Back in April whilst the UK was in Election fever, in the Netherlands the Dutch Railways cleaners went on strike, it became the longest strike in Dutch history since 1933. After 9 long weeks, mostly migrant cleaners without a great command of Dutch took on their bosses and won.
According to Willem Dekker, an organizer with […]Read more →
By Janine Mendes-Franco from Global Voices
A study in extremes is perhaps how the last 24 hours in the Caribbean region could be adequately described: AsÂ Trinidad and Tobago peacefully went to the polls andÂ elected its first female Prime Minister,Â Jamaica was facing moreÂ violent unrest.
So two weeks in, Osborne is able to keep his pledge on making Â£6,000,000,000 of cuts this year. Well what he has announced proves that he is actually making Â£5,700,000,000, as he is “redirecting” Â£500 million, which means he is Â£300 million pounds short of his pledge.
Whilst the city and business leaders have applauded the […]Read more →
From the International Collective of Prostitutes
A malicious prosecution with a happy ending.
On Thursday 29 April, in Luton Crown Court, Claire Finch was found NOT GUILTY of a criminal charge of keeping a brothel. Â The jury,Â in line with public opinion,Â refused to criminalise Ms Finch for working together with friends from her own home for safety.Â Ms […]
From Workers’ Climate Action:
On Saturday 22 May, Workersâ€™ Climate Action will be organising a critical mass bike ride in solidarity with the BA cabin crew workersâ€™ struggle and in defence of the right to strike.
British Airways bosses have once again secured a high court injunction against the strike on the basis of […]
I was hoping to take a little bit of a break after successfully campaigning against the British National Party in the run up to the British general and local elections. However at the early hours of Tuesday 18th May, I received an email from Junya Lek Yimprasert, founder of Thai Labour Campaign, asking for solidarity […]Read more →
A peaceful demonstration will be taking place at the Royal Thai Embassy, in Westminster in response to the extrajudicial killings of protestors in Bangkok yesterday.
The ongoing political crisis in Thailand starting from the military crackdown on the protesters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), also known as the â€œRed Shirtsâ€, since 10 […]
Steven Monjeza & Tiwonge Chimbalanga found guilty of homosexuality
Convicted men hope that an appeal will overturn magistrateâ€™s decision
â€œThis is an outrageous verdict. While Steven and Tiwonge freely confirmed their love for each other, there was was no credible evidence that they had committed any illegal homosexual acts,â€ said London-based human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell who […]
Not Red nor Yellow! We want free & fair elections in Thailand
So the shootings and killings of innocent people has abaited in Thai government sanctioned bloodbath. According to very conservative government figures, at least 60 people have been killed since 10th April when the “Red Shirts” started their campaign for immediate elections.
An open letter by a Thai Labour activist: Junya Lek Yimprasert
Dear Comrades and Friends,
Surely you are monitoring the crisis in Thailand, one the worst and most cruel crackdowns in Thai history. It began on April 10. In just over a month the number of counted bodies is already over 60. Most have been killed by […]
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