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).
Submitted by Out of the Woods on Oct 24 2014 09:40
The Occupied Times has kindly given us a centre-spread in their new issue, which has an apocalypse theme.
Submitted by Nao on Oct 22 2014 20:33
Many of Guangzhou's 40,000 taxi drivers have been on strike over squeezed pay and excessive competition. The impacts of their strike remain unclear.
Submitted by AngryWorkersWorld on Oct 22 2014 12:32
A dozen of us met for three days in order to discuss the situation of crisis and struggles in the UK and beyond and about the question of how our organizational/practical efforts relate to the current phase.
Submitted by akai on Oct 21 2014 12:22
In the past 20 years, various attempts to make coalitions between the left and right have taken place in Poland. The involvement of supposedly left wing or anarchist groups with the far-right have been treated in various publications. These have involved such organizations such as the Anarchist Federation, the August 80 union or ATTAC. It seems that after many years of discussion, some leftists keep falling back into this cooperation.
Submitted by Nao on Oct 21 2014 10:08
A few observations on the current development of the Mong Kok occupation in Hong Kong.
Submitted by ideas and action on Oct 18 2014 12:29
An anarcho-syndicalist perspective on the political situation in Rojava by a member of the Workers' Solidarity Alliance.
Submitted by Soapy on Oct 17 2014 15:31
A reflection on a piece of Japanese war propaganda.
Submitted by Nao on Oct 15 2014 04:15
Analysis of events in the Mong Kok occupation (part of Hong Kong's "Umbrella Movement") from October 9 to 11, related to a split between what could roughly be called "left" and "right" factions, regarding "leftist" efforts to expand the movement from a single-issue protest for liberal democracy to a broader movement for the transformation of everyday life.
Submitted by Nao on Oct 13 2014 03:18
"Gritty district has its own breed of protester. Tough, streetwise, and kowtowing to no-one." Introduction to some differences between Mong Kok's more militant occupation from other sites of Hong Kong's predominantly pacifist and liberal "umbrella movement." Also includes a report on MK occupiers chasing police away yesterday morning.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on Oct 11 2014 11:23
A short, but informative account from a London TEFL teacher about her early experiences in the industry.
Submitted by Nao on Oct 7 2014 19:27
An in-depth look at a strike by sanitation workers in Guangzhou and the new terrain of class struggle developing in China.
Submitted by Nao on Oct 7 2014 07:39
A letter to Hong Kong protestors from friends and ardent supporters across the Pacific. Add oil! 中文版正在翻译中。
Submitted by Nate on Oct 6 2014 17:09
Submitted by Nao on Oct 3 2014 07:19
Best English article so far on Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution" and its background, limitations, and prospects from a Marxist perspective, based on first-hand research.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Sep 28 2014 05:02
Miranda and the Portland Solidarity Network announce victory in their most recent tenant campaign, and look to the future of organizing in the working class neighborhoods of the city.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on Sep 25 2014 18:13
A short blog reflecting on working as a travelling TEFL teacher in Paris and, in particular, the stress of daily unpaid travel time.