unemployment

From Crisis to Cooperatives: Lessons from Argentina’s Cartoneros

From Crisis to Cooperatives: Lessons from Argentina’s Cartoneros

A special Labor day (United States) documentary by Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) about the Argentine 2001 financial crisis and the rise of Cartoneros "Cardboard People" Cooperatives and the challenges they face.

Editorial: The ‘new’ workfare schemes in historical and class context

A Boycott Workfare banner

The editorial from Aufheben #21, which is available in print now, discussing the current workfare schemes and the struggle against them.

All out at Preston Remploy

Mark Harrison visited Remploy pickets taking part in a national strike this morning.

S02E002 - The graduate without a future (II) : Inter-generational justice

The second show follows on from the previous discussion about the ‘graduate without a future’ by looking at austerity through the lense of generational justice. What does such a lense contribute to political debate? Should those subjects ‘without a future’ see such a lense as a locus around which to organise or is it instead a wedge that obscures political antagonism under capitalism, namely class?

Workfare: Do Not Resuscitate

Blog on workfare, and the response of Chris Grayling to the successful protest campaign which forced the withdrawal of Holland & Barrett.

Iain Duncan Smith receives a warm welcome in Bootle

Iain Duncan Smith recently slithered into Liverpool for a tour of the DWP offices. This is a brief account of his welcoming committee.

Week of Action Against Workfare

SLSF Press release on week of action against workfare

20 theses on workfare

Wrong to work cat

Blog post in which I pass off 140-character bursts from Twitter as enigmatic libertarian communist analysis.

S01E011 - Housing, homelessness and austerity

An edition of the Novara radio show in discussion with Kit Withnail who is Irish, a Catholic, a Marxist, and an antihumanist.

Restructuring work in the UK: The Beecroft Report is just a symptom

The Beecroft Report, commissioned by Cameron from one of his venture-capitalist pals and recommending the implementation of “compensated no-fault dismissal” has been released, and has caused more embarrassment than anything else for the government. But it's part of a bigger picture, with vast implications for workers.