Save our colleges student demo, Cambridge. 15 March 2016

Save our colleges student demo, Cambridge. 15 March 2016

Video and text uploaded to YouTube by  Antony Carpen Ed and Lizzie organised a protest in support of their teachers, of which members of the National Union of Teachers went on strike today. As well as a large poster for students to write messages, they collected hundreds of signatures in a petition supporting their teachers.

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Finland Anti-Austerity Protest: Rally in Helsinki draws 30,000 to street (Sept 2015)

Finland Anti-Austerity Protest: Rally in Helsinki draws 30,000 to street (Sept 2015)

Video and text uploaded to YouTube by UKRAINE TODAY More than 30,000 people rallied in Helsinki on Friday in the biggest Finnish demonstration since 1991. The protest, which was held simultaneously with strikes by 300,000 workers on railroads, harbours and paper mills across the country, was called over government plans to cut workers’ benefits.

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UCL Rent Strike: Hawkridge House (May 2015)

UCL Rent Strike: Hawkridge House (May 2015)

Video and text uploaded to YouTube by Louis Mignot UCL, on of the world’s most prestigious universities is consistently failing to provide for its students’ needs. In response to dire conditions in various UCL halls, students at Hawkridge House have been on rent strike for over three weeks. Students see the rent strike as symptomatic of the wider push towards profit-seeking and marketisation of higher education. Campaign bodies, such as the Student’s Unions, the National Campaign…

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Owen Jones on the strikes (Dec 2011)

Owen Jones on the strikes (Dec 2011)

Video and text uploaded to YouTube by PoliticalScrapbook Author Owen Jones takes some work-shy public sector employees to task. Produced by Laurence Durnan and Mark Ferguson.

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“Bread and Roses” from Pride (2014)

“Bread and Roses” from Pride (2014)

Video and text uploaded to YouTube by Joe Taylor ‘Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes– Hearts starve as well as bodies: Give us Bread, but give us Roses!’ “Bread and Roses” James Oppenheim Published: The Cry For Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest, ed. by Upton Sinclair, John C. Winston Co., 1915. As we come marching, marching, in the beauty of the day, A million darkened kitchens, a…

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NHS workers explain why they’re on strike (Oct 2014)

NHS workers explain why they’re on strike (Oct 2014)

Video and text uploaded to YouTube by UNISON NHS workers take action in protest at the government’s rejection of a 1% pay increase recommended by the independent NHS Pay Review Body: http://www.unison.org.uk/nhs-pay Join UNISON: http://joinunison.org

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The South Wales miners’ strike of 1984-1985 saw the formation of an alliance between a group of young homosexuals from London and miners in Dulais Valley.

The South Wales miners’ strike of 1984-1985 saw the formation of an alliance between a group of young homosexuals from London and miners in Dulais Valley.

Video and text uploaded to YouTube by Upekshapriya Jeff Cole “The South Wales miners’ strike of 1984-1985 saw the formation of a curious alliance between a plucky group of young homosexuals from London and miners in Dulais Valley. In Dancing in Dulais, an initial wariness on the part of the young gays, the miners, and the miners’ families gives way, through sometimes delicate interactions, to a loving and purposeful solidarity. The unembellished videography captures well this…

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Cambodian garment workers protest for higher wages (Sept 2014)

Cambodian garment workers protest for higher wages (Sept 2014)

Text and video uploaded to YouTube by NTDTV About 1000 garment factory workers on Wednesday (September 17) rallied in Phnom Penh calling for a higher minimum wage. The rally were comprised of mostly women wearing orange t-shirts bearing the slogan “We need $177 minimum wage” in English and Khmer. Cambodian media said the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) have agreed to gradually raise the pay to $160 by 2018. Protesters on Wednesday however, said that…

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Owen Jones “Support 10 July Strike” (2014)

Owen Jones “Support 10 July Strike” (2014)

Video uploaded to YouTube by The People’s Assembly On 10 July 2014 up to 2 million workers will be striking over pay www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk

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USA: McDonalds calls in the police to a minimum wage protest by workers (May 2014)

USA: McDonalds calls in the police to a minimum wage protest by workers (May 2014)

Text and video uploaded to YouTube by RuptlyTV A demonstration of more than 2,000 workers calling for a rise in the minimum wage and the right to form trade unions converged on the McDonalds fast food corporation headquarters in Oakbrook, near Chicago, on Wednesday. The company closed down a section of its complex and called in police, with activists saying that more than 100 people were arrested. Riot police deployed to break up the protest issued…

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