Rage Against the Machine are leading a fresh charge against Arizona's controversial new immigration law. Artists including Kanye West, Sonic Youth and Massive Attack have all pledged a musical boycott of the US state, refusing to tour there until the "odious" bill is repealed..."Fans of our music, our stories, our films and our words can be pulled over and harassed every day because they are brown or black, or for the way they speak, or for the music they listen to..."
Spain's largest union Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) could call a general strike to protest against planned austerity measures, its head said last week, while Italy's main left-wing union federation yesterday (May 26th) threatened to call a one-day general strike next month in protest of its government's austerity package.
The following statement was adopted at the recent WSA Continental Conference, May 2010.
The Workers Solidarity Alliance (WSA) reaffirms our commitment to fostering mutual respect
and building good, solid and cooperative inter-organizational relations between North
American and international class struggle anarchists.
We all, at least many, speak of the need for better movement organization, more effective
focus, sharper actions, wider reach, participatory democracy, bottom up process,
horizontal connections, greater transparency, etc. ---- The United States Social Forum is
a major movement event, June 22-26 in Detroit, MI. It is not to be missed. 17,000
activists are already registered, a month out.
An exhibition of photographic images and mixed media works by artist Nick Baldas to create an awareness of World Environment Day and explore the devastating effects of urbanisation on the natural wilderness. Customs House Library, Level 1, 31 Alfred St, Circular Quay, city.