Sunday, July 19, 2009

FSLN Victory in 1979

20450018, originally uploaded by dblackadder.

Today is the 30th anniversary of the victory of the FSLN (the Sandinistas) in Nicaragua.

Photo is of the FNT (FSLN-affiliated labour central) monument to the workers and peasants who fought with the FSLN against the Somoza dictatorship. Situated in the centre of Managua devastated (and never really rebuilt) by an earthquake in the early 1970's.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

My Hero: Tamie Dolny

First she does a one-off piece for the Toronto Star on her experiences as a 16 year-old lifeguard on strike (see it HERE), now she has a job as a regular picket line columnist for the same paper (see HERE).

Read the second article especially.

Tamie for CLC president!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Organizing Video Going Viral in Canada?

By John Wood at the UK's TUC, it's bouncing all over the place, appearing even on the Toronto Star's website.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

South Africa: Shop stewards sacked for safety strike

At the Enstra paper mill in South Africa, 19 shop stewards were suspended from work and now await discipline. They are charged with inciting workers to strike after a worker refused to do unsafe work.

Just 30 seconds of your time and you can send a message or protest to the company HERE