Submitted by Tom Jennings on Sep 27 2012 15:52
A welcome and invaluable critical analysis of some of the effects of the genre on its viewers.
Submitted by rooieravotr on Sep 27 2012 13:21
In Quebec, Canada, an impressive student struggle, connected to protests against attacks on civil liberties has ended in a partial, but nevertheless important, victory. There is reason to learn lessons, but also to celebrate and to be inspired. Let's shout it from the rooftops, as a sign of more to come.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Sep 27 2012 12:42
On Sunday September 17 around 500 demonstrators gathered by foot and by boat at the San Marco basin, to protest against the transit of the big cruise boats close to the fragile Venice.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Sep 27 2012 09:53
Thousands of people took part in the demonstrations during the general strike in Athens with clashes and arrests following.
Submitted by Recomposition on Sep 25 2012 21:49
John O’Reilly discusses the ways that organizing campaigns make themselves and others see them as legitimate.
Submitted by the croydonian ... on Sep 25 2012 14:43
Another small update to tell people I'm still alive and what I have been up to.
Submitted by Joseph Kay on Sep 20 2012 11:02
Some further thoughts on capitalism and climate change.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Sep 18 2012 14:58
Women are de facto denied the right to abortion in the hospital of Jesi (a small town near Ancona), where all the gynecologists are objectors. Local of CGIL Union denounced this episode as a violation of a right guaranteed by Italian Law 194/1978, itself the result of a decade of feminist struggles.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Sep 17 2012 13:46
Workers of the Italian film industry protest as the famous studios of Cinecittà in Rome face closure after a disastrous privatization. President Luigi Abete plans to transform the studios in a theme park; the workers, instead, occupied the site and transformed it into a space of resistance. They are protesting against its mismanagement, while also denouncing the lack of proper support to Italian cinema and its workforce.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Sep 17 2012 13:35
As unemployment rate continues to increase and social discontent mounts, unpaid layoff workers of different sectors protest in Rome, in Sardinia and in Naples on September 10.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Sep 17 2012 13:27
Miners of Carbosulcis have occupied their coal mines from August 26th to September 3rd, and they continue their struggles after ending the occupation. What is, really, at stake in their protests?
Submitted by rooieravotr on Sep 16 2012 02:25
Sometimes one reads a piece of news that should set the alarm bells of working class militants, anarchists, communists ringing loud and clear – should, but somehow doesn't. That strange mismatch between alarming news and an almost total lack of outrage struck me after I read reports that creditor insitutions involved in the Greek bailout/ imposed austerity programme want to impose a hugely longer working hours as a precondition for another bailout.
Submitted by Recomposition on Sep 14 2012 23:21
Recomposition started at the end of August, 2010. We’re pleased with what’s happened in the last two years, and we hope you are as well. It seems appropriate to celebrate the two year mark with a work story and by getting more more interactive for a change. Below, Siobhan writes about her first job. In the comments, please tell us what your first job was, how old you were when you got it, and what that job was it like.
Submitted by Phil on Sep 14 2012 07:34
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Sep 13 2012 15:52
Last weekend saw further clashes between residents groups and police over the beginning of mining operations.
Submitted by Cindy Milstein on Sep 12 2012 02:06
I keep meaning to write something about the abrupt halt to my "Dispatches from Maple Spring" posts -- written during the best summer of my life in the rebellious, romantic city of Montreal. In fact, I have two unfinished stories languishing in my Wordpress box and several pieces I've been meaning to write. Hopefully I'll have the energy, focus, and stomach for writing again soon about the Quebec student strike and other related politics, but also, first, about the surreal turn in my own life.
Submitted by working class s... on Sep 10 2012 22:16
4000 anti-nuclear protesters defied a police ban and marched along the coastline towards the KNPP nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu. Without provocation, the police started battering people with sticks, firing rubber bullets and tear gas, and chased many people into the sea.
Submitted by working class s... on Sep 10 2012 21:31
Several hundred aluminium workers in Rome have clashed with the police during a protest against the proposed closure of a loss making Sardinian smelting plant.
Submitted by Choccy on Sep 10 2012 18:56
Teachers unions announce industrial action plans
Submitted by working class s... on Sep 10 2012 13:35
In the South African region of West Rand, Gold Fields, one of the world’s largest producers of gold have suspended 15,000 miners who yesterday took unofficial strike action, and are currently seeking a court injunction to bring the strike to an end.