Filmed over ten years by no-budget Director Franny Armstrong, McLibel is the David and Goliath story of two people who refused to say sorry. And in doing so, changed the world.
McDonald's loved using the UK libel laws to suppress criticism. Major media organisations like the BBC and The Guardian crumbled and apologised. But then they sued gardener Helen Steel and postman Dave Morris.
The film examines corporate farming in the United States, concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees.
n Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on America's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.
Union organizer with the IWW Starbucks Workers Union dispels the sentiment that 'being the better person' must entail living as a doormat.
I’m so sick of being told to be the bigger person. I get all the scrutiny. I should forgive the unforgivable. I should move on with my life, let it go, drop it, stop being confrontational, stop rocking the boat, stop holding grudges, and be the bigger person. When did “being the bigger person” mean just accepting being treated like shit?
Unilever, one of the biggest and most profitable companies in the world are scrapping their pension scheme. For the first time in the company's history, workers have balloted for strike action.
Unilever is one of the world’s largest corporations. Last year they had an income of over £44 billion. They own many well-known and leading consumer brands, such as, Ben & Jerry’s, Bertolli, Bovril, Colman’s, Hellman’s, Marmite, PG Tips, Pot Noodle, Ragu, Flora, Persil, and Walls Ice cream. In total they own 400 brands, and sell an estimated 160,000,000 products every day.
Liberté Locke, a Starbucks Workers Union organizer, writes about how violence at work and in our personal lives are similar, how domestic abusers and bosses use the same techniques of control and that we need to fight both.
TRIGGER WARNING: sexual violence
(Cet article en français)
ASOL keeps up it's perfect record with another victory!
A few weeks ago, ASOL received a phone call from “N.” - a part-time employee of Key Lime Pie Hair Salon. She expressed, over the voicemail, that she had heard of ASOL from a friend and really needed support:
The ConDem court jester and all round buffoon Danny Alexander, and tax thief Philip Green, have today made glaring errors in their multi-million pound calculations. They are not particularly related other than their shared contempt for working people.
I am far from an economics expert. However, it would appear that I am not the only one. It is of great concern that a treasury minister and a leading businessman have made massively glaring errors in their calculations today.
August 2009 PDF of the Twin Cities IWW branch's newsletter.
IN THIS ISSUE:
One Day in July Festival a Success
A description of the celebration and rememberenace of the 1934 Teamster's strike in Minneapolis.
Editorial staff addition John O’Reilly details recent changes to the functioning of The Organizer.
Always Low Wages
A 1978 article on SORWUC, a union formed with the intent to organize in industries traditionally female and avoid the top-down structure of the already existing unions.
Women in unions? Yes, Virginia, there are women in unions but … sixty-five per cent of women in the labour force are not unionized.