This is a video, with English subtitles, about the students’ movement in Chile.
Wonder Woman demands education reform in Chile: here.
Miners shut down Chile‘s state-owned copper mining company on Monday in a 24-hour strike against privatisation plans: here.
Thirty-one of the 33 miners trapped underground in a Chilean mine last year have sued the government for negligence: here.
Papua: Workers at the world’s largest gold mine maintained their strike for improved pay today despite a preliminary agreement hammered out by union reps and managers the previous night: here. Update: here.
Women workers manufacturing Converse trainers for Nike in Indonesia have lifted the lid on the dire working conditions and management bullying they endure: here.
USA: Jim Hightower, Truthout: “In March of last year, Massey Energy Corp.’s official record book for recording unsafe conditions in its Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia said flatly: ‘none observed.’ It turns out that this was a flat-out lie. Just one month later, Upper Big Branch exploded, killing 29 miners and devastating their families. Massey’s in-house ‘observers’ had indeed found safety problems – as they often did in this shoddily run, notoriously dangerous mine. But the corporation kept a dual set of books in order to mislead state and federal safety regulators”: here.
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Project Syndicate: “Just a few years ago, a powerful ideology – the belief in free and unfettered markets – brought the world to the brink of ruin… I was among those who hoped that, somehow, the financial crisis would teach Americans (and others) a lesson about the need for greater equality, stronger regulation, and a better balance between the market and government. Alas, that has not been the case. On the contrary, a resurgence of right-wing economics, driven, as always, by ideology and special interests, once again threatens the global economy”: here.