Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Three New Links: Labor, Politics, Art

Arts and Culture Philly Artists, Craftspersons, Poets, Activists: working together at the convergence of art and poltics: creativity and service without compromise to either.

Organizing Upgrade Left Organizers Respond to the Changing times
We are living in amazing times. Between the groundbreaking election of President Obama and the onset of the largest economic crisis that this country has seen in decades, the terrain of politics is rapidly shifting beneath our feet. The left-progressive movement is currently engaged in a re-evaluation and reorientation (for example, the recent “Reimagining Socialism” discussion in The Nation and the “Reimagining Society” dialogue on ZNet). Within this broader dialogue on the left, community organizers need place to reflect on the particular possibilities and demands facing in this historic moment.

Labor is Not a Commodity

The Labor is Not a Commodity blog is a collaborative blog space where organizations concerned with international labor rights issues can post comments about current events in labor news. Please see below for descriptions of the four current participants of this blog.

International Labor Rights Forum
ILRF is an advocacy organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide. ILRF serves a unique role among human rights organizations as advocates for and with working poor around the world.

STITCH, founded in 1998, unites Central American and U.S. women workers to exchange strategies on how to fight for economic justice in the workplace.

SweatFree Communities assists sweatshop workers globally in their struggles to improve working conditions and form strong, independent unions.

The US/Labor Education in the Americas Project (US/LEAP) works to support the basic rights of workers in Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico, especially those who are employed directly or indirectly by U.S. companies.

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