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IBU Members Celebrate a Century of Progressive Maritime Unionism

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Newly elected President Marina Secchitano marked the 100th anniversary of the Inlandboatman's Union with a pledge to continue its heritage of solidarity, organizing and resistance to attacks by anti-union companies or politicians.

The Perfect Storm, of Logistics

Sergio Bologna il manifesto
The shipping companies have been transporting goods at a loss. They put too many ships into service and they continued to order increasingly larger ships at. The shipyards competed fiercely for the orders and built the ships at bargain prices, although they are technological jewels. With the increase in freight capacity, freight rates plummeted, volumes grew but the income per unit of freight transported decreased. Then, China slowed exports creating the perfect storm.

A Small Band of Activists Is Humiliating an Israeli Shipping Giant

Murtaza Hussain The Intercept
The successful protest action against Zim is part of a global movement for an economic boycott of Israel. Modeled after similar efforts conducted in the past against apartheid South Africa, the BDS movement seeks to put pressure on the Israeli government to end its occupation of Palestinian lands.
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