Submitted by Thrasybulus on Jun 16 2014 10:33
Several hundred cleaners previously employed by Greece's Finance Ministry have been protesting their mass firing.
Submitted by Cindy Milstein on Jun 15 2014 21:19
Submitted by Spartacus on Jun 14 2014 02:47
Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during May 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 Eviction Free Zone on Jun 13 2014 00:23
The Portland Solidarity Network uses escalation campaigns and direct action to target housing and workplace issues, and now they are expanding out into the working class neighborhoods of Portland's outer east side.
Submitted by Soapy on Jun 12 2014 19:51
In the developed world, governments have instituted safety mechanisms to prevent capitalism from destroying society, but what happens when these safety mechanisms are not in place? Add to the mix the imperialist interests of the U.S. and France, and the result is Rwanda 1994.
Submitted by Nao on Jun 11 2014 16:13
Recently, the city of Dongguan in the Pearlriver-delta saw the biggest strike of migrant workers so far. As many as 50,000 workers took part in the strike at Yue Yuen ((裕元) shoe factories. Owned by the Taiwanese Pou Chen Group, Yue Yuen is one of the biggest contract manufacturers in the world for shoes. Its factories in China, Indonesia, and Vietnam produce for all big brands like Adidas, Nike, or Reebok.
Submitted by Out of the Woods on Jun 9 2014 13:11
Climate change helped make human civilisation possible. Does it now threaten its existence?
Submitted by Angry Language ... on Jun 6 2014 17:31
This describes my brief experience at a (now infamous) language school in London. It would be great to hear from others who have had similar kinds of experiences.
Submitted by sometimes explode on Jun 5 2014 23:35
Looking at the contemporary conditions of work and how these give rise to anxiety and depression.
Submitted by AngryWorkersWorld on Jun 5 2014 20:06
We propose to set up a mailing-list in order to collectivise a basic gathering of material concerning the development of crisis and struggles in the UK
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jun 5 2014 16:49
A wave of evictions and arrests of militants from radical and housing rights movements began just a few days after the notable victory of Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party in the European elections.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on Jun 5 2014 06:21
A personal account of the difficulties encountered in the TEFL industry by a non-native teacher.
Submitted by Nao on Jun 4 2014 20:23
During the protest movement that centered around Tiananmen Square in Beijing twenty-five years ago, workers protested alongside students and intellectuals. But the political relationship between the two social groups was weak at best. Things have only gotten worse since.
Submitted by sometimes explode on Jun 3 2014 20:07
Second post on the subject of rhythms. Begins to explore the idea that madness may be an experience of corporeal rhythms, and that power operates by imposing its rhythms of its own.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on May 30 2014 17:38
The results of last weekend's European and Local elections have done little to change the political landscape of Greece. However, they are another sign of the fragmentation of the political scene.
Submitted by Nao on May 30 2014 16:56
The Taiwanese students movement against Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement with China was hardly a radical movement in any way, it nonetheless politicized a lot of people and perhaps opened up space for a more radical critique of existing relations. The following are a few reflections and impressions of events that took place in Taipei from middle of March to beginning of May.
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 29 2014 12:39
A short piece on the uncertainty of the present and the need for experimentation and creativity.
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 29 2014 12:28
A short article on politics as an alienated separation of social life, and the need for constructing collective practices that challenge the divisions and relationships that constitute political activity in favor of libertarian alternatives.
Submitted by Poe Man's Dreams on May 29 2014 03:21
Part 1 of post I decided to split up. This part is more of a short rant about the demonization of youth by older, failed generations. The upcoming second part features a more personal story of a friend from my past, in other words, one of the youth being demonized.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on May 28 2014 22:58
Article by Women in EFL Materials written in 1991 offering a good overview on how to avoid discriminatory language and stereotypical images in ELT publishing.