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Verizon Workers strike

40,000 Verizon Workers Launch One of the Biggest Strikes of the Decade On the Line with Verizon Strikers April 21, 2016 / Dan DiMaggio http://labornotes.org/2016/04/verizon-workers-line SANDERS BACKS STRIKERS Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied with striking workers in downtown Brooklyn on April 13. “Thank you for your courage in standing up against corporate greed,” he said, calling […]

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Chicago Teachers Union Strike April 1 2016

I am invigorated by witnessing the Chicago Teachers Union strike on the opening day of the Labor Notes Trouble Makers conference. http://www.labornotes.org/2012/09/behind-chicago-teachers-strike Chicago Teachers Union leader Monique Redeaux Smith was cheered by the 2,000 Labor Notes delegates in reporting the success of the day of stoppages. The struggle continues with more action on the contract […]

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Feel the Bern

“A Good Day to Start a Revolution” I am outside Union station Washington and meet this young man and young women who are for Bernie. I said, “so am I”, and he said “it is good to have you older people supporting Bernie Sanders”! I was in Chicago for Labor Notes http://www.labornotes.org/conference and now in […]

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US Unions against the TPP

I had a conversation in Washington at the Teamsters Union with a briefing of not only the Teamsters very strong campaign anti-TPP but how all US unions, the AFL-CIO, Change to Win and a range of Internationals and many community and environmental organisations are campaigning. I reported on Australians growing opposition to the TPP with […]

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Turnbull lies again on the ABCC

PM Turnbull wants the vote of the return of the ABCC as the trigger for his double dissolution election. Update April 19: Turnbull’s anti-worker ABCC has been voted down (again) 36-34! Thanks to all the Senators who put jobs, workers lives and safety ahead of ugly Liberal politics! Election to be called. 1. I post […]

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“Speak Up, Reach Out. A Life to Reckon With”

Arts Peace Foundation http://artspeacefoundation.org The Graham F Smith autobiography “Speak Up, Reach Out. A Life to Reckon With” (2015, Wakefield) is a good read for comrades who lived the times and lessons to be debated for new comrades, labour historians, unionists, educators and the general public. We discover “wonderful stories, rich in humanity and with […]

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Timor Sea Justice protests Australia and internationally – news, videos

News on Timor Leste and Timor Sea dispute with Australia. Australian and international protests put pressure on PM Turnbull. Tom Clarke TSJC spokesperson: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/24/the-morally-bankrupt-foreign-policy-that-entrenches-australias-reputation-as-a-regional-bully Good Canberra Rally Tuesday March 15 12.30pm outside Parliament House Update march 16 Sensational spy allegations continue Read here http://www.canberratimes.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/asis-chief-nick-warner-slammed-over-east-timor-spy-scandal-20160315-gnjpne.html Timor Leste lawyer bugged by PM Gillard http://www.smh.com.au/national/lawyer-says-federal-government-bugged-his-canberra-office-over-east-timor-20160314-gnimex.html#ixzz42z6AV0Sw Then then foreign […]

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Livelihoods and Liberation Struggles: 30 years of Australian worker solidarity For Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA

Livelihoods and Liberation Struggles: 30 years of Australian worker solidarity For Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA by Dani Cooper (2015) Book review by Chris White $20 only $10 per book for orders over 5 see order form below Unionists, labour historians, students, and the general public will find this a great read. Dani Cooper writes in an […]

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Timor Sea Justice campaign 2016 Protests 24 March

The Timor Sea Justice Campaign in 2016 continues actions to highlight politically Turnbull’s hypocrisy on Timor Leste. http://www.timorseajustice.com/TSJC/introduction Earlier background http://chriswhiteonline.org/2015/11/ongoing-timor-leste-oil-gas-battle-with-australia/ Update: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/east-timor-to-malcolm-turnbull-lets-start-talks-on-maritime-boundary-20160215-gmugd1.html East Timor’s ambassador to Australia Abel Guterres, who announced the correspondence from Dr Araujo on Monday at a symposium at Monash University, said his country signed the treaties under duress. The first […]

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