Submitted by Spartacus on Mar 2 2013 14:07
Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during February 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 Juan Conatz on Mar 2 2013 01:34
Information on a just begun strike at a non-profit mobile food shelf and soup kitchen in Minneapolis.
Submitted by Combat Bedroom Tax on Mar 1 2013 16:24
Housing associations are no better than scabs. In fact, they are scabs
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Mar 1 2013 10:52
While the media’s attention has been focussed on the Italian election results and their ramifications, workers continue to suffer, and the justice they deserve continues to be denied to them.
Submitted by Cindy Milstein on Mar 1 2013 03:57
A commentary about the "Free Education for All" struggle, via a Cooper Union artist-organizer rally in NYC on February 20, 2013. For photos too, see the original post at my Outside the Circle blog, cbmilstein.wordpress.com and/or my "Free Education for All" tumblr at http://free-educ-for-all.tumblr.com/.
Submitted by Cindy Milstein on Mar 1 2013 03:50
This is the first in what I hope becomes a series under the heading "The Culture of Capitalism." For the original post and many other pieces of writing, see my Outside the Circle blog at cbmilstein.wordpress.com.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Feb 26 2013 15:55
Now that the Five Star Movement has made such an impression in the Italian national elections, we believe it is no longer possible to avoid examining this phenomenon in terms of a political vacuum that the movement, founded by Beppe Grillo and Gianroberto Casaleggio, fills with its presence. The M5S draws attention away from the fact that there is an absence of a true radical movement in Italy. The M5S takes up this empty space to ensure that this remains the case.
Submitted by Phil on Feb 23 2013 14:49
Stories about the government threatening a “crack down” on trade union power emerge almost on a loop. Particularly in times of heightened class antagonism. But far from showing the unions as threats to society, such threats are a demand that the unions tighten up their role in policing class conflict.
Submitted by Caiman del Barrio on Feb 23 2013 12:06
Announcing a new Twitter account that will provide irregular and brief updates on social movements and news of interest to libertarian communists in Latin America.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Feb 22 2013 19:46
Submitted by Combat Bedroom Tax on Feb 20 2013 11:18
One - but only one way - to combat the bedroom tax
Submitted by AnarchoDoom on Feb 19 2013 17:45
In the past week, the Labour Party has launched its Labour Against the Bedroom Tax campaign nationwide, with its roots in Liverpool. It’s the usual Labour Party fare; sign a petition, display a poster.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Feb 19 2013 09:40
On 25 February there will be demonstrations across Italy to highlight the difficult situation in which refugees from a number of North African countries have found themselves over the past 18 months. The demonstrations are also to draw the authorities’ attention to the need to support refugees’ integration and inclusion in the country.
Submitted by JoeMaguire on Feb 18 2013 23:10
Submitted by Choccy on Feb 18 2013 15:21
Documentary detailing the community campaign against the forced academisation of Downhills Primary in 2012.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Feb 18 2013 14:52
Over the weekend a group of people carried out an attack against a controversial mine in northern Greece causing significant damage to vehicles and mining equipment.
Submitted by Phil on Feb 17 2013 16:20
A number of pieces have been written recently on “unity” amongst the left and the ways we can achieve that. What follows are the reasons I reject left unity as a notion and the kind of real unity that the workers' movement needs – and, to a large extent, already has.
Submitted by Joseph Kay on Feb 12 2013 20:36
A short blog inspired by a long banner.
Submitted by Jacques Roux on Feb 12 2013 18:08
A short visit to the Library.
Submitted by Rob Ray on Feb 12 2013 12:16
Today's ruling that every part of workfare other than the Mandatory Work Activity scheme breaks the law has given campaigners against workfare a huge boost - we were right all along. But the DWP have already said they will be doing a simple rephrase of the regulations and trying again and we need to make sure that doesn't happen by piling on the pressure now.