International unions

Biggest ever turnout for “troublemakers”

Submitted by AWL on 10 October, 2018 - 10:35 Author: Cliff Offerdahl

On Saturday 29 September 2018, Labor Notes, an organisation of US-based trade union activists held its annual Troublemakers’ School in New York City.

Established in 1979, Labor Notes is famous for its publications and workshops on rank-and-file activism. In their own words, they are “the voice of union activists who want to put the movement back in the labor movement”.

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Uniting Jewish and Arab workers in Israel/Palestine

Submitted by AWL on 19 September, 2018 - 9:28 Author: Yacov Ben Efrat and Assaf Adiv (Organisation for Democratic Action, ODA)

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Submitted by Jason Schulman on Thu, 11/10/2018 - 19:05

OK, but seeing as both the PA and Hamas are awful, that's not the most effective argument against "full" BDS.

Whatever the problems with full boycott (sanctions aren't forthcoming, pointless to even discuss it), what's wrong with Divestment? Most BDS "successes," especially from within the U.S., have been purely "D."

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How teacher walkouts can revive the US labour movement

Submitted by AWL on 15 July, 2018 - 5:06 Author: Lois Weiner
Virginia teachers on strike

Lois Weiner is a socialist and teacher trade unionist based in New York. She is the author of The Future of our Schools: Teacher Unions and Social Justice (2012, Haymarket Books) and a member of the editorial board of the socialist journal New Politics. She answered questions from Cathy Nugent of Solidarity and Daniel Randall of the Labour Days podcast about the recent wave of teacher walkouts in the US, and the struggle to revive and transform the labour movement in the age of Trump.

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May day strikes in France

Submitted by SJW on 1 May, 2018 - 10:29 Author: Michael Elms
Solidarity with strikes in France

On Tuesday 1 May, French workers struck to hold over 240 demonstrations across France, as part of their battle against President Macron’s attacks on transport, education and the public sector.

In Paris, in spite of heavy police presence, a monster march of striking workers and their supporters shut down the east of the city. From across France, reports are coming in of outrageous police provocations, with gas and baton charges being used against workers and students.

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“We’ve all got just one thing on our mind, and that’s the win!”

Submitted by SJW on 25 April, 2018 - 12:07 Author: Keith Road
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Workers’ Liberty supporters and friends recently spent a number of days in France to learn from, and take part in, the movement in opposition to President Macron’s reforms.

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Submitted by Jason Schulman on Thu, 26/04/2018 - 03:33

What are relations like between the NPA and LO? LO has been notoriously sectarian, even cultish, in the past.

Is there a real revolutionary left inside the PCF? If so, does it have any influence?

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German union wins over hours, but at what price?

Submitted by Matthew on 28 February, 2018 - 9:20 Author: Stefan Dietl

Last month, the German metalworking and electronics industries waged their most intensive struggle for years. More than 1.5 million workers downed tools in three 24-hour stoppages.

The 24-hour strikes allowed them to make a strong show of economic force. The strikes meant between 770 and 980 million Euros’ worth of lost production. Little wonder, then, that the Gesamtmetall employers’ association wanted to prevent open-ended strikes.

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Italian elections: fascist menace grows

Submitted by Matthew on 28 February, 2018 - 9:15 Author: Hugh Edwards
Lega Nord

The horrific act of fascist violence on the 3 February in the central Italian town of Macerata, where eight young west Africans were gunned down by a neo-fascist thug, has highlighted the level of putrefying decadence of the major political contenders for office.

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Iran sugar workers demand control

Submitted by Matthew on 14 February, 2018 - 11:24 Author: Morad Shirin

Recent events have shown that Iran’s working class is willing and able to fight consistently against the capitalist class, the regime and the state. By the end of the current Iranian year (on 20 March) the number of workers’ strikes and protests in the course of the year could reach the 1,000 mark.

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