Submitted by Spartacus on Jul 6 2013 13:18
Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during June 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 Eviction Free Zone on Jul 6 2013 02:28
Article written to look at the Metro Justice's Housing Committee, created by housing justice activists to add dimension to Rochester's housing movement and to support Take Back the Land Rochester.
Submitted by akai on Jul 5 2013 15:06
Last year Poland raised the retirement age to 67 and this year got rid of the guaranteed 8-hour day. Up til now, the main unions have responded with barely a peep. This lack of union militancy has no doubt given the green light to the neoliberal government to push ahead with such anti-worker measures. Now, as the workers demand some response, one wonders if this will be too little, too late. What are the factors that have lead to this situation? They are complex, ranging from the specifics of the local social conditions to the institutions of trade union collaboration. The following is the first in a series of articles on the situation of the unions in Poland.
Submitted by IWW Europe on Jul 4 2013 19:36
Doctors at the recent British Medical Association (BMA) national conference have taken a welcome step towards protecting the health of the cleaning staff employed by their own union.
Submitted by working class s... on Jul 3 2013 13:08
Security forces have clashed with protesters who are angry that Barack Obama is to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Johannesburg.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jul 3 2013 07:34
A 20-year old young woman lying on the ground with her face covered in blood: this happened yesterday in Rome, when a rally demanding more public housing was brutally charged by the police.
Submitted by Cindy Milstein on Jul 3 2013 00:08
I had the good fortune of getting airfare and a lovely flat in Vienna for two weeks, June 16-27, in exchange for doing a talk related to my book Paths toward Utopia (PM Press, 2012) as part of the Unsocial Sociability exhibition at Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, Austria. As usual, getting to know a city is, for me, all about walking for hours without knowing where I'll end up, and in the first of my many strolls, including right outside the front door of my flat, I noticed an unusual amount of anarchist/autonomist/antifa street art. So began my obsession of taking snapshots of a good amount of what I chanced on, though far from all of what I saw.
Submitted by working class s... on Jul 1 2013 19:34
Thousands of people living in slums in Manila have fought fierce battles with police, who are trying to evict them from their homes in order to make way for a multi-billion dollar project to turn the area into a new business district.
Submitted by working class s... on Jul 1 2013 18:59
Over fifty political prisoners seized control of a Vietnamese prison for several hours, demanding a more humane regime, improved conditions and food.
Submitted by AngryWorkersWorld on Jun 30 2013 15:05
Leaflet distributed at Tower Hamlets Homes annual staff conference. It basically raises the question what the 600 workers of the East London housing group can do in order to get a pay hike after four years of freeze, given that waiting for the UNISON ballot won't cut it...
Submitted by Ramona on Jun 27 2013 22:33
Submitted by rooieravotr on Jun 26 2013 20:14
In Indonesia, workers are resisting low wages and demanding health care coverage, and indigenous communities are resisting corporate-enforced destruction.
Submitted by Jacques Roux on Jun 26 2013 16:00
So called 'boat race' protestor Trenton Oldfield has recieved notice that he is to be deported and is now appealing.
Submitted by working class s... on Jun 25 2013 20:37
Workers at a medical supplies factory in Beijing, China, have taken the owner of the factory hostage. He has been locked in his office for several days, and subject to sleep deprivation techniques. The action was taken following a dispute over unpaid wages and severance pay.
Submitted by Soapy on Jun 25 2013 20:00
It wasn't Kronstadt, but it was fun.
Submitted by Tom Jennings on Jun 24 2013 10:07
Despite wilful ignorance, gross error and prejudicial omission, this 'full-blooded' film entertainment speaks volumes about the hurt and rage of injuries past and present as well as the yearning for renewal.
Submitted by IWW Europe on Jun 23 2013 18:15
The British Medical Association, the national trade union for doctors, pays its workers who clean BMA House the minimum wage of £6.19/hour. The cleaners are demanding the London Living Wage, £8.55/hour. BMA Tower Hamlets Division and the BMA London Regional Council which have both submitted motions to the BMA Annual Representatives Meeting supporting the cleaners demand for the London Living Wage. On Friday (21st June) London IWW leafleted outside BMA House to urge BMA members and passes by to help get motions 482 and 483 on the Table. You too can help right now. Please email the BMA in Scotland and demand that these motions are heard.
Submitted by Steven. on Jun 22 2013 16:20
The UK's largest public sector union, Unison, has issued guidance to its members advising them to enforce the hated bedroom tax.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Jun 21 2013 11:24
Antifascists patrolled the streets of Athens in large numbers once again on Thursday evening.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jun 21 2013 08:02
A look at the institutional racism of migration policy in Italy and Europe in the wake of another tragic drowning of migrants.