Submitted by working class s... on Oct 31 2012 20:01
Wal-Mart has become one of America’s most successful retail chains by offering everyday goods at low prices for working families. But just how is Wal-Mart able to charge less than many of their rivals, and what has their success done for their employees? Documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald takes a look inside the discount retailer’s empire in Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, and discovers a company short on scruples and long on shabby treatment of the people who work for them.
Submitted by Steven. on Oct 31 2012 10:30
Steven Johns' detailed account of how Unison has handled the recent dispute over pensions. It sheds light on the role unions play in contemporary society, and argues that if ever us workers are going to start winning things again, we will have to go beyond them.
Submitted by Chilli Sauce on Oct 30 2012 20:26
Having been gainfully unemployed for a number of months, I’ve recently returned to take a swim in the shark-infested, soul-destroying, disease-ridden hell hole that is the job market. It’s also the first time I’ve been, ehhem, lucky enough to be able to claim dole. This means applying for jobs and making a fortnightly trip to the JobCentre. And it sucks.
Submitted by working class s... on Oct 30 2012 19:02
From April 1st 2013 Liverpool City Council will replace the crisis loans and community care grants with the Citizen Support Scheme (CSS). It is not just a meaningless re-branding exercise; it has serious ramifications for people all over the country.
Submitted by working class s... on Oct 29 2012 22:52
Its happening all across America - rural landowners waking up to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. The reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the ""Saudi Arabia of natural gas."" Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground - a hydraulic drilling process called ""fracking""- and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower.
Submitted by Phil on Oct 28 2012 18:49
A look at recent developments within the civil service. The government's latest attacks, the response from both the union and ordinary members, and the prospects of workers taking control of their own struggles.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Oct 28 2012 18:06
The anti-immigrant operations continue and expand across Greece. Detention camps, round-ups and harassment are now state policy.
Submitted by thegonzokid on Oct 26 2012 20:04
Recently I was lucky enough to take part in a meeting of radical historians in Barcelona. The event was billed as “a meeting of colleagues and comrades, all active in interpreting and bringing out the radical history of the place where they live”.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Oct 26 2012 10:53
Current news headlines in Italy concern the 6-year prison sentence given to seven scientists and officials found guilty of manslaughter.
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Oct 24 2012 20:28
Official 'truth' being more dishonest as well as stranger than fiction, Tom Jennings looks instead at feral youth fairytales screened since last August's riots.
Submitted by libcom on Oct 24 2012 16:35
Ahead of the London anarchist bookfair on Saturday, here's a few recommendations and announcements from the libcom team.
Submitted by working class s... on Oct 23 2012 22:29
The military dictatorship in Fiji are attempting to crush the trade union movement in the run up to alleged free elections in 2014.
Submitted by Liberté Locke on Oct 23 2012 18:40
In memory of assaulted and slain Starbucks barista Whitney Heichel.
TRIGGER WARNING FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Submitted by working class s... on Oct 23 2012 13:28
15,000 Bangladeshi garment workers blockade a key highway in protest at unpaid wages. Meanwhile, bosses at the company – who supply Primark and New Look – are arrested on embezzlement charges in the country’s largest ever corruption case
Submitted by working class s... on Oct 22 2012 15:47
A brief look at the decision by over 30 players not to wear the 'Kick it Out Campaign' T-shirt, and the response of the football establishment elite.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Oct 22 2012 14:24
In at least four countries, there will be a general strike on November 14. There are calls to turn it into a European general strike. What to make of the idea, how to operate most fruitfully in connection to these and similar initiatives, is the subject of this article.
Submitted by Recomposition on Oct 22 2012 04:09
Nate Hawthorne reviews Solidarity Federation's upcoming pamphlet, Fighting for ourselves: anarcho-syndicalism and the class struggle.
Submitted by Phil on Oct 21 2012 19:00
Saturday October 20 saw the TUC's "Future That Works" march and rally. It was the second biggest demonstration so far against austerity, the belated follow-up to the "March for the Alternative" last year. But what was the point? And where do we go from here?
Submitted by AnarchoDoom on Oct 21 2012 13:49
Arguments I see time and time again against left-wing politics include “human nature will get in the way” or “it ignores human nature”. Recently I’ve even seen this argument trotted out by people on the left, that any future system must “take human nature into account”. It’s fairly clear what is meant here without asking too many questions. Human beings are selfish. Human beings only work in their own self-interest and that this is natural. But I believe this to be wrong. This blog post will hopefully explain why.
Submitted by Nate on Oct 21 2012 06:55
This blog post argues that "No politics" is a bad idea and an inaccurate description of the IWW.