Submitted by libcom on Dec 23 2014 19:28
A quick rundown of our top 10 most read blog, news and library articles over the past year.
Submitted by Steven. on Dec 22 2014 19:40
A short history of the widespread but unofficial truce between British and German troops on the Western front over Christmas, 1914 during World War I.
Submitted by Recomposition on Dec 21 2014 21:48
Get ready to never see bus drivers the same way again. This week we feature a story by John O’Reilly who takes us through the route of his daily tribulations as a city bus driver in Minneapolis.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Dec 18 2014 23:57
The four NoTAV activists arrested on 9th December 2013 have been acquitted of the charge of terrorism. They were, however, convicted for attacking the TAV construction site, for damaging a compressor and for carrying “weapons of war” (in fact, Molotov cocktails and fireworks).
Submitted by Recomposition on Dec 13 2014 20:54
This week’s piece comes to us by a regular Recomposition contributor, Invisible Man. In the face of fierce debates on racism, profiling, protests, and riots, his anecdote detailing an altercation with cops in Alberta feels painfully relevant.
Submitted by s.nappalos on Dec 13 2014 13:34
[originally posted to the South Florida IWW blog] The following piece is written by Miami IWW member, Scott Nikolas Nappalos. This particular article is undeniably keen and highlights the setbacks of the healthcare system. It also explains how healthcare militants should go further than just changing the health system, but to also develop healthcare that enhances it’s ethics and values. Therefore, we recommend to read more below and hope that you will enjoy this piece.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Dec 12 2014 15:32
Anarchist Nikos Romanos ended his hunger strike after thirty days this week. The strike brought Romanos to the edge of death as Greece came close to the point of insurrection in his support.
Submitted by Cindy Milstein on Dec 12 2014 05:44
Cindy Milstein blogs about the wave of protests against police killings in the Bay Area, in the wake of the killings of Mike Brown and Eric Garner.
Submitted by Empire Logistics on Dec 12 2014 02:50
As we more fully understand the effects of anthropogenic climate change, there is a need to bring this awareness into struggles to counteract capitalism's ecocidal destruction. Nathan Kurtz presents his research and we will discuss how transportation workers -- especially along fossil fuel supply chains -- could be at the forefront of these struggles.
Submitted by Chilli Sauce on Dec 10 2014 21:09
An interview-essay detailing the experiences of cinema worker Eve Ryman and her involvement in a self-organised wage/contract dispute and subsequent union drive.
Submitted by Steven. on Dec 9 2014 18:34
Firefighters in England today walked out on strike for 24 hours in the latest of a series of stoppages in a dispute over massive attacks by the government on their pensions: particularly increasing the retirement age from 55 to 60. Here are the top 10 reasons you should support the firefighters.
Submitted by Nao on Dec 8 2014 11:09
Repost of a story of interest less for its similarity to "Breaking Bad," and more for what this similarity (and differences) reveal about capitalist development, increasing precarization and exclusion of "surplus" proletarians, and how criminality enables a few proles to prosper at the expense of many others, in a vicious circle of class cannibalism.
Submitted by Nao on Dec 6 2014 19:01
Translation of a brief report on a strike of 2,500 workers at a shoe factory in Guangzhou that began today. As with the strike of about 50,000 workers at another company's shoe factories in the Pearl River Delta several months ago, one focus of this strike is on the company's non-payment of social security, along with factory relocation.
Submitted by Recomposition on Dec 6 2014 06:00
Scott Nappalos writes about the challenges of salvaging human interactions and compassion while working in a profiteering healthcare system that renders impotent patients and healthcare workers alike.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Dec 5 2014 21:57
An excellent in-depth analysis on recent revelations in Italy about the connections in Rome between the Mafia, the far-right and local politicians, both left and right-wing.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Dec 4 2014 23:24
A large building in Bologna, immediately in front of the Municipality’s offices, has just been occupied by 280 people. Many have been living on the streets or in the train station after losing their jobs and homes during the crisis.
Submitted by Recomposition on Dec 4 2014 02:58
An article by Phinneas Gage, in which he analyzes three instances in different organizing scenarios where bluffing, whether premeditated or spontaneous, helped leverage reactions that would not have otherwise happened.
Submitted by Out of the Woods on Dec 3 2014 18:26
A brief primer on the ongoing UN climate talks, as delegates meet in Lima.
Submitted by Phil on Dec 1 2014 19:10
Submitted by Angry Language ... on Dec 1 2014 18:48
Faced with an attack on their working conditions, TEFL workers in Dublin formed a union, threatened to strike, and beat back a pay cut!