The following are updates to posts that have previously been featured on this blog:
South Korean Public Sector President in hospital following Hunger Strike.
On 24th January I published a post by Eric lee of Labourstart about the sacking of 137 employees of the South Korean government being sacked for the "crime" of organising a trade union.
Kim Jungnam, president of the Korean Government Employees Union (KGEU) after 16 days on hunger strike collapsed and was rushed to hospital. KGEU vice presidents have stepped in to replace him. Now more than ever we need your support for the KGEU campaign demanding the reinstatement of sacked union leaders and the recognition of their union by the incoming Korean president.
All members of the public sector unions in the UK should be backing the campaign.
Please Act Now here: http://www.labourstartcampaigns.net/show_campaign.cgi?c=1693
Socialist Workers Party and an allegation of rape.
There have been a number of posts on this blog about how the SWP took it upon themselves to "try" one of their own over an allegation of rape. This has been widely covered across the web, including some excellent pieces by Michael Ezra at Harry's Place (http://hurryupharry.org/). However in today's issue of the Daily Mail there is a major two-page feature which will (hopefully) spell the end for the SWP and its reactionary supporters.
Go To: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2272231/A-hands-Thats-Socialist-Workers-Party-cleared-comrade-rape.html#axzz2Jjw4HUfj
This isn't the first time there has been this kind of scandal on the far left. Simon Pirani published this peice about what happened inside the Workers Revolutionary Party in the eighties:
Go to: http://piraniarchive.wordpress.com/home/investigations-campaigns-and-other-stuff/the-break-up-of-the-wrp-from-the-horses-mouth/
Trade Unions back Liberation of Mali.
The International Confederation of Trade Unions has welcomed the defeat of the islamist terrorists in Mali and has issued the following statement:
Go to: http://www.ituc-csi.org/ituc-statement-on-mali