Labor/ Work

Cambodia: Des syndicalistes emprisonnés se voient refuser la mise en liberté sous caution

LabourStart - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: CSI
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Letters of insurgents - Fredy Perlman

Libcom - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 13:00

1976 novel by Fredy Perlman, written as fictional letters between two Eastern European workers, Yarostan Vochek and Sophie Nachalo, who are separated after a failed revolution. Yarostan spends twelve years in statist jails, while Sophie escapes to the West. After twenty years without contact, they begin to write each other about their experiences, their lives, their hopes, and their memories of the past.

Yarostan’s first letter

Dear Sophia,

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Global: Les inégalités ne sont pas inévitables

LabourStart - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: OIT
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Solidarity motor bulletin #02: UAW scab union

Libcom - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 17:39

Issue of Solidarity's car industry bulletin from March 22, 1974, looking at the behaviour of the US auto workers' industrial union the UAW and how it was sabotaging and scabbing on struggles of its members at the time.

The anarchist martyrs of Changsha

Libcom - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 18:14

A short account of the lives and activities of the Chinese anarchists Huang Ai and Pang Renquan

“Huang Ai and Pang Renquan were the earliest heroes martyred in the Chinese labour movement — they both deserve to be remembered”. Li Rui

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India: No diplomatic immunity for domestic worker abuse! URGENT ACTION

LabourStart - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IUF
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USA: Millionaire Steve Forbes has a cynical campaign to keep working people down

LabourStart - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Guardian
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France: Goodyear Managers Held by French Workers Then Released

LabourStart - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Times
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China: It’s strike season in China, and this year it could be a doozy

LabourStart - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Quartz
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Canada: Union Targets Carnival Cruise CEO Arnold Donald in Campaign

LabourStart - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: USW
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USA: Is America Ready for a New War on Poverty?

LabourStart - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Huffington
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The Malatesta Club

Libcom - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:14

A short account of the celebrated anarchist Malatesta Club of 1950s London.

One of the signs of a revival of the post-World War Two anarchist movement was the setting up of a regular speaking pitch at Hyde Park Corner in 1950. The number of speakers was added to over the next decade as people were introduced to the movement. Among these were Philip Sansom, Rita Milton and Frank Hirschfield.

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State and Capital

Libcom - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 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.

[i]Capitalism touches every moment of our lives, and always for the worse. That’s why capitalism must be replaced with a new and better society. The state is everywhere too. But how do the two relate? What is the role of the state in maintaining capitalism? And what is the role of the state in creating a new society? Like many people, those of us who edit Recomposition want capitalism to end.

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Co-ops or workers' revolution?

Libcom - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 01:02

An article by Tom Wetzel (under a pseudonym) which lays out the limitations of cooperatives as an alternative to capitalism.

Originally appeared in ideas & action #1 (Winter 1982)
Made available courtesy of the Workers Solidarity Alliance archives in NY
Scanned by Juan Conatz

Cambodia: Rights Groups Demand Information on Detained Cambodian Strikers

LabourStart - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Radio Free Asia
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Cambodia: Int'l criminal court to receive complaint over killing of garment worker strikers

LabourStart - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Phnom Penh Post
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Cambodia: Global union bodies demand justice for Cambodian workers

LabourStart - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL
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Advice for workers suffering from repetitive strain injury (RSI)

Libcom - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:53

Employment-related advice for workers who begin to suffer from a repetitive strain condition, from a union representative who has RSI.


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Great moments in satire: a love note to the haters

Libcom - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 02:45

An article by Hugh Goldring about Great Moments in Leftism, a comic strip that highlights the often absurd nature of the radical left.

With over 2,000 likes on Facebook (where it is glibly listed under the category “Wine / Spirits”), many may still be unfamiliar with Great Moments in Leftism, an amateurish strip by a self-confessed bad artist.

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Qatar: Who, in conscience, could enjoy the spectacle of a 2022 World Cup built on modern slavery?

LabourStart - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: NYTimes
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