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
What we stand for: Worker and student rights and self-organisation / Opposition to casualisation/precarious work / A vision for education / Full funding / Industrial (sector-wide) organising / Actions and campaigns / International contacts / Equality and diversity / Countering bullying, harassment, and discrimination / Research, scholarship and knowledge creation
Submitted by Recomposition on Aug 5 2013 03:38
Announcement about some new pamphlets from Thoughtcrime Ink
Submitted by Spartacus on Aug 3 2013 07:33
Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during July 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 Devrim on Aug 2 2013 17:13
A piece explaining some of the reasons why I left the left communist organisation the International Communist Current (ICC).
Submitted by Recomposition on Aug 1 2013 20:03
An account of a dispute on whether a place of work would provide trash cans.
Submitted by Recomposition on Aug 1 2013 16:33
A short article about a safety concern at work and how it was dealt with by the author and his coworkers.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Aug 1 2013 13:49
In the Susa Valley and Turin, tens of homes and even restaurants owned by No TAV activists from the group Comitato di Lotta Popolare have been searched in an extraordinary anti-terrorism and subversion police operation.