Article analysing foreign investment and business in the Czech Republic since 1989 and recent changes which are occuring.
Transformation towards private capitalism, which started after 1989, was at the beginning mainly affected by the struggle inside the old-new ruling class for the actual character of this change. Already in 1990 the Czech faction of bourgeoisie led by Vaclav Klaus, who was minister of finance and who later became the prime minister and who is now the present president, got the strongest position.
An analysis of Poland, its economy, its social and political history and how it has been shaped by workers' struggles past and present.
Behind the Border
It is only a one hour journey from Berlin to the German-Polish border, the supermarkets in Berlin offer Polish food, immigrants from Poland are part of daily life in the German capital - nevertheless there are not many direct contacts (apart from perhaps the punk scene). The ‘iron curtain’ is slow to dissolve, due to languages and the geographical location.
Account an analysis of struggles against the abolition of unemployment benefits in Germany, which would immediately affect 600,000 people.
Article analysing new wage structures for 5,000 new manufacturing jobs at Volkswagen in Germany.
Extensive background information and analysis, and an account of a wildcat strike of Opel/GM car workers in Germany.
Information and analysis on the workers' movements and strike waves which have swept factories in Asia.
An excellent set of interviews conducted with workers at the worker-run Zanon ceramics factory, occupied at the time of the Argentine uprising of 2001. It includes historical and background information.
This was published by Wildcat in December 2003 but has only now been translated into English (for prol-position news #6, July 2006), and a short introduction added. Although it is a bit old, it still contains unique insights into the situation, hopes, difficulties and dynamics of the occupation process and many personal interviews.
The articles in this pamphlet are all translations of articles originally written in German by the communist group Wildcat and deal with the terrorist atrocities of September 11 2001, the US invasion of Afghanistan and the leadup to the invasion of Iraq. Despite being made somewhat redundant by the passage of time these articles remain some of the best available on “The War on Terror”.