Submitted by Rob Ray on Jan 13 2014 13:15
An analysis of David Leppard and Kevin Dowling’s latest attempt to smear anarchists in the Sunday Times
Submitted by Soapy on Jan 13 2014 00:33
As discussed in part 1, the intervention was not undertaken for humanitarian reasons, but then why? Here I will try and explain the purpose of the intervention, how the Great Powers felt there was much to be gained, and only human lives to lose.
Submitted by libcom on Jan 9 2014 19:29
A detailed breakdown and analysis of our readership and content figures from the last year.
Submitted by Recomposition on Jan 7 2014 02:02
Excerpts about the relationship between the state and capitalism from Michael Heinrich’s recent book, An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital.
Submitted by past tense on Jan 6 2014 21:37
The London Remembering the Real World War 1 group has now had two meetings, and has begun planning our response to the official commemorations of World War 1, which look like celebrating the war as a just cause, a triumph of British nationalism, and ignoring as much as possible the huge resistance to the war, and the origins of the war in routine capitalist competition.
Submitted by Steven. on Jan 6 2014 13:53
Employment-related advice for workers who begin to suffer from a repetitive strain condition, from a union representative who has RSI.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jan 5 2014 19:56
The crisis is grinding on, day after day. People are struggling and then they struggle some more. Health suffers. Food can be a difficult subject. Where is the money for the rent coming from? Celebrations are cut back. Household appliances break. In times of crisis, people often turn to one another for help: to neighbours, friends, colleagues. It’s mutual aid.
Submitted by sometimes explode on Jan 4 2014 15:36
What will the announcement that community psychiatric nurses are to be posted in criminal justice settings do to psychiatric services and patients?
Submitted by AngryWorkersWorld on Jan 4 2014 09:08
Criticism of a Marxist-Leninist understanding of class and gender relations.
Submitted by Spartacus on Jan 4 2014 04:45
Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during December 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 Phil on Dec 31 2013 19:55
If there’s one thing, politically, that I want to happen in 2014 it’s for leftists to drop the demand for a 24 hour general strike from above and start building for an all out general strike from below.
Submitted by libcom on Dec 31 2013 15:34
A round up of our most popular articles of the year.
Submitted by Nate on Dec 30 2013 08:37
This blog post raises some questions posed by the election of Kshama Sawant to Seattle City Council and related developments, questions for people who are pro- and who are anti- this kind of electoral effort.
Submitted by working class s... on Dec 24 2013 17:19
The last two incarcerated members of Pussy Riot, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolonnikova, were yesterday released from prison as part of an amnesty granted to around 22,000 prisoners. Whilst their release is obviously good news for everyone concerned, it is more of a public relations stunt by Vladimir ‘Bonaparte’ Putin, ahead of the Winter Olympics in early 2014 - than it is clemency, or a relaxing of Putin’s regime.
Submitted by Empire Logistics on Dec 23 2013 23:23
Railway workers have been striking since December 9, 2013, the longest rail strike in South Korean history, against privatization attempts of President Park Geun-hye's New Frontier Party (Saenuri Party, 새누리당). The strike has reduced freight service by 70% and passenger service by as much as 40%.
Submitted by working class s... on Dec 22 2013 17:30
A run-down of the ten Libcom blog posts / articles that I found the most informative, interesting, or thought provoking in 2013.
Submitted by working class s... on Dec 22 2013 16:23
Over 8,000 protesters have clashed with riot police as they protested against the planned eviction of squatters from a popular social centre, and against the eviction of hundreds of people from heir homes. The largely peaceful protest erupted following a baton charge, and use of teargas, and water cannons by the police. The protesters responded by building barricades, throwing stones, fireworks, and bottles. It is reported that over 500 people has been injured, and around 150 arrests made.
Submitted by Recomposition on Dec 20 2013 03:46
A significant amount of organizing experience in the IWW comes from working in relatively small workplaces such as stand-alone single shops or franchises of multiple smaller shops. These places present their own set of difficulties and opportunities. Lou Rinaldi talks about what happened at a former job of his in this piece.
Submitted by Empire Logistics on Dec 20 2013 01:24
Class Struggle Along Global Supply Chains, Parts III. In this installment in Seattle, we will give a presentation and facilitate a collective discussion to explore the possibilities of class struggle spreading along commodity chains. Saturday, December 28, 7 p.m., Black Coffee Coop.
Submitted by Soapy on Dec 18 2013 21:14
There were a lot of interesting factors at play in the 2011 NATO bombings, and I want to start discussing them by first dispelling any idea that the bombings were somehow undertaken for humanitarian purposes. Continued in part 2.