Submitted by Phil on Nov 21 2012 19:04
The ongoing struggle against austerity have brought into focus the differences between the "left" and "right" of the trade union movement. But they have also shown the inadequacy of the trade union left and the illusions it promotes. So what hope do militant workers in the UK have of going beyond the limitations imposed on us from above?
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Nov 20 2012 19:53
Solidarity to Palestine spreads across Italy, with rallies held in the major towns of the country.
Submitted by working class s... on Nov 17 2012 14:21
Ann Hansen is a former member of Direct Action, an underground anarchist group active in the 1980s, who presently lives as a writer, farmer and public speaker in the Kingston area. On August 3, 2012, Ann was arrested and had her parole suspended for ‘unauthorized associations and political activity’ in the context of growing anti-prison organizing in Kingston, Canada’s prison capital. Ann, with the advice of her lawyer, chose to not publicize her arrest until after her parole hearing. On October 30, the Parole Board canceled her parole suspension and released her on stricter conditions. This is her first public statement regarding her arrest and imprisonment.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Nov 16 2012 19:54
My latest piece I wrote for Freedom magazine, published in the October issue. On migrant workers' conditions in Qatar, where the World Cup of 2022 is supposed to be held. Basically the original version, but with a few small corrections.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Nov 16 2012 15:00
A list of (about) all the demonstrations which took place in Italy for #14N - the 14 November set of strikes and general strikes across Europe.
Submitted by Choccy on Nov 16 2012 00:02
Anarchist MMA fighter scores his biggest win in recent years over Alexander Emelianenko tonight.
Submitted by Collective Action on Nov 15 2012 11:42
The following presents a commentary on a three-part debate (part 1, part 2 and part 3) conducted, within the pages of ultra-left journal Socialisme or Barbarie, by different representatives of the libertarian communist tradition on the trade unions. The commentary aims to introduce contemporary reflections on the trade union movement using the analysis to draw together anarchist communist strategies towards organised labour in the present period.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Nov 14 2012 23:02
Four rallies, involving 10,000 people, crossed Bologna as part of the European general strike on 14 November 2012. The rallies left at 9 a.m. from different parts of the city, marching along all major streets, from those of the university quarter to shopping areas to the avenues where most urban traffic circulates.
Submitted by IWW Europe on Nov 14 2012 19:02
On Wednesday 14 November 2012, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) announced their intention to ballot IWW unionised John Lewis cleaning staff for industrial action. The outsourced cleaners work at four different John Lewis sites in London and are employed by cleaning contractor Integrated Cleaning Management (ICM). This announcement follows a previous press release on Monday 12 November, in which IWW lodged a fresh pay dispute on behalf the IWW unionised cleaners at John Lewis. Attached campaign press releases can be downloaded at the bottom of this article.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Nov 13 2012 17:37
More than 3,000 students and unemployed workers demonstrated on November 12 in Naples as a protest against the Ministers of Labour and Education, who were in town to attend an intergovernmental summit on occupational policies.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Nov 13 2012 12:47
Another round of austerity measures has been approved in Greece. Before, during and after the vote people went on strike and took to the streets. And there are signs of resistance stiffening.
Submitted by IWW Europe on Nov 12 2012 20:46
On Monday 12th November 2012 the Industrial Workers of the World union (IWW) lodged a fresh pay dispute on behalf of outsourced cleaners at John Lewis.
Submitted by Caiman del Barrio on Nov 12 2012 20:14
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Nov 12 2012 16:12
The struggle of IKEA workers in Italy goes on.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Nov 11 2012 20:55
Following on from recent occupations, strikes and demonstrations by health workers in Milan, workers at San Raffaele Hospital block traffic on a major ringroad to protest against planned redundancies.
Submitted by Cindy Milstein on Nov 10 2012 06:25
(Originally written on November 9, 2012)
Submitted by Cindy Milstein on Nov 10 2012 06:20
One of a series of blogs from Cindy Milstein on living through the hurricane. While power is out and tanks roll in, somehow people are still making it in to work...
Submitted by Cindy Milstein on Nov 10 2012 06:17
(Originally written on November 1, 2012)
Submitted by libcom on Nov 9 2012 17:46
Libcom.org is very happy to announce that one of our US-based users, Juan Conatz, has joined the admin collective.
Submitted by Soapy on Nov 8 2012 17:55
As tuition reaches untenable levels, American University students are uniting and fighting back