The article below is an abridged translation of the resolution adopted by the General Union of Workers of Guadeloupe (UGTG) at its 12th Congress, April 2-5, 2008. The UGTG republished the resolution on March 8.
The US based Center for Economic Policy and Research (CEPR) recently released a report in February detailing the amazing improvements in economic and social indicators in Venezuela during the 10 years of Hugo Chavez’s revolutionary administration.
The article below following is abridged from the March editorial of Eslabon, a monthly bulletin produced by the Argentinean Union of Militants for Socialism (UMS). It has been translated by Federico Fuentes. A UMS founding member and leader, Luis Bilbao, will be a feature speaker at the World at a Crossroads conference held in Sydney from April 10-12. Visit http://www.worldatacrossroads.org for more information or to register.
To mark International Womens Day in 2009, socialist youth organisation Resistance has launched a call on all Australian radio stations to boycott the music of US R&B singer Chris Brown.
The Iraqi workers movement is again beginning to organise, despite contending with the difficult conditions of occupation and war, and in defiance of harassment and arrests by the US military.
The second Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Conference brought together 160 trade unionists and climate change activists. The purpose of the event was to allow trade unionists to develop working class solutions to the threat that big business has created for humanity.
While Pacific Brands continues to show contempt for its workers and refuses to reverse its decision to axe 1850 jobs, trade union and community opposition to the cuts is gaining momentum.
Write On: Letters to the editor What paper are you reading? Allen Myers's letter (GLW #786) said: "It would be nice to see a socialist analysis of the economic crisis in GLW." I'm not sure what newspaper he thinks he has been reading, but it
In some countries, the severe crisis of capitalism has resulted in a realignment of respective governments with the imperialist powers and the adoption of different forms of cut backs that affect the living conditions of the majority.
Forty workers on the Melbourne Westgate Reconstruction project have lost their jobs after construction giant John Holland’s refusal to honour a collective agreement.
Peter Marshall is the national secretary of the United Firefighters Union of Australia, which represents 13,000 firefighters working across the country. In the wake of the recent bushfire crisis in Victoria, he spoke with Green Left Weekly’s Katherine Bradstreet on the current debates surrounding the connection between bushfires, climate change, and the environmental movement.
An Iraqi court sentenced journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi to three years in prison on March 12.
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