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Articles by G. Dunkel

Workers in Germany challenge Amazon

January 11, 2015

The Christmas spirit doesn’t suspend the class struggle. German workers and their union, Ver.di, want a higher minimum wage and better working conditions. Ver.di, formed in 2001, is a union with 2.4 million members, mostly in the service sector. Amazon faced a similar, but smaller and less [...]

Massive struggle to raise minimum wage in Indonesia

January 10, 2015

In December, all of Indonesia’s labor unions led a massive campaign for a much higher minimum wage. Minimum wages in Indonesia vary from province to province and even from city to city. They are set by a local committee consisting of business representatives, local politicians and union [...]

Haiti protests continue despite U.N. troops’ bullets

December 28, 2014

Haitians in Port-au-Prince demand president resign. All over Haiti, people by the tens of thousands are putting their bodies in the streets and their lives on the line. They are demanding the departure of President Michel Martelly and the 6,500 Minustah troops currently occupying the country under [...]

Mass protests by Haiti’s people

December 12, 2014

Port-au-Prince, Nov. 25.Photo: Daniel Tercier, Haïti Liberté Tens of thousands of Haitians have come out into the streets repeatedly in the last month. They demand that President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe leave office and that the 6,000 troops of the United Nation’s [...]

Biggest protest to date in Haiti

December 4, 2014

Port-au-Prince, Nov. 26.Photo: Daniel Tercier, Haiti Liberte Most of them live without electricity. Or phone service. Their community groups and popular parties don’t have much of either. They spread the call to demonstrate mouth-to-mouth or by radio shows. Internet with a mass reach doesn’t [...]

London students challenge gov’t over fees

December 4, 2014

In a direct challenge to the conservative government of Prime Minister David Cameron, thousands of students marched through the streets of London on Nov. 19 to the British Parliament, demanding the end of the austerity imposed on higher education and publicly funded (“free”) education. The [...]

The whole world watches Ferguson

December 3, 2014

London The United States is the major imperialist power in the world, so governments and media worldwide thoroughly analyze any major developments here from multiple points of view. The struggle against racism in Ferguson, Mo., has been the subject of tens of thousands of articles and programs, in [...]

Haitian cops kill protesters – U.S. Embassy remains silent

November 29, 2014

Haitians in Port-au-Prince demand president resign. November 18 is the anniversary of the 1803 battle of Vertière, the decisive battle of the Haitian revolution in which an army of former slaves — most born in Africa — defeated the cream of the French army and guaranteed Haiti’s [...]

Protests over police violence sweep France

November 20, 2014

Paris youth say: ‘Rémi: The people are in the streets!’ Rémi Fraisse was killed by an “offensive grenade” used by French cops Oct. 26 during a protest against a dam being built in Tarn, a rural area northeast of Toulouse. Fraisse, 21, was part of the encampment by a local militant group [...]
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