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Sexual Prey in the Saudi Jungle
#1!_AKBAYAN_Walden-Bello_Risa-Hontiveros_Etta-Rosales.jpgHe was an officer in the Saudi Royal Navy assigned to the strategic Saudi base of Jubail in the Persian Gulf. She was a single mom from Mindanao, in the Philippines, who saw, like so many others, employment in Saudi Arabia as a route out of poverty. When he picked her up at the Dammam International Airport in June, little did she know she was entering, not a brighter chapter of her life but a chamber of horrors from which she would be liberated only after six long months.
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02 Feb 2011 | Filed under: News / Gender : Human Rights : International : Labor : Social Welfare
Starbucks Workers Union Organizer Speaks in Boston
Anja Witek, an organizer with the Starbucks Workers Union in St. Paul, Minnesota, gave a talk about her union experiences last night at Encuentro 5 in Chinatown. The SWU was formed in New York in 2004 in response to poor working conditions and lousy pay at the Starbucks chain of coffee shops, and has since spread to stores Nebraska, Minnesota, and many other locations across the world. The SWU is affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).
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17 Nov 2010 | Filed under: News / Labor
11/16 Barista Fight-Back: The Struggle to Unionize Starbucks (Tues)
Join us as Starbucks organizer/barista,
Anja Witek, discusses the truth about
life behind the counter at Starbucks!

7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 16
Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave., 5th floor, Boston (Chinatown)
Near Chinatown stop-Orange Line and Boylston stop-Green Line
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03 Nov 2010 | Filed under: Announcement / Labor
Photos/Video--Boston Labor Day Rally/March
New_Labor Day March-Boston Sept 6 2010 020.jpgBoston, Mass.-Sept. 6, 2010:
About 500 labor activists/union members celebrated and marched on Labor Day in Boston.
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07 Sep 2010 | Filed under: News / Labor
Jimmy Johns Labor Dispute Bursts onto National Stage with Coast-to-Coast Actions Planned for Labor Day
Minimum wage workers fight for justice
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04 Sep 2010 | Filed under: News / Labor
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
Two Flash Mobs for Labor Rights
This past month in Boston, two flash-mob actions took place in support of two very prevalent labor struggles. First, on June 11th the Boston Sass Attack and The Radical Marching Band took over Hyatt Hotel’s downtown location to do their dance version of “Boycott Hyatt. (to the tune of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.”)
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05 Jul 2010 | Filed under: News / Labor
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
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