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Day: February 4, 2018

Invasion Day highlight ongoing Aboriginal injustice

On Friday January 26, Invasion Day demonstrations were held in all major urban centres in Australia. The biggest turnouts were in Melbourne and Brisbane were tens of thousands of people marched in support of Aboriginal people and against the ongoing…

Cambodian activists facing politically motivated charges

Late last month, three prominent human rights activists, Pa Nguon Teang, Venerable But Buntenh, and Moeun Tola, were charged with misappropriation of funds from the funeral of opposition activists Dr. Kem Ley in 2017. These charges were the result of…

Military Junta in Thailand keeps cracking down

A group of 39 activists who took part in a rally in central Bangkok in late January to demand that elections be held were charged this week for breaching the Public Assembly Act. All the protestors are facing up to…

Iranian workers continue to be jailed

The teachers union leader, Esmail Abdi was returned to prison on January 20 after a few days of release. Esmail has been a tireless labour campaigner both in and out of jail. The health situation of Reza Shahabi, another imprisoned…

Mine deaths lead to protest rally in Pakistan

This January was another bloody month for coal workers with 6 workers killed in three separate accidents. Unfortunately, the coal mining industry in Pakistan has a terrible industrial record where workers have few rights and work long hours in unsafe…

Turkish metal workers win big pay rises

In a stunning result, 130,000 metal workers in Turkey, spread across 179 enterprises, won close to a 25% wage increase over two years. In addition to this wage rise, they also won substantial increases to their social benefits and the…

Fire kills 17 workers in New Delhi, India

On Saturday 20 January, a fire broke out in a plastics factory in the Bawana industrial area in the north of New Delhi, killing 17 workers. The fire quickly engulfed the building as the owner had illegally stored firecrackers in…

Campaign against asbestos continues | Australia Asia Worker Links

The Asia Ban Asbestos Network (A-BAN) has started a new round of activities in its attempts to totally ban the use of asbestos in the world. Unfortunately, asbestos is still used widely across Asia, with six of the top seven…