Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Apr 22 2013 15:29
Children are watching. And they are frightened by our indifference to fascism.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Apr 21 2013 17:07
Healthcare workers at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan protest after receiving the first 40 letters of redundancy. After a general assembly, the struggling workers occupied the hospital reception and the roof of the building, prompting the heavy-handed response by police.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Apr 21 2013 01:45
Giorgio Napolitano is elected as Italy's president for a second mandate, an unprecedented event in the institutional history of the country. His re-election follows a few days of political stalemate and chaos and was welcomed by loud protests, emphasizing the political crisis and the inner contradictions of the Italian Democratic Party.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Apr 20 2013 20:14
With the recent Labor Notes Troublemaker's School in mind, how can labor begin to further tie into the housing struggle? Voices from We Are Oregon, Labor Notes, and elsewhere say that this may be from finding an "intersection" in struggle.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Apr 18 2013 21:20
More than twenty migrant workers were injured when their bosses fired on them with shotguns on Wednesday.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Apr 17 2013 22:45
Check out this interview with Noam Chomsky about the growing housing justice movement, the future of Occupy, and how direct action can play into all of this.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Apr 17 2013 14:46
The national forum “Salviamo il Paesaggio” (Save the Countryside) launches demonstrations across the country on Earth Day (April 21, 2013), to protest against the consumption and destruction of fertile soil.
Submitted by Recomposition on Apr 13 2013 21:02
In this article, Madaline tells the story of how she fell into organizing and the IWW – pushed both by terrible bosses and by amazing solidarity among her coworkers.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Apr 10 2013 13:56
Around 1000 people marched through the streets of Piacenza on April 6 to protest against the exclusion notice served on Aldo Milani, national coordinator of the radical union SI-COBAS.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Apr 10 2013 12:45
The last few days have seen a number of incidents across Greece. Fascist attacks, hunger strikes, rival groups of protesters clashing and thousands of people having their electricity cut off are just some of the news stories from one day.
Submitted by Phil on Apr 8 2013 20:36
Former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died. The occasion has been the cause of both mourning and jubilation. What follows is a reflection on what this means in the context of the ongoing class struggle.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Apr 7 2013 08:12
Some updates on a recent IWW campaign in Minneapolis, in which 5 workers were fired for organizing.
Submitted by Chilli Sauce on Apr 7 2013 07:53
A number of us have begun work on a pamphlet/online text which seeks to offer advice to those who suffer from depression. While the bulk of the text is complete, we’re still looking for submissions from those who’ve dealt with depression, how it’s affected their involvement in class politics, and what strategies folks have found useful for managing mental health in general.
Submitted by AnarchoDoom on Apr 6 2013 19:40
Today, Saturday 6th April saw around 60 delegates from the various local anti-bedroom tax campaigns on Merseyside come together to discuss a strategy for co-ordinating action across the region.
Submitted by Phil on Apr 5 2013 06:16
The Public and Commercial Services Union has responded to threats of legal action by removing one section of its membership from the strike action due to take place on the 5 and 8 April. This shows the limits of legal trade unionism. It also underlines the urgent need for strong rank-and-file movements in the UK.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Apr 4 2013 10:56
Residents of Crete and Thasos have recently stopped Golden Dawn activities in separate incidents on the Greek islands.
Submitted by Ramona on Apr 2 2013 19:00
A blog about welfare reform from a social care worker's perspective, and the creation of the "welfare addict" as a recession-era scapegoat. Inspired largely by today's Novara show, and the people I work with.
Submitted by Spartacus on Apr 2 2013 12:44
Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during March 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 StrugglesInItaly on Apr 1 2013 17:10
Citizens of Niscemi in Sicily have been struggling for years against the proposed construction of the new MUOS station, a new satellite network serving the US Navy. Health hazard and environmental impact are the main concern of the population. On March 30, over 10,000 people took part in a protest demo. Meanwhile, activism and resistance are starting to pay off: on March 29, Sicilian Governor Rosario Crocetta permanently withdrew authorization to the project.
Submitted by adjykritik on Apr 1 2013 17:05
Are the UK government planning to use Workfare placements and welfare store-cards as part of a state-run 'Truck system'?