Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 8 2013 09:15
A rally of students was brutally charged by the police in Naples on Tuesday morning. The images of the attack went viral immediately, shared both on mainstream and independent media, from Repubblica to youreporter.it.
Submitted by bounce on May 7 2013 18:16
A sex worker's response to columnist Mia Freedman's blog in which implied that she does not respect the right of women with mental illness to become sex workers.
Submitted by Caiman del Barrio on May 7 2013 12:39
A new podcast discussing events in Latin America from a Libertarian Communist perspective. This first episode looks at the rise and legacy of Hugo Chávez. He may have died but his project – misleadingly named ‘revolutionary socialism for the 21st century’ – continues unabated in Venezuela.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 6 2013 15:44
Over two months after the Italian Government has officially declared the end of the so-called North African Emergency, thousands of refugees lack social provisions or support, proper housing and basic rights. Here is an account of some of their struggles across the Italian peninsula.
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 5 2013 22:26
An article about the role of power in the medical system from the perspective of a healthcare worker.
Submitted by Spartacus on May 4 2013 04:52
Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during April 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 s.nappalos on May 3 2013 12:43
An article about transit, its relationship to work and capitalism, and an exploration of a revolutionary anti-capitalist orientation towards transit struggles.
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 3 2013 12:40
Using the concept of the intermediate level, an exploration of what a new workers movement in the US might entail.
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 3 2013 12:33
This piece looks at Malatesta's anti-syndicalist arguments, and critiques them for not having a perspective that looks at workers struggle across time. Looking at the role of struggle in cognition, it argues for seeing workplace struggle as a shifting plane of social action and the construction of proletarian subjectivities.
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 3 2013 12:25
A look into revolutionary cognition that argues for the necessity of cultivating radical subjectivities. Arguments for automatic consciousness are critiqued, and the role of struggles, ruptures, and breaks is explored.
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 3 2013 12:15
An exploration of the 2008 global crisis and responses. This article looks at militant reformism and the role of existing means and channels of settling disputes in society. Equilibrium and social forces of stability are identified for their central role in determining the depth and potential of crises, and distinguish simple crisis from situations with more radical potential.
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 3 2013 12:05
A critique of belief in the inherent radical nature of forms such as direct democracy in the context of the anti-austerity movements, and an appeal to politics based on a process of struggle across time deepening breaks with capitalist normalcy.
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 3 2013 11:59
An essay on the form and content of struggles, and the fetishization of militant forms of action. Moving away from believing tactics to have inherent potential, it argues for the central role of the social relationships and process of protagonists in struggle.
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 3 2013 11:54
A response to a debate on unions in the United States today started between a number of groups and individuals including Unity & Struggle and Advance the Struggle. This piece attempts to argue against militant reformism growing in the union movements towards a politic of ruptures and revolutionary workplace organizing drawing from the concept of equilibrium.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on May 2 2013 18:02
The celebrations of May Day have emphasized the rift between the union confederations and the base unions, with protests, scuffles and clashes happening in major cities like Bologna, Naples and Turin.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Apr 30 2013 22:36
Over the past ten years, many squats across Italy have begun opening self-organized sports centres, offering mostly (but not exclusively) combat disciplines and promoting anti-fascist values alongside a non-commercial training philosophy. In this article, we provide an overview of the antifascist sports in Italy, exploring its powerful blend of training and activism.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Apr 29 2013 08:37
Information has started circulating about Luigi Prieti, the man who opened fire early today against a group of carabinieri guarding Palazzo Chigi, the Palace of the Italian Government, injuring two police officers, Francesco Negri and Giuseppe Giangrande (who is in a critical condition and may be permanently paralysed).
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Apr 26 2013 13:53
Last Saturday morning (20 April 2013), in Arborea, Sardinia, a thousand people gathered for the Earth March, organized by ProgReS (Progetu Repùblica de Sardigna, a Sardinian separatist party) and the No to Project Eleonora civic committee.
Submitted by Phil on Apr 23 2013 19:43
Tensions between claimants and jobcentre workers over sanctions have been rising for some time. Now, with the Public and Commercial Services union stifling rank-and-file efforts to initiate a non-cooperation campaign, they threaten to boil over into active hostility. How can we avoid this – and resist sanctions?
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Apr 22 2013 15:29
Children are watching. And they are frightened by our indifference to fascism.