The international cleaning and security workers union, UNI Property Service Global Union has called Monday 17th June, the day for International Justice for Cleaners. The union represents over 1 million workers and have recognised agreements with large corporations such as G4S, ISS and Securitas.
They have confirmed through their affiliates that a series of organised events, [...]
When McKenzie Wark appeared on Novara, Resonance FM on May 28th 2013 he argued that a critical theory that does not confront environmental problems as one of its central problems was not worth discussing (I am paraphrasing – what he actually said was is more complicated and is transcribed below). Oddly, in this interview Wark managed [...]
Trigger Warning: contains descriptions of racial abuse and images of physicial abuse by British soldiers
It is undeniable that the British armed forces have long been responsible for prosecuting racist and colonial oppression. The British state is this week, belatedly, paying millions in compensation to those detained in concentration camps, tortured and murdered in Kenya [...]
PCS, the union which represents civil servants, held its Annual Delegate Conference in Brighton from 20 to 23 May.
The conference took place in the midst of a ramping up of the government’s attempts to break the union. The effect of Francis Maude’s drastic cuts to facility time could be seen in the number of [...]
By JJ Bola
I understand that the title is enough to make the average person immediately click the little “X” in the top right corner, fear not, I have not descended to the “dark side” nor am I practicing any kind of “evil” (at least not that I’m aware of . I am merely trying [...]
By Joel Preston / @cleccambodia
Following the tragedies in Bangladesh the regional garment industry is getting a lot of attention.
Before the events of the last few weeks, we would have said that building safety is not so much an issue in Cambodia. However, only hours after international brands signed onto the Bangladesh Building and Fire Safety [...]
By @MegafonenOrten / Megaphone – The Swedish Suburban Movement
Husby besieged by police officers. Go home? This IS our home
The effect of the police murder of 69-year-old man in Husby on Monday 13th May arrived today: a conflict between the cops and local citizens after four cars were burned in the evening.
Whatever we do, the police and the mainstream media [...]
By Nadia Kamil / @nadiakamil
I recently saw the Oscar-nominated 5 Broken Cameras and it affected me deeply – though definitely not the first film to make me cry, it was the first film that made me cry audibly. It spurred me into learning more about the history & current situation in Palestine. So I was pleased [...]
Thursday 16th May | Rich Mix Cinema | 8.00pm | £7 (£5 conc)
DocHouse Presents: When the Boys Return – With Q&A with Director via Skype
Over the last couple of years more and more official Metropolitan Police twitter accounts have popped up. These are part of the Met’s wider media operation, although the individual accounts are often controlled much further down the ranks – hence the ability not to spell “beggars” correctly. And yesterday, these two tweets (pictured above) were posted by a [...]Read more →
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