Railway workers’ union protest against Indian government’s privatization move

On June 10, 2019 hundreds of railway employees and members from the working class gathered in New Delhi to protest against Indian government’s railways privatization move. The protest was organized under the banner of All India Central Council of Trade Unions(AICCTU) and Indian Railway Employees Federation (IREF). The Narendra Modi led far-right wing government in India has recently announced it’s “100 days Action Plan” to bring in private players in Indian railways. It has even cleared the decks for privatising the running of important trains and railway coach factories.

Read more: https://peoplesdispatch.org/2019/07/11/railway-workers-union-protest-against-indian-governments-privatization-move/

Racists Target CCSF Ethnic Studies Professor & Class While Chancellor Rocha & Board Attack Programs

In an organized attack by racist/nazis, professor Dr. David Palaita who was teaching a racism class was confronted with personal racist attacks on him and his students as well as on social media. This took place only weeks before the PRIDE march and rally in San Francisco. He has has been teaching at the City College of San Francisco since 2007 in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. He co-founded and is currently coordinator of the new Critical Pacific Islands & Oceania Studies Program and teaches in the Diversity & Social Justice program. At the same time, the chancellor Mark Rocha and his rubber stamp Board Of Trustees have made massive cuts in classes, allowed bathrooms to be out of order for months and are also supporting the privatization of the  Balboa reservoir to hand it over to a Avalon a for profit developer. They are also pushing an $800 million dollar bond initiative to rebuilding nearly the entire college. The Performing Arts Education Center PAEC which was supposed to have been built has been put on hold and the adminstration us illegally spending the money on other development projects and consultants and cronies. They spent $85,000 on a model of their new bond proposal despite the fact their plans leave out the PAEC center.Students, faculty and counselors who have been terminated talked about the destruction of the college by Rocha.Many of the students and faculty talked about the hypocrisy of the Chancellor and board who pretend that they support these communities represented by the Ethnic Studies program.

For additional media:

BUSTING up CCSF! CCSF Chancellor, Bd President & Bd Majority Wrecking City College


6/25/19 CCSF  Board Meeting


The Downsizing  & Privatization Of CCSF “Vision 2025” & The Secret Illegal CCSF Board Meetings


Privatization and Destruction of CCSF


Build The PAEC NOW! Stop The Privatization & Developers Rip-off Scam


Conflicts of Interest, CCSF & The Attack On Public Education Privatization With Kathy Carroll


Public Education, Privatization, Corruption And The Destruction Of Our Schools


“Are You Out Of Your Minds”? AFT 2121 Faculty Challenge CCSF Board On Mark Rocha Appointment


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Destroying Arnautoff Murals As Payment For “Reparations”? SFUSD Bd Votes To Paint Over Historic Murals

The San Francisco Unified School District Board on June 25 voted unanimously to paint over and destroy the famed Victor Arnautoff murals on the the life of George Washington. United Public For Workers UPWA had a press conference before the vote.

For additional media:

SF Debates Removal Of Victor Arnautoff Murals At GWH


“Erasing History” SF Washington High & The Victor Arnautoff Murals


Victor Arnautoff: San Francisco’s Master Muralist of the 1930’s


When conservatives went to war over SF post office murals


These High School Murals Depict an Ugly History. Should They Go?


Murals at Washington High School Stoke Debate: Board to Decide Their Fate


Murals at Washington High School Stoke Debate: Board to Decide Their Fate


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South Africa Labour Show On Farmworkers Strike

For the past several weeks, we’ve seen a major strike by farmworkers at the Oak Valley farm in Grabouw in the Western Cape. The strike centres around demands by the workers and their union, CSAAWU for decent wages and living conditions. The union has also alleged that the farm owners are guilty of apartheid era labour practices. 

In this show we learn more about the strike and the extent to which the conditions of farmworkers have improved from the apartheid era, especially since the huge strike by farmworkers in 2013.

“Red For Ed” As Thousands Of California Teachers Rally in Sacramento For Funding & To Reform Charters

Thousands of teachers rallied in Sacramenton on May 22, 2019 to demand more funding for pubic education and to reform. Calling it “Red For Ed” the teachers talked about the crisis in the classroom and the growing siphoning off of funding from charters. The California Charter School Association CCSA also rallied their African American supporters in front of their office in Sacramento and at the rally at the state building.The president of the Sacramento Teachers Association David Fisher also discussed their contract issues and the lack of counselors and nurses in the schools.Teachers also discussed the role of co-locations and the lack of transparency by the growing number of charters.

Productin of Labor Video Project