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On the General strike of 2nd September 2015

Background of current strike  –

In May 2014, the general elections brought the right wing BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party/Indian people’s party) led coalition to power. The previous government was not defeated because of a defeat of struggles, it was not reaction that brought down a supposedly progressive government, but public anger at the relentless attacks on the working poor. 2,698 more words

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On the brink (though we fell off) ...protest for Greece

Although the Syriza government capitulated, and gave in, accepting austerity worse than offered before the 62% OXI vote, the strength ovf a movement with popular leadership standing against austerity momentarily took the worlds breath away, sending the financial market into paroxysms of fear. 139 more words

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West Coast dock workers ratify new five-year contract

After months of dispute, West Coast dock workers have reached an agreement with their employers.

Members of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new five-year contract with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. 145 more words

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