Submitted on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:57pm
By: Ashley Jackson, Portland IWW
On the morning of November 15th in New York, 28 year old hackivist Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for violation of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He used his computer skills to hack into and release over 5 million files of the private security firm Strategic Forecasting, Inc., or “Stratfor” exposing the corporate and government spying on activists domestically and abroad amongst other discoveries.
Existing prisoner support groups Portland Anarchist Black Cross, Oregon Jericho, Radical Prisoner Support Portland, and newly formed Portland IWW General Defense Committee (GDC) Local 1 had already had a benefit planned for him the next evening at The Red & Black Cafe. There was music by Irie Idea, Intentional Overtones, and Years of Lead, as well as a raffle, and readings of Jeremy’s own words in his plea and sentencing statements.
Submitted on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 1:48pm
By the International Solidarity Commission, 28.11.13
Whereas workers of the International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI) have asked us to issue a statement in solidarity with imprisoned union activist Reza Shahabi,
Be it resolved that the International Solidarity Commission send the following Statement of Solidarity to IASWI and publish it in IWW media (iww.org, the General Organization Bulletin, social media, etc.).
The Industrial Workers of the World protest the continued incarceration of Reza Shahabi, the Treasurer and Executive Board member of the Syndicate of workers of Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Company, and join his family's demand for his immediate release.
Reza was charges with “gathering and colluding against national security” and “spreading propaganda against the system”. These are all sham charges. Reza Shahabi is a worker and labour activist.
Submitted on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:49pm
Statement of Solidarity from IWW Lithuania in response to the Latvia supermarket collapse on Friday, Nov. 22nd.
The roof of Maxima supermarket collapses in Riga, Latvia. Leaves 52 dead, 30 injured.
Due to grevious breaches of work and construction safety the roof of a supermarket collapsed on itself in Riga, the capital of Latvia, killing and burying workers and shoppers beneath the rubble. In addition to that three rescue workers were killed when the building collapsed for the second time.
Submitted on Sun, 11/17/2013 - 6:12pm
From the Boston IWW
On the weekend of Nov. 16-17, the Boston IWW held two separate actions in Harvard Square to protest the Cambridge Police’s Nov. 14th attack on our legal picket at Insomnia Cookies, where the union is conducting an organizing drive. Cambridge cops swarmed our picket, assaulted and then arrested a Wobbly — supposedly for assaulting them! Our Fellow Worker was punched, thrown on a car trunk and then the ground, and pinned partially under a car before being dragged away. This was a totally unprovoked attack on a legal picket on a public sidewalk. IWW members and allies protested in Harvard Square on Friday Nov. 15, and returned on Saturday, Nov. 16, making the streets of Cambridge ring with our chants (“Cambridge PD / Stop the brutality!”), and letting community members know what local cops have been doing to suppress labor rights, civil liberties and free speech.
Submitted on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 7:35pm
- The Story And Struggle Of Starbucks Workers In Chile
- Eurest Fires IWW Member In Frankfurt
- Worldwide IWA Action Against Santander Bank
- A Response To Patriarchy In The IWW
- In November We Remember Every Wobbly Killed
- Re-Remembering The Mexican IWW
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