Submitted by Thrasybulus on Apr 10 2013 12:45
The last few days have seen a number of incidents across Greece. Fascist attacks, hunger strikes, rival groups of protesters clashing and thousands of people having their electricity cut off are just some of the news stories from one day.
Submitted by Phil on Apr 8 2013 20:36
Former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died. The occasion has been the cause of both mourning and jubilation. What follows is a reflection on what this means in the context of the ongoing class struggle.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Apr 7 2013 08:12
Some updates on a recent IWW campaign in Minneapolis, in which 5 workers were fired for organizing.
Submitted by Chilli Sauce on Apr 7 2013 07:53
A number of us have begun work on a pamphlet/online text which seeks to offer advice to those who suffer from depression. While the bulk of the text is complete, we’re still looking for submissions from those who’ve dealt with depression, how it’s affected their involvement in class politics, and what strategies folks have found useful for managing mental health in general.
Submitted by AnarchoDoom on Apr 6 2013 19:40
Today, Saturday 6th April saw around 60 delegates from the various local anti-bedroom tax campaigns on Merseyside come together to discuss a strategy for co-ordinating action across the region.
Submitted by Phil on Apr 5 2013 06:16
The Public and Commercial Services Union has responded to threats of legal action by removing one section of its membership from the strike action due to take place on the 5 and 8 April. This shows the limits of legal trade unionism. It also underlines the urgent need for strong rank-and-file movements in the UK.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Apr 4 2013 10:56
Residents of Crete and Thasos have recently stopped Golden Dawn activities in separate incidents on the Greek islands.
Submitted by Ramona on Apr 2 2013 19:00
A blog about welfare reform from a social care worker's perspective, and the creation of the "welfare addict" as a recession-era scapegoat. Inspired largely by today's Novara show, and the people I work with.
Submitted by Spartacus on Apr 2 2013 12:44
Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during March 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 StrugglesInItaly on Apr 1 2013 17:10
Citizens of Niscemi in Sicily have been struggling for years against the proposed construction of the new MUOS station, a new satellite network serving the US Navy. Health hazard and environmental impact are the main concern of the population. On March 30, over 10,000 people took part in a protest demo. Meanwhile, activism and resistance are starting to pay off: on March 29, Sicilian Governor Rosario Crocetta permanently withdrew authorization to the project.
Submitted by adjykritik on Apr 1 2013 17:05
Are the UK government planning to use Workfare placements and welfare store-cards as part of a state-run 'Truck system'?
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Mar 30 2013 17:00
Another march took place in the heart of the Susa valley on Saturday March 23, 2013, organised by the NoTAV people together with local authorities and other local bodies, which have been part of this struggle since the beginning.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Mar 29 2013 15:55
Federico Aldrovandi was only 18 years old when he died of police brutality in 2005. Unlike the majority of such cases, Federico's murder found justice as the four responsible agents were found guilty of excessive force leading to death earlier this year. On March 27, a group policemen members of the minority union COISP intimidated Federico's mother, Patrizia Moretti, by holding a protest sit-in right in front of her workplace.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Mar 27 2013 16:01
Submitted by AnarchoDoom on Mar 26 2013 11:12
Liverpool Solidarity Federation, along with radical comrades from across the city, will be holding a celebration of radical working-class and grass-roots solidarity in the city on Saturday 4th May to coincide with May Day weekend.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Mar 26 2013 10:21
Bologna is burning, while just outside its ancient walls a battle is being fought, under the single eye of Sauron, looking down from one of the two towers that are the symbol of the city.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Mar 25 2013 08:46
Despite heavy rain, around 1000 people marched through the streets of Bologna on 23 March 2013, in a general demonstration against the Bossi-Fini law, a restrictive law on immigration from 2002.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Mar 23 2013 17:08
Many of the most important warehouses in northern Italy blockaded and the logistics sector of three of the most industrialized regions paralysed: that’s the result of the 24-hour strike called by the SI COBAS union and the ADL COBAS union to demand a new national contract.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Mar 21 2013 19:49
No-TAV activist have launched a demo for the 23rd of March. The demo will be the first public event of the movement since the last Italian's general elections, which completely reshaped the Italian Parliament. How will the newly elected Parliament members interact with the grassroots mobilization?
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Mar 19 2013 20:58
Cleaners at the Cisanello hospital in Pisa picketed their workplace for over three months, from October 2012 to January 2013. They were protesting the proposed cancellation of 78 jobs to comply with the cutbacks to healthcare spending. Their determination earned them the nickname of "lionesses," several tensions with local high ranking members of their union, and, eventually, victory against the contracting firm. Their resistance and solidarity shows that workers can still win in times of austerity.