Submitted by Out of the Woods on Apr 25 2014 08:32
A critical introduction to the influential ecological Marxist concept of 'the second contradiction', proposed by James O'Connor.
Submitted by Empire Logistics on Apr 24 2014 07:47
A strike against Yue Yuan International, world's large manufacturer of sport shoes, began on April 14, 2014. It now includes 60,000 workers at all seven factories in the Dongguan complex.
Submitted by Out of the Woods on Apr 21 2014 07:39
In part two of this two-part article, we look at the parallels between fossil-fuel abolitionism and the abolition of slavery in the 19th century United States.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Apr 18 2014 09:04
Update on the situation of the Atlantide social centre in Bologna, which has been there for over 15 years and has been under threat from eviction by the local council for over a year.
Submitted by svartfrosk on Apr 15 2014 23:22
A look at the recently deceased union leader, Bob Crow.
Submitted by Out of the Woods on Apr 14 2014 14:07
In part one of this two-part article, we look at the so-called ‘carbon bubble’ – assets priced based on 'unburnable' fossil fuels.
Submitted by sometimes explode on Apr 14 2014 00:22
A brief look at Plan C/ the Institute for Precarious Consciousness's recent theses on anxiety. The claim that anxiety is the hegemonic affect of late capitalism is explored a little. If you don't have time to read this, go and read the theses anyway.
Submitted by sometimes explode on Apr 13 2014 06:48
Part of the series on the society of stimulation, this post introduces the idea of rhythms as theoretical machines and political tools of capital and workers.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Apr 10 2014 10:34
A large car bomb exploded outside a Bank of Greece branch this morning in central Athens. Whilst damage was caused to the building there were no injuries. No claim of responsibility has yet been made.
Submitted by AngryWorkersWorld on Apr 7 2014 19:47
Short introduction to our spring/summer wandering around the UK - Hope to see somewhere...
Submitted by Recomposition on Apr 6 2014 19:56
Submitted by Spartacus on Apr 5 2014 08:05
Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during March 2014 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.
Submitted by Phil on Apr 4 2014 20:42
Why aren't we rising up? Whether the 'we' in question is young people, the British people, or the poor, this is a question asked an awful lot by both mainstream and leftist commentators. Austerity, job cuts, pay freezes, workfare, poverty, food banks, police brutality, political corruption - it's all the rage, so why aren't we all enraged?
Submitted by Out of the Woods on Apr 3 2014 07:02
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report came out on Monday. This post includes some background on the IPCC, and discussion of the report.
Submitted by mcm_cmc on Mar 31 2014 19:51
This article looks at these changes and the ways in which successive years of 0% or 1% pay rises in the NHS have undermined the national Agenda for Change pay structure, paving the way for localised and potentially privatised pay agreements.
Submitted by Phil on Mar 31 2014 18:25
Some cursory thoughts on the contradictions created by trade unions, as the collective voice of organised workers, also being employers.
Submitted by Empire Logistics on Mar 31 2014 16:33
A strike by Indian workers at a Toyota Kirloskar auto factory near Bangalore bear a striking resemblance to the strike of Honda workers in Foshan, China in the spring of 2010 that set off a strike wave in Guangdong of auto workers at other companies (like Toyota), as well as electronics and even brewery workers. Confirming Beverly Silver's research on patterns of labor unrest, there have already been militant strikes at automakers Hyundai, Honda, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Maruti Suzuki in India.
Submitted by With Sober Senses on Mar 30 2014 01:55
An analysis of capital's attempt to build a way out of the end of the mining boom via massive infrastructure construction
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Mar 29 2014 22:39
Amidst deteriorating conditions and harsher regulations anger boiled over this week as a prison guard and prisoner were killed in Malandrino prison.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Mar 28 2014 16:35
At first glance, Giuliano Poletti, Minister of Labour and Social Policy in the Renzi government, could look like an old-fashioned left-wing politician: born into a farming family in the “red” Emilia-Romagna region, raised in the Communist Party, president of Legacoop, the main national organisation of cooperatives. He could be someone to provide a contrast to the Prime Minister’s attitude towards jobs (modelled on the inspiring figures of Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair). But appearances can be deceptive.