Category: Union

Focus Syria

Lately, there has been fairly little coverage on Israel, mainly due to the horrific events unfolding in Syria. For somebody with several years worth of experience following Norwegian media’s ME coverage, it is almost bizarre to watch the media show…

Palcom plans event at Oslo Literature house on August 30 – MP Solhjell is invited, but no Israeli representative

Palcom plans a public meeting to debate recognition of a Palestinian state. Again, the venue chosen is the Literature house, which over the years seems to have become a fixture for anti-Israeli events. The list of invited speakers include Peter…

Where did all the protests go?

Syria – tanks have rolled in, hundreds have died, the UNSC has condemned it, Turkey has withdrawn its ambassador, so have other Arab countries, the king of Saudi has called on Assad to stop his massacre, UN chief Ban has…

Counter boycott bites back

This is a Sunday morning cut and paste job, borrowed from the Muqata blog, where blogger Jameel Rashid has put together a very useful list of Scottish products to leave behind. Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd. info@morrisonbowmore.co.uk Distillers of: Auchintoshan, Bowmore,…

And the prize goes to…

The Arthur Svensson Award was instituted last year: The award will be given to a person or organisation for outstanding contributions made to promoting union rights and/or strengthening trade unionship at an international or national level. It was awarded this year to…

Now Norwegians know what Khaybar means

Norwegians who read Dagbladets book review of Halvor Tjønns book “Muhammed” will by now probably understand the extreme gravity of the placard in the 2009 Gaza demonstration that turned into a pogrom in Oslo. Several placards had the words Khaybar, Khaybar, ya…