Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 15 2013 15:17
Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi called for an unusual rally against the judiciary system on Saturday May 11. Thousands of left-wing activists and M5S supporters protested, while police protected Berlusconi's supporters.
Submitted by Tom Jennings on May 14 2013 12:04
Tom Jennings considers the new softcore torture porn entertaining justifications of crimes against humanity in the name of its greater good.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 13 2013 22:13
Pro-life supporters march in Rome on Mother's Day (March 12); meanwhile a hundred of left-wing activist also rallied to remember Giorgiana Masi, the 18-year old who was killed in 1977 during a rally celebrating the anniversary of the victory of the divorce referendum.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on May 12 2013 18:31
The Greek government has issued orders for teachers to halt a planned strike over working conditions this week.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 10 2013 16:20
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 10 2013 13:14
A chapter on the economic of libertarian communism that argues that distribution is one of the key aspects defining communist economics, and exploring the different approaches to communist distribution across the broad libertarian communist current.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 9 2013 09:35
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 8 2013 18:20
Seven dock workers lost their lives on Tuesday May 7, when the cargo ship Jolly Nero hit a pilots' tower in the Port of Genoa. This incident draws attention on the shocking lack of safety of maritime workers in Italy, the country with the highest number of work-related deaths across the entire continent.
Submitted by IWW Europe on May 8 2013 13:45
We, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) want to express our deep concern and strong condemnation of the unfair dismissal of Oscar Alvarez, Union Representative of the IWW at the West Perivale garage.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 8 2013 09:15
A rally of students was brutally charged by the police in Naples on Tuesday morning. The images of the attack went viral immediately, shared both on mainstream and independent media, from Repubblica to youreporter.it.
Submitted by bounce on May 7 2013 18:16
A sex worker's response to columnist Mia Freedman's blog in which implied that she does not respect the right of women with mental illness to become sex workers.
Submitted by Caiman del Barrio on May 7 2013 12:39
A new podcast discussing events in Latin America from a Libertarian Communist perspective. This first episode looks at the rise and legacy of Hugo Chávez. He may have died but his project – misleadingly named ‘revolutionary socialism for the 21st century’ – continues unabated in Venezuela.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 6 2013 15:44
Over two months after the Italian Government has officially declared the end of the so-called North African Emergency, thousands of refugees lack social provisions or support, proper housing and basic rights. Here is an account of some of their struggles across the Italian peninsula.
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 5 2013 22:26
An article about the role of power in the medical system from the perspective of a healthcare worker.
Submitted by Spartacus on May 4 2013 04:52
Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during April 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 s.nappalos on May 3 2013 12:43
An article about transit, its relationship to work and capitalism, and an exploration of a revolutionary anti-capitalist orientation towards transit struggles.
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 3 2013 12:40
Using the concept of the intermediate level, an exploration of what a new workers movement in the US might entail.
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 3 2013 12:33
This piece looks at Malatesta's anti-syndicalist arguments, and critiques them for not having a perspective that looks at workers struggle across time. Looking at the role of struggle in cognition, it argues for seeing workplace struggle as a shifting plane of social action and the construction of proletarian subjectivities.
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 3 2013 12:25
A look into revolutionary cognition that argues for the necessity of cultivating radical subjectivities. Arguments for automatic consciousness are critiqued, and the role of struggles, ruptures, and breaks is explored.
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 3 2013 12:15
An exploration of the 2008 global crisis and responses. This article looks at militant reformism and the role of existing means and channels of settling disputes in society. Equilibrium and social forces of stability are identified for their central role in determining the depth and potential of crises, and distinguish simple crisis from situations with more radical potential.