Around 20,000 supporters of the ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra gathered at the royal plaza in Bangkok, on Saturday to mark the third anniversary of the military coup.
The staff of the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation staged a sit-in on Friday to protest a cease of all departmental managers’ benefits.
About 140 SA Clothing and Textile Workers Union members in Johannesburg, South Africa were arrested while peacefully picketing for a wage increase in front of textile companies on Thursday.
Over 500 people picketed outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Boston on Thursday to demand the reinstatement of 100 Boston-area Hyatt hotel employees who were layed-off last month and replaced with workers from a Georgia-based outsourcing company.
About 100 people, including Buddhists, activists and local residents, took to the streets in Makung, Taiwan on Saturday to protest the passage of a law that would allow casinos to enter the region. The protesters fear such a move will bring the sex trade with it and would prefer to see the region develop environmentally friendly tourism.
As activists weary from war, campus killings, a tyrant in the White House and poverty at home started dropping out, Movement for a New Society built a model of sustainability.
As Congress considers requiring women to register for the draft, it’s time we remember the movements that fought to abolish conscription and learn from their victories.
The push toward corporate profits over people’s needs is already happening, but it doesn’t have to go that way if movements start planning big.