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Labour Last Updated: Jan 27, 2015 - 9:05:00 AM


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Cambodian Garment Workers Are Not Backing Down
Cambodian garment workers have been engaged in militant workplace actions to demand higher wages. Despite anti-union violence, including killings and arrests, workers continue to strike for better wages and working conditions.

Jan 27, 2015 - 9:03:47 AM

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Solidarity Forever Written 100 Years Ago, Today
“Solidarity Forever” echoes symbolically this Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. Dr. King’s last sermon was delivered in Memphis during the sanitation workers strike, a strike in which he acted not just as a civil rights leader but also a union leader. He even called for a general strike of black workers and students in Memphis.

Jan 21, 2015 - 8:39:52 AM

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Protest, Politics and Policing: What Bayard Rustin Could Tell the Ferguson-Garner Movement
“I can’t breathe” actions in street crossings, sports fields and other civic spaces have blown new life into civil rights public history. Demonstrators seek their antecedents, and scholars are eager to remedy America’s amnesia of past struggles against police violence. But bygone reformers and rebels won little. Activists hoping for better this time might heed one forebear in particular: Bayard Rustin.

Jan 20, 2015 - 2:55:34 PM

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Blood On Their Hands: The Racist History of Police Unions
Outraged by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s statements concerning the killing of Eric Garner, Patrick Lynch, the longtime leader of the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA), the NYPD’s officers union, recently made the outrageous assertion that the Mayor had “blood on his hands” for the murder of the two NYPD officers.

Jan 18, 2015 - 8:43:28 AM

Labour
Textile Workers Strike Stirs Discontent in Sisi Egyp
Mahalla is a hotbed of industrial unrest, but the latest strike comes at a time when a crackdown on dissent has weakened street protests.

Jan 17, 2015 - 8:29:27 AM

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