Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Feb 25 2014 21:43
Liguria, with its beautiful coastline and wonderful mountainous hinterland, has been a place for people from Northern Europe and the north of Italy to take holidays since the 19th century. After the Second World War the region saw a boom in tourism and in industrial development with all the attendant consequences: illegal building activity, destruction of the environment, very large numbers of migrants and urbanisation of the rural population.
Submitted by Empire Logistics on Feb 25 2014 03:18
As late as 2010, Thailand was the biggest exporter of rice, but in 2008 an attempt to corner the world rice market (much like the Hunt Brothers had tried to do with silver in the 1970s) failed miserably. Part of the current crisis in Thailand is due to Yingluck Shinawatra's role in this scheme.
Submitted by Out of the Woods on Feb 24 2014 07:50
An environmentalism that appeals to the future will come too late.
Submitted by AngryWorkersWorld on Feb 23 2014 11:43
Outsourced porters, cleaners and canteen staff at Ealing hospital are on 48 hour strike for higher wages.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Feb 22 2014 15:25
An extremely moving and heartfelt appeal from the families of four No Tav protesters, charged with terrorism and held in maximum security detention for allegedly damaging equipment on construction sites for the high speed rail link.
Submitted by AngryWorkersWorld on Feb 21 2014 14:54
Article by the Wildcat collective on the background and current developments of class struggle in Egypt after the military coup in summer 2013 with additional focus on the situation of migrant workers in the Gulf states.
Submitted by AngryWorkersWorld on Feb 21 2014 14:44
Article by the Wildcat collective from Germany on class relations behind collaboration between fascists and Greek state.
Submitted by plasmatelly on Feb 18 2014 19:10
A brief critique of the existing model of heat production in Britain and a comparison with a communal system. If you thought things were rosy in the garden, think again...
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Feb 18 2014 17:35
A look at recent discussions amongst Italy's social centres about the balance between self-management, autonomy and legalisation.
Submitted by Out of the Woods on Feb 18 2014 10:58
Capitalism is locking-in climate change for centuries, but in the process, making radical social change more realistic than tinkering around the edges.
Submitted by sometimes explode on Feb 18 2014 08:24
First part of a brief history of cognitive behavioural therapy, focussing on the role of psychoanalysis in setting the scene for the emergence of CBT.
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.