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Ten years later – 100 years after
Ten years later - 100 years after

Last week, we held an international conference in Gothenburg. My good friend, Lars, from Sweden invited us there. On Olof Palmes Plats stands the statue of Charles Lindley. He is one of the founding fathers of our federation from 1896 and the union that Lars represents. At the scene, I posted his photo on Facebook [...]

Soy sauce or tomato ketchup … or both (if so how?)
Soy sauce or tomato ketchup … or both (if so how?)

After surrendering unconditionally to the Allies in 1945, Japan was occupied by these allied powers for seven years. It was the period when every necessity of life was badly lacking as the nation struggled to recover from the devastation of World War II. There is a well-known episode of a public prosecutor who refused to [...]

How my ‘teach-in’ started in Mersin
How my 'teach-in' started in Mersin

“Tell us about the history of your organisation, then?” said Esin. I had a few hours before my departure. Our rally was over and she said we could visit some places in the city.  I said, “no thanks”. It was OK for me just to hang around at the picket-line in front of the Mersin [...]

International demo in Bangkok against privatisation
International demo in Bangkok against privatisation

It was November 2004. We held an international conference for railway workers. 170 delegates from 42 countries took part. It was the first time that we organised this major event in Asia/Pacific but our staff in the region were experienced and preparation went smoothly. A young local staff also joined our team, just some months [...]

Books to read

Read the book review by Ingemar Lindberg on Global Restructuring, Labour and the challenges for Transnational Solidarity (Routhledge 2010)

Now published. The Rise and Fall of the Welfare State by Asbjørn Wahl from Pluto Press

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