russia, they are worried that the United States will have potential to make a disarming nuclear strike and, with the missile defense system in Europe, avoid a counterstrike.
Attacks on Mexico pipelines show extensive knowledge of energy infrastructure (tags)
WASHINGTON | Saboteurs who blew up natural gas pipelines that shut down one of Mexico’s main industrial regions this month also crippled a crude oil pipeline, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The operation indicated extensive knowledge of Mexico’s energy infrastructure, the officials said.
Third US Strike Carrier Heads to Iran (tags)
Israeli site tracks war build up in the Gulf
Chrysler, Globalization, and Labor's response (tags)
The UAW will confront Detroit auto makers at the bargaining table in July for a new national contract. In what will prove to be one of the UAW’s biggest challenges since the union’s birth, this contract will bear the imprint of the wholesale restructuring of the American auto industry. When Cerberus Capital Management paid $7.4 billion to take control of Chrysler on May 13, 2007, the challenge to the Union was official: “Are you ready to negotiate with a private equity firm which specializes in gutting troubled companies?” The UAW’s position on Chrysler will undoubtedly influence negotiations with General Motors and Ford. Cerberus wants to cut costs to make money off its investment. Contract talks open up a golden opportunity for the bosses to cut costs at the expense of the workers on the assembly lines. Cutting benefits which previous generations sacrificed, fought for and in some instances, died for, is what is at risk for auto workers in 2007.
Once more on the failed transit system fare strike in San Francisco in 2005 (tags)
A brief re-examination of this missed opportunity in working class-based radical mass action in this part of the world...
A Call For A Nationwide General Strike! (tags)
Shut It All Down! A Call For A Nationwide General Strike!
UC Hunger Strikers, Supporters Confront UC Regents On Nuclear Weapons, 13 Arrested (tags)
More than 100 people, including 40 on the 9th day of a fast to protest the University of California's ties to the US nuclear weapons complex, delivered their demand for UC nuclear weapons lab severance directly to the UC Board of Regents at their meeting at UC San Francisco on May 17th. After several of the protesters vocally and persistently confronted the Regents on refusing to consider the demand, Regent Norman Pattiz ordered the dozen or so UC Police officers on hand to clear the room, moments after telling them to "go out and have some lunch."
Longshore Workers Honor Picket Line, Shut Down War Cargo Shipper in Oakland (tags)
This can be an important first step toward the mobilization of workers power to shut down the war machine, but that requires a sharp struggle against the bourgeois politics of the antiwar groups and union officialdom. The OEA calls for money for schools not for war, as if it were a matter of budget priorities, and the PAC poster made a social-patriotic pitch to “Bring the Troops Home Now, and give them the care they need.” Such “peace is patriotic” rhetoric is a staple of the UPFJ, but all the antiwar coalitions make similar appeals to garner support from Democratic Party liberals. Revolutionaries and class-conscious workers, in contrast, emphasize that this imperialist war must be opposed by class war.
The Mexican Revolution Surges Forward (tags)
Millions of workers and students on strike: report of the first 12 hours of the May 2 strike Just six months after Calderon assumed the presidency and the anti-fraud movement and the APPO were defeated, the situation in Mexico is heating up again. The previous showdown over the elections and the revolutionary struggle in Oaxaca solved nothing. The bourgeois, foolishly, perhaps believed that the working class was finished, and that the struggle was over. They will not be able to maintain that opinion any longer. Carrying on from the magnificent struggles in March against the attacks of the weak Calderón government, a general strike was called earlier this week on May 2 - the first general strike in Mexico since 1916.
A Three Stooges Account of the failed transit fare strike effort in San Francisco in 2005 (tags)
A truth in ideological packaging rule needs to be applied here...
New, improved unions (tags)
New, improved unions
Troqueros Declare Victory! (tags)
Independent truckers announce the LA port will shut down on May 1, the first victory for the 2007 May Day Mobilization for Immigrants' Rights.
8th Annual GWS LA Event with Sò An (tags)
Report of 8th Annual Global Women’s Strike Los Angeles Event: An Evening of Resistance & Song with Sò An, Popular Haitian activist, political prisoner & folk singer
Announcing: FARE STRIKE! San Francisco 2005: First-Hand Accounts (tags)
Finally, a collection of first-hand accounts of the Fare Strike, in which thousands of San Franciscans openly and spontaneously united along class lines and rode mass transit for free. The alienated space of public transportation was briefly transformed into an arena of solidarity and radical possibilities.
US attack on Iran ...imminent (tags)
This must be nonsense
Guinea: the Unions Bosses liquidate the General Strike (tags)
At the end of discussions with the authorities, religious leaders and a delegation of the CDEAO (economic community of the States of the area) directed by the former President-general of Nigeria, the gangster Babangida, the trade-union leaders decreed the "suspension" of the general strike which had lasted for 2 weeks, as of Sunday midnight. For his part, President Lansana Conté promised to name a new Prime Minister from a list of 5 names indicated by the trade unions and the opposition parties. The trade-union leaders speak about a great victory (while evoking a possible resumption of the strike), but it looks more like a capitulation!
GUINEA: the army requisitions all the workers! (tags)
Friday evening, Kerfalla Camara, the chief of staff of the Guinean army, announced in a radio broadcast that he has ordered the end of the general strike and the resumption of work on Monday, by requisitioning all the workers in the administration, in commercial establishments and in private enterprises!
UCSB Students Rise Up, Strike Against War & Block Freeway (tags)
Nearly 1,500 UCSB students, staff, faculty members, and local residents participated in a powerful and transformative strike against war on February 15th. The day culminated with a mass sit-in on Highway 217 -- the main freeway leading to campus -- that blocked traffic for roughly two hours, followed by a lock-down of the campus administration building, Cheadle Hall.
Solidarity with the General Strike in Guinea! (tags)
Four days after its official beginning on Monday, the general strike continues in Guinea. The production of C.G.B, the second leading Bauxite producer in the world, has been halted, the workers also having stopped the trains carrying ore, while the production of the other consortium continues to grind towards a halt (provoking incendiary inflation in the prices of bauxite and aluminum on the world market). All economic activities are paralysed.
Long Live the Struggle of the Workers of Guinea! (tags)
Guinea-Conakry is a small West African country of 10 million inhabitants, one of the poorest countries on the planet, in spite of the richness of its mining industry: diamonds, gold, iron, uranium and especially bauxite of which it is the 2nd largest producer in the world. Although the majority of the population of Guinea lives in misery, local and foreign bourgeois and the multinationals grow rich, protected by the regime of General Lansana Conté (who seized power after a coup in 1984) against rising dissatisfaction.
Strike Against War by Occidental Student Coalition to end War (tags)
Strike plans at Occidental College (1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041):
Long live the struggle of the proletarians and Masses of Guinea! (tags)
Guinea-Conakry is a small West African country of 10 million inhabitants, one of the poorest countries on the planet, in spite of the richness of its mining industry: diamonds, gold, iron, uranium and especially bauxite of which it is the 2nd largest producer in the world. Although the majority of the population of Guinea lives in misery, local and foreign bourgeois and the multinationals grow rich, protected by the regime of General Lansana Conté (who seized power after a coup in 1984) against rising dissatisfaction.
UCSB Students Plan Strike Against War, Feb. 15 (tags)
Students and allies at UC Santa Barbara have called for a student strike on Feb. 15th to oppose the war and occupation of Iraq, further escalation, and the Bush administration's apparent plans for a military strike against Iran.
Col. Gardiner's Warning: Pieces in Place for Escalation (tags)
Regional diplomacy must replace empire-building and sabre-rattling. The strength of the law must replace the law of the stronger, the law of the clenched fist, the law of the jungle.
BUSH'S NEW SCHEME FOR BLOCKING INQUIRY INTO HIS ROLE IN THE MAKING OF IRAQ DISASTER (tags)
The same men who brought you the Iraq Disaster are about to launch a military strike against Iran. The Iran Disaster will be of such massively incalculable proportions to which the Bush’s Iraq Disaster would seem like a small camp fire.
Greece:Anarchists take over the Polytechnic University in solidarity to the May6 prisoners (tags)
Greece: Anarchists take over the Polytechnic University of Athens in solidarity to the May 6 prisoners -2 of them are on hunger strike for 46 and 28 days respectively-
Stop Union Busting on the Waterfront! (tags)
In a show of solidarity ILWU Local 10 voted for a port-wide shutdown in support of the IBU & MMP workers. This is call for all union members and their allies to join us on the picket line Pier 31/33, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, December 9, 2006 at 10 AM.
American Strike in January Missed Al Qaeda’s No. 2 by a Few Hours (tags)
When you read stuff like this it is really easy to figure out the real terrorist is the American government.
Bush to attack Iran? (tags)
He is dumb enough to do it.
Labor must take the road of class struggle! (tags)
A Working Class Emancipation labor bulletin
Writers of America's Top Model Are Still on Strike (tags)
This was taken from their myspace page.
FILIPINO WORKERS IN THE U.S. FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS (tags)
Thousands of FIlipino workers in the hospitals, hotels and ships all over the United States went on strike to fight for their rights. Thousands of them in the different unions are poised to fight for their rights until next year
The Compulsion of Violence: Retaliation (tags)
Retaliation is giving back in kind. We are struck, we strike back. Both President Bush and Osama Bin Laden believe in retaliation; both argue that their strikes are answering attacks, that they are protecting and avenging their people. Both anathematize the other as ruthless and evil. And both are far from the forgiveness and peace their religions preach. In the Koran Allah says "My mercy embraces all things." In the Christian Gospel Christ says "Do not resist evil with evil. If someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one to him as well." Israel also is very righteously into retaliation, answering the abduction of two soldiers with war. Are Bin Laden, Bush and Olmert, reigning leaders who affirm the great monotheisms, more than warriors? The fusion of political and religious leadership in these figures is volatile-they license crusades without check.
LABOR DAY SCORECARD-2006 (tags)
TOUGH TIMES FOR THE AMERICAN LABOR MOVEMENT -AND THAT AINT NO LIE
All Sides Wanted Escalation (tags)
The kidnapping crisis could have been solved very differently through a prisoner exchange. Since negotiations were impossible with either Hamas or Hezbollah, a military strike was presumably the only possible reaction.
Chicago Hunger Strike Commemoration (tags)
The CHSCC is hosting a commemoration on the 12 August in Chicago, IL. We are urging those supporters and comrades who are interested but can't attend to submit ads to our commemorative journal. The money we raise is going to aid the dependents of current Irish Prisoners of War.
BTL:"Troops Home Fast" Hunger Strikers Demand a Quick Withdrawal of... (tags)
...U.S. Forces from Iraq ~ Interview with Diane Wilson, hunger strike activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
7 Canadians killed by Israeli air strike in Lebanon (tags)
The Israeli militarists have killed 7 Canadians in an air strike on Tyre, Lebanon, July 16, 2006. ( Reuters photo showing Lebanese civilians who were wounded from an Israeli aircraft strike on Tyre, Lebanon, July 16, 2006. - photo REUTERS/Elie Abou Faysal. )
Children die in convoy attack as Israel widens Lebanon assault (tags)
'" Dear friends and colleagues ,You will all have to excuse me for sending this. It's pictures of the bodies of babies killed by the Israelis in South Lebanon. They are all burnt. I need your help. I am almost certain these pictures won't be published in the West, although they are Associated Press pictures. I need your help exposing them if you can..."
Pentagon report on China highlights danger of nuclear war (tags)
One sinister aspect of the US Defence Department’s 2006 report on the Chinese military released last month is its discussion of nuclear policy. Overall, the document entitled “Annual Report to Congress: Military Power of the People’s Republic of China” marked a more aggressive US military stance toward China than in previous years. It identified the Chinese regime as a military rival and highlighted its growing defence spending, particularly its investment in advanced military technology (see: “Pentagon report targets China as a military threat”). For the first time since its publication began in 2001, the annual report tried to suggest that China is a growing nuclear threat to the US. In the context of the Bush administration’s doctrine of “pre-emptive war”, the shift indicates that the Bush administration and Pentagon are themselves preparing for nuclear war.
Filipinos—Forgotten Heroes of the UFW (tags)
Filipino labor leaders played pivotal roles in organizing labor unions and fighting for farm workers’ rights
"Capital Travels Freely - Why Not People!" (tags)
For May 1, 2006, "A Day Without An Immigrant", Women Say "Capital Travels Freely - Why Not People!" A massive movement of grassroots women and men, workers and students, on the streets in the US is demanding that their work be counted and that this be reflected in what they are entitled to.
For united labor defense of the Chevy's Fresh-Mex workers! (tags)
Solidarity action is urgently needed for the workers at the Tracy, California "Chevy's Fresh Mex" restaurant, who were illegaly fired on May 2 in retaliation for their participation in the May 1 strike and demonstration in Stockton, CA.
Garotinho is taken to hospital but he says he will keep hunger strike. (tags)
Despite the transference, the former-governor of Rio affirmed that he is not going to suspend hunger strike motivated for that he called political persecution of agencies of the press. "I will continue the strike in the hospital", affirmed.
treasonous to the Brazilian people (tags)
For Garotinho, Lula works for national and international financial capital and wants a new mandate for, among others things, to privatize the country.
¡Somos Milliones! We are millions! (tags)
The May Day outpouring, which was called the “Gran Paro Americano / Great American Strike” or “Un Día Sin Inmigrantes / A Day Without Immigrants” was, though in a partial form due to the minimal organized participation of most trade unions, a general strike: by all measures a momentous political advance for the working class.
Report back: Troqueros May Day strike shuts down port (tags)
Uploaded is an interview with one of the attorneys representing the Troqueros. Also are some photos from the day.
Garotinho receives supports to the hunger strike against the persecutions and lies that tr (tags)
Garotinho receives supports to the hunger strike against the persecutions and lies that try to make impracticable its candidacy.
Troqueros Huelga – Truckers Strike (tags)
Uploaded is an interview with Ernesto Nevarez, a community member helped to rally community support for the Troqueros and their strike.
NIFC Report Of NY Hunger Strike Commemoration (tags)
The 25th anniversary commemoration of the 1981 Irish Hungerstrike in New York
May Day Virtual Sit-In! NO ILLEGAL BORDERS! NO ILLEGAL LAWS! (tags)
Join May Day Virtual Sit-In! All Day Long on May 1st. Bodies On-line and Bodies in the Street Together. NO ILLEGAL BORDERS! NO ILLEGAL LAWS! CLICK HERE*CLIQUEN AQUI http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/MayDay2006/Start.html
MAY DAY, a day of class struggle! (tags)
Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee Statement on May Day 2006
The Gran Boicott is on, and the troqueros are in (tags)
Update on the Gran Boicott locally and the latest word from the Port of Aztlan.
25 HR Fast in Memory of the 1981 Hunger Strike by Irish Republican Prisoners (tags)
25 Hour fast in memory of the ten brave Irish Republicans who gave their lives in the fight for recognition as Political Status for Political Prisoners, on this the 25th anniversary we remember those gallant men with pride.
may 1 action (tags)
interesting html graphic call for may 1st actions
Truckers Set to Shut Down LA Harbor on May 1st. (tags)
"Day Without and Immigrant" Spreads to the LA Harbor.
IWW resolves to join May 1 General Strike (tags)
The Industrial Workers of the World have passed a resolution supporting the struggle for immigrant workers' rights and calling on their membership and all workers to join the General Strike on May 1st, 2006.
Update on Pro Migrant Hunger Strike (tags)
On this 34th hour of the fast we have many amazing updates for you.
Hunger Strike to Stop Anti-Migrant Legislation (tags)
Dear Family, I have decided to hunger strike for 7 straight days to defend the rights of all immigrants and to inspire immigrants to stand up! We are part of many protests happening throughout the nation.
Global Women's Strike/LA Action Highlights Katrina & Other Global Warming Survivors (tags)
“Everything was calm. I had just gone from the sofa into the kitchen. That’s when the water came gushing in. I saw my little dog, Queenie, struggling to get up on the sofa. I grabbed her up, but the water kept rising; it was up to my neck by the time we got out...” - Gloria Brown, Katrina survivor.
Chicago: General Strike for Immigrant Rights on March 10 (tags)
Chicago IL - Upwards of 200,000 people marched through downtown Chicago, March 10, chanting, "Si, se puede!," meaning, "Yes we can!" defeat the Sensenbrenner bill.
Minuteman "Hunge Strike" (tags)
Plans for a Minuteman Hunger Strike on February 24, 2006 in Los Angeles
No First Strike with Nuclear Weapons! (tags)
Those states tghat now possess nuclear weapons are obligated to destroy them. Those states without nuclear weapons may not strive to amass them.
NYC Transit Strike: Union Power vs. Class Collaboration (tags)
Strikers Defy Taylor Law
Building Bridges Radio:NYC Transit Strike Over - Struggle for a Just Contract Continues (tags)
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program - TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW
Another Opportunity To Halt The Employers’ Offensive Arises (tags)
New York Transit workers take a step in the right direction but must broaden their demands and link with wider sections of the working class
U.S. Christians March on Guantanamo to visit Prisoners on Hunger Strike (tags)
Santiago, Cuba - Twenty-five Christians in the nonviolent tradition of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker arrived in Cuba last evening and plan to set out from Santiago today on a solemn fifty-mile march to the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. They seek to defend human dignity by visiting with the hundreds of detainees.
Taking a Stand Against Injustice: a Historical Account (tags)
Slaughter in Serene: the Columbine Coal Strike Reader tells the history of Colorado working folk taking a stand against economic injustice
29 day of hunger strike for Turkish conscientious objector in military jail (tags)
Turkish gay conscientious objector Mehmet Tarhan, now on 29th day of hunger strike in military prison, after being sentenced to four years for refusing to serve
How the support of other unions will help the CPMC strikers win. (tags)
Solidarity between Bay Area unions is beating Sutter Hospitals.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/21/05) (tags)
US jobless growth at 10-year high
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/20/05) (tags)
Watch "Oil War", the "predict-umentary" which aired on Fox last June.
In San Francisco, a transit fare strike began today (tags)
Today, what has been dubbed a "social strike" began in San Francisco. Riders won't pay and bus operators won't collect to show opposition to the fare hike, service cuts, and worker layoffs.
Troqueros on STRIKE! (tags)
Port of Los Angeles troqueros on third day of strike against being obligated to work 2 shifts in violation of federal law.
Local Janitor’s Strike against Defense Contractors. (tags)
Local Janitor’s Strike against Defense Contractors.
IBU ON STRIKE! (tags)
The IBU members who work for Marine Spill Response Corp. walked off the job in an unfair labor practice strike at 6:30a.m. today, June 23. Please join them on their picket line: 190 South Pico Ave., across from the CUT terminal in the Port of Long Beach.
UNION DECLARES VICTORY IN HOTEL STRIKE (tags)
Following an all-night bargaining session, the union and the hotels agreed on a settlement at 5am, Saturday morning.
Stratcom: One-Stop Shopping for Bush War Plans (tags)
Bush is likely to get us into more wars. Since critics are now aware that we were lied to about the reasons for the war on Iraq, he will have to start the next war so quickly that no debate is possible. Stratcom makes this possible.
UPTE conducts a one-day strike on all UC campuses. (tags)
May 26th, 2005 was an historic day for UPTE as it is the first time the union has conducted a one-day strike on all UC campuses.
Coca-Cola workers strike! (tags)
Over 2000 Teamsters working for Coca-Cola went out on strike in Connecticut and Southern California, Monday, the 23rd, 2005 after contract negotiations failed. In southern California alone 1700 production and truck drivers throughout San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange County, and Riverside are out. Rally and press conference have been called for Wednesday, June 1st, at noon at the bottling plant in downtown Los Angeles that’s located off of Pico and Central at 12.
Diving in Tropics with Down Jones; Pulp strike causing severe damage to your buttocks. (tags)
Finland’s Paper Union has been having and still is having a strike at the moment. The strike is causing severe damage to labor buttocks.
UC Research and Technical Workers Set to Strike on May 26th (tags)
UC Research and Technical Workers Set to Strike on May 26th
Miguel Contreras Remembered (tags)
Today we mourn the death of Miguel Contreras, a major figure in the Los Angeles and national trade union movement, who died suddenly last Friday of a heart attack. Miguel was the Secretary-Treasurer of the L.A. County Federation of Labor—that is, its executive director, field general, chief strategist and tactician.
Expensive socialism – Finnish stevedores make 50K EUR annually (tags)
Finnish stevedores’ strike is over and labour returns to work. No information on salaries given, but a reference was made to last year salaries, according to which a stevedore made already 50.000EUR per year.
Cesar Chavez Day: Walk for Dignity (tags)
The Xispas website and blog is the place to learn about Xicano culture, art, and politics. We deal with history, indigenous traditions, books, opinions, and social criticism. In this newsblast, we offer some people's history and opportunity for community action. Con solidaridad - Xispas staff
Global Women's Strike/LA Action (tags)
On Thursday afternoon, March 10, a Global Women’s Strike action in Los Angeles brought together over 300 women and men, mostly young and mostly people of color demanding an "End to the Twin Terrors of Poverty and War."
The So. Cal. Grocery Strike: A Years Perspective (tags)
Its been a year since the end of the longest grocery srike in US history. Where do we stand now, and what really was at issue? Was anything really resolved? (orginally posted at :www.worldsocialism.org/usa/blog)
Synthetic Earthquakes (tags)
Synthetic Earthquakes, or diplomacy by other means
J20 International General Strike & Bush Inauguration Day Protest (diverse links) (tags)
Collected, reposted, and forwarded everywhere -- the volume of protest information becomes the story (the media becomes the message) and then the protest itself is better understood even if the mainstream corporate journalists don't give it the attention it deserves. Cut, paste & please forward in solidarity -- everywhere!
Workers witness Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution (tags)
In late November, Chicagoans Beatrice Lumpkin and her husband Frank, a retired steelworker leader, traveled to Venezuela.
Building Bridges Radio - Massacre of Workers in the Phillipines (tags)
Building Bridges:Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW.
S. KOREA. 12.6/Last Week's Struggle Report (tags)
Migrant workers in S. Korea, now since one year and three weeks in sit-in strike, are always participating the local class struggle.
Immigrant Detainees Hunger Strike (tags)
2 detainees at Passaic County Jail are in their 9th day of hunger strike demanding their release. They are struggling for all the immigrant detainees who are being held as criminals and torn away from their families and communities.
S. KOREA. 11.29/Last Week's Struggle Report (tags)
Now since exactly 381 days in sit-in strike on Myeong-dong cathedral’s compound, downtown Seoul, migrant workers are always in the first front line of the class struggle.
General Strike - USA January 20th, 2005 (tags)
General Strike Thursday January 20, 2005 Inauguration Day
S. KOREA. 11.08/Last Week's Struggle Report... (tags)
...by Myeong-dong Sit-in Struggle Collective (MSSC), now since 358 days in strike against mass arrestings and deportation of migrant workers.
call in "sick" (tags)
We need a sick-out or a general strike to protest this election "result"
Dashing Mayor to the Rescue (tags)
San Francisco hotel workers strike heading in the wrong direction as millionaire mayor gets involved
A Bush pre-election strike on Iran 'imminent (tags)
San Francisco Union Leaders Plead With Corporate Politicians to Help Them Win Hotel Strike (tags)
Let's be honest. The hotel workers strike will not be successful unless the Union leaders change course.
A Bush Pre-Election Strike On Iran 'Imminent' (tags)
According to White House and Washington Beltway insiders, the Bush administration, worried that it could lose the presidential election to Senator John F. Kerry, has initiated plans to launch a military strike on Iran's top Islamic leadership, its nuclear reactor at Bushehr on the Persian Gulf, and key nuclear targets throughout the country, including the main underground research site at Natanz in central Iran and another in Isfahan. Targets of the planned U.S. attack reportedly include mosques in Tehran, Qom, and Isfahan known by the U.S. to headquarter Iran's top mullahs.
And You Can Thank 'Em At Citgo (tags)
A new film on all the things Venezuela's oil workers went through to get oil flowing again after a brutal lockdown
County Fed gears up for offensive (tags)
L.A. labor council holds historic congress building labor community unity for progressive issues. .
Truckers Join IWW, Win 2-Day Strike (tags)
More than 200 Stockton owner-operator truckers working out of the rail yards in California's Central Valley have joined the IWW since July and won several victories.
SoCal Grocery Worker Strike History & Analysis (tags)
As grocery workers in northern California prepare to enter their contract negotiations, the sf bay area indymedia labor page offers a critical look at the UFCW strategy and workers' experiences during the southern California grocery worker strike and lockout.
Two week strike called at 4 SF hotels (tags)
Hotel workers call a two week strike at 4 San Francisco hotels.
Hotel workers vote to authorize strike (tags)
Workers at 14 upscale hotels vote by 97% to authorize strike.
S. KOREA. MSSC's Weekly Struggle Report (tags)
Now since more than 300 days migrant workers (MSSC/Myeong-dong Sit-in Struggle Collective) in S. Korea are in sit-in strike to get legalization, human and labor rights.
Hotel workers to vote on strike in SF (tags)
Union employees at 14 major downtown San Francisco hotels, currently engaged in difficult contract talks, said Thursday they will vote Sept. 14 on whether to authorize a strike.
S. KOREA, Last Week's Struggle Report (tags)
Now since 277 migrant workers in Seoul, S. Korea are in sit-in strike. MSSC's (Myeong-dong Sit-in Struggle Collective) weekly report
UPDATE - NOW ON ITS 30TH DAY, HUNGER STRIKE OF ERNEST BARRAQUIAS JR. REFUSES TO BE INTRA (tags)
Hunger Strike of the discoverer & whistle-blower of seized drugs distribution worth hundreds of millions by high-ranking police generals & drug lords in the Philippines. The country is ranked by the latest United Nations report to be the 3rd biggest producer & exporter of the methampetamine hydrochloride, called “shabu”, but commonly called “meth”, “ice”, “crack” in the United States where the instantly addictive illegal substance is becoming extremely popular in the West Coast & Southern States. The Philippines is also an acknowledged major transshipment of the said drugs to other countries. Assasination attempts and persecution on him.
Give Nazi Schwarzenegger a General Strike (tags)
The ubermensch (male chauvinist) Gov. Schwarzenegger refers to his labor opponents as "girlie men," demonstrating that Schwarzenegger is just another stinking anti-women, anti-gay fascist who deserves a general strike.
P10K Founder Beaten in Israeli Jail (tags)
Irish Political Activist Ken O'Keefe suffered concussion and bruising at the hands of an Israeli prison guard Monday evening, five days into his hunger strike against detention and possible deportation. He was arrested last Thursday for attempting to enter Gaza to discuss the P10K plan with representatives from Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Support the Hunger Strike Against Taco Bell (tags)
Students at UCLA are on a hunger strike to support tomato pickers who are demanding a living wage. They are on day 7 and need you support.
Activist on Hunger Strike in Israeli Jail - attempting "peace" talks with Hamas (tags)
Irish American political activist Ken O'Keefe is on hunger strike in an Israeli jail whilst fighting deportation after being arrested for attempting to enter Gaza on Thursday. Last year, the former US Marine and Gulf War veteran returned to Iraq with more than 500 Human Shields. After entering Gaza via a settlement, he was detained by 10 Israeli soldiers whilst walking along the beach into the Palestinian area.
SF LaborFest 2004 (tags)
On July 5 through July 31, LaborFest celebrates the SF general strike with movies, theater, art, poetry and forum. This is the 70th Anniversary of the strike and the struggles of working people continue.
UCLA Students on Day Three of Hunger Strike (tags)
Students at UCLA are on hunger strike until UCLA decides to honor its strict code of conduct and stops doing business with Taco Bell!
S. Korea, Hospital Workers General Strike (tags)
Right now, even the government is fighting against us more than before, we join the struggle of S. Korean working class.
NO TO UNITED STATES INTERVENTION IN VENEZUELA (tags)
A referendum to recall President Chavez as well as a number of anti-chavista elected officials is being called for August. US pressure to overthrow President Chavez and get its hands on the oil of the venezuelan people is greater than ever. We demand that the media report what is happening in Venezuela rather than act as employees of the hated and unelected Bush administration.
South Korea, 200 Days of Migrant Workers Sit-in Strike (tags)
Yesterday here in Seoul we celebrated the real 200th day of our sit-in strike against S. Korean government's racist policy.
Indigenous Freedom Fighters strike a blow (tags)
Al Queda Freedom Fighters strike a blow against the Imperialist Sexual Devient Americans and their endless thirst for oil.
100,000 strikers force SBC to pick up phone (tags)
CHICAGO – Phone giant SBC Communications got the message when 100,000 workers in 13 states put down their headsets and tool belts to hit the streets, transmitting their own powerful message.
[gangbox] TROQUEROS REVOLT.... (tags)
TROQUEROS REVOLT....can the California port truckers wildcat strike lead to the reunionization of the freight industry???
For 8 days in May, Truckers closed the Port of Oakland (tags)
For eight days in May, the Port of Oakland was virtually shut down by truckers striking for better conditions. The same port had been closed down by antiwar protesters just three weeks before, so a small contingent of us from Direct Action to Stop the War (DASW) joined them as a community support group and reported their struggle on Indymedia.
Troquero actions spread (tags)
Oakland shuts down, rails still down, UPRR temporarily suspended all trains to California, Virginia troqueros to shut down, etc.
Independent Truckers Strike! (tags)
Independent owner/operators on the West Coast carry their strike through the weekend. Signs of growing solidarity felt in the Oakland area and up and down the Coast.
Update on truckeros strike (tags)
Urgent call for support and people with the capabilities to document what's happening
Building Bridges Radio:Columbia Grad Employees Strike & N.Y.U Adjuncts Protest (tags)
BUILDING BRIDGES RADIO PRESENTS THIS 28 MINUTE RADIO PROGRAM. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA. LINK
Top HAMAS leader killed by Israel (tags)
Using a U.S. supplied attack helicopter, Israel assassinated the top leader of HAMAS, Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi (show in this file photo). Occupation troops fired two missiles at Rantissi's car, killing his two bodyguards and a third Palestinian. Rantissi later died at the hospital from shrapnel wounds to his head. (REUTERS photo/Mohammed Salem)
Organize From Below (tags)
A Message to Young People Who Are Considering Taking a Job as a Union Staffer
State Doctors in Peru Strike for Higher Wages (tags)
Bolivian Government to Face Week of Strikes and Protests (tags)
April 22: Labor Notes Grocery Strike Forum (tags)
On April 22, Labor Notes -- an independent 25 ear-old magazine with news from a rank and file social movement perspective -- is hosting a forum on the Southern California grocery strike. Speakers include several workers active in the strike, and participants will include workers and labor activists from all over Southern California.
Abnaa el Balad leaders on Hunger strike in Israeli Prison (tags)
Abnaa el Balad Movement
Grocery Strikers’ Heroic Fight for Healthcare (tags)
In the end, workers who had fought so hard for five months were forced to accept a raw deal. They were unable to prevail against a bold united front of employers when their own leaders were not willing to organize an equally bold united front of labor.
100 North Korean Refugees on Hunger Strike in Tumen Detention Camp (tags)
In a desparate effort to avoid their repatriation to North Korea (DPRK) 100 North Korean refugees are on hunger strike in a Chinese border town. Repatriated refugees are considered as traitors and are tortured in horrible prison camps or even executed in the DPRK.
The Los Angeles Supermarket Strike of 2003-2004 (tags)
Media coverage was eclipsed by Hollywood’s Academy Awards, but on Sunday, Feb. 29, Southern California supermarket workers voted 86% to end their five-month old strike, accepting a contract that amounts to a serious, if not total, victory for a determined employer offensive with national implications.Thus one of the most important strikes in the U.S. in years has ended in defeat.
AFL-CIO Leadership Give the Employers Another Victory (tags)
Defeat in southern California confirms the need for regime change atop the AFL-CIO
Fanatic Muslim Terrorists Srike Again (tags)
The Arabic newspaper Al-Quds al-Arabi said Thursday it had received a claim of responsibility for the Madrid train bombings issued in the name of al-Qaida.
From Haiti to Iraq: Old Empires Strike Back (tags)
Old Empires Strike Back
Southern California Supermarket Strike: A Missed Opportunity (tags)
Article written before the vote about the outcome of the grocery workers' strike.
California workers hold the line on health care (tags)
Somehow surviving on $20 per day strike pay, the United Food and Commercial Workers continue to maintain a picket line outside Vons and Albertsons grocery stores in Southern California. Seventy thousand workers are on strike against Safeway/Vons in Southern California -- and locked out by Albertsons and Kroger/Ralphs. Despite a 91% profit growth over the last five years, the grocery chain owners are demanding wholesale cuts in employee health care benefits. Workers from seven locals voted over 90% to reject the offer by three of the largest supermarket operators in the country, Vons (Safeway-owned), Ralphs (Kroger-owned) and Albertsons and set up picket lines October 11, 2003. See http://www.sevenoaksmag.com/
Grocery Settlement at What Cost? (tags)
It appears that the proposed contract settlement will be at a huge cost to future employees. Would that the leadership matched the membership in determination and courage!
UFCW Video Showing (tags)
This is an announcment for a community meeting at The Midnight Special Bookstore on Thursday, February 26th at 7:30PM. There will be a screening of a short UFCW documentary on the current strike and short presentations by striking workers.
Community Strike support in Northeast LA (tags)
Community Strike Support Network Update: Feb. 7 Rally at Eagle Rock Albertsons a Huge Success
8 March 2004 - 5th GLOBAL WOMEN’S STRIKE (tags)
8 March 2004 -- Calling all women 5th GLOBAL WOMEN’S STRIKE Calling all men to join with women to STOP THE WORLD AND CHANGE IT! INVEST IN CARING NOT KILLING!
Drivers Licenses, Not War! California Latino Economic Strike Great Success (tags)
Los Angeles, CA - Thousands of Latino workers, students and shopkeepers stayed away from work and school Dec. 12, in support of the statewide Latino Economic Strike. The Latino Economic boycott was called by the Mexican American Political Association and Hermandad Mexicana Latino Americana, with the support of hundreds of other organizations, to protest the repeal of SB 60, the law that allowed undocumented immigrants to get drivers licenses.
(2) Strike Force keeps the Pressure (tags)
(SIX PICTURES BELOW) Strike Force Local 1442 engages strikers and supporters in militant picketing every Wednesday and Saturday. This Saturday, Strike Force 1442 went picketing at three stores, Albertsons, Ralphs, and Vons all in Westchester near LAX. Strike Force Local 1442 encourages the public to come and support the strikers. Below find the schedule for the coming events. Also if you’d like to get involve in supporting the strikers, please click the link below to find out about a wonderful group of people dedicated in helping the grocery workers in their quest for a fair contract.
Demand Dems support strike (tags)
Urge workers to demand the Democratic presidential candidates give substantial support to the supermarket strike; expose their false, pro-worker masks
General Strike Needed to Stop Lynching of Kevin Cooper (tags)
The pending lynching of Kevin Cooper is a good reminder of the need for a labor general strike not only to abolish the death penalty but also to shut down the prison system, promote education, and kick all of the death penalty Democrat-Republicans out of office.
Part 1 Grocery Workers Militant Action (tags)
Los Angeles CA 2/4/04 UFCW Local 1442’s Strike Force and the National Lawyers Guild staged a militant strike action tonight. The Von’s located at 4030 Centinella was chosen as the rallying point for striking grocery workers and allies to engage anyone crossing the picket lines. For the most part the store was empty except for scabs, management and the occasional customer. What followed was ugly at times yet encouraging.
Part 2 Grocery Workers Militant Action (tags)
Los Angeles CA 2/4/04 UFCW Local 1442’s Strike Force and the National Lawyers Guild staged a militant strike action tonight. The Von’s located at 4030 Centinella was chosen as the rallying point for striking grocery workers and allies to engage anyone crossing the picket lines. For the most part the store was empty except for scabs, management and the occasional customer. What followed was ugly at times yet encouraging.
Expose Dems by Demanding Kerry support strike (tags)
Demanding that Kerry (and the others) support the supermarket strike might help expose the Democrats and encourage the creation of a workers' movement independent of the two capitalist political parties
March, Rally in Inglewood (tags)
This is a 105 seconds long video of the march and the rally in Inglewood California, today from 12 PM to 2 PM.
(2) Inglewood, Massive March (tags)
Today, from 12 PM to 2 PM, more than twenty thousands people marched in the streets of Inglewood, California, to support the striking workers from Vons/Pavilions and the locked out workers from Albertsons and Ralphs supermarkets.
Solidarity with Striking and Locked-Out Grocery Workers- For a Class Union (tags)
Solidarity with Striking and Locked-Out Grocery Workers- For a Class Union February 2004
Vons Strike Continues -- Pacific Coast Highway (tags)
On January 16, employees on strike from Vons and Ralphs were picketing in front of the Vons on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades.
Be sure to check out all the photos from this story! They are posted on Indybay.org.
Upcoming grocery strike actions from UFCW local 770 (tags)
Upcoming grocery strike actions. These actions are organized or sanctioned by UFCW Local 770. Distribute widely.
UFCW "Salt of the Earth" Benefit (tags)
Please join us this Thursday, January 22nd in Santa Monica for a benefit screening screening of the classic, blacklisted 1954 film, "Salt of the Earth." All proceeds will go to the strike funds of the UFCW Locals 770 and 1442. Tickets are $20, and advance tickets are available online at https://www.readyticket.net/webticket/webticket2.asp?WCI=BuyTicket&WCE=SALT%20OF%20THE%20EARTH,012220041930,5,59,NR
Grocery Workers are Still Fighting (tags)
An article about the Southern California Grocery Strike/Lockout.
Misleaders’ Strategy Undermines Grocery Strike (tags)
"The strategy of relying on token informational pickets in in northern California, rather than extending the strike, is part of a loosing strategy by the UFCW bureaucrats that is defeating the strike. With a defeat in southern California it will be easy to extract concessions here. Victory will only come through real solidarity, with a militant rank and file class struggle leadership in the union that challenges the career bureaucrats for the continued life of the union!" --Steve Argue
Freedom From Nauru - Electronic Sit In (tags)
The Liberals in Australia and Amanda Vanstone's websites are under attack from cyber activists. In solidarity with hunger strikers on Nauru, cyber activists are staging a 'virtual sit in' creating a traffic jam through repeated visits to the above web sites - you can take part by downloading these files and suport the urgent pleas for freedom.
Help Grocery Workers and Their Families (tags)
Good links for info and aid to grocery strikers
SF Solidarity With So Cal Grocery Workers (tags)
On Saturday, several hundred people braved the San Francisco rain to protest in front of the Safeway in support of the striking UFCW workers.
Step it Up (tags)
As the grocery strike goes into its second month, it's time to go beyond the conservative strategies of the AFL-CIO
Wait: I'm Confused (tags)
The Labor leadership's handling of the grocery workers strike and continued reliance on "friendly" employers and the Democratic Party leaves many workers wondering what's next.
Dec. 16th Mass March to support striking Grocery Workers (tags)
AFL-CIO Pres. Sweeney will Lead March of Thousands of Strikers March From Century City to Beverly Hills Slated Tuesday, December 16
Protest Repeal of SB60-Dec. 12 (tags)
UK Guardian & The Nation Articles about LA Strike (tags)
UK GUARDIAN ARTICLE Duncan Campbell in Los Angeles Saturday November 29, 2003 US Shoppers Join Counter Revolution "Benefits battle could be one of most critical strikes in American labour history." http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1095707,00.html THE NATION ARTICLE A Watershed Strike by Kelly Candaele & Peter Dreier "The strike of 70,000 Southern California retail food workers, which started on October 11, may be the first in a series of battles that could ultimately shape the future of labor-management relations throughout the United States." http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20031110&s=dreier
Shop and Awe (tags)
New tactics that bring the protest into the store are being adopted. It is catching on and it has a name: Shop and Awe
Dennis Kucinich Opens his East LA Office -Video (tags)
Q&A @ Garfield High School with Danny Glover & Shelly Morrison and a mini Fiesta at the new office. Some of this is in Spanish, not much, but some. Privatization of water, Human Geno, immigration, public transportation, media... and truth. 30 min.
Students support strike with two-mile march (tags)
Students support strike with two-mile march. Read the Daily Bruin article by Caitlin Roberson
Grocery Strike - Fight to Win! (tags)
The grocery strike affects all workers. For the first time, a major contract would be without affordable health care. The entire labor movement should fight this, and FIGHT TO WIN!
A Sad Day For Civil Liberty In Israel (tags)
The only "Democracy" in the Middle East locks up a Man for writing a Pamphlet informing people of their Legal "Rights".
Interview with Bus Riders Union Rep. Manuel Criollo Speaks on the Bus Strike (MP3 Audio) (tags)
Interview with elected Bus Riders Union representative Manuel Criollo on the Los Angeles Bus Strike. This interview took place today, Monday, November 10th around 4pm at a BRU demonstration in front of the County Board of Supervisors.
Tell Alhambra to Support the Strikers (tags)
Support strikers in the SGV. There's a resolution up at the Alhambra City Council tonight that needs your bodily support.
Boycott Borders Books! (tags)
Borders Books Workers Strike
Workers at Borders Books store #1 in Ann Arbor, MI went on strike this past Saturday, November 8 at 9:00 AM.
Howard Zinn Speaks against the War and for Social Jusctice (tags)
Howard Zinn Speaks against the War and for Social Jusctice
Direct Action in Support of the Supermarkets' strike by UCLA students in Westwood (tags)
Direct Action in Support of the Supermarkets' strike by UCLA students in Westwood http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/news/articles.asp?id=26058
Issues affecting the community.
Long Beach Students gather in support of the STRIKE! (tags)
WHEN: This Sunday- at 12 noon WHERE: 2nd Street and PCH in Long Beach.Albertsons/ Hoffs Hut Parking Lot
History-makers reflect on Salt of the Earth: ‘Even more relevant now’ (tags)
Anita and Lorenzo Torrez were a young married couple thrown into the midst of the Empire Zinc strike in Hanover, N.M., in 1950.
LA READY TO BLOW (tags)
As tension increases in LA over the effects of the strikes, the word on the street is not hopeful.
Grocery Strikers Must Win (tags)
Updates on Los Angeles Supermarket Workers' Strike! (tags)
The Role of Women & Asian Pacific Islanders In This Important Labor Struggle By: Lee Siu Hin October 25, 2003 Photo: Diana Truong-Davis Picket capitan from Vons supermarket, with CA assembly women Judy Chu during the Ahmabra Von's Supermarket rally, organized by APALA and CA assembly women Judy Chu on Oct 23.
Supermarket Strike in Alhambra 10/23 (tags)
Photos from the Vons rally in Alhambra on the 23rd. This event was organized by the UFCW and Asian Pacifican American Labor Alliance.
Supermarket workers in struggle (tags)
The significance of the strike is based in the issue of health care. We are the only industrialized country to not have health care and the union estimates about 60 million went some time with out having any health care last year. This number is growing based the deteriation of the tiny bit of basic rights and benefits we have. It is time for us to not be on the defensive of these issues and begin to fight back.
Jayyous (Palestine) Women's March Vs the Wall- Mothers demand right to feed their children (tags)
Endorse message of support from the Global Women's Strike to the Jayyous Women's Charitable Society 'WOMEN MARCH AGAINST THE WALL - Mothers demand right to feed their children' Jayyous, Qalqilya, Palestine October 23, 2003
Strike Concern = WASTED FOOD!!! (tags)
So much food is being thrown out for no good reason!
Intentionally Firing Into the Palestinian Crowds of People (tags)
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE between the TERRORISM of suicide bombers and IDF/IOF firing at Palestinian Civilians ( including children) on purpose? ANSWER: The Uniform and the US Tax Dollars That Fund It
Strike Support Update (tags)
Alhambra Rally Today 1:30 Other Strike Support Info From UFCW 770 web site.
Report on Condition of the Working Class in Iraq (tags)
Dodgy unions, ex-Baathist fascist bosses, spies monitoring the new ministries in Iraq and machine gun armed picket lines.
Grocery strike impressions (tags)
Grocery strike shows So Calif has not moved to the right.
Five Simple Ways You Can Support the Grocery Workers (tags)
The Inland Anti-Empire blog supports the grocery workers strike and lists 5 easy ways you can help support the workers too.
RALLY @ VONS TOMORROW SAT OCT 18 - TO MARK 1 WEEK OF WORKERS STRIKE!! (tags)
Picking at Scabs (tags)
Shane Borgess, a supermarket clerk, was a self-described conservative Republican until October 11. That's then he and 70,000 others went on strike. Now some regular shoppers are giving him the finger; "let’s just say I’ve gotten some insight into my own kind"
Grocery Strike Solidarity Rally (tags)
Solidarity Rally For Grocery Strike Thursday October 16 1pm Hollywood Pavillions (Vons) at Melrose and Vine. Parking at Musicians Local 47 on Vine.
SEIU CORRUPTION (tags)
Want the Real Truth about the Corruption Going on at SEIU ? Visit The Web Site Below to Find Out THE TRUTH about SEIU
UFCW STRIKE (tags)
I SUPPORT THEIR EFFORTS!
TEAMSTERS REFUSING TO CROSS PICKET LINES @ Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions & Albertsons (tags)
A call for all activists to provide aid to the strikers (tags)
(2) Photos: Vons strike in the Palm, Mar Vista and Marina Del Rey area (tags)
Vons strikers fight against health benefits cuts. They ask the public to support the strike by finding other shopping alternatives than Vons, Albertsons and Ralphs (Check the Daily News Article on the strike) http://www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200~20954~1693253,00.html
DONT SHOP AT RALPHS, VONS, OR ALBERTSONS UNTIL THE STRIKE IS OVER! (tags)
Help stop corporate greed. Support the Strike. Don't cross the picket lines. Boycott Vons, Ralph's & Albertsons
Update on Panama (tags)
With some fifteen hundred Panamaños living in LA, events en la Patría are heard all over the Hemisphere.
STRIKE DIARY: 1o.o2.o3 - The NYCIMC Model .38 Censorship Special (tags)
IMCLF Strike Diary Update: 1o.o2.o3 Biting the hand that feeds you
Panama-General strike to defend social security (tags)
BTL:Union Victory at Yale Has Broader Significance for Labor Movement (tags)
Interview with John Wilhelm, president of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Building Bridges Radio-Yale on Strike (tags)
Building Bridges Radio presents this 27 minute radio program - To LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK
Chile-First General Strike in 13 Years (tags)
Israeli Occupation Army Assassinates 4 Palestinians in Gaza Strike (tags)
The Palestinian man shown in this Reuters photograph was decapitated by an Israeli helicopter gunship missile strike.
Hunger Strike in protest at LA IMC censorship. (tags)
I am starting a hunger strike as a protest against the unjust and biased censorship of the LA Indymedia collective.
Court Solidarity for Rob Middaugh 8/18 (tags)
Read more for latest charges filed against political prisoner, Robert Middaugh.
CKUT Radio: Detainees Hunger Strike in New Jersey (tags)
Opposition coalition takes shape in Colombia (tags)
A new opposition coalition challenges the hard-line regime of President Alvaro Uribe for its devastating economic policies and systematic violations of freedoms. A general strike has been called for August 12th.
Latin america: WEEKLY NEWS FROM THE RESISTANCE (tags)
This is an article about resistance in several neighborhoods of many latin american countries: the way they get active in the community and how they are evolving and making difference in their lives in a self-organized way.
The Voices in Bush's Head (tags)
Burning Bush? Our President Claims That He Is Gods Messenger: Bush said: "God told me to strike at al Qaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did"
Latin America fights neolibralism (tags)
Despite the murderous repression that the Pinochet regime was known for, thousands of Chileans took to the streets in mass demonstrations. With the economy collapsing, the fascist government was forced to rehire public sector workers and reinstitute many of the laws and programs in place before the coup.
George W. Bush getting DIRECT communication from GOD! (tags)
if only this was a joke...
Peru: An Upsurge of Strikes and Barricades (tags)
All through May the people of Peru built a powerful wave of struggle--isolating the corrupt government and shaking the rotten system that holds them in misery. Peru's President Toledo responded with bloody repression--imposing a fascistic "state of emergency" and unleashing his soldiers to kill people in the streets. As we go to press, this powerful upsurge is still shaking the country. The following report is based on mainstream press accounts.
Workers Struggle's In Costa Rica (tags)
Posters from the May '68 Paris Uprising (tags)
Art For A Change celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the ATELIER POPULARE with an essay on the artworks and a display of the historic Posters: http://www.art-for-a change.com/Paris/paris.html
Nepal News, Hollyweird, Journo killed by IDF (tags)
No peace for Nepal as King balks...students continue strike; Hollywood liberal? IDF kills AP cameraman
Spain April 10th-General Strike of Students and Workers against the War on Irag (tags)
War on Irag
The only way to stop this massacre (tags)
If you ask an iraqi child who just lost 2 legs and one arm plus family members " what does it feel like to be free now?" What would you think it would be the answer ?
Journalists Killed In Iraq (tags)
U.S. attacked journalists at hotel and office in Iraq.
Memphis 1968: We remember (tags)
An assassin’s bullet felled the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968. King had come to Memphis to support a strike by the city’s sanitation workers.
Baghdad Market hit by U.S. bomb - 15 killed (tags)
U.S. tax dollars at work.
Anti-war hunger strike at Chapman University (tags)
Chapman University students begin hunger strike against the war
KILL YOUR OFFICER. US Army Sgt. Asan Akbar is an example ! (tags)
No more deluded by reaction On tyrants only we'll make war The soldiers too will take strike action They'll break ranks and fight no more And if those cannibals keep trying To sacrifice us to their pride They soon shall hear the bullets flying We'll shoot the generals on our own side.
CNN (and other corporate media) NET STRIKE (tags)
Info re CNN net strike; reposted from other IMC sites.
Manchester, UK School and College Strike Against the War - Video (tags)
Video of an amazing strike by British school students against the Iraq war!
Italy, demos in 85 cities and towns, 100.000 in Roma in the night (tags)
yesterday, first day of war, demos in 85 Italian cities and towns, most workers on strike. In the night 100.000 in Roma by torchlight.
Italy, immediate strikes in the whole country (tags)
immediate rallies in whole Italy, huge partecipation. All day strike for public employees and for decided by CGIL union, 2 hours general strike for all Italian workers decided by all unions, stations occupied, highways and roads invaded.
Boycott the NCAA Tournament (tags)
About the same day the NCAA Basketball Tournament is scheduled to begin, (Thursday March 20), King George II plans to begin unloading uranium-depleted warheads on Iraq. Urge the college basketball players to go on strike to protest this egregious imperialistic action.
Pope, others portray possible strike on Iraq as criminal, immoral (tags)
"unilateral military strike would be a 'crime against peace' with no justification on grounds of self-defense."
Vatican Becomes Anti - War Rallying Point (tags)
But in some of the Vatican's strongest language against a possible war, its foreign minister Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran said a unilateral military strike would be a ``crime against peace'' with no justification on grounds of self-defense. . ``We want to say to America: Is it worth it to you? Won't you have have, afterward, decades of hostility in the Islamic world,'' asked the Vatican's No. 2 official, Cardinal Angelo Sodano.
Vatican Becomes Anti - War Rallying Point (tags)
But in some of the Vatican's strongest language against a possible war, its foreign minister Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran said a unilateral military strike would be a ``crime against peace'' with no justification on grounds of self-defense. ``We want to say to America: Is it worth it to you? Won't you have have, afterward, decades of hostility in the Islamic world,'' asked the Vatican's No. 2 official, Cardinal Angelo Sodano.
Global Women's Strike Organizers to Confront LA Times Editors (tags)
Reprint of a PRESS ADVISORY from March 10, 2003
Wildcat General Strike Monday March 17: Make It A 3-Day Weekend (tags)
On March 5, Our Kids Went on Strike with Books, Not Bombs. They Got Up and Walked Out of Their Classroom "Jobs". All Across america - Close Bush Down! Declare a 3-Day Weekend
The 4th Global Women’s Strike (tags)
March 8, 2003 – Westwood Federal Building Los Angeles
Global Women's Strike Mobilizations Around the World -- Written March 7th (tags)
GLOBAL WOMEN'S STRIKE 8 MARCH 2003 SECOND INTERNATIONAL UPDATE WOMEN SAY NO WAR - INVEST IN CARING NOT KILLING
Spain; Tens of thousands reject the imperialist war (tags)
Not a Soldier, Not a Bullet, Not a Penny for the War!
Religious Leaders Intervene, CIW Hunger Strike Ends on Day 10 (tags)
The Hunger Strike is Over! The Struggle Continues! The CIW Campaign Gains Strength as National Religious Groups Join in Solidarity!
BREAKING NEWS: CIW Hunger Strike Ends as National Religious Groups Endorse Boycott (tags)
Today, amidst a groundswell of support from National Religious Groups, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) ended its ten-day old hunger strike against Taco Bell.
National Student Strike TODAY! (tags)
National Student Strike TODAY! Size exceeding organizers’ expectations See the updated list of campuses at: www.nyspc.net/strikelist.html Students across the US will strike or walkout of class today to protest the Bush Administration’s threatened war in Iraq and call for increased funding for education.
CIW hunger stirkeupdate (tags)
Another update on the CIW hunger strike situation
Taco Bell Hunger Strike Update (tags)
An brief update on the Situation of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers
SUPPORT FARMWORKERS - CALL IN TODAY (tags)
MARCH 5: BOOKS NOT BOMBS! - National Student Strike (tags)
The National Student Strike for Books Not Bombs, will take place March 5th on campuses across the US and the world. The strike is building a wave of campus sentiment against the Bush Administration’s war plans in Iraq. The event was originally called for and is being coordinated by the National Youth and Student Peace Coalition (NYSPC), a collection of 15 student and youth organizations whose members organizations represent large and diverse constituencies stretching across the US.
Photos from Taco Bell Convergence 2-28 - IRVINE PD ISSUES ORDER (tags)
Update 3/1/03 City of Irvine refuses to allow sidewalk hunger action after Sunday 3/2/03.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT FARMWORKER HUNGER STRIKE AT TACO BELL HQ (tags)
“FIRST” strike on IRAQ- DAY OF ACTION!! (tags)
SHUT EM DOWN!!
Hunger Strike Commences outside Taco Bell World Headquarters (tags)
Report from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) on the progress of their struggle to win decent wages for the workers who pick tomatoes for Taco Bell.
Boot the Bell / Hunger Strike Schedule (tags)
Boot the Bell / Hunger Strike Schedule of Events for Irvine, CA Feb. 23-28, 2003
Are breakaway marches a good tactic? (tags)
Radical elements of the anti-war movement have used "breakway marches," in which a smaller group breaks away from the main (peaceful and legal) march, and engages in "direct action" of some sort, to good effect in SF, LA, & NYC. At this early stage of the movement, that is probably a good idea. However, once war with Iraq actually breaks out in earnest, radical anti-capitalists should seek to seize control of the main marches themselves, wresting them away from the reformist misleaders, and taking the streets in a massive showing of the power of the people.
BOYCOTT TACO BELL ! HUNGER STRIKE BEGINS FEB 24! (tags)
British IWW Anti-War Poster to Wheatpaste (in .pdf) (tags)
anti-war poster in .pdf w/ color
BTL:General Strike Organized Against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Crumbles (tags)
Interview with Steve Ellner, professor of history in Caracas, Venezuela conducted by Between the Lines'Scott Harris
Oil coup-strike-lockout is for the rich. Help President Chavez! Search Venezuela news. (tags)
In 1974 80% of oil income went to the state. Today 80% of Venezuelan oil income goes to the rich, and to "operating costs." Only 20% goes to the state. Chavez reforms will help reverse this in January 2003. This is why the coup-plotters, "strike"-promoters, and corporate media are in such a hurry to overthrow the fairly-ELECTED Chavez government. They want to prevent these reforms, and reverse others already-implemented. Reforms that help the poor and lower middle class. Massive corporate-media disinformation, destabilization campaign going on inside Venezuela. Support President Chavez! Please forward widely.
Plum Island: A Disaster Waiting To Happen (tags)
Or has it already
General Strike on MLK Day (tags)
An effective way to stop the war.
AMERICA'S VENEZUELAN COUP ATTEMPT IS CRUMBLING (tags)
FOR ALL YOU AMERICAN RIGHT WINGERS OUT THERE, ENJOY... YOUR COUP ATTEMPT IS CRUMBLING DESPITE THE DESPERATE PROPAGANDA AND MEDIA SPIN BEING SPEWED BY THE WESTERN CORPO-CAPITALIST 'FREE PRESS'
Bush: Foreign Policy to Take Seriously (tags)
GWB to be taken seriously in the foreign policy arena.
The Veezuelan Revolution in Danger (tags)
chavez says there is a new attempt at a coup (tags)
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A nationwide strike escalated into angry street protests as Venezuelans riled by economic and political turmoil tried to force Hugo Chavez from the presidency of this polarized nation. Chavez said the strike won't drive him out.
Finding the Proletariat in Georgia (tags)
There has been discussion on http://2changetheworld.info around the question of whether or not there is a proletariat in the USA. Are there really people here that have nothing to lose but their chains? Some claim that there is no real proletariat in the USA, but when I look around me I see differently.
French workers mobilize against privatisation (tags)
Workers against privatisation
The ILWU From Bridges to Spinosa (tags)
Great article on the dockworkers
Spain; Students on the Streets against right wing (tags)
The sense of war on terror (tags)
It happens now and we all look on paralyzed!
Class warfare in Colorado: Steelworkers mark fifth anniversary of strike (tags)
PUEBLO, Colo. – The locked-out steelworkers from United Steel Workers of America Locals 2102 and 3267 gathered here at the state fairgrounds in October to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the strike at the CF&I steel mill in Pueblo. Over 700 union members and supporters turned out to renew their pledge to last one day longer than Oregon Steel in its continuing war on its workers.
National security, or war on workers? (tags)
OAKLAND, Calif. – Like many Filipinos living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Erlinda Valencia found a job at the airport, screening carry-on bags for passengers. She worked for Argenbright Security for 14 years, most of that time at a minimum-wage job, barely able to support her family.
Maoist General Strike in Nepal (tags)
First North Korea, now Vieques! (tags)
This is a fine mess you've gotten us into this time, Ollie.
Bush rewards bosses, invokes Taft-Hartley (tags)
LOS ANGELES – The labor movement reacted with outrage to George W. Bush’s decision to invoke the unionbusting Taft-Hartley Act to end an employer lockout of the West Coast International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). It was the first use of the law against the union since Richard Nixon invoked it in 1971 to interrupt a strike.
Half a Million Workers march through Madrid (tags)
Half a million workers march through Madrid against the "decretazo"
SMASH THE SLAVE LABOR INJUNCTION! (tags)
Bush is going to court seeking an injunction ordering the West Coast longshoremen back to work, invoking the slave labor Taft-Hartley Act. This law was written by ultra-right Republican Robert Taft, passed as part of the post-WW2 reaction, and is THE main union-busting tool of the capitalist state. The last time a President tried to invoke was Jimmy Carter in 1978, and he failed. Let's make sure Bush fails this time, too. For a general political strike to smash the slave labor injunction and stop the war with Iraq!
Washington: People's Strike Update (tags)
All the information on the People's Strike activities which will cause a shutdown of the government and downtown businesses of DC on Fri. morn. Sep. 27 and related activites...
International Campaign to free Max Ntanyana I (tags)
Banks, ANC, government, water multinationals are trying to silence anti-eviction, anti-privatisation activist and union shopsteward Max Ntanyana for a very long time. This morning he was denied bail on a bogus excuse!
Relying on failed strategies Union leaders place ILWU victory in jeopardy (tags)
Relying on big business politicians and refusing to mobilize their members to confront the employers' attacks is a strategy that has led to defeat after defeat for organized labor despite great sacrifice and heroism from the rank and file union member. There is little indication in the ILWU/PMA struggle that change is on the way.
Troop Movements In CA - strikebreakers? (fwd) (tags)
RUMOR that reserves in Western States being called up to break Longshoreman's strike and lock out in Seattle, Oakland, Long Beach and San Diego.
Longshore rallies to Bush: Butt out (tags)
“Contract, Yes! Government intervention, No!” was the message of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the AFL-CIO, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and many mayors at rallies up and down the West Coast, Aug. 12. Thousands took to the streets in protest of a threat by the Bush administration to take over ports militarily in the event that the union decides to strike.
Consumers On Strike Against the War (tags)
Oklahoma activists have launched Consumers On Strike Against the War. They are advocating that people target an economic attack on the white collar big money psycopaths running our economy and government (collectively known as the War Party) by spending less money and shifting their remaining purchases to locally owned, independently operated, businesses and cooperatives or collectives.
ILWU faces historic moment for Union and Nation (tags)
ILWU faces historic moment for Union and Nation. story from portland indymedia.
Bush threatens troops in longshore dispute (tags)
LOS ANGELES – The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) revealed this week that a secret Bush administration task force has threatened a military takeover of West Coast ports if the union decides to strike.
London - Hunger strike for refuges in Australia 09-07-2002 (tags)
London - Hunger strike for refuges in Australia 09-07-2002
Labor solidarity backs West Coast dockers (tags)
OAKLAND – Leaders of unions representing transport workers from around the world locked arms at a Solidarity Day rally here on June 27 in support of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The ILWU is in the battle of its life, faced with a threatened lockout by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) – and the danger that President Bush will invoke the Taft-Hartley Act in the event of a strike or slowdown.
HAMEED KHAN AND ALL QUETTA STRIKE LEADERS AND WORKERS RELEASED! (tags)
COURAGE AND DETERMINATION IN STRUGGLE FORCES THE DICTATORSHIP TO RETREAT
ILWU Rally Photos and News (tags)
This link has news about the rally, and background information on this issue in the harbor.
Walmart AS An ILWU Organizing Target (tags)
Homeland Security & Union Busting (tags)
In a CounterPunch exclusive, Alexander Cockburn shows how the Bush Administration's phony and fascist "War on Terrorism" is being waged against decent working people here at home.
98 UNIONISTS KILLED SO FAR THIS YEAR (tags)
"We do not want expressions of condolence from a government during whose mandate assassinations of trade union leaders have increased astronomically," Colombian unionists say.
Spanish General Strike (tags)
news from Madrid
Class Struggle Online (tags)
LA Cannabis Reform Coalition Hunger Strike and Vigil (tags)
Medical marijuana is a voter-approved law, and yet the DEA continues to take away the rights of the least healthy among us.
Bolivar in Argentina (tags)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Protesters blocked highways, while many teachers and state workers stayed home on Wednesday as Argentina's third-largest union led a 24-hour strike in the latest protest over President Eduardo Duhalde's handling of a devastating four-year recession.
Detained doctor goes on hunger strike in Israel (tags)
Please contact Congressman Christopher Cox (R-CA) (Riad Abdelkarim's Congressman) Washington Office: Phone: (202) 225-5611 Fax: (202) 225-9177 E-mail: email@example.com
both sides prepare for strike/bandh in nepal (tags)
with the upcoming bandh both sides are escalating forces for a22-25th
KCTU to call for second general strike in South Korea (tags)
On March 15, on the 19th day of the unprecedented strike of electricity workers, KCTU held an emergency Leaders Council to initiate a process for the second solidarity general strike.
Global Women's Strike - LA (tags)
Hundreds of people marched through the streets of LA today, International Women's Day, during the 3rd Annual Global Women's Strike.
Global Women's Strike March (tags)
Margaret Prescod of Every Woman's a Working Mother and the Wages for Housework campaign and a young demonstrator during the 3rd Annual Los Angeles Women's Global Strike.
HUNDREDS OF PERUVIAN WOMEN WAR PRISONNERS IN HUNGER STRIKE IN PERU 26 DAYS! (tags)
HUNDREDS OF PERUVIAN WOMEN WAR PRISONNERS IN HUNGER STRIKE IN PERU 26 DAYS! BREAK INTERNATIONAL ISOLATION! LONG LIVE TO INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY! SUPPORT MORE THAN 1000 PERUVIEN WAR PRISONNERS IN HUNGER STRIKE LEADED BY CHAIRMAN GONZALO,COMRADE MIRIAM, OSCAR RAMIREZ, VICTOR POLAY, MIGUEL RINCON, PETER CARDENAS
3rd Annual Global Women's Strike- March 8! (tags)
Under the banner "Invest in Caring Not Killing: Welfare Not Warfare," women –- including welfare mothers,grandmothers, immigrant women,lesbian women, and women with disabilities, as well as men supporters -- will take to the streets with puppets, street theatre, music, and banners, highlighting all the demands of the Global Women’s Strike, in a march down Wilshire Boulevard, a major Los Angeles thoroughfare.
Hunger Strike in Peru's Prisons (tags)
And Lori News
Global Women's Strike Benefit at the smell (tags)
fundraiser for the 3rd annual global women's stike at the smell, feb. 17th sunday from 3pm to midnight
Chavez VS Big Business (tags)
Seen this before...
International strike against war, December 5 (tags)
INTERNATIONAL STRIKE AGAINST WAR, DECEMBER 5 The call for an international strike of pupils and students against war for December 5 spreads internationally. Some collectives created to prepare it ; others are in creation now. There are contacts in 16 French towns, and also in Algeria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech, Eire, Germany, Great-Britain, Hungary, Italy, Nederland, New-Zealand, Niger, Portugal, Russia, Rwanda and USA.
Please support Rob "Ruckus"Middaugh sentenced yesterday to 3 yrs (tags)
please write him letters, or find any book publishers intrested in sending him books, he loves to read
Speaker 2 at Occidental hunger strike Rally (tags)
Speaker 2 at Occidental hunger strike Rally
Speaker 1 at Occidental hunger strike Rally (tags)
Speaker 1 at Occidental hunger strike Rally
Occidental College students organize hunger strike (tags)
In direct opposition to the bombing of Afghanistan, and the belligerent nationalism sweeping the U.S., student organizers are fighting back. Students at Occidental College organized a hunger strike against the war, supported by over 40 faculty members, that has swept across campuses and high schools all over the U.S.
HIGH-SCHOOL'S STRIKE AGAINST THE WAR (tags)
This initiative proves that doing a strike against the war is a realistic objective for the movement against the war.
General strike in Pakistan (tags)
If it works for them maybe it can work for us?
Some History of UFW: From Book: LA CAUSA: The Migrant Farmworkers Story Larios (tags)
This is sold in some parts of our country as a childrens book. Really it is more like Labor Studies or Chicano Studies or U.S. History. 93 pages. Authors Dana Catharine de Ruiz and Richard Larios with Mr. Alex Haley, General Editor. Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers.
Alert! British Newspaper Says US/UK to Strike Taliban 'within days'! (tags)
London Observer: US and Britain to strike terror camps within days Attacks limited to targets found by special forces
More alternative views and opinions from Al-Ahram Weekly: Thu Sep 27 2001 (tags)
Special pages dedicated to the ongoing World disaster. FALL-OUT after 9-11
US ready to strike without UN mandate (tags)
The US is to defy growing international pressure by going ahead with its military strike inside Afghanistan without seeking a specific mandate from the UN.
A Call for a Student Strike- 09/28 (tags)
On Friday, September 28, 2001- a call for a student strike.
Crisis in Bolivia (tags)
Hunger strikes and Violence in Bolivian Prisons
Pelican Bay Prisoners to Begin Hunger Strike Tomorrow (July 2) (tags)
Pelican Bay Prisoners to Begin Hunger Strike Tomorrow (July 2) to Protest Security Housing Unit (SHU) Program
Comments on Hollander (tags)
Comments on the Hollander strike.
"Worth the Walk" Hollander Strike Settled (tags)
Reason to Celebrate at Hollander Home Fashions
Cal Arts TA May Day events (tags)
addressing the neglect of the institution, Art School TAs planned on stricking to raise voice of a polity. In bringing class concioussness and anarchist history from abstract discourse to practice in this small elitist, private art universityl, Art TAs wrote a plan of action. Yet due to the fact that some felt that the conversation was to new, the strike was postponed Instead, the decision was made to continue talking, expanding the circle of conversation talking
Seattle ACORN Workers on Strike, your help is needed! (tags)
Seattle ACORN Workers have been on strike for a month. Scabs have been brought in. Your help is needed!
EVENING RAP TO IWD-LA (tags)
IWD strike leaders & participants summarize 3/8 day of protest & enjoy entertainment
Day 24 on the MTA Picket Line (tags)
Interviews with MTA drivers on the 24th day of the strike.
Work to Avoid This**!! (tags)
From a book about the 1990 Strike by the Newspaper and Mail Deiverers Union in New York City.
Strike Moves Some From Bus To Bikes--But MTA Neglect Makes Biking Hard (tags)
The bus-to-bike transition some commuters are making as a result of the MTA strike hits a speed-bump: the MTA's failure to provide sufficient bike-friendly routes.
The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition Demands to MTA, SCAG (tags)
The following statement includes a list of demands directed toward the MTA and SCAG (Southern California Association of Governments). It provides a clear blueprint for action to fully realize the potential for bicycle transportation as a fully integrted part of LA's transportation system.
8/31 Letter to UTU leadership from the Bus Riders Union (tags)
While the corporate media try to pit the MTA's striking drivers against bus passengers, this pre-strike letter of support for the strike from the Bus Rider's union provides a needed dose of reality about the actual issues--and villians--involved.
Bus Riders Union and the MTA (tags)
A short Report from the Saturday Bus Riders Union meeting regarding the MTA strike
L.A. Times' Coverage of the MTA strike (tags)
A letter adressing the LA times' one-sided coverage of the current MTA strike.
Britain: Fuel Tax Protest fades away (tags)
Self employed farmers and hauliers can only come to a radical perspective if thay are able to see that their concerns are being addressed by the left. It hasnt happened in this case.
Strange wave of Protest hits Britain (tags)
At the time of writing, Britain's oil refineries have been blockaded by angry farmers demanding a reduction in fuel tax. Commercial petroleum is in short supply now and the government has not ruled out the use of troops.
The 6th of October Union in Mexico and Han Young (tags)
The 6th of October Union of Workers in Industry & Commerce began a strike in Jume 1997 in Tijuana. Striking against Han Young which is division of Hyudai. The owrkers weled chassis for tractor trailers of semi trailers [18 wheelers]. The protests have begun again in year 2000.
Jailed Activists on Hunger Strike Need You! (tags)
About 50 activists are still being held at the LA County Twin Towers jail. They are on hunger strike to protest inhumane treatment of the prisoners. Supporters are holding a 24-hour vigil in front of the visitors' entrance to No. 2 tower. Ten of us are also on hungerstrike in solidarity with the prisoners. We will stay here until they release our comrades, and we are asking you to stop by the vigil, and to make a few phone calls. Read on for details:
Hunger Strike Begins at Twin Towers Jail (tags)
Beginning at midnight Friday night, eight D2K protesters will begin a hunger strike in solidarity with our brothers and sisters imprisoned behind the wall of Twin Towers. All are invited to join.
e'mail Lynne Abraham (tags)
work from within
R2K Imprisoned Female Protesters Embark On Water Strike (tags)
Over 300 Republican Convention Protesters Still in Custody: High Bail and Ludicrous Charges Levied by Philadelphia D.A.