About 100,000 workers from three major public-sector labor unions in Honduras launched an indefinite general strike yesterday to support the restoration of President Manuel Zelaya to power.
About 100 non-local businessmen from various trades took part in the peaceful sit-in and closed shops to protest the killing of migrant workers in Manipur, India.
In South Africa, 14 angry protesters staged a sit-in and then stormed the Mthatha municipal offices to demand that their electricity be restored after a week-long outage.
Print and electronic media reporters in Pakistan walked out of the National Assembly’s press gallery to condemn police torture of a private TV channel reporter in Lahore.
Some 500 teachers and administrative staff members of the International Indian School in Riyadh boycotted classes and staged sit-in demonstrations on Monday to press their demands for a salary hike.
About 300 doctors at four hospitals in South Africa went on a wildcat strike on Monday and threatened further action until salary and working conditions demands are met.
Employees of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) launched a two-day nationwide train strike last week to protest a cabinet resolution which they claimed would lead to the privatization of the railway company.
Activists wrapped themselves in Tibetan flags and held a die-in outside a shareholders meeting of a Vancouver mining company last week to press the company to pull out of a planned mine in Tibet.
Recent criticisms calling the founder of nonviolent theory a Cold Warrior are way off the mark. To rightly evaluate him, we need to understand the role he chose for himself.
A six-week strike by teachers has bolstered a movement against proposed austerity measures targeting Lebanon’s dangerously underfunded education system.
Drama helps movements draw attention to their issues, but it won’t come without creativity and direct action tactics that reach beyond the choir.