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Filipino teachers in US file class suit vs oppressive recruiters
Filipino migrant teachers in Louisiana today (August 5, US Central Time) filed a class lawsuit against Universal Placement International (UPI) and its Philippine based partner, PARS International for various offenses ranging from racketeering, human trafficking, extortion and mail and wire fraud.
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08 Aug 2010 | Filed under: News / International : Labor : Organizing : Race : Social Welfare
Venezuela: The jail bars will not silence people protest
* National and international campaign of epistolary solidarity with trade unionist Rubén González *
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14 Jun 2010 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Labor : Politics
News From Iceland
Mirroring France’s Tarnac 9, nine people have been charged in Reykjavík for ‘attacking parliament’ in December 2008, when they entered public benches, unarmed and without any violent intent or effort, to shout at congressmen: ‘Get the fxxx out! This building does not serve its purpose any more!’ Which was, in all respects, true. 40 days later public protest outed the government.
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09 Jun 2010 | Filed under: News / International
Boston Condemns Israel's Military Attack on Humanitarian Flotilla
F3s.JPGBoston, MA, June 3, 2010 – Approximately 500 demonstrators gathered in downtown Boston on Memorial Day to protest the Israeli government’s massacre of unarmed peace activists aboard the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, a convoy of ships bringing humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break Israel’s 3-year blockade there. The following day, protesters staged a die-in in front of the Israeli Consulate to commemorate the fallen activists and demand an end to the siege of Gaza.
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04 Jun 2010 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Politics : War and Militarism
Israeli Navy Attacks Gaza Aid Flotilla, at Least 14 Dead
Early Monday morning, the Israeli navy attacked a flotilla of six ships in international waters attempting to bring food and medicine to the besieged residents of the Gaza Strip. The attack was carried out with tear gas and live ammunition, and Israeli commandos boarded the flotilla and took control of the ships. Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, the Israeli trade minister, told an Israeli television station that 14 to 16 people had been killed in the attack. Dozens more were injured.
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31 May 2010 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : War and Militarism
Protesters Condemn Israeli “Ambassador of Apartheid” Michael Oren + Activists Protest Jerusalem Day Event at BPL
P2.JPGActivists Protest Brandeis Commencement, Jerusalem Day Event at Boston Public Library.
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26 May 2010 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : War and Militarism
Philippine Democracy: Alive, but is it well?
Akbayan-Party-list-Walden-Bello-Democratic-Left.jpgReflections on the 2010 Campaign.

The 2010 campaign has drawn to a close, and it’s time to distill my experiences after registering hundreds of miles by land, sea, and air crisscrossing the country as a party-list candidate.
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14 May 2010 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
Greece Erupts in Riots, Three Dead in Fire
Today in Athens, street battles broke out between police and protesters, as marches approached the Greek Parliament building. Numerous cars and buildings were set on fire, including a branch of Marfin Bank, where three employees were killed by smoke inhalation.

Greek authorities were quick to blame protesters for the deaths, but as Libcom.org (http://libcom.org) points out, n a similar case thirty years ago the fire turned out to have been started by a tear gas canister fired by police.

An anonymous employee of Marfin Bank released the following statement, with the request to disseminate it widely to counteract government propaganda.
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05 May 2010 | Filed under: News / Globalization : International
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