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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.
Israeli Doctors Refuse Force-Feeding Order (tags)
Israel Declares War on Palestinian Hunger Strikers (tags)
Israel Intends Force-Feeding Palestinian Hunger Strikers (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....
Hunger Strike Deal (tags)
Israel Toughens Prison Harshness (tags)
U.S. Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Reach out to Prisoner’s Families (tags)
Alexander also notes “Three Strikes” Laws are a violation against the human rights of hundreds of thousands of 3 Strikers and their families. “Across America, thousands of 3 Strikers are serving life sentences after committing minor offences. The punishment should fit the crime to allow these inmates to resume their live with their families.”
Union Busting in America (tags)
L.A.Hunger Strikers on Ninth Day of Fast (tags)
Los Angeles Teachers Fast for Their Students.Class size and Layoffs Spur Deeper Protests.
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."
Building Bridges Radio : Goodyear Strikers Roll Over NASCAR Banquet (tags)
WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW
The Employers Can Be Stopped Starting With Delphi (tags)
The capitalist's offensive against Delphi workers can be thrown back but not without returning to the methods of the thirties
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.
Southern California Supermarket Strike: A Missed Opportunity (tags)
Article written before the vote about the outcome of the grocery workers' strike.
Inglewood: Huge March Backs Grocery Strikers (tags)
Inglewood, CA - Twenty thousand people demonstrated here, Jan. 31 in a powerful display of solidarity with the striking, locked-out United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) grocery workers. Trade unionists - including strikers and their families, longshoremen, public workers and Teamsters - along with community supporters marched on Safeway-owned Vons market.
(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.
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.
(1) NLG, LASSO Firing up the Picket Line (tags)
Sunday at 9 AM Jim DeMaegt from the National Lawyers Guild came to the Vons supermarket in Hermosa Beach to speak about the strikers civil rights—free speech. He asked the strikers not to be intimidated by the police and the manager of the store.
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.
Dec 30, 6 AM. Support grocery strikers. Possible civil disobedience in blocking trucks (tags)
Join ANSWER, LASSO, and others on Tuesday Dec 30, 6 AM in an action supporting grocery strikers Some may engage in civil disobedience to block the trucks. (Vons trucks generally load up at 6 AM hence the early time)
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.
URGENT:Truckers Supporting Strikers Need Help (tags)
Support continued pickets at distribution centers. Don't let scab truckers get the upper hand; support striking truckers. Time is tight. Do it right now.
Photos: SHOP AND AWE...again (tags)
Seventeen supporters of the strikers entered a Pavilions supermarket, filled their cart to the brim, had their groceries bagged, and walked away without their groceries and without paying for them.
Know your enemy (tags)
Vons hires goons to dress up like storm troopers and video strikers.
(2) UCLA Students support Vons Strikers (tags)
Saturday at 2 p.m., at the Vons at Barrington and Santa Monica Blvd, about 80 UCLA students came to a rally, in support for the Vons strikers. Thirty grateful strikers chanted '' thank you for your support. Thank you for your support. Thank you for you support..." (far below a 40 seconds video)
200 W. Covina Strikers Converge on Vons (tags)
Preview photos of strikers at mass rally at Vons in W. Covina. . .
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.
Issues affecting the community.
Strikers, Fires and Unity (tags)
Although I have supported the strike.....
Grocery Strikers Must Win (tags)
Solidarity with the Strikers (tags)
The formation of a solidarity committee in support of the striking supermarkets.
Grocery strike impressions (tags)
Grocery strike shows So Calif has not moved to the right.
(2) Photo: Jesse Jackson supports Vons' Strikers (tags)
Jesse Jackson supports Vons' Strikers in Santa Monica, October 19th
L.A. Greens offer support and massages to UFCW Strikers (tags)
L.A.GREENS will walk the picket line while our massage therapists give free massages to the strikers. SAT OCT 18 10a - 12n Ralphs at 3rd and La Brea, LA SUN OCT 19 10a - 12n Ralphs at Sunset and Fuller, Hollywood
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"
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
They QUIT! (tags)
The "hunger strikers" although they were on a liquid diet of the same stuff as if you had a broken jaw quit after 22 days!
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.
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.
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
Can Taco Bell's Guarantee that Forced Labor Did Not Pick the Tomatoes in its Chalupas? (tags)
A note from CIW on Day 8 of the Farmworkers' Hunger Strike outside Taco Bell world Headquarters in Irvine, CA
Urgent Action: Support the CIW Hunger Strikers -- Call Taco Bell on Monday! (tags)
CALL (502) 874-3820 or FAX (502) 874-8315 The Coalition of Immakolee Workers (CIW) hunger strike is going into its second week! Call Taco Bell Parent company on Monday and tell them to acknowledge the hunger strikers and open a meaningful dialogue now!
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.
Capitalism's Injustices (tags)
A discussion of the injustices of the capitalist system.
The Hunger Strikers in Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP) (tags)
The Hunger Strikers in Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP)
L.A. TRANSIT STRIKERS AND RIDERS BRIDGE THE RACIAL DIVIDE AND FIGHT THE MTA (tags)
L.A. transit strikers and riders bridge the racial divide and fight the MTA, not each other