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!
Submitted by Cindy Milstein on Nov 29 2014 21:30
So much could be said of yesterday's large, boisterous, self-organized #ShutItDownForMikeBrown disruption of downtown San Francisco during the evening hours of Black Friday.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Nov 29 2014 20:47
A number of hunger strikes are ongoing with imprisoned anarchist Nikos Romanos in his third week of action.
Submitted by DanielBaker777 on Nov 27 2014 17:12
A brief report from today's action in Newcastle Upon Tyne to resist the eviction of a disabled tenant due to rent arrears incurred from the Bedroom Tax
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Nov 27 2014 05:09
Here is a detailed look at the recent Mike Brown Solidarity Action in Portland, Oregon, and how it can play into long-term organizing and housing justice.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Nov 25 2014 13:09
Groups of Italian residents, with fascist involvement, have attacked a centre housing dozens of political asylum seekers on the outskirts of Rome.
Submitted by Nao on Nov 20 2014 08:36
An interview recorded from memory. This blog is about the upsurges that occur, the cracks that appear in China’s system. But sometimes the picture we give out of a China in revolt is rosy in a way that misses the very deep scarring in this society—the kind of fracturing of trust within the working class, between friends and family, in the relationships that underlie organization.
Submitted by Cindy Milstein on Nov 19 2014 19:47
There is a noticeable and necessary sea change in “solidarity not charity” eviction defense in San Francisco, as evidenced by the November 18, 2014, rally outside yet another endangered home, this time in Hayes Valley at 194 Gough Street. That shift isn’t accidental; it’s due, in particular, to the tenants themselves, who carefully curated their own “Save Our Homes” public plea.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on Nov 18 2014 17:20
There's good news for UK language teachers: all of us should be on directly-employed contracts.
Submitted by Out of the Woods on Nov 17 2014 19:03
Why is there hunger? It’s nothing to do with a lack of food.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Nov 14 2014 11:54
Riot police attacked protesters trying to enter university buildings in the run up to the commemoration of the 1973 student uprising.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on Nov 13 2014 14:22
An account from a German language teacher about working in Slovenia focusing on, in particular, the perils of so-called “freelance” contracts.
Submitted by Nao on Nov 10 2014 15:47
Repost of an informative reflection on the lessons to be learned from China's "Cultural Revolution" in light of China's grim political situation circa 2014, centered on a review of Yiching's Wu's pathbreaking new book, Cultural Revolution at the Margins.
Submitted by Nao on Nov 9 2014 20:23
This excellent article by Hannah Schling on migration and gender in China was just published by the periodical Sozialgeschichte.
Submitted by Nao on Nov 9 2014 08:32
Classic book by Elizabeth Perry on working-class formation during the industrialization of Shanghai from 1839 to 1949, including insight into the strike wave and insurrections of 1926-1927.
Submitted by Devrim on Nov 3 2014 12:54
As the Syrian conflict drags on, Devrim Valerian looks at the fighting, in particular in Syrian Kurdistan which many on the left have hailed as a "social revolution" and asks whether any side deserves workers' support.
Submitted by Cindy Milstein on Oct 31 2014 00:55
Cindy Milstein on the celebratory rioting which followed the San Francisco Giants winning the world series, and its background.
Submitted by Nao on Oct 29 2014 07:56
Translations of poems by Xu Lizhi (许立志), the Foxconn worker who committed suicide on 30 September 2014, at the age of 24, in Shenzhen, China. Also includes an obituary with some explanatory notes.
Submitted by Supply Chain Re... on Oct 25 2014 19:57
A docker strike on the island of Martinique, started on October 20, 2014 at the main port in Fort-de-France, is over the health and safety risks of siting an industrial-waste processing plant at the port. The strike at two ports in Costa Rica, Puerto Moín and Puerto Limón (pictured), began on October 25 over privatization of the terminals by Dutch firm APM (a subsidiary of Maersk).