- Unions in Turkey are staging a two-day strike starting today, in solidarity with anti-government protesters. Two people have died during the unrest and thousands more are injured in a popular uprising which has swept Turkey. Here is a reportback from protesters who seized land in San Francisco, in solidarity with Turkish protesters.
- Thousands of striking Cambodian garment workers who make apparel for Nike were attacked by police yesterday when they entered their workplace to confront workers from another union who did not support the strike. The strike began on May 29.
- Some angry members of Portland community radio station KBOO attended last night’s board meeting and voiced their displeasure with the current station manager and her previous attempts to fire staff.
- The government of British Columbia has rejected a proposal for a tar sands pipeline running from Alberta, proposed by energy giant Enbridge. Citing safety concerns and lack of any spill response plan, the B.C. government shut the door on the Northern Gateway pipeline.
- Deaths from heroin overdoses are up in Oregon, in numbers released from last year, with a rise in heroin deaths of people in their 20’s.
- On this week’s The Final Straw on Asheville FM, there’s a German participant in the 1987 May Day Kreuzberg Riots in Berlin talking about the Autonomen and the rise of the black bloc tactic.
- The third installment of Crimethinc’s podcast, the Ex-Worker, is out. This episode? Green anarchy.
- The Chinese poultry factory at which 120 people died from a combination of fire-realted injuries and ammonia inhalation yesterday was previously praised as a model employer. Meanwhile, in China residents near industrial sites and power plants, who live in so-called “cancer villages” suffer fear and intimidation.
- Israel is planning to deport the estimated 60,000 African migrants that have arrived in the country in the last decade, according to a court document.