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Why are 200 million workers on strike in India?
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/01/08
'...India has a workforce of over 520 million, only 6-7% of whom are employed in formal enterprises, of which barely 2% of are unionized. Most of the unionization is limited to public sector employees, with very few instances of a formal union being active within the private sector or informal sector. In the last Employment and Unemployment Survey to be conducted by the government in 2012, over 62% of the employed were estimated to be daily wage workers, making their source of income seasonal and very vulnerable to market fluctuations. There is very little to indicate that things have changed radically in the past seven years. If anything, the very nature of unorganized labor has changed...'

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150 million workers and workers in India are taking part in a two-day general strike, which is probably the biggest general strike in history.

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Tens of thousands took to the streets today to #ShutDownCanada in solidarity with #WetsuwetenStrong and the #UnistotenCamp in the face of continued Canadian state violence for the sake of expanding the black snake. Check out our roundup of all the action. itsgoingdown.org/shutdowncanad

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Hello? Yes, my Gender appears to be defective. What is your return policy?

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"No Coastal GasLink, no Gazoduq! Fuck RCMP & TransCanada." Graffiti in Montreal. Gazoduq is a planned 750km pipeline between ON & QC, bringing gas from the West via TransCanada pipelines, violating the traditional territories of the Anicinape, Atikamekw and Ilnu. #cdnpoli

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This is Canada in 2019. Indigenous people getting ripped from their homes by militarized police. Gidumt'en Clan spokesperson Molly Wickham arrested on her land. 12+ arrests including an elder. Wet'suwt'en hereditary chiefs with millenia old names blocked from their territories.

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