Submitted by Jacques Roux on Sep 16 2013 16:40
An emerging radical history of open spaces in Hackney is being put together by Hackney History.
Submitted by Supply Chain Re... on Sep 16 2013 06:47
One of the forms in which the working class exists today is at the various nodal points along global commodity chains. Even the global production of food is increasingly based on a just-in-time system of production, distribution and consumption -- in addition to being financialized and subject to speculative bubbles. But these commodity chains are vulnerable and this suggests struggles could spread down these chains.
Submitted by akai on Sep 15 2013 20:28
On September 14, mass protests were held in Warsaw against recent anti-labour legislation. Unfortunately the unions did not call a strike.
Submitted by plasmatelly on Sep 15 2013 18:39
As the scramble for work inside the engineering and construction industries continues, finding experienced, skilled workers is proving a problem for employers.
Submitted by Caiman del Barrio on Sep 15 2013 18:39
For the last five months, sixteen families – from a broad range of backgrounds and nationalities, almost all victims of bank foreclosures – have been living together in an abandoned, brand new flat block in a ghostly quiet suburb of the Catalan town of Salt in Spain.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Sep 15 2013 17:02
The traditional August summer holidays were not a time of peace and relaxation this year in Greece.
Submitted by Cindy Milstein on Sep 13 2013 18:53
I'm not sure quite where to start my rant on this public art project in Times Square by Steve Lambert (http://gothamist.com/2013/09/12/talk_about_capitalism_in_the_heart.php), given that it perturbs me on so many levels. The artist might respond, "That's the point!" And certainly I'd like to respond, "You're right!" Instead, my first disgruntlement with this piece it that it only appears to perturb, and so cleverly.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Sep 13 2013 05:24
A repost from another blog I run, with a personal update and an idea for a project about the Dubuque Packing Company, a large meat processing plant that once employed 3,500 people, until its decline and eventual closure, in 2001.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Sep 12 2013 20:56
This article, on insistent protests against an environmentallt destructive mining project in Romania, was written for ROARmag.org, where a slightly differently edited version can already be found, together with a very useful comment on the article.
Submitted by s.nappalos on Sep 10 2013 16:09
A piece exploring an experience organizing with transportation workers and the connections between political ideas, action, tactics, and radical potentials. Militant forms of reformism is explored along the way.
Submitted by Spartacus on Sep 7 2013 10:23
Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during August 2013 and related resources.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Sep 6 2013 00:41
An Eviction Free Zone may look great on paper, but it will only be transformative if it sees evictions as a symptom of something deeper.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Sep 5 2013 07:47
A video of the Housing is a Human Right march and rally that challenged the City of Rochester and pushed the housing justice movement even further.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Sep 5 2013 05:44
Juan Conatz goes over some reasons for his personal problems with being able to write, exploring underlying reasons behind the 'writer's block'.
Submitted by AngryWorkersWorld on Sep 4 2013 18:50
We are planning a militant worker inquiry in the distribution networks around West-London. The initial plan is to continue to research and discuss the situation in the global and local logistics and warehouse sector, to get jobs in strategically interesting places and to potentially make some interventions. Of course all this would be decided by those who choose to join.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Sep 4 2013 13:27
CIE detainees often try to break out, resist, harm themselves or go on hunger strike. Now they have succeeded in doing what organizations, politicians and activists have been unable to do: close CIEs.
Submitted by Joseph Kay on Sep 4 2013 13:24
Some tweets on left parliamentary aspirations and Keynesian welfare state mythology.
Submitted by Reddebrek on Sep 3 2013 14:28
First part of a series looking into the history of the RCP (USA) and its relationship with the LGBT community. This one deals with the origins of its policy on homosexuality.
Submitted by Phil on Aug 31 2013 09:50
A short post on the reactions to the Commons vote on Syria and the illusions of parliamentary democracy.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Aug 30 2013 19:14
Until this year, late summer newspapers were always filled with articles about burglaries. “Family returns from holiday and finds home emptied by thieves” was a typical headline. This year, though, it has been factories emptied, and those sneaking in during the night to take away machinery have been the managers themselves.