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Report from the IBM demonstration

The protest against forced IBM outsourcing took place yesterday, after a global call by IWIS (IBM Workers International Solidarity), after many “real” initiatives in previous day in Italy, Spain, France against the forced outsourcing of employees from IBM to AT&T and Ricoh, without employment guarantees. You can read a full report of the event at [...]

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Thanks for the party!

Greetings to everyone I met last night at the IBM protest, it was a great atmosphere, with a good mix of people – IBM staffers from around the world, and a number of friends and supporters – old SL friends and new.

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IBM protest – the sequel! Join us this EVENING!

When the problems become global…the protests become GLOBAL !
IBM employees and their unions are protesting this evening in Second Life, at plans to outsource thousands of jobs without proper consultation. It’s 6pm to 10pm CET (5pm-9pm GMT, 9am-1pm SLT).
Please join us, even if only for a while. Assembly is at Commonwealth island, or you’ll find [...]

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Working poor?

German union ver.di are part of the Union Island project, and have launched their first work on the island, a great exhibition on the campaign a national minimum wage for Germany. Based around an articulated truck trailer that they use for their Real Life campaign, they show portraits and case studies of 10 people for [...]

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Free Osanloo! Today!

Today (6 March) is the international day of action to support Mansour Osanloo – have a look at www.freeosanloo.org to get involved. Union Island had a visitation from the vintage.id crew to show their support. Vintage.id is an interesting project, based in Germany, using 5 publicly shared avatars to explore what happens when many people [...]

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Free Osanloo! Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the ITF’s global day of action for Mansour Osanloo and other jailed union activists in Iran. Please spare a moment to visit www.freeosanloo.org and take all the actions there if you haven’t yet.
In SL you can pick up shirts and badges (and make sure to wear them around tomorrow), and view the film [...]

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We’re all wearing the badge!

Makulata Waco wearing the Free Osanloo shirt and badge. Taken from the ITF’s “I’m wearing the badge!” Flickr group.
If you get a badge, upload a snap to Flickr and let ITF know, so they can put you on the growing photo-wall of SL and RL campaigners for Mansour Osanloo.

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Free Osanloo!

The ITF are planning an international day of action on March 6th, to campaign for the release of jailed Tehran bus workers union leader Mansour Osanloo.

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