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Revenge: Spectrum Workers on Strike Build Their Own ISP

If, for any number of reasons, you’d like to burn telecoms to the ground and build a new internet service provider on their smoldering remains, good news for you. New York City Spectrum workers, who’ve weathered an anguishing four-year strike, have built their own internet service provider. If t…

China: Leader of Delivery Riders Alliance Detained, Solidarity Movement Repressed

The leader of the Food Delivery Riders’ Alliance, Chen Guojiang, more commonly known as "Mengzhu," has been detained since February 25 for his role in organizing delivery workers to push for better conditions.On February 25 “Mengzhu,” a well-known food delivery worker activist, was detained by…

Hong Kong : Conscience Cannot Be Imprisoned ; the Belief Remains, The Resistance Continues

Today is the day where the judiciary system turned a blind eye once again to social injustice. The system became the oppressors’ tool time and again, sending peaceful demonstrators to imprisonment.The list of political prisoners included HKCTU Secretary General Lee Cheuk Yan, and party member of T…

USA: The BAmazon Loss and the Road Ahead

What can we learn ?Hopes were high. The drive had garnered enormous favorable press coverage and even support from the White House. Nevertheless, the loss was no surprise to many in labor. Amazon is one of the world’s most powerful corporations, and organizing is notoriously difficult under U.S…

Healthcare workers, a global social resistance

The onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic saw much social resistance to the conditions faced by so-called frontline workers during the period of containment. Among the various sectors of the workforce mobilised to defend their physical integrity in the face of the failure of their employers (private or…

Albania: Call for support to the United Miners of Bulqiza Trade Union

Watch the video (with Englih subtitles)Dear comrades trade unionists, We, the members of the United Miners of Bulqiza Trade Union, appeal to your international solidarity with the struggle of the mineworkers of Bulqiza, Albania. Bulqiza is very rich in mining resources, yet it remains one of the poo…

Solidarity With The Strike On LG Suppliers Workers In Brazil

SEND YOUR SUPPORTWith the announcement of the global closure of the cellphone production division of LG, earlier this week, Brazil will be harshly affected in a moment when the Coronavirus pandemic and the genocidal behaviour of the Jair Bolsonaro administration turn the country into a landscape of…

We can no longer be silent. We have to speak.

The very long and bloody history of police brutality has had a recent chapter in Nea Smyrni, Greece, on early March where, after repressing a demonstration (against police brutality, no less) and having a police officer wounded, the "Anti"-Terrorist Unit of the police initiated a savage vengeance ca…

Summary of the meeting of the industrial Workers Caucus of the International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggles (03/27/2021)

As a summary of meeting on March 27th, I sent a systematization of some points, so that it can even be used as a story for the unions to discuss in their addresses or with their base. To give you an idea of the representativeness of this meeting, union activists from Congo, Togo, Venezuela, Chile, C…

Palestinian labor organizing and the liberation struggle

"Dismantling of the Israeli settlement enterprise means that we Palestinians will be able to reclaim our land and natural resources. This, of course, will put an end to the exploitation of Palestinian workers by their Israeli employers."Adalah Justice Project’s Sumaya Awad interviews Manal Shqair…

Full support for Alitalia workers

For several days now, the workers of the Italian airline Alitalia have been acting with determination : strikes, rallies, demonstrations, general assemblies... The staff of Alitalia are taking their affairs into their own hands. They are fighting against the dismantling of the company, against dism…

Leaving Hlaing Tharyar: factory workers flee city for uncertain future

Twenty-three days after the military seized power, the Tai Yi shoe factory, in Yangon’s industrial Hlaing Tharyar Township, announced it was closing and would terminate all employees within one month. It was news that Ma Khin Aye, a 35-year-old Hlaing Tharyar resident who had worked at the factory…

7 April: World (Struggle for) Health Day

7 April is the World Health Day. For the member organisations of the International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggles, it is a day of action. The current health context, in which we have been enmeshed for a year, remind us that this is not the time to fall into consensual celebration transmi…

University of California nurses condemn ongoing racist attacks on Asian communities

University of California registered nurses are outraged by the ongoing racist and xenophobic attacks against Asians and call for solidarity with Asian communities and a public commitment to solutions that work toward ending structural racism and promoting social equity and healing, announced Califor…

Myanmar’s Military Regime Hands Down Prison Sentences to Striking Civil Servants Anti-regime protesters urge civil servants to join the civil disobedience movement.

Myanmar’s military regime has sentenced ten civil servants to prison terms for joining the civil disobedience movement (CDM). The ten include two police officers and eight staff from the Cooperative Department. They are the first civil servants to be sent to jail for their participation in the CDM…

Israel before the International Criminal Court: action now!

The International Labor Network of Solidarity and Struggle welcomes the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to declare itself competent over the atrocities committed in Palestine by the Israeli authorities, after more than five years of procrastination. We also welcome the opening of…

Myanmar: solidarity with the railway workers of Rangoon

The army and the police blockade the Ma Hlwa Gone railway station in Rangoon. Some 800 railway workers and their families are under direct threat from repressive forces. They are being targeted by the military coup d’état because they are part of the vast movement of civil disobedience, in which…

The situation of women in Iran

On the occasion of the International Day of Struggle for Women’s Rights, the comrades of Socialist Solidarity with Workers in Iran (SSTI, member of the International Labor Network of Solidarity and Struggles) communicate the following text regarding the situation of women in Iran.On this internati…

Polska : Not a single step back! We keep on fighting!

We are part of a larger feminist coalition that has been organizing the latest protests in Poland. For us, limiting the right to abortion is another cut in medical services, and the position of women will never change if our situation at work, our housing situation and our overburdening with free ca…

Myanmar – Labor Organizations Joint Call for Extended Nationwide WorkStoppage to Save Our Democracy

We would like to honor and thank workers from different sectors, farmers, and civil servants who participated in Civil Disobedience Movement, as well as, students, youth and civil society organizations who supported the movement. We welcome and support the leadership of Committee Representing Pyidau…

Myanmar : Call for a general strike!

Eighteen trade union federations and workers’ organisations in Myanmar are launching a joint call for a general strike against the military coup, calling on all workers in the country to participate in an extended work stoppage in the coming days. The member organisations of the International Labo…

Paraguay – Solidarity with mobilisations against government and health crisis

Protesters took to the streets of Asunción in Paraguay this week, outraged by the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. Workers and young people gathered in front of the Congress building to demand the resignation of President Mario Abdo Benítez.Security forces fired rubber bullets an…

No bail but immediate and lengthy detention for HKCTU chair

We write to update the case on the 47 democrats, who participated in the primaries of Legislative Council (LegCo) in July 2020, were arrested on 6th January and were charged with conspiracy to commit subversion, including Carol Ng, chair of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions and Winnie Yu…

Hong Kong’s New Union Movement Faces Big Challenges from Covid, National Security Law

A NEW WAVE OF PROTESTSHong Kong had enjoyed relative autonomy since its 1997 handover to China, in accordance with the principle of “One Country, Two Systems” established in the city’s mini-constitution. This setup was premised on Beijing’s tolerance of the city’s political arrangement as…

Update on Hong Kong – HKCTU

We brought you the news about the arrest of Carol Ng, chair of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), early last month. On 28th February the police charged her, among 47 arrestees in total, for conspiracy to commit subversion. Consequently she has returned to custody, and the case is menti…


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