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‘No Money, No Food!’ London UberEats workers on strike

The largest ever UberEats strike shuts down East London. This article was first published by Notes from Below.

Airport construction workers protest deadly working conditions in Istanbul

35,000 workers are building the third airport in Istanbul to be ready by October 2018, set to be the biggest airport in the world. The labour ministry claim that around 27 have died on site, but others report that over 400 workers have been killed by accidents since construction began, including children.

https://en.labournet.tv/airport-construction-workers-protest-deadly-working-conditions-istanbul

Universal Credit? Universal Household Debt

“Won’t somebody please think of the children!” Class War and Rees-Mogg

Comments from the Anarchist Communist Group on the response of the bosses' media (and from some on the left) to the recent Class War demonstration against Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Migration: Europe & Aotearoa/New Zealand

This article highlights both differences and commonalities in the phenomenon of recent migration to Europe and Aotearoa/New Zealand.

‘It’s time to stop running away’: Wetherspoons workers ballot for strike action

Workers at two Wetherspoons pubs in Brighton are balloting for strike action over pay and union recognition. This article first appeared at Notes from Below.

Protests against the arrests of activists in India

Arrest Me too! I am Sudha Bharadwaj!

As part of an India-wide police operation on 28 August, activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, Gautam Navlakha and Varavara Rao were arrested and the homes of many more raided. Beforehand, on June 6, five other activists had been arrested. They are all accused of being urban naxalites - that is, being active members of the Maoist guerrilla movement, which is engaged in an armed struggle in India. Accordingly, the draconian anti-terrorism law (UAPA) is applied.

Video: https://en.labournet.tv/no-more-fake-charges
(11mins, hindi with engl. subs.)

Arman Sagynbayev: I Was Tortured by the FSB

“Two Wires Came Out of the Box”: Penza-Petersburg “Terrorism” Case Suspect Arman Sagybayev Says FSB Tortured Him with Electrical Shocks in Minivan.

Under lock and key: I was thrown in solitary and punished for following the warden's orders

Jason Walker, a Texas inmate and outspoken writer and organiser, gives an update about the administration's continuing harassment and retaliation against whistleblowers. This piece is a sequel to his previous article about extreme heat and censorship.