Awesome Article by Omar Hamed bout the struggle in Kanaky.
Between the fourth and the sixth of December the Union of Kanaky and Exploited Workers (USTKE) held their 12th Congress and celebrated their 25th anniversary in a large hall outside Noumea. Over the three days of the Congress around 500 USTKE delegates and militants from across Kanaky/New Caledonia came together to report on the progress of the union and the new directions for the USTKE in 2007..
The four main themes of the congress were; the social struggle, the mining projects, the protection of local employment and the political alternative. On the second night of the congress an international meeting was held where representatives of unions from across the French-speaking world talked about the need for global solidarity and struggle against neo-liberalism and globalisation