Joining the professional firefighting crews on the front lines of California's massive fires are thousands of prisoners, brought out of their jails to engage in this dangerous work.
Asia Pacific Currents
Labour updates of workers' struggles from the Asia-Pacific region and interview on the massive hunger strike by 1,500 Palestinian prisoners
CALM's labour news round-up for September 24 - October 7.
The vast majority of prisoners in Guatanamo are now on hunger strike in protest against their continued detention without charge or trial. Some have been on hunger strike for three months.
Lori Theresa Waller
A recap of this week's top labour stories. Corporations hoard savings from tax cuts rather than creating jobs, a bad week for retail workers, unionization attempt by prison inmates blocked, and more.
"What's the food like?" Everyone wants to know. It's by far the most common question people ask me after "how are you?" And "do you need anything?"
Apparently, the key to being treated somewhat decently is to make your jail experience as public as possible.
In Democracy's Blameless Leaders, Neil Mitchell examines how leaders in democracies manage the blame for the abuse and the killing of civilians.
Over 1,600 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jail are holding a mass hunger strike; two of the arrested have gone 70 days without food.
I've been excited for May Day for weeks now, which is funny because I won't be able to go to any marches or actions or events this year.