links for 2009-09-22
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"Kanlungan has as member organisations Bahay Kubo Housing Association, Lingap, Philippine Theatre UK, Kadamay UK and Migrante UK. It is seeking a judicial review on behalf of thousands of overseas senior care workers who have gaps in their visas. A judicial review is a type of court proceeding in the UK judicial system in which a judge reviews the lawfulness of a decision or action made by a public body."
"The riots and protests in Tibet earlier this year were the most significant since China’s takeover in the 1950s. Together with the protests that have accompanied the Olympic torch relay around the world, they have shown that Tibetan nationalism remains a potent force and that opposition to the Chinese occupation is still widespread. But the international left has been divided on whether to support the Tibetan protesters, with some openly backing the Chinese occupation, while others have raised important questions about the leadership of the Tibetan nationalist movement and about US support for Tibetan nationalism."
"Workers led by Kilusang Mayo Uno and Anakpawis Partylist staged a picket in front of Nestle Philippines’ office in Makati to commemorate the fourth death anniversary of Nestle union leader Diosdado “Ka Fort” Fortuna, one of the highlighted victims in the upcoming ILO high-level mission. Fortuna is also chairman of the KMU regional formation PAMANTIK and Anakpawis in Southern Tagalog."