Longshore Union Quits the AFL-CIO | Labor Notes

In a surprise move, the 40,000-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union announced its disaffiliation from the AFL-CIO yesterday. The news comes just a week before the federation is set to hold its national convention in Los Angeles, the nation’s biggest port and an ILWU stronghold.

The ILWU, known for its militant traditions and progressive politics, has been drawn into turf wars with other unions in recent years—particularly in the grain export terminals of the Pacific Northwest, where longshore workers have been locked in a high-stakes battle over master contract standards since 2011.

via Longshore Union Quits the AFL-CIO | Labor Notes.

Syria Attack Attacked After Syrian Attack on Syrians Attacked

Pride's Purge


UK and US plans to attack Syria after Syria was attacked for its alleged attacks on Syrians in Syria have been attacked by the British opposition leader Ed Miliband as an attack on democracy and human rights.

The attack came after the British prime minister vowed to attack Syria for the Syrian attack and attacked the Labour leader’s attack on the attack saying attacking the Syrian attack would only give succour to the Syrian leadership and encourage further attacks.

However, the Labour leader continued his attack on the Syrian attack saying any attack on Syria should only be after confirmation that Syria was responsible for the attacks in Syria in order to avoid attacks that an attack on Syria would be illegal.

The accusations come after Mr Miliband accused the prime minister of making accusations against the Syrian government accusing them of accusing Syrian opposition groups of trying to…

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The Sea #photography #poetry

penned in moon dust


They pulled me from my world

where seals and dolphin play

moonlight bore my charms

she’d glisten and she’d sway

I listen for the splash

feel the foam against my hull

just for one lusty moment

in rolling waves I’m lulled

sea foam line

The wordpress photochallange for the coming week is the Sea. I just spent the week at home (by the sea) so I am overjoyed to share a few shots

Photography: “Hull” and “Sea Foam Line” © L. Moon 2013

Some excellent shots to enjoy:

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  3. Weekly Photo Challenge : Sea | Journey Called Life …
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  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea (Crystal Cove) | skpfoto
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  8. It’s…

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Year one of the Syrian Revolution- A Timeline


This is a timeline of year one of the Syrian revolution. Many thanks to Iyad el-Baghdadi and Syria Deeply

Feb 2, 2011: Twenty Syrians hold a candlelight vigil for Egypt’s revolution. They’re attacked & beaten up by thugs.

Feb 15, 2011: Teen blogger Tal al Mallouhi sentenced to 5 years in prison for “espionage” in closed hearing.

Feb 17, 2011: Small protest in Syria shows people are fed up and ripe for revolution. 

Feb 20, 2011: Blogger Ahmad Abulkheir arrested for praising Tunisian revolution and posting anti-censorship information.

Feb 23, 2011: Rally in solidarity with Libya is violently dispersed.

Mar 6, 2011: Libyan rebels shoot down two Gaddafi fighter jets. Pilots had Syrian passports.

Mar 15, 2011: Having designated this day as a day of protests, many rallies across Syria: Damascus, Aleppo, Daraa, Homs, Banyas.

Mar 18, 2011: Violent clamp down leads protests to spread & escalate across the…

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