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From the earliest antinuclear and ecology movements to current actions against pervasive militarism and corporate globalism, the ISE has inspired people involved in social change to work toward a...
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Portside aims to provide varied material of interest to people on the left that will help them to interpret the world, and to change it. Portside had been providing daily news, analysis, commentary...

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  • Union Solidarity International - Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 7:46am

    Sunflower Women Rights Centre was initially registered as a community service centre to provide study and exchange opportunities for women workers from the nearby factories in Panyu district, Guangdong province. The activities Sunflower organised include dance classes, movie nights, women workers’ forum, mental consultation, and community performances. It is estimated that the Sunflower’s service area covered 100,000 female workers at its highest time.

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  • Union Solidarity International - Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 3:45am

    TUC demonstration in London, September 2015

    New research published today, and commissioned by the TUC from Landman Economics, finds that middle-income families with children face the biggest cash-equivalent losses from services cuts.

    The research provides a detailed analysis of services cuts made from 2010 to 2015; and it projects the same pattern of impacts on households up to 2018 for the scale of future service cuts that the government is...

  • Portside - Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Santa Cruz County’s Board of Supervisors recently suspended all business with the five giant banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Citicorp, who recently pleaded guilty to felony charges of criminal collusion. While the small California county’s portfolio is only valued at $650 million, Santa Cruz County Supervisor Ryan Coonerty says he’ll be contacting other local jurisdictions to urge them to follow Santa Cruz County’s lead.

    What exactly does it mean for a big Wall Street bank to plead guilty to a serious crime? Right now, practically nothing.

    But it...

  • Portside - Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 8:00pm
    In the recent weeks leading up to Pope Francis’ July 5 visit to Ecuador, the right-wing opposition has staged increasingly violent protests against President Rafael Correa’s government. Correa, who was re-elected in 2013 with 57% of the vote, has likened the opposition tactics of “mobilizations, provocations, victimizations,” to those used by the Venezuelan opposition. (In a 2010 attempted coup, President Correa was injured and held captive for 12 hours.)

    In recent weeks the Ecuadorean opposition has been staging several protests against President Rafael...

  • Portside - Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 8:00pm
    In response to the wave of demonstrations over austerity programs and bank bailouts that have swept across Spain, a new law took effect on July 1, 2015 that criminalizes demonstrations in front of some government agencies and public buildings, and includes stiff fines for documenting the police response. The so-called Citizen Security Law makes it illegal to disseminate pictures, video and other content deemed “damaging” to Spain’s police and security forces.

    ONE EVENING LAST MONTH, a police helicopter swooped over my neighborhood of mid-...

  • Portside - Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 8:00pm
    According to the Washington Post, which, in the absence of reliable government statistics, is one of the news organizations tallying the number of police killings in the U.S., cops killed some 461 people in the first six months of 2015. And, more than a fourth of those slain, the reporters say, were "in the throes of mental or emotional crisis." The Washington Post estimates that in 2015, on average, police killed one mentally disturbed person every 36 hours.

    Reporters at The Washington Post...

  • Portside - Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Will the push to remove and proscribe the Confederate flag and other Old South symbols in the wake of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church massacre in Charleston, SC result in meaningful change? After all, Southern states faced a wave of protests over the flag in the early 1990s and early 2000s that led South Carolina to move its Confederate flag from the capitol dome to the statehouse grounds and Georgia to revise its state flag, but nothing more.

    Last week, Southerners and South-watchers looked on in amazement as the Confederate flag and other...

  • Portside - Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 1:21am
    Feeling the Bern in Madison, Wisconsin. Documentary: Amy. Slandero Gigante. Bree Newsome Exclusive Interview. The Chemistry of Fireworks. Feeling the Bern in Madison, Wisconsin   Last week, Bernie Sanders held the largest campaign event of any candidate in the 2016 Presidential campaign -- 10,000 strong in Madison, Wisconsin. But for those of us who weren't there, this is our chance to taste the excitement of a campaign that is challenging plutocracy, to Feel the Bern...
  • Portside - Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 1:00am
    July 3, 2015

    Last week, Bernie Sanders held the largest campaign event of any candidate in the 2016 Presidential campaign -- 10,000 strong in Madison, Wisconsin. But for those of us who weren't there, this is our chance to taste the excitement of a campaign that is challenging plutocracy, to Feel the Bern.

    Tags: Bernie Sanders2016 elections
  • Portside - Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 12:49am
    July 3, 2015

     

     

    The story of Amy Winehouse, one of the most compelling and award-winning female vocalists of recent times, who died at age 27. Includes previously unreleased music, lots of archival footage, intimate interviews, and Amy's own words. 

    Tags: Amy WinehouseMusicmovie...