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Grand Rapids Starbucks Union and Spanish CNT announce global day of action

Starbucks workers hold press conference on May 1st 2008.

Grand Rapids Starbucks Union and the Seville local of the Spanish CNT have announced a Global Day of Action against Starbucks July 5th.

Twenty New York IWW members fired

Twenty IWW members have been fired from a food distributing warehouse in New York.

Stockton truckers call out the industry with 400 on strike

Motor carriers are underpaying truckers all over california for diesel fuel. Now they're fighting back...

Greenlake "Motel" attempted eviction - Seattle

Residents and SeaSol members outside apartments

Residents of Seattle motel left suddenly homeless

Remembering Ralph DiGia

An obituary for Lifelong New York activist Ralph Digia (December 13, 1914 - February 1, 2008). The Ralph DiGia Fund for Peace & Justice was set up in his honour in 2008.

Dockworkers strike against war in America and Iraq

25,000 dock workers in 29 ports across the US went on strike today, to protest the war in Iraq. Meanwhile, in Iraq, dockers stopped work for an hour in a show of international solidarity.

Rooted in slavery: prison labor exploitation

Article analysing the roots of prison labour in America.

Scientists challenge copyright regulations

Last month a group of US physicists challenged copyright regulations that placed restriction on sharing their work.

Vallejo, California: Unions help city with lay-offs

The city of Vallejo in the San Francisco Bay Area may be the first city in California history to declare bankruptcy. However several unions are helping the city to cut jobs in an effort to ward off bankruptcy.

US writers call off strike

Writers are heading back to their laptops after voting through a proposed agreement between the Writer’s Guild of America (WAG) and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP) for pay and royalties over work done until 2011.