Submitted by Nao on Jun 11 2014 16:13
Recently, the city of Dongguan in the Pearlriver-delta saw the biggest strike of migrant workers so far. As many as 50,000 workers took part in the strike at Yue Yuen ((裕元) shoe factories. Owned by the Taiwanese Pou Chen Group, Yue Yuen is one of the biggest contract manufacturers in the world for shoes. Its factories in China, Indonesia, and Vietnam produce for all big brands like Adidas, Nike, or Reebok.
Submitted by Out of the Woods on Jun 9 2014 13:11
Climate change helped make human civilisation possible. Does it now threaten its existence?
Submitted by Angry Language ... on Jun 6 2014 17:31
This describes my brief experience at a (now infamous) language school in London. It would be great to hear from others who have had similar kinds of experiences.
Submitted by sometimes explode on Jun 5 2014 23:35
Looking at the contemporary conditions of work and how these give rise to anxiety and depression.
Submitted by AngryWorkersWorld on Jun 5 2014 20:06
We propose to set up a mailing-list in order to collectivise a basic gathering of material concerning the development of crisis and struggles in the UK
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jun 5 2014 16:49
A wave of evictions and arrests of militants from radical and housing rights movements began just a few days after the notable victory of Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party in the European elections.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on Jun 5 2014 06:21
A personal account of the difficulties encountered in the TEFL industry by a non-native teacher.
Submitted by Nao on Jun 4 2014 20:23
During the protest movement that centered around Tiananmen Square in Beijing twenty-five years ago, workers protested alongside students and intellectuals. But the political relationship between the two social groups was weak at best. Things have only gotten worse since.
Submitted by sometimes explode on Jun 3 2014 20:07
Second post on the subject of rhythms. Begins to explore the idea that madness may be an experience of corporeal rhythms, and that power operates by imposing its rhythms of its own.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on May 30 2014 17:38
The results of last weekend's European and Local elections have done little to change the political landscape of Greece. However, they are another sign of the fragmentation of the political scene.
Submitted by Nao on May 30 2014 16:56
The Taiwanese students movement against Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement with China was hardly a radical movement in any way, it nonetheless politicized a lot of people and perhaps opened up space for a more radical critique of existing relations. The following are a few reflections and impressions of events that took place in Taipei from middle of March to beginning of May.
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 29 2014 12:39
A short piece on the uncertainty of the present and the need for experimentation and creativity.
Submitted by s.nappalos on May 29 2014 12:28
A short article on politics as an alienated separation of social life, and the need for constructing collective practices that challenge the divisions and relationships that constitute political activity in favor of libertarian alternatives.
Submitted by Poe Man's Dreams on May 29 2014 03:21
Part 1 of post I decided to split up. This part is more of a short rant about the demonization of youth by older, failed generations. The upcoming second part features a more personal story of a friend from my past, in other words, one of the youth being demonized.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on May 28 2014 22:58
Article by Women in EFL Materials written in 1991 offering a good overview on how to avoid discriminatory language and stereotypical images in ELT publishing.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on May 28 2014 11:56
A TEFL handout for advanced / upper-intermediate students from the book 'Functional skills English: health & social care workbook' (aimed at students who would like to find work in health care).
Submitted by Angry Language ... on May 28 2014 09:15
A lesson plan based on this article, which appeared in Vice Magazine in January of 2013.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on May 27 2014 20:59
After a short but intense campaign, Marta, a receptionist at the Speak Up London language school, has won a week’s unpaid wages and a glowing reference.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on May 27 2014 15:14
A lesson plan around the "Fight for 15 campaign" and a recent international one-day strike in support of US fast food workers fighting for better wages.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on May 27 2014 08:52
A successful action and a short Twitter callout regarding wage theft at the Speak Up School of English in London.