TORONTO - Canada's progressive movement just gained a giant new ally as thousands of delegates, representing more than 300,000 workers, founded Unifor, a new union aimed at transforming the labor scene in this country.
The Istanbul Gezi Park protests have been coordinated by a broad coalition called "Taksim Solidarity," which is composed of 117 different constituent groups, including trade unions.
Major unions in Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean are organizing projects to educate their members and the public on the "Cuban Five."
The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 has been organizing events in Washington D.C. and around the country to up pressure to "Free the Five" with the next one coming up starting Friday, May 31 through Tuesday June 5, in Washington D.C. and nearby Takoma Park, Md.
On Sunday, May 5, two Americans rode their bikes in a 40-mile ride that passed through over 20 different towns in the area of Lake Como, Italy.
The Islamic Republic's political prisoners are hostages held to terrorize the nation, says UK-based Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People's Rights.
Colombian students are rejecting a government proposal aimed at privatizing public higher education. Students are demanding an alternative education that's democratic, free, and serves the great majority.
Millions protested at more than 950 demonstrations in 80 countries Saturday, marking a month since the rallies against the global financial system began.
The mineworkers, belonging to the Confederation of All-Indonesian Workers Labor Union launched a weeklong strike in July. The union extended the strike set for a month to mid November.
Canadian legislator Don Davies is asking his government to deny the entry of Dick Cheney into Canada because the former U.S. vice president enagaged in torture, genocide and human rights vioaltions.