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Philippines: Entire union executive sacked for refusing to work on national holiday

Labour Start - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL Global Union
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Canada: New Canadian Labour Congress chief vows aggressive approach

Labour Start - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Globe and Mail
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Australia: Minimum wage under attack in Australia

Labour Start - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Equal Times
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Tunisia: A Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisia's UGTT union?

Labour Start - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Equal Times
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Chaco: Represión del Gobierno a multisectorial

Anarkismo - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 02:50
15 heridos bala de goma. Detenidos
URGENTE! Resistencia - Chaco: Violación a los Derechos Humanos en la Provincia de Chaco: Brutal Represión a manifestantes de la multisectorial comprendida por el gremio docente SITECh, trabajadores estatales, CCC, CUBa y la FOB, entre otros...

Categories: Anarchists

Global: Fast-food workers threaten global wage protests next week

Labour Start - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Free Press
Categories: Workplace Struggle

USA: Fast food worker strikes planned in 150 cities

Labour Start - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: CNN
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Fiji: Top Fiji unionist forced out of his post by military regime to contest elections

Labour Start - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: This Working Life
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Indonesia: Exposed: The reality behind London's 'ethical' Olympics

Labour Start - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Independent
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Bangladesh: Building trade unions in Bangladesh will help prevent another Rana Plaza

Labour Start - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Guardian
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Anarchism in the context of civil war

Libcom.org News - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 18:12
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On Friday, the 2nd of May, the House of Trade Unions in Odessa caught on fire. Altogether at least 42 people lost their lives during the clashes in the city, most of them in the fire and the others in streetfights. This is an account of the tragedy.

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Categories: Anarchists

Turnips, hammers & the square - why workplace occupations have faded

Anarchist Writers - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 09:45

What if we build it and they don’t come? That was the experience of the left during the crisis - decades had been spent building organisations and a model of how crisis would create revolution but when the crisis arrived the left discovered that the masses weren’t convinced. The expected pattern of crisis leading to small strikes and protests, then to mass strikes and riot and then perhaps to general strike and revolution didn’t flow as expected. Under that theory the radical left would at first be marginal but then as conditions drove class militancy to new heights the workers disappointed by reformist politicians and unions leaders would move quickly to swell its ranks.

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Categories: Anarchists

To vote or not to vote: Should it be a question?

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 08:28
There has been much hype, amongst the media and sections of the public, in the run up to this year’s provincial and national elections in South Africa and, for some, the arrival of new parties to the electoral arena has renewed their faith in the possibility of an electoral solution to the myriad of problems facing South Africa. Politicians from across all parties have been using this hype and a seemingly renewed faith in the ballot box to their advantage.


The question, therefore, is: can equality, socialism, national liberation or ‘economic freedom’ – or even a respite from state violence – for a majority be brought about through parties and activists entering into the state or through voting for parties that promise not to use the state for violent or oppressive means; or will this only lead to a dead-end for the working class yet again?

To vote or not to vote: Should it be a question?

Anarkismo - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 08:28
There has been much hype, amongst the media and sections of the public, in the run up to this year’s provincial and national elections in South Africa and, for some, the arrival of new parties to the electoral arena has renewed their faith in the possibility of an electoral solution to the myriad of problems facing South Africa. Politicians from across all parties have been using this hype and a seemingly renewed faith in the ballot box to their advantage.


The question, therefore, is: can equality, socialism, national liberation or ‘economic freedom’ – or even a respite from state violence – for a majority be brought about through parties and activists entering into the state or through voting for parties that promise not to use the state for violent or oppressive means; or will this only lead to a dead-end for the working class yet again?

Categories: Anarchists

The world has nothing to fear from the US losing power

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 05:34
As China looks set to overtake the US as the world's largest economy, a multipolar world can only be good for democracy.

The world has nothing to fear from the US losing power

Anarkismo - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 05:34
As China looks set to overtake the US as the world's largest economy, a multipolar world can only be good for democracy.
Categories: Anarchists

Ukraine: Political Leaders Must Act to Stop Civil War in Ukraine

Labour Start - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
Categories: Workplace Struggle

China: Worker power on rise in China setting off strikes at Wal-Mart, Nike

Labour Start - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Bloomberg
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Cambodia: Court Again Delays Trial of 23 Jailed Protesters

Labour Start - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Radio Free Asia
Categories: Workplace Struggle
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