Ex-GM workers in Colombia sew shut mouths, open third week of hunger strike
- Victoria Cavaliere
Jorge Parra, a former employee at Colmotores, says that he was fired because of health problems related to his job at the plant outside Bogota. Others tell similar stories. GM denies the allegations.
Nine days into a hunger strike in which he has ...
Solidarity with striking Pirelli Tire workers in Egypt
- Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions الاتحاد المصرى للنقابات المستقلة
The Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions released this statement in support of workers on strike at a factory owned by a multinational tire maker.
WORKERS AT the Alexandria Tire Company (Pirelli) in Egypt are on strike against management's ...
Urgent: 83 Days of Hunger Strike- Take action for Palestinian prisoner Akram Al-Rikhawi!
- Samidoun صامدون
Palestinian political prisoner Akram Al-Rikhawi is currently on his 83rd day of hunger strike, in severe danger of death. He is suffering from numerous medical conditions, including diabetes, asthma, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, glaucoma, kidney problems ...
Palestinian Hunger Strike: An All Out Victory
- Ameer Makhoul του Αμίρ Μαχούλ أمير مخول אמיר מח'ול
These two letters were sent from prison by Ameer Makhoul on May 19 and May 30 respectively. They were only received this week as Israeli prison authority had stopped all mail deliveries from Palestinian prisoners during the “Battle of Empty ...
Colombia: The Empire Strikes Back
- Dan Kovalik
In mid-April, the Summit of the Americas was held in Cartagena, Colombia. Of course, the Summit will be most remembered for the scandal of the U.S. Secret Service who were there to prepare the way for the visit by President Obama, but who were more ...
"Their fate is in our hands" - a call to action for the striking prisoners
- Khader Adnan خضـر عدنـان
Khader Adnan writes in gratitude for the support he was given while on hunger-strike and calls for solidarity with the prisoners' hunger strike.
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,
Praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings ...
Ameer Makhoul: still shaking the foundations of Israeli apartheid after 2 years in jail
- Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Two years ago, Janan Abdu’s life changed forever.
“It’s not [just] one issue, the political prisoners; it became our life,” said Abdu, a prominent Palestinian human rights activist, mother of two daughters and wife ...
The Egyptian Revolution and Neo-Liberal Economics
- The Real News Network
DANYA NADAR: WORSENING ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS FOR THE POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS WERE MAJOR FACTORS BEHIND LAST YEAR'S TAHRIR UPRISING. THESE WORKERS SAY LIFE HAS ONLY GOTTEN HARDER UNDER THE MILITARY JUNTA THAT REPLACED FORMER ...
Greece: Eleftherotypia newspaper – 26 days on strike
- Eleftherotypia Workers’ Initiative Πρωτοβουλια εργαζομενων στην Ελευθεροτυπία
5 months unpaid,
26 days on strike,
The 800 workers of X.K. Tegopoulos and Fotoekdotiki A.E., are entering our sixth month without being paid our salary. We patiently continued to publish the ...
NATO'S Massacre at Majer, Libya
- Franklin Lamb
Majer, Libya-Located about 20 miles east of the ancient Roman city of Leptis Magna, six miles south of Zliten, and off Libya's southern coast across the Mediterranean from Rome, Majer was a picturesque village known for the fine quality of its dates ...