For the global emancipation of labour: new movements and struggles around work, workers and precarity Download the Latest issue of the Interface journal http://www.interfacejournal.net/current/
Eric Lee first made sure our aim is for unionists to think locally and act globally. LabourStart has over 1,000 journalists world-wide and assists unions with global pressure on companies and governments; 1. LabourStart will continue to assist union struggles, such as at the conference; 2.Support for Bahrain unionists; 3. Nissan launch; 4.Support for Chinese [...]
Alex White on five essential elements of strategy for unions to win. For debate http://alexwhite.org/2012/11/five-essential-elements-of-strategy-for-unions-to-win/?utm_source=AlexWhite.org&utm_campaign=e7d82ab6c5-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_*|DATE%3Ad%2Fm%2Fy|*&utm_medium=email Summary 1. Choose your target and focus on them. read more 2. Know your industry Industries are increasingly complex and global supply chains means that decision-makers often live in far away cities or nations. Identifying your union’s “competition” — potentially [...]
1.Occupied Palestinian Territories: Gaza Humanitarian Appeal Then various readings on Gaza. DONATE NOW to support emergency packages to Palestinian families in the Gaza Strip. Apartment block in Jabalia, northern Gaza, destroyed during Israeli ‘Operation Cast Lead’ invasion. HOW TO MAKE YOUR DONATION https://secure.fantasticone.com/apheda/order_form.php You can donate to our Gaza Appeal via our secure online donation [...]
Eric Hobsbawm Obituary in the Guardian Historian in the Marxist tradition with a global reach by Martin Kettle and Dorothy Wedderburn Eric Hobsbawm became Britain’s most respected historian. Had Eric Hobsbawm died 25 years ago, the obituaries would have described him as Britain’s most distinguished Marxist historian and would have left it more or less [...]
Details are leaking of a top-secret, global corporate power grab of breathtaking scope — attacking everything from a free Internet to health and environmental regulations, and we have just 4 days to stop it. Big business has a new plan to fatten their pockets: a giant global pact, with an international tribunal to enforce it, [...]
Charles Darwin University’s The Northern Institute will tackle some of Australia’s more vexed social and political issues when it hosts an asylum seeker symposium in Darwin this Friday 7 September. Speakers will discuss terrorism, refugees and some of the myths that frame public discussion in Australia about “boat people”, detention centres and “jumping the queue”. [...]
From Andy Alcock’s website I recently came upon this article by Ron Witton, which is partly an essay of his personal experience as a practising religious Jew and partly a book review of Shlomo Sand’s international bestselling book, The Invention of the Jewish People. Read what Ron says http://andyalcock.org/2012/08/
Xanana may decide to negotiate with FRETILIN to form a government of national unity, allocating Ministerial posts to his rivals and agreeing to implement some FRETILIN programs.
This could help him solve some of the problems of the last government, which was dogged by corruption and maladministration.
This occurred alongside massive increases in the state budget, drawing down on the oil fund to shore up support for his diverse and often divided coalition partners.
A coalition with FRETILIN could also help Xanana deal with the growing inequality between the rural areas and the capital Dili, on which CNRT depends for over 25% of its total vote.
Most importantly, a CNRT-FRETILIN alliance allows Xanana to access the considerable pool of political astuteness and administrative experience in the FRETILIN ranks.
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