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Archive for June, 2010

DEFEND VICKY PALAEZ! She is not a spy!

By • Jun 30th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: Earl Gilman – The FBI arrested Vicky Palaez yesterday as a Russian spy. This is absurd! Vicky Palaez is well known in New York as a progressive journalist who writes in the Spanish newspaper “El Diario.” She is well known as a defender of Cuba and a anti-imperialist. No real spy would ever maintain […]

Class War at BA: Solidarity not Legality

By • Jun 23rd, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: Internationalist Communist Tendency It is class war at BA. Unfortunately, on our side, the war is being lost because the Unite union calls the shots for the workers. BA cabin crew, currently striking as we go to press, are under enormous pressure to cave in to the BA management’s demands for job and wage […]

Two dead in Canadian mine confrontation at “San José del Progreso” in Oaxaca

By • Jun 23rd, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Source:OSAG Just two weeks prior to the July 4 state-wide election in Oaxaca, Mexico, a confrontation between local opposition to a Canadian silver mine in the town of San José del Progreso and PRI (Partido Revolucionario Institucional) officials resulted in the shooting deaths of two mine supporters. The PRI municipal president of San José del […]

Heavy police presence as Toronto demonstrations begin

By • Jun 23rd, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis June 22, 2010 summary: The first major demonstration organized as part of the “Themed Days of Resistance” in the lead-up to the G8/G20 Summits in Huntsville and Toronto gave a good indication of what $933 million worth of s The first major demonstration organized as part of the “Themed Days of Resistance [1]” in […]

Effective strike action is always illegal

By • Jun 21st, 2010 • Category: Commentaries

Source: International Communist Current – Injunctions have been used to prevent or delay strike action by BA cabin crew – twice, and against rail signal workers in April, making use of strict criteria for balloting union members and informing them and the employers about the result. This tactic is being used more and more with […]

Unions and management strangling BA strike

By • Jun 21st, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: International Communist Current – The last of the series of five-day strikes by BA cabin crew came to an end on 9th June. There are reports of further ballots and strikes through the summer. BA workers are not alone. In February Lufthansa pilots went on strike and in early June Air India workers staged […]

Strike wave across China

By • Jun 21st, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: International Communist Current – The Chinese economy is supposed to be the exception to the global crisis of capitalism. Tell that to the thousands of Chinese workers who have been involved in a wave of strikes in recent weeks in many parts of the country. Among the most publicised struggles has been at a […]

South Africa: mass protest marches tomorrow

By • Jun 11th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Workers from Dis-Chem pharmacies and Game retail stores will hold mass protest marches tomorrow, the SA Catering and Commercial Allied Workers’ Union (Saccawu) says: “Dis-Chem workers will use the strike to further highlight the struggle of Saccawu against an intransigent management who refuses to negotiate,” Saccawu said in a statement on Wednesday. Game workers would […]

Update on San Juan Copala Second Aid Caravan

By • Jun 10th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

by Nancy Davies – OSAG Since neither the federal government of Mexico nor the Oaxaca government of Ulises Ruiz Ortiz (URO) will put aside the blockade of San Juan Copala, one might conclude that the policy of the governments is to starve out the autonomous community which wants self determination and control of their lands […]

San Juan Copala Second Aid Caravan Enters the Danger Zone

By • Jun 9th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: My Word is My Weapon All Eyes on San Juan Copala, Oaxaca, As Second Aid Caravan Begins June 8, 2010 – The world will be closely watching the autonomous municipality of San Juan Copala, Oaxaca, as a second international aid caravan attempts to break the paramilitary blockade that has kept that community cut off […]