We are all iron bars (statement of the Limoges Support Committee concerning 11 May 2009)

  • Posted on: 20 May 2009
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>"We are all iron bars," announces the banner in front. Because this is what is at issue.[1] And this insupportable slogan: the everyday routine [le train train] must not be derailed. Move along, there's nothing to see here! As if! There are things to see. First of all, there are the nine people who, since this past 11 November [2008], have been subjected to a State that is surpassed, powerless and incapable. Repression in perspective, its indictments resemble a farce, a bad farce, a tragic farce.

Suspected FBI informant on video at the University of Iowa

  • Posted on: 19 May 2009
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>As the Des Moines Register reported yesterday, anti-war activists in Iowa City were spied on by at least two law enforcement sources in the lead-up to the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.: a female undercover officer from the Ramsey County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Department, and a confidential FBI informant.

Statement of the Starbucks Workers Union on its Fifth Anniversary

  • Posted on: 18 May 2009
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>May 17, 2009 marks five years since baristas at a Starbucks in New York City announced their membership in the Industrial Workers of the World and launched a campaign open to employees throughout the company. A worker-led organizing effort with the legendary IWW at the world’s largest coffee chain could have been a flash in the pan– brilliant and inspiring, but brief. But a fire was lit and a movement began.