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Statement from protesting inmates at Burnside Jail, Nova Scotia

Inmates held at the Burnside Jail in Nova Scotia, Canada, have launched a protest in solidarity with the international prisoners' movement and articulating their own specific demands. Here is a statement they released to the press.

Hunger Strike Launched Inside Sterling Correctional Facility in Colorado

The following report was previously forwarded to It’s Going Down after being first sent to people within the Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) network, who received correspondence from an inmate being housed in the MCC (ad-seg) unit of Sterling Correctional Complex in Sterling, CO and details a hunger strike.

Video: Jasic factory workers imprisoned in China

Jasic workers protest against dismissals

In this video protestors outside the Jasic machinery factory in Shenzhen are demanding to be reinstated, after seven workers were fired for trying to form a union. On July 20th, 2018 several workers were beaten by the police and arrested, but released that same night. Protests carried on throughout July, and on 27th July, 29 workers, family members and supporters were violently arrested by police and detained.

https://en.labournet.tv/jasic-factory-workers-imprisoned-china

Hamilton Rent Strikers Bring Demands to Landlord’s Doorstep in Ottawa

Last weekend, striking tenants from the Stoney Creek Towers in Hamilton trekked to Ottawa with their supporters to confront the executives from InterRent, a Real Estate Investment Trust with an investment strategy based around displacing working-class tenants from their neighbourhoods.

Video: Beauty Is Resisting

Dismissed workers protest in front of Flormar

Since April 2018 at least 132 workers at the Flormar cosmetics factory in Gebze, Turkey have been dismissed for unionising. Flormar, which is owned 51% by France based Yves Rocher, pays its workers the minimum wage under poor safety conditions and has ignored the officially recognised union Petrol-İş.

https://en.labournet.tv/beauty-resisting

Towards an International Meeting in Kurdistan

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In front of the expansion of the Middle-East War and the new Iran-Iraq revolutionary waves:

Towards an International Meeting in Kurdistan

Pre-strike statement from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak

A statement from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, looking at the upcoming August 21 prison strike and the repressive tactics being used against it.

Canvassers Organising in the "Non-Profit" Sector

Locked out Canvassers

Overview of recent organising efforts by canvassers with the support of the Industrial Workers of the World, and the resistance by their employer.

As #August21 prison strike approaches, repression against organizers escalates

A look at the co-ordinated clampdown targeting a number of prominent prison organizers in the run-up to the national prison strike set to begin on August 21st.