Submitted by Spartacus on Mar 8 2014 05:00
Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during February 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 Empire Logistics on Mar 6 2014 05:10
On Tuesday, March 4, Central American port workers from the labor union Sindicato Gremial de Trabajadores del Muelle (SGTM) from Puerto Cortés in Honduras established a picket line in front of ICTSI’s Oregon’s operation at Terminal 6 in Portland.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Mar 5 2014 20:13
An update on on changes to higher education and student protests in Italy as well as the government's legal repression of them.
Submitted by sometimes explode on Mar 5 2014 19:05
A short critical article on CBT and mindfulness proposing that we understand how the other side of responsibilisation is a kind of meditative detachment on the part of public institutions. This text is a brief look at what Institutional Mindfulness does.
Submitted by libcom on Mar 5 2014 10:35
Just to let you know that we are running some upgrades on the site, so for the next couple of days some features may not work properly and we may have some intermittent downtime. Apologies for any inconvenience, but please bear with us as this work is vital for the ongoing functioning of the website.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Mar 5 2014 04:45
Here is a brief look at the Portland Solidarity Network and their Don't Shop Fubonn campaign.
Submitted by Out of the Woods on Mar 2 2014 22:33
Radicals are right to point out capitalism's need for growth at all costs is the road to ruin, but does runaway climate change wreck the prospect of a communist society too?
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Feb 28 2014 16:59
On 5 February 2014 Ancona’s centre-left city council evicted refugees and homeless people from the Casa de Nialtri housing occupation. The Casa was a former infant school (disused for three years) which had been occupied on 22 December by people from a large network of grassroots groups and associations, together with a number of Italian and migrant homeless people.
Submitted by s.nappalos on Feb 28 2014 15:47
An analysis of the contemporary situation in the United States, the conditions of the left, and a critique of promotion of activity unifying the left. It ends looking to another form of political action in today's environment.
Submitted by spitzenprodukte on Feb 27 2014 17:03
Does digital propaganda produced by Western LGBT communities in solidarity with Russian queers expose an exploitative relationship?
Submitted by Chilli Sauce on Feb 27 2014 14:52
A short of account of a low-level direct action - a collective refusal to undertake a certain aspect of work - that occurred at a small language school.
Submitted by s.nappalos on Feb 27 2014 13:51
This piece was written in 2004-2005 in the wake of a strike at a behavioral health facility. Through the immediate eyes of those experiences it grapples with a number of forces in working life we find ourselves up against today.
Submitted by s.nappalos on Feb 27 2014 13:45
Exploration of emergence as a tool for revolutionaries, it's use by capitalist management theory, and the tensions within that create opportunities for counterpower.
Submitted by s.nappalos on Feb 27 2014 13:39
Discussion of the concept of lever points from emergence theory as a tool for understanding and acting as revolutionaries in different moments.
Submitted by s.nappalos on Feb 27 2014 13:36
This is a draft of some ideas I’m working through critiquing the role of identification with existing social divisions within capitalism as a transition to the abolition of such divisions. It’s in a rough state, and I’d appreciate constructive contributions.
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.