Submitted by Cindy Milstein on Dec 12 2014 05:44
Cindy Milstein blogs about the wave of protests against police killings in the Bay Area, in the wake of the killings of Mike Brown and Eric Garner.
Submitted by Supply Chain Re... on Dec 12 2014 02:50
As we more fully understand the effects of anthropogenic climate change, there is a need to bring this awareness into struggles to counteract capitalism's ecocidal destruction. Nathan Kurtz presents his research and we will discuss how transportation workers -- especially along fossil fuel supply chains -- could be at the forefront of these struggles.
Submitted by Chilli Sauce on Dec 10 2014 21:09
An interview-essay detailing the experiences of cinema worker Eve Ryman and her involvement in a self-organised wage/contract dispute and subsequent union drive.
Submitted by Steven. on Dec 9 2014 18:34
Firefighters in England today walked out on strike for 24 hours in the latest of a series of stoppages in a dispute over massive attacks by the government on their pensions: particularly increasing the retirement age from 55 to 60. Here are the top 10 reasons you should support the firefighters.
Submitted by Nao on Dec 8 2014 11:09
Repost of a story of interest less for its similarity to "Breaking Bad," and more for what this similarity (and differences) reveal about capitalist development, increasing precarization and exclusion of "surplus" proletarians, and how criminality enables a few proles to prosper at the expense of many others, in a vicious circle of class cannibalism.
Submitted by Nao on Dec 6 2014 19:01
Translation of a brief report on a strike of 2,500 workers at a shoe factory in Guangzhou that began today. As with the strike of about 50,000 workers at another company's shoe factories in the Pearl River Delta several months ago, one focus of this strike is on the company's non-payment of social security, along with factory relocation.
Submitted by Recomposition on Dec 6 2014 06:00
Scott Nappalos writes about the challenges of salvaging human interactions and compassion while working in a profiteering healthcare system that renders impotent patients and healthcare workers alike.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Dec 5 2014 21:57
An excellent in-depth analysis on recent revelations in Italy about the connections in Rome between the Mafia, the far-right and local politicians, both left and right-wing.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Dec 4 2014 23:24
A large building in Bologna, immediately in front of the Municipality’s offices, has just been occupied by 280 people. Many have been living on the streets or in the train station after losing their jobs and homes during the crisis.
Submitted by Recomposition on Dec 4 2014 02:58
An article by Phinneas Gage, in which he analyzes three instances in different organizing scenarios where bluffing, whether premeditated or spontaneous, helped leverage reactions that would not have otherwise happened.
Submitted by Out of the Woods on Dec 3 2014 18:26
A brief primer on the ongoing UN climate talks, as delegates meet in Lima.
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.