Over the course of two days in mid-November, a drama played on the Georgian railways that showed the world a newly-emboldened labour movement in this small country wedged between the Black Sea and the Caucasus mountains. Over 6,000 railway … Continued
This issue of low wages in America has been well-illustrated by the Walmart workers’ movement and last week’s Black Friday protests. However, the American right is quick to drum up fear that US President Barack Obama is destined to … Continued
As the world commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) demands an international Convention on gender-based violence in the workplace, recent events in India have brought the dangers … Continued
It’s been nearly two weeks since Typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc across 36 provinces in central Philippines. The United Nations Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimates that at least 13.2 million people out of a total population … Continued
Lives and labour rights are being threatened by a government-backed coal mining project in Patagonia, Chile. The Riesco Island mining project involves five opencast mines with grade B and C sub-bituminous deposits of coal, which has a low heating … Continued
- After Typhoon Haiyan, what now for the workers?
- Chile: Riesco Island on high alert
- Ghost villages and the slow death of rural Bulgaria
- Spain: fighting for the right to housing
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- Migrants on high-alert following Moscow riots
- Hell at high seas: piracy and the militarisation of seafarers
- Racism and revolution: the plight of black Africans in Libya
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- What now for the Bahrain rebellion?