Submitted by Dominic. on Jun 11 2013 15:26
Brief notes, quotes and interviews from inside the current uprising in the Republic of Turkey. All names have been changed to protect the anonymity of those involved. The views expressed by individuals and groups within these blog posts are not necessarily the views of the author.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jun 10 2013 22:00
On June 1st, Italian industrialists and union confederations reached an agreement limiting the right to strike and rewriting the rules of union representation, ignoring protests from base unions and from left-leaning members of metalworkers union FIOM.
Submitted by Spartacus on Jun 9 2013 11:33
Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during May 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 Jun 7 2013 09:15
Article on Italian state and police involvement in the rape and torture of a radical activist by fascists, translated by Struggles in Italy. Trigger warning for discussion of sexual violence.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jun 6 2013 16:26
On June 5th, after four years, sentencing in the Cucchi case has finally taken place. The court gave one doctor a two-year prison sentence and the five others 16 months.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jun 5 2013 20:08
A dossier about base unions (or rank and file unions) in Italy.
Submitted by Jacques Roux on Jun 4 2013 15:33
Just a few of the photos flying around of the streets dogs in Turkey and their recent reaction to events there.
Submitted by Class War U on Jun 3 2013 20:45
The recent backlash against MOOCs has tended to romanticize an ideal of public higher education. Yet, education has always been tied up with systems of domination, and MOOCs present an opportunity to reveal the contradictions of higher education—to expose the emperor’s dirty secrets.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jun 3 2013 11:54
The funeral of actor, communist and feminist activist Franca Rame was held in Milan on the morning of Friday 31st May 2013. She died aged 84.
Submitted by working class s... on Jun 2 2013 16:33
The growing Merseyside movement against the bedroom tax has astonished and delighted long-standing activists with the speed of its growth, both in terms of numbers and geographical spread. From the initial meeting in Liverpool city centre just four months ago, it has grown to involve thousands of people from across the region.
Submitted by Chilli Sauce on Jun 1 2013 22:37
A first person account, some background, and some analysis of the ongoing protests in Turkey.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 31 2013 08:09
Submitted by Jacques Roux on May 30 2013 14:03
Istanbul's central area of Taksim is currently the scene of a fledging 'occupy movement' as people react to this morning's 5am teargassing of protestors opposed to unchecked gentrification in the historic city.
Submitted by Joseph Kay on May 29 2013 11:54
Three reasons why laughing at the EDL is counter-productive, and what we should do instead.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 28 2013 15:05
As the promoters of the municipal referendum on public schools were celebrating their victory, violent clashes took place between students and police in Bologna on May 27, 2013. After several rounds of confrontations, students fought back and outnumbered the police, who eventually left the square.
Submitted by Chilli Sauce on May 23 2013 18:57
Coming off the back of massive and energetic student campaign and a sordid history of trade unions sell-outs, workers at Sussex University in Brighton have organised the "Pop-Up Union" and have officially entered into dispute with management. See below for more information and see here to donate to the hardship fund.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 23 2013 13:40
Yesterday, in his own city of Genoa, Father Andrea Gallo died at the age of 84. A “street priest”, as he liked to be called, he was much loved by the Catholic and non-religious left for his political and social commitment.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on May 21 2013 06:58
A detailed look at the production process for our documentary Expect Resistance, which looks at the growing housing justice movement by looking at Take Back the Land Rochester.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 20 2013 09:16
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 20 2013 09:01
A country at the crossroads