RRN: #DefendYannick – Building Pressure!

“Down with yellow unions that sell out the workers’ struggle for a pittance!” UPDATE: There is a general strike in Haiti Mon 2/9 – Tues 2/10. RRN will deliver our signed statement to the thugs at CNOHA on Wed 2/11. That gives us two more days to gather support! Please share widely. Batay Ouvriye [...]

Ten Years of UN Military Occupation of Haiti: Background and Current Effects

by Kiki Makandal, One Struggle (NY) and the Batay Ouvriye Solidarity Network To understand the impact of nine years of UN military occupation on the lives of workers in Haiti, one really has to go back to the original push for neoliberal reform in Haiti since the early 1970s, because this most recent intervention and [...]

Congo: They Play Workers Like Football

An Interview with Mutombo Nkulu-N’Sengha Mutombo Nkulu-N’Sengha is an Associate Professor at California State University, Northridge who joined the Religious Studies Department in 2003. Dr. Nkulu-N’Sengha teaches courses in African religions, Americans’ religious diversity, and comparative religion. The interview was conducted by Marlon Stern (artist and activist in the Los Angeles area, who also transcribed [...]

A Garment Worker in Bangladesh Speaks Out

by Stephanie McMillan Mina* was 15 years old last year when she started working at Pretty Group, a garment factory in Gazipur, a suburb of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She spoke of her situation: “We suffer a lot because they don’t give us enough salary. I receive 5000 taka (less than $65) per month. They don’t pay [...]

Hanes: ensure workers are re-hired and paid 500 gourdes!

Here's a link to a half-page leaflet (pdf) ready for printing & delivery to Hanes retail outlets and offices, in whatever geographic location you happen to be. Please let us know about your experiences, and Batay Ouvriye as well: batay@batayouvriye.org RRNleafletHANES And here's a cartoon saying pretty much the same thing: