Submitted by Out of the Woods on Feb 14 2014 13:42
The UK has been hit by a series of strong storms throughout January and into February, with no end in sight. This offers a case study of capitalism under climate change.
Submitted by Phil on Feb 13 2014 22:19
Some quick thoughts on the need to respect picket lines and the challenge of the anti-strike laws and multi-union workplaces.
Submitted by Out of the Woods on Feb 11 2014 21:17
Announcing a new collaborative blog project to investigate capitalism and climate change.
Submitted by Recomposition on Feb 11 2014 03:28
This entry is the second part in a two-part story from contributor Phinneas Gage about a wildcat strike by contractors at the Canadian postal service, and continues our coverage of struggles within Canada Post.
Submitted by working class s... on Feb 9 2014 16:57
Journalist at the Mirror and general scumbag, Carol Malone, has attacked an individual on Channel 4's 'Benefits Street - calling her a lazy, feckless, thief, and denouncing her mental health problems as a 'sob story'... This is my brief response.
Submitted by s.nappalos on Feb 8 2014 14:17
A piece exploring transformation in struggle, its limits, and tasks in an environment when people aren't self-initiating struggle in our specific historical position. Examples looked at are IWW experiences in the Port Trucker wildcats of 2005, Occupy, Madison, and the unfolding of the crisis.
Submitted by Soapy on Feb 7 2014 18:10
A look at the extent of widespread torture of men and women in the Iraqi prison system. Trigger warning for torture and sexual violence.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Feb 5 2014 23:00
Over the past weekend (31 January – 2 February), a large number of North African and European associations, movements and networks concerned with migrants’ issues met on the Italian island of Lampedusa. The aim was to put together a charter stating the rights of migrants and, in the long-term, to change European policies about migration.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Feb 5 2014 01:10
Swedish company Electrolux proposes to workers at its four Italy plants to take a 50% pay cut so as to keep them competitive with their counterparts in Poland and Hungary.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Feb 5 2014 01:00
Submitted by s.nappalos on Feb 4 2014 12:56
One of a series about the increase in efforts directed at state intervention to improve capitalism, and the need to oppose it within the IWW and for workers organizing.
Submitted by Spartacus on Feb 2 2014 05:58
Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during January 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 Recomposition on Jan 31 2014 23:39
The first part of an account by Phinneas Gage of a wildcat strike by employees of a private mail contractor, and the difficulty the postal worker's union had in going beyond 'bargaining unit unionism'.
Submitted by ideas and action on Jan 30 2014 18:14
Mike Kolhoff on right wing politics and its effects on the current situation in Detroit.
Submitted by ideas and action on Jan 30 2014 18:08
An article by Mike Harris on the recent "State of the Union" address by President Obama, and the most recent fast food strikes and efforts at worker organizing in the US.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Jan 28 2014 20:16
Supporters of Golden Dawn took to the streets to attack the self-organised space Resalto close to the spot of the murder of antifascist musician Pavlos Fyssas.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jan 28 2014 17:30
In Ferrara last week, on 22 January, a Department of Security disciplinary commission reinstated the four police officers responsible for the death of Federico Aldrovandi. Aldrovandi was a teenager when he was murdered on 25 September 2005 by being brutally beaten by the three men and a woman.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jan 27 2014 16:57
Around 100 workers at the Granarolo warehouse in Bologna have been protesting for eight months, demanding better working conditions, better wages, the repeal of Bossi-Fini law and the reinstatement of 51 colleagues who were fired in reprisal for their involvement in strikes and protests.
Submitted by Reddebrek on Jan 27 2014 16:00
A brief history of my work as an online contractor and the exploitation inherent within the industry.
Submitted by Empire Logistics on Jan 26 2014 09:01
Dockers in Chile ended a 3-week strike that inflicted over $100 million (US) in damages to both the lucrative agricultural export sector -- at a crucial harvest time -- and the world's largest copper industry.