Submitted by AngryWorkersWorld on Jan 4 2014 09:08
Criticism of a Marxist-Leninist understanding of class and gender relations.
Submitted by Spartacus on Jan 4 2014 04:45
Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during December 2013 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.
Submitted by Phil on Dec 31 2013 19:55
If there’s one thing, politically, that I want to happen in 2014 it’s for leftists to drop the demand for a 24 hour general strike from above and start building for an all out general strike from below.
Submitted by libcom on Dec 31 2013 15:34
A round up of our most popular articles of the year.
Submitted by Nate on Dec 30 2013 08:37
This blog post raises some questions posed by the election of Kshama Sawant to Seattle City Council and related developments, questions for people who are pro- and who are anti- this kind of electoral effort.
Submitted by working class s... on Dec 24 2013 17:19
The last two incarcerated members of Pussy Riot, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolonnikova, were yesterday released from prison as part of an amnesty granted to around 22,000 prisoners. Whilst their release is obviously good news for everyone concerned, it is more of a public relations stunt by Vladimir ‘Bonaparte’ Putin, ahead of the Winter Olympics in early 2014 - than it is clemency, or a relaxing of Putin’s regime.
Submitted by Empire Logistics on Dec 23 2013 23:23
Railway workers have been striking since December 9, 2013, the longest rail strike in South Korean history, against privatization attempts of President Park Geun-hye's New Frontier Party (Saenuri Party, 새누리당). The strike has reduced freight service by 70% and passenger service by as much as 40%.
Submitted by working class s... on Dec 22 2013 17:30
A run-down of the ten Libcom blog posts / articles that I found the most informative, interesting, or thought provoking in 2013.
Submitted by working class s... on Dec 22 2013 16:23
Over 8,000 protesters have clashed with riot police as they protested against the planned eviction of squatters from a popular social centre, and against the eviction of hundreds of people from heir homes. The largely peaceful protest erupted following a baton charge, and use of teargas, and water cannons by the police. The protesters responded by building barricades, throwing stones, fireworks, and bottles. It is reported that over 500 people has been injured, and around 150 arrests made.
Submitted by Recomposition on Dec 20 2013 03:46
A significant amount of organizing experience in the IWW comes from working in relatively small workplaces such as stand-alone single shops or franchises of multiple smaller shops. These places present their own set of difficulties and opportunities. Lou Rinaldi talks about what happened at a former job of his in this piece.
Submitted by Empire Logistics on Dec 20 2013 01:24
Class Struggle Along Global Supply Chains, Parts III. In this installment in Seattle, we will give a presentation and facilitate a collective discussion to explore the possibilities of class struggle spreading along commodity chains. Saturday, December 28, 7 p.m., Black Coffee Coop.
Submitted by Soapy on Dec 18 2013 21:14
There were a lot of interesting factors at play in the 2011 NATO bombings, and I want to start discussing them by first dispelling any idea that the bombings were somehow undertaken for humanitarian purposes. Continued in part 2.
Submitted by libcom on Dec 18 2013 12:58
Users will need to clear their cache to log in but otherwise everything is running a lot faster.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Dec 17 2013 09:40
The new “pitchfork” protest – nationwide this time – was announced weeks ago but it still seems to have taken the whole country by surprise. It began on 9 December and is still going on today, the organizers declaring that they won’t stop until the Letta government collapses.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Dec 16 2013 03:06
A blogpost about various 'zines, underground comics and alternative publications I was exposed to during the late 1980s and 1990s.
Submitted by working class s... on Dec 15 2013 13:15
A brief look at the deaths of four construction workers at the World Cup 2014 stadium construction sites, and at several other scandals associated with next summer's tournament, FIFA, event organisers, and the Brazilian political elite.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Dec 12 2013 19:44
Direct action is at the center of the housing justice, but what do we need to see a movement that is fully realized and can target housing-for-profit at its very core?
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Dec 12 2013 10:40
Giovanni Monti, president of Legacoop Emilia-Romagna, was reported by the Bologna edition of La Repubblica as saying that “these manipulative kind of events which are on the increase among political extremists, as we’ve seen in Bologna, and which target cooperatives and unions, are as worrying as mafia-related events”.
Submitted by Nate on Dec 12 2013 07:33
Lots of people who start Karl Marx's Capital get stuck somewhere in the early chapters of volume 1. In this post, I make some suggestions about how to get unstuck and read the whole book.
Submitted by Spartacus on Dec 11 2013 13:26
Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during November 2013 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.