Posts Tagged ‘strike’

1919 Winnipeg General Strike: Lessons for Creating a Better World in 2019

“The worker must get a more equitable share of the wealth of the world. And this Strike has already demonstrated the ability of the workers to get his if he consolidated their forces. Withdraw your labour power from the machine, said he, at once profits cease.” – published in Western Labor News, Strike Buletin (May […]

Latest Facebook Strike Means CE Might No Longer Be Able To Pay Me To Write

The Facts: A new study from China has been added to the long list that questions the effectiveness of the MMR vaccine given the fact that outbreaks are occurring in highly vaccinated populations and within vaccinated individuals. Reflect On: Are vaccines really as safe as they’re marketed to be? There is a lot of hysteria surrounding […]

HOUTHIS STRIKE KEY SAUDI OIL PIPELINE AMID GROWING CONCERN OVER NEARING US-IRANIAN ARMED CONFLICT

South Front On May 14, Saudi Arabia halted pumping on its 1,200km-long East-West pipeline after it had been targeted by suicide unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The kingdom’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih confirmed the attack on the pipeline, which carries crude oil from the country’s main eastern oil fields to the […]

French Public Sector Workers Strike Against Macron Government Attacks

French Public Sector Workers Strike Against Macron Government Attacks Above Photo: Public sector workers chant slogans during a demonstration in Marseille, southern France. Claude Paris. Hundreds of thousands of French workers demonstrated on Thursday as part of a nationwide public sector strike to oppose the Emmanuel Macron government’s draft law on the “modernization” of the […]

Two Palestinian prisoners in Israel on hunger strike for over one month

Ramallah (QNN) – Two Palestinian prisoners held in administrative detention in Israel completed today 37 days of hunger strike protesting their illegal detention, said the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS). It said Odeh Hroub, 32, from Deir Samet village in the Hebron district in the south of the West Bank and a father of 10, was […]

2 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike for 37 days

Hebron (QNN)- Palestinian prisoners Oudeh Al Hroub and Hassan Iwewi from Hebron completed on Wednesday 37 days of hunger strike, protesting administrative detention. The Palestinian Prisoners club said in a statement on Wednesday that the Israeli Prison Service transferred the prisoners several times to different jails despite of their very poor health conditions, after 37 […]

Labour Protest in Mexico 2019: The SITUAM Strike

SITUAM, Sindicato Independiente de Trabajadores de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Independent Union of Workers of the Metropolitan Autonomous University), is an industrially organized university union; that is, it represents scholars as well as both blue-collar and white-collar workers. The Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) is the third largest federal university1 in Mexico by size and ranks second […]

Palestinians End Hunger Strike After Israeli Concessions

Palestinians End Hunger Strike After Israeli Concessions Above Photo: Palestinian children take part in a protest in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, in Gaza City on 15 April. Ashraf AmraAPA images Palestinian prisoners have suspended their hunger strike in Israeli jails after eight days without food. Following intense negotiations between the Israel Prison Service and the […]

Palestinians launch mass hunger strike against prison repression

Tamara Nassar Rights and Accountability 12 April 2019 Palestinians take part in a protest in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on 10 April. Ayat Arqawy APA images Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners entered day five of their mass hunger strike in several Israeli prisons […]

Woman On A 17-Day Hunger Strike To Save Southern Resident Orcas

Woman On A 17-Day Hunger Strike To Save Southern Resident Orcas Above Photo: Lannie Johnson sits in front of the state Capitol building where she has been on a hunger strike to save the Southern Resident orcas. She is joined by a supporter, Phil Myers, who is dressed in an orca suit. (WNPA) OLYMPIA — Lanni […]

Largest Private Sector Strike In Years – At Supermarkets Across Northeast

Largest Private Sector Strike In Years – At Supermarkets Across Northeast Above photo: Cashiers and deli workers at Stop & Shop supermarkets walked off the job Thursday afternoon at 240 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Boston Globe via Getty Images More than 30,000 grocery store employees in the northeastern US are refusing to return to […]

2019 Sees The Return Of Labor Activism As Workers Strike Back

IMPLICATIONS OF GROWING LABOR MOVEMENT What does all of this labor activism mean and how could it develop in coming months and years? Steven Greenhouse in the American Prospect suggests that, while the increased activism and wins have been inspiring, it is still not clear that labor can maintain the momentum against stiff opposition from corporations and […]

“We Demand Food For Thought”: UIC Grad Workers On Strike For Living Wages And Respect

“We Demand Food For Thought”: UIC Grad Workers On Strike For Living Wages And Respect   Above Photo: Graduate employees at the University of Illinois at Chicago began an indefinite strike on March 19, demanding livable wages and better working conditions as part of a national wave of educator-lead organized labor efforts. (Photo: Hannah Steinkopf-Frank) […]

Why Is There No Strike Pay For Oakland Teachers?

Why Is There No Strike Pay For Oakland Teachers? Above Photo: National Nurses United/Flickr The teachers on strike in Oakland, California, are fighting for increased funding to public education, to secure a living wage, and to put an end to the privatization of schools. The Oakland Education Association (OEA), however, is bargaining for a pittance, a […]

Over 200 People Went On Hunger Strike After Months In Lockdown At California Prison

Over 200 People Went On Hunger Strike After Months In Lockdown At California Prison Above Photo: Aerial view of California State Prison, Corcoran. Wikimedia Commons/CRDC The prison has a history of abuse that includes forcing prisoners into ‘gladiator fights.’ Laura (not her real name) hasn’t seen her husband or heard his voice in over three months—and […]

Union Rushing To End Denver Teachers Strike

Union Rushing To End Denver Teachers Strike Above Photo: Denver teachers rallying Tuesday Denver teachers were on the picket lines Wednesday for the third day, but the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) and the school district are moving quickly to reach a deal to end the strike. A joint statement released Wednesday night by DCTA President […]

Why The Seattle General Strike Of 1919 Should Inspire A New Generation Of Labor Activists

Why The Seattle General Strike Of 1919 Should Inspire A New Generation Of Labor Activists Above Photo: Seattle shipyard workers in 1919 as they walk off the job. Museum of History & Industry, CC BY It shut down a major U.S. city, inspired a rock opera, led to decades of labor unrest and provoked fears Russian Bolsheviks were trying to […]

Matamoros Strike At A Crossroads As Mexican Government Orders Crackdown

Matamoros Strike At A Crossroads As Mexican Government Orders Crackdown Above Photo: Workers at Edemsa On Saturday, the Mexican administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and his National Regeneration Movement (Morena) ordered state, city and trade-union officials to shut down the strike by tens of thousands of workers at roughly 40 “maquiladora” sweatshops owned by […]

Some Early Lessons From The Los Angeles Teachers Strike

Corporate media absolutely won’t tell you this, but this year’s Los Angeles teachers strike is the latest chapter in the long running struggle against the privatization of public education in the US. With massive public support, 30,000 teachers have voted a settlement that increases their wages a little, brings back nurses, librarians and counselors to […]

Israeli jets strike northern Gaza Strip in new act of aggression

Press TV – Israeli military aircraft have carried out a series of airstrikes against targets in the northern part of the Gaza Strip as the Tel Aviv regime continues with its acts of aggression against the besieged Palestinian coastal sliver. “The strike was executed following earlier strikes during the day and in response to the shooting […]

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