Saturday, September 09, 2006

Pictures From The Past Two Days
A rumour is going round that maritime workers have unfortunatly been losing progressives stock. If this was intentional then it would be illegal and the union would be in some trouble. Either way this would be pissing progressives off and would be adding to the ever increasing cost of this strike :) good on the unions for getting behind this struggle against a transnational trying to smash the union.











Workers queing for food vouchers, donations have been coming in well especially from unions such as the maritime union. Collecting money ouside supermarkets with bucets is also working well with reports that up to a thousand dollars have been gathered outside a store in wellington. Most worers are getting some financial assistance from social welfare which helps but with no end in sight and workers talking of action till christmas financial assistance is vital.





7 comments:

Byron said...

Awesome stuff.

I'm working on an article about the lock-out on Wikipedia, it would be good to have some pictures on there, can you give permission for some of those photos to be used? (Idealy if you could licence them under the GFDL the copyleft licence Wikpedia users)

John said...

Yup feel free to use any of my pictures on wikipedia. Any of my pictures are available for left wing use if you ask, i have over a thousand of the lockout so if you are looking for anything in particular just ask. :) I would straight out copy left my pictures but am worried that they could be used innapropriatly by right wingers to profile/monitor left wing anctivity expecially youth.

George said...

yeah, fair enough...

the images are fair use (although the US is trying to destroy fair use at the moment!)

Anonymous said...

Great Wikipedia article! I thought you might want to consider including a bit about how the suppliers are attempting to get around the distribution centres and delivering directly to supermarkets. Some strikers have gone back to work in Palmerston North and the distribution centre there has resumed operations.

George said...

Hey john, you should declare that particular one GFDL, cause it's up removal from wikipedia.

John said...

this post is GFDL, anyone have any thoughts on making the whole blog GFDL?

Byron said...

I think making the whole blog GFDL is a great idea, or another 'copyleft' licence, I licence the content of my blog under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License which bascily means that anyone can copy the content of my blog, as long as it can then be copied from where they put it, and as long as they don't use it to make money.

Check out creativecommonns.org for more info on copyleft.