Submitted by Phil on Aug 31 2013 09:50
A short post on the reactions to the Commons vote on Syria and the illusions of parliamentary democracy.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Aug 30 2013 19:14
Until this year, late summer newspapers were always filled with articles about burglaries. “Family returns from holiday and finds home emptied by thieves” was a typical headline. This year, though, it has been factories emptied, and those sneaking in during the night to take away machinery have been the managers themselves.
Submitted by akai on Aug 27 2013 17:14
Workers of the Firem Factory near Modena should take issue with the government of Poland. This is because their jobs have been moved here – to Oława where their ex-boss, Fabrizio Pedroni, will receive tax exemptions and other aid for creating jobs in Poland.
Submitted by libcom on Aug 27 2013 12:03
We are appealing for our users to please donate to us to cover the £180 cost of the purchase of rare materials by Solidarity to digitise them.
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Aug 24 2013 10:54
This elegy to the gains for ordinary people made in the UK after 1945 – now largely clawed back – fails to inspire due to its lack of analysis of what went wrong.
Submitted by Class War U on Aug 23 2013 14:53
Drawing on his experiences in the “cauldron of resistance” of Oakland, CA, George Ciccariello-Maher speaks on the relations between organizing in universities and struggles against police and prisons. Against academics’ use of alibis, such as ‘changing the world by teaching,’ to legitimize anything they do as a contribution to radical movements, he calls for academics to more clearly distinguish between their jobs and their political work.
Submitted by Class War U on Aug 23 2013 04:00
Reflecting on the building occupations at UC Santa Cruz in 2009-2010 and cross-pollination between student and worker struggles, Don Kingsbury highlights the need to excavate and reanimate histories of radical movements. Under the conditions of academic precarity, and against the neoliberal privatization of the general intellect, Don calls for turning communities of necessity into communities of resistance.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Aug 20 2013 13:32
“Minister Bonino, what has to happen in Egypt in order to halt the export of weapons from Italy?” That sums up a parliamentary question asked by OPAL, an association monitoring weapons production in Italy and Italian security policies.
Submitted by Ramona on Aug 19 2013 16:22
A short response to "things lib-communists say that you hate hearing all the time", on being accused of sexism, and in jokes.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Aug 18 2013 21:58
On the developments in Egypt, on the framework in which people talk about the developments, and a bit on that attitude to take.
Submitted by Choccy on Aug 17 2013 19:44
With's Chomsky's appearance on a 'skeptic' podcast and in light of the recent comments by Dawkins and the reaction to them, including JK's blog post, it got me thinking about the relationship, or lack thereof, between 'scepticism', 'new atheism' and radical politics. Here's some garbled thoughts.
Submitted by Choccy on Aug 17 2013 18:50
Noam Chomsky recently appeared on the Skeptically Speaking podcast to discuss the evolution of language. This got me thinking about the relationship, or lack thereof, between 'scepticism', 'new atheism' and radical politics which will follow in another blog post.
Submitted by AngryWorkersWorld on Aug 17 2013 18:33
AWW #2 on struggles in the health sector...
Submitted by Recomposition on Aug 17 2013 06:51
Announcement of a forthcoming book titled Lines of Work: Stories of Jobs and Resistance, from Recomposition and Black Cat Press.
Submitted by Anonymous on Aug 16 2013 14:59
Rail fares increase every year but this time a coalition of leftists, trade unionists and passenger groups took the opportunity to launch a campaign calling for the re-nationalisation of Britain's rail network.
Submitted by Joseph Kay on Aug 11 2013 08:55
Some quick comments on the latest 'shit Dawkins says on Twitter' row.
Submitted by Struggles in Sweden on Aug 8 2013 16:12
During this years' Stockholm Pride, Swedish police attacked and manhandled queers protesting against the fact that cops get to have their own bloc in the Pride parade despite their continous involvement in violent deportations of queer refugees, hunting down of irregular migrants, as well as the fact that their presence make queer people feel unsafe at their own event.
Submitted by With Sober Senses on Aug 7 2013 10:56
Submitted by IWW Europe on Aug 6 2013 16:18
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Submitted by Recomposition on Aug 5 2013 03:38
Announcement about some new pamphlets from Thoughtcrime Ink