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November 01, 2005
    The following is an interview with Ahmet Gulkan, a member of the Toronto Coalition of Concerned Taxi Drivers and a regular contributor to Taxi Post, Toronto's cabbie newspaper. Ahmet addresses the economic and social struggle of taxi drivers who collectively represent the second largest income for the city of Toronto.

    Taxis make up a fabric of the urban landscape while also representing an underclass of majority immigrant labour in North American cities.

August 01, 2005
    With so much attention being focused on the depressing state of organized labor in general and the schism between the top brass of the AFL-CIO in particular, it took most of the media a couple months to report in any meaningful way on the victory of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) over Taco Bell in March of this year.

While the struggle of these predominately poor, immigrant farm workers against one of the largest fast food corporations in the world is one of the most significant victories for workers in the US in some time, there have been other, smaller but important victories and struggles which have not gotten the attention they deserve.

August 01, 2005
    As the US becomes increasingly bogged down in the quagmire of occupying Iraq, there is another country that continues to suffer occupation in the wake of Bush administration-imposed regime change: Haiti. But the US has outsourced this occupation to a truly international operation: United Nations forces, who sometimes provide backup for homegrown Haitian gunmen whose mission is to prevent the restless masses from rising up and reclaiming their country’s democracy and self determination.

While Haiti briefly captured the world’s attention during the 2004 coup d’etat, the world’s first Black republic has since been largely overlooked.

August 01, 2005
    In April, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released the most recent statistics about who is imprisoned in United States’ prisons and jails. According to BJS, by June 30 of last year the US imprisoned more people than ever: 1,410,404 people were held in state and federal prisons, an additional nearly 700,000 people were held in local jails, resulting in an unprecedented 2.1 million people caged in the United States’ adult jails and prisons.
August 01, 2005
    Hassan Juma’a Awad, the President of the General Union of Oil Employees (GUOE) in Basra, Southern Iraq, visited Britain in February as a guest of U.K.-based Iraq Occupation Focus. James O’Nions spoke to him.

No anti-war activist can be unaware of the importance of oil to Iraq’s economy — and to its occupiers. No sooner had the occupation begun than oil workers started forming unions. The General Union of Oil Employees (GUOE), formed by federating a number of oil sector unions, is politically independent and represents approximately 23,000 workers. The GUOE is built from the grassroots and is not linked to any of the political parties involved in running the occupation.