unemployment

The voiceless’s last scream: a suicide a day among the unemployed in Italy

In the last few years many suicides in Italy have been strongly linked to the economic crisis and unemployment. 357 people killed themselves in 2009, compared to the 260 of the previous year: a 37.3% growth. 76% of those people had lost their jobs or couldn’t find one due to the crisis, with a smaller percentage of younger people who were looking for their first job.

Redundancy: How It Feels - Beatrix Campbell

A chapter from Beatrix Campbell's 1984 book Wigan Pier Revisited on redundancy and masculinity.

Liverpool anarchist’s day of action against workfare 5th May 2012

A brief report on a day of action against workfare in Liverpool.

Clashes during International Workers’ Day in Turin

The annual celebration of International Workers’ Day in Turin has become an occasion for activists to organise protests against local Mayor Fassino (PD, Centre-Left):

Why can’t anybody say ‘depression’?

Image from The Guardian, interactive version here: http://bit.ly/Jzajpn

This is a short blog inspired by the news that the UK is officially in ‘double-dip’ recession (as predicted by pretty much everyone on the left).

'The struggle for the streets': Unemployed hawkers, protest culture and repression in the Barcelona area, c1918-1936

An article by Chris Ealham on the CNT's mobilisation of street traders, whom the Spanish Republic considered 'undesirables' and repressed, and the militancy of the vendors themselves.

Beyond work - Nina Power

'Work sucks' - Sisyphus

Nina Power on the need to not just resist workfare, but work as we know it.

Report: Combating workfare in Liverpool (31/3/2012)

A brief report on an anti-workfare event in Liverpool

Abolish workfare - a guide to the government's unpaid work schemes

Abolish workfare

A 16-page guide to the government's unpaid labour schemes, the logic behind them, and resources for organising against them.