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I am a high school English teacher in an urban high school in Oklahoma City. I am a member of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2309. I am a Democrat, a union activist and a worker for social justice. I also am a Christian (Congregationalist). I play chess and coach our school chess team.

Friday, April 25, 2008

African Trade Unions Stop ‘Shipment of Death’

Arms boat headed back to China.
Solidarity among African trade unions and human rights and faith groups blocked a Chinese ship packed with rocket grenades, mortar rounds and 3 million rounds of AK-47 ammunition from delivering its cargo destined for strife-torn Zimbabwe. After dockers and truckers from the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) refused to move the cargo in Durban, the ship moved on. But with worker and human rights groups mobilized, the ship could not find another port. The weapons were likely to be used against those demanding democracy in Zimbabwe.


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