We speak to Yanis Varoufakis about the ongoing Eurozone crisis, and Greece’s options [...]
Part of the ancient Teotihuacán site, pictured right, is now underneath a Walmart, after Walmart bribed local officials. Walmart destroys Mexico’s cultural heritage for profit.
Walmart is the biggest private sector employer in the world. Whether they’re undermining wages or building stores on ancient archaeological sites, let’s keep an eye on them.
Bangladeshi garment workers’ union leader Aminul Islam was tortured and murdered in April this year. Support the campaign to bring his killers to justice.
More than 1,000 workers died – and the lives of their families ripped apart - when a factory making clothes for Primark, Matalan and Mango collapsed. Demand that these UK high street retailers take responsibility for their supply chains.
There are four things you can do right now:
The Tazreen Fashion fire in Bangladesh killed 112 workers in November last year. Some brands have compensated family members for their loss, but Walmart and Disney refuse.
Web conference with Professor Riccardo Bellofiore, professor of monetary economics and history of [...]
We speak to Paul Ormerod about the limits of conventional economics, and the importance of [...]
The Rick Smith Show is a union radio show that broadcasts across Pennsylvania. Tomorrow they go door to door to expose the retailers who refuse to sign the Bangladesh safety agreement. You can listen live, or download the podcast from the website. [...]
- By Walton Pantland The Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh has shone a light on conditions in the textile industry, and put pressure on major retailers to take responsibility for their supply chains. Unions and campaigners have been applying [...]
Can we use the legal system to hold corporations to account in the US? Jeff Monahan looks at the opportunities and limitations. - By Jeff Monahan Typically an arms race is a competition between enemy states to innovate and design the most dangerous [...]
by Samantha Ritchie Objectifying women is now prime time entertainment in Denmark. A new TV show objectifies women by allowing two men to critique their bodies while the woman remains silent. The ‘chat show’ entitled [...]
- By Peter Kenworthy According to a statement today from PUDEMO national spokesperson, Zakhele Mabuza, Wonder Mkhonza has been granted a bail of 15 000 emalangeni, approximately $1,650. Wonder Mkhonza was arrested on April 12 for allegedly [...]
On 28 October 2012, he was arrested over HotDoc’s publication of a document which claimed to be the Lagarde list, a list of 1,991 names of Greek citizens with accounts at the Swiss branch of HSBC, suggesting that they could be tax evaders. The [...]
USi news update, talking about developments in workers’ rights in Bangladesh, an international union campaign at National Express, our recent conferences with Kostas Vaxevanis and Yanis Varoufakis, and blood strawberries in Greece. You can [...]
- By Dr Donna Yates A Maya temple at Nohmul in Belize has been bulldozed to get aggregate for road construction. Recently I wrote a short piece for USi about the construction of a Walmart at the Mexican archaeological site of Teotihuacan. I find [...]
- By Mhairi McAlpine The situation for the migrant workers of Manolada hit the international headlines last month in the aftermath of a mass shooting. But behind that acute incident lies a murky world of slave labour and sex trafficking all [...]
- USi interview with Kostas VaxevanisOn 28 October 2012, he was arrested over HotDoc’s publication of a document which claimed to be the Lagarde list, a list of 1,991 names of Greek citizens with accounts at the Swiss branch of HSBC, suggesting that they could be tax evaders. The published list according to the magazine, “matched a list of 2,059 […]
- Progress in Bangladesh: USi news update 14 May 2013USi news update, talking about developments in workers’ rights in Bangladesh, an international union campaign at National Express, our recent conferences with Kostas Vaxevanis and Yanis Varoufakis, and blood strawberries in Greece. You can watch the video: Or download the podcast: Download […]
- Amar Deol on GendercideDownload Gendercide/female infanticide is the process of killing new born girls, simply because they are not the desired sex for some cultures. Listen to this crucial subject with Amar Deol a 3rd year student at Glasgow Caledonian University. […]
- Katerina Moutsatsos discussing the importance of social media in GreeceDownload USi chats with Katerina Moutsatsos who highlights the importance of social media in Greece. We discuss the Greek diaspora, social media, the arts and the concentration of the media in Greece. […]
- Bangladesh and the race to the bottomDownload We look on in horror as the death toll in the latest industrial accident in Bangladesh continues to rise. This is the country that has won the global race to the bottom: the lowest wages, and the worst conditions. The horrible death tool has reached more than 1,000 people – and the lives […]