Submitted by rooieravotr on Jan 2 2013 14:40
"Fighting For Ourselves", a new book by which SolFed explains it s view on anarchosyndicalism, deserves to be widely read. In what follows, I try to review the book, both highlighting its strengths and pointing to a few problems I encountered on the way.
Submitted by Operaista on Jan 2 2013 02:00
Raising the question of whether intentional communities of care can be a site of struggle, rather than just a place of support.
Submitted by working class s... on Jan 2 2013 00:20
Hundreds of workers are striking against non-payment of bonuses, for an end to racism, and improved conditions at Sierra Leone’s largest diamond mine in Koidu. Following a blockade of the entrances and clashes with scabs, the armed forces were deployed, who opened fire on the workers, killing two and injuring many others.
Submitted by working class s... on Jan 1 2013 19:51
Over 300 precarious chemical workers have walked off the job at the Fajir petrochemical plant in Iran. They are protesting against a lack of job security, unpaid salaries of up to 22 months, broken promises on pay rises and permanent contracts, and health and safety issues.
Submitted by working class s... on Jan 1 2013 17:45
Four people have been killed and ten others seriously injured when police opened fire on squatters protesting about being evicted from the 1200 acre Twiga Estate farm in Kenya, which they have lived on since 1952.
Submitted by working class s... on Jan 1 2013 16:54
Yesterday around 70 immigrant squatters and protesters have stormed the Vatican Embassy in Paris in protest against the church and its decision to evict squatters from an empty church in Lille to “preserve the sacred space”. Many of the squatters are now on hunger strike.
Submitted by working class s... on Dec 31 2012 17:44
A run-down of the ten Libcom blog posts / articles that I found the most informative, interesting, or thought provoking in 2012
Submitted by Soapy on Dec 30 2012 01:44
Discussing conflicts of interest on my school's Board of Trustees and some forms that all non-profit institutions are required to keep on their premises and that you can request!
Submitted by Caiman del Barrio on Dec 27 2012 19:54
Members of the anarcho-syndicalist CNT union and CGT union have gone on indefinite strike and occupied their workplace at the IMESAPI lighting plant in Granollers, Catalunya, Spain, demanding an end to the redundancy plans which would see four of the 21 workers let go.
Submitted by working class s... on Dec 27 2012 13:18
Over 1,000 tea workers in the India state of Assam have gathered outside the home of the plantation owner as part on an on-going labour dispute. Following shots being fired from the plantation owner’s house, the workers set his house and cars alight. The plantation owner, Mridul Bhattacharya, has a history of exploiting and killing workers.
Submitted by JoeMaguire on Dec 27 2012 05:10
An initial summary on the political ideas of Colin Ward.
Submitted by working class s... on Dec 25 2012 01:12
1,000 students have clashed with the police at the METU University in Ankara, Turkey. The students were protesting the visit of the Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan – who has been pushing an agenda of privatisation across higher education in Turkey for the last couple of years.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Dec 25 2012 00:48
When it comes to institutional analysis and eviction defense, is citing the Constitution still at the top of the list?
Submitted by thegonzokid on Dec 24 2012 18:51
A personal account of life in the Socialist Workers Party.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Dec 24 2012 11:41
As more loans have been released to the Greek state a combination of recent surveys and reports show the true effects of years of austerity. There has been across the board reductions in conditions and living standards for large parts of the Greek population.
Submitted by working class s... on Dec 23 2012 19:47
Violence against women in India has reached epidemic proportions. This year there have been 256,000 violent crimes, of which 228,000 have been against women. There is a woman raped in India every 20 minutes, and the rate is rising. Last week saw the brutal rape of a young student on a Delhi bus by 6 drunken men. Indians decided to peacefully protest and demand justice. The state had other ideas….
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Dec 22 2012 22:56
After over four decades of activity, the Communist newspaper Il manifesto closes, highlighting the general crisis of the Italian Marxist press.
Submitted by working class s... on Dec 21 2012 18:21
Two people have been killed, dozens injured, and at least 137 arrests have been made in several poverty stricken cities across Argentina, during an outbreak of mass lootings at supermarkets. The state has deployed the armed forces to try and maintain order.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Dec 20 2012 12:37
Police in Athens are currently raiding one of the oldest squats in the city.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Dec 19 2012 21:28
A few hundreds of asylum seekers from Libya demonstrated in the northern-eastern town of Reggio Emilia, where they currently live. They were demanding resident status and, consequently, access to social services before their temporary permits expire. Their struggle to be considered "citizens" and no longer "refugees" casts light on the shortfalls of the Italian policies on refugees, too often looked as an "emergency" rather than a matter of social inclusion and justice.