Haiti as a Testament to Human Resistance

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By Kim Ives Haiti Chery Review of Dady Chery’s book, We Have Dared to Be Free: Haiti’s Struggle Against Occupation, and discussions of this work with Dr. Chery on WBAI 99.5 FM’s radio program, Lanbi Call. Every definable chapter of recent Haitian … Continue reading

Lessons from MLK: Call for a General Strike in Haiti | Appel à une grève générale en Haïti
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. In Haiti and everywhere, all non-violent action boils down to one principle: non-cooperation in one’s own repression. Currently a multinational group of occupiers live in Haiti in relative luxury, and they depend for all their services on the support of Haitians. (English | French)

In the Fight Against Imperialism, Beware the Peddlers of Despair
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  By Dady Chery Haiti Chery All around us – Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, the Congo, Ivory Coast, Palestine, Somalia, Libya, and elsewhere – empires are tearing a trail of destruction. This is not a sign of strength but of weakness, … Continue reading

How Might We Honor Aaron Swartz? An Interview
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Interview of Carlos Gomez with Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. “SOPA/PIPA was meant to protect rights that corporations should not be allowed to have. Copyright laws were developed to protect the livelihood of authors — not the corporations that buy the right to an author’s work…. There is no sense to a copyright outliving its author, since no amount of incentive would entice that author to further efforts.” – C. Gomez

Aaron Swartz’ s Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto

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By Aaron Swartz | Haiti Chery. “The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations….”

India Shut Down By General Strike Against Neoliberal Reforms

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By Staff, News Track India. An opposition-called shutdown against economic reforms hit normal life in many states of India, where shops and businesses in these states were universally shut. Rail and road transport was also badly hit, inconveniencing millions. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) estimates that the Indian economy lost $2.25 billion because of the pan-India work stoppage.

Hotel Workers Fight Back: Launch Global Boycott of Hyatt, Class-Action Suit Against Temp Agency

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By Staff, UNITED HERE | Jenny Brown, Labor Notes. The hotel housekeepers union UNITE HERE gathered in Washington, D.C. on Monday, July 23 to launch an international boycott of Hyatt hotels under the banner “Hyatt Hurts.” The workers complain of injurious workloads and an employer who seeks to subcontract their jobs. In addition a class action suit is being launched on behalf of 3,000 Indiana hotel workers who estimate a liability of $10 million and claim that temporary agency employer Hospitality Staffing Solutions (HSS) regularly stole their wages and conspired with the hotels to blacklist them and deny them permanent jobs.

ACTA Killed By 478 to 39 Vote in EU Parliament

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By Staff, RT. Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement ACTA received a knockout blow from the European Parliament as MEPs voted overwhelmingly against it, with 478 votes against and only 39 in favor. There were 146 abstentions.

Final Vote on Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement ACTA on July 4th

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By Georgi Gotev, EurActiv. A European Parliament Committee rejected the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on June 21st despite pro-business lobbying by Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, who insisted that Parliament should not decide before the European Court of Justice gives its opinion. A final vote in the full Parliament is expected on July 4th.

Crucial ACTA Vote Kept Open and Honest, ACTA Soon to Depart

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Press Release, La Quadrature du Net. The “International Trade” (INTA) committee of the EU Parliament will adopt its draft report on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), on Thursday June 21. Under pressure from the EU Commission and industry lobbyists, members of the committee could decide, potentially in a secret vote, to call for the adoption of ACTA or postponement of the final vote for years. Citizens participation is crucial to ensure the Parliament follows the general interest and votes a clear rejection of ACTA.

Inequality as a Revolt Against NatureA Desigualdade como Revolta Contra a Natureza

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By Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society | Portuguese translation by Murilo Otávio Rodrigues Paes Leme, zqxjkv0.blogspot.com |Courtesy of Frans de Waal, YouTube | Haiti Chery. Economic exploitation can only result from unequal exchange, which requires the coercive interference from a state with the normal process of market exchange. Includes video demonstrating a sense of fairness in monkeys. (English | Portuguese)

U.S. Labor Law ‘a Scam’

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By Josh Eidelson, In These Times. Only about 12% of U.S. workers currently belong to labor unions. A turning point in the power of American labor was the passage of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and especially its 1945 Taft-Hartly Act provisions that formally recognized the right to collective bargaining but banned tactics like mass picketing and secondary boycotts. The NLRA is examined in light of the growing disregard for unions by corporate bosses and the increasingly successful partnerships of labor with the Occupy movement.

Victory Against Greed for Teamsters Art Handlers and Occupy Wall Street

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By Jenny Brown, Labor Notes | Gary Roland, Waging Nonviolence | YouTube. In 2011 Sotheby’s enjoyed its best year since 2007, clocking $5.8 billion in sales and $171 million in profits. Nevertheless, the high-end art auction house locked out 43 Teamsters when they refused a contract that would have allowed work to be contracted out to non-union workers. With support from Occupy Wall Street, the union survived 10 months of lockout and on May 31, 2012 ratified a new three-year contract.