Posts Tagged ‘strikers’

Donald Trump Promises ‘Revival of Economic Nationalism’ to UAW Strikers

Former President Donald Trump promised a “revival of economic nationalism” to United Auto Worker (UAW) members during a speech in Clinton Township, Michigan Wednesday evening. Source

Kellogg’s Strikers: We Want A Clear Path Out Of Two-Tier, Set In Stone

Above Photo: Striking Kellogg’s workers picket the company’s flagship plant in Battle Creek, Michigan, home to the cereal giant’s headquarters. “You can’t throw a rock without hitting somebody that’s been negatively affected by Kellogg’s greed,” said BCTGM Local 3G President Trevor Bidelman. Jim West / In contract talks with its 1,400 workers this summer, Kellogg’s proposed […]

Columbia University Strikers Raise Hell

Above Photo: Columbia student workers picket on campus. Student Workers Of Columbia. Say School Plans To Illegally Replace Them. A Dispute Over Whether The University Can Permanently Replace Striking Student Workers Is Coming To A Head This Week. New York City – Thousands of striking Columbia University graduate student workers are vowing to “shut down” […]

Palestinians call for Israel to release hunger strikers 

Hundreds of Palestinians took part in sit-in protests on Tuesday in front of the International Red Cross offices in the occupied West Bank. Protesters called for the immediate release of four Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli jails, Anadolu has reported. Placards called for the international and regional organisations for prisoners’ affairs to put pressure on […]

Mack And Ford Workers Call For Joint Action To Back Volvo Trucks Strikers

Above Photo: WSWS Media. Aware of the anger over handling scab parts and growing sentiment for collective action in solidarity with the NRV strikers, UAW 677 posted a notice Monday, which read: “As the NRV strike continues, our brothers and sisters at Local 2069 need our support.” Far from calling the workers out or even […]

‘Not in 2030 or 2050…now!’: Climate strikers worldwide demand urgent action

After a year of online actions and occasional in-person protests limited by the coronavirus pandemic, the youth climate strikers of the Fridays for Future movement returned to streets around the world on Friday to demand urgent, ambitious action that meets the scale of the planetary emergency. Frustrated that governments across the globe continue to craft […]

Prison Strikers Suspend Starvation, Continue Work Strike

Above photo: Officer Vickjord walks the floor of the 4B SHU at Corcoran State Prison. The prison started accepting inmates in 1988. Grant Slater/KPCC. Corcoran, CA – CDCr’s negligent and careless response to the COVID-19 outbreak at CSATF has now killed at least three people. Active cases at the prison continue to hover near 1000 […]

Hunger Strikers Demand Police Reform In Antioch

Above photo: Activists have launched a hunger strike to demand police reform in Antioch. The activists want Antioch police to fire Officer Michael Mellone, who was involved in the fatal shooting of a San Francisco homeless man in 2016 and to discipline Cpl. Steve Aiello for his social media posts that they say incited violence against […]

Hunger strikers face permanent health damage

Tamara Nassar Rights and Accountability 14 November 2017 Palestinians in Gaza City hold up posters of Bilal Diab at a protest to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails on 23 October. Mohammed Asad APA images Two Palestinian prisoners have entered the critical stages of hunger strikes undertaken in protest at how they […]

When it comes to Palestinian hunger strikers, US press exercises cruel double standard

Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike called off the strike this weekend after achieving many demands in 41 days of self-imposed starvation. One thing for sure about the historic strike: it didn’t get a lot of coverage in the U.S. press. US press showed little interest in the valiant Palestinian hunger strikers. Cartoon by Katie Miranda […]

Large number of hunger strikers admitted to hospitals

A large number of Palestinian hunger strikers inside Israeli jails were admitted to hospitals on day 36 of their strike amidst Israeli negligence to their rights. The media committee for the Dignity Strike reiterated in a statement issued on Monday morning that the situation of the hunger strikers is very dangerous. “Israeli Prisons Services (IPS) […]

Some Palestinians dress as prisoners in solidarity marches for hunger-strikers

Violence / Detentions — West Bank / Jerusalem Israeli forces injure journalists during Bethlehem solidarity march BETHLEHEM (Ma‘an) 4 May — Dozens of Palestinians including two journalists were injured as Israeli forces suppressed a march in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on Thursday. Protesters, some of […]

Palestinian hunger strikers cut off from communication

Charlotte Silver Rights and Accountability 2 May 2017 Israeli Border Police arrest a Palestinian protester during a demonstration in support of hunger striking prisoners in Jerusalem on 29 April. Faiz Abu Rmeleh ActiveStills As Palestinian prisoners enter day 16 of their mass hunger strike, Israeli authorities are said to be obstructing negotiations and severely impeding […]

March in solidarity with Palestinian hunger strikers turns violent after IDF fires steel-coated rubber bullets on protesters

     Fights have broken out between Israeli soldiers and protesters outside the city of Ramallah in the West Bank as a small procession marched in support of the thousands of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike across Israeli jails. The small protest march set off from Yasser Arafat Square in central Ramallah on Sunday, but got […]

Israel punishes hunger strikers for demanding their rights

Charlotte Silver Rights and Accountability 22 April 2017 Palestinian boys take part in a rally in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in the West Bank city of Nablus, 20 April. Ayman Ameen APA images Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners entered day six of their hunger strike on Saturday, while Israeli authorities […]

IDF uses stun grenades, tear gas to disperse rally in support of Palestinian hunger strikers (VIDEO)

The march began at the al-Azza refugee camp where the Palestinians set up a solidarity tent in support of the hunger strikers. The protesters, carrying Palestinian national flags and chanting anti-Israeli government slogans, had made all their way to the northern entrance of Bethlehem City when the IDF intervened. The security forces employed stunt grenades […]

Michigan Public Radio Station Refuses to Air Birthday Greeting to Israel

(JTA) — A Jewish couple from Detroit is pressing a Michigan public radio station to broadcast a birthday greeting to Israel paid for by their sponsorship of the station. Hannan and Lisa Lis made a donation to Michigan Radio, a statewide public radio group operated by the University of Michigan, that entitled them to sponsor […]

VIDEO: How Far is TOO Far When Testing for DUI?

I think it’s safe to say that nobody wants a bunch of drunks driving around out there. However, how far is too far for police when it comes to the police and how they conduct DUI Field Sobriety Tests?  Is it about the “numbers”, or is it about actually keeping the streets “safe”? We have […]

The Need For Progressive Voices

Print Friendly Above Photo: From Rooftop Revolutionary Pick: Fuck Fascism And Care For The Earth. In 1961, President Kennedy’s Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Newton Minow described television as “a vast wasteland.” Perhaps nothing demonstrates that better these days than the rise of Donald J. Trump as a presidential candidate; now the […]

A Growing And WINNING Climate Movement

Print Friendly Above Photo: From, 2014 People’s Climate March The growing rallying cry of the climate movement, to keep fossil fuels in the ground, is taking hold, and not just in the form of chants and headlines, but in the form of cancelled gas pipelines, rejected LNG terminals, shelved lease sales – all of which would’ve […]

Israeli soldier killed by friendly fire

Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 25 February 2016 The Gush Etzion junction in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday after an Israeli man was killed by Israelis coming to his aid on 24 February. Wisam Hashlamoun APA images An Israeli died from his wounds on Wednesday after he was shot when soldiers and an […]

Academy disavows Oscars gift bag featuring Israel junket

Ali Abunimah Activism and BDS Beat 18 February 2016 Actor and 2016 Oscar nominee Mark Rylance is among more than 1,000 UK artists who have pledged not to go to Israel. (Garry Knight) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has filed a lawsuit against Distinctive Assets, the company distributing a luxury gift bag […]

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France Closes Borders After Dozens Killed in Paris

From: French riot police secure the area near the Bataclan concert hall following a fatal shooting at a restaurant in Paris, France on November 13. France has closed its borders after dozens were killed in a series of simultaneous attacks in Paris on Friday night. In what United States security […]

Bloodied but defiant: 10,000 Greek strikers and police battle as debt-ridden country starts a 24-hour walkout

  Daily Mail October 5, 2011 Greek riot police have fired teargas at petrol bomb throwing youths and charged them wielding batons as 10,000 public sector workers marched to protest against budget cuts and high taxes. The country is today in the grip of a 24-hour national strike which has seen flights grounded, schools shut […]

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