Labourstart has launched the first Labour Photo of the Year Contest. Photos of union members in action can be submitted until 22 September. The initiative was inspired by the international success of the Labourstart group at the photo sharing website Flickr, which has sixty members.
Meanwhile, the New Unionism website announced that Get Up, Stand Up by Bob Marley and the Wailers won the poll for best workers’ song of the past fifty years. New Unionism still has a contest running for the creation of a new anthem for working people.
Not all songs are popular with the labour movement. In Sweden, the National Union of Teachers took offense when Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt sang ‘We don’t need no education, yeah’ - a line from a song by prize winner Pink Floyd - at the Polar Music Prize ceremony.
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