Submitted by Nao on Nov 20 2014 08:36
An interview recorded from memory. This blog is about the upsurges that occur, the cracks that appear in China’s system. But sometimes the picture we give out of a China in revolt is rosy in a way that misses the very deep scarring in this society—the kind of fracturing of trust within the working class, between friends and family, in the relationships that underlie organization.
Submitted by Cindy Milstein on Nov 19 2014 19:47
Submitted by Angry Language ... on Nov 18 2014 17:20
There's good news for UK language teachers: all of us should be on directly-employed contracts.
Submitted by Out of the Woods on Nov 17 2014 19:03
Why is there hunger? It’s nothing to do with a lack of food.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Nov 14 2014 11:54
Riot police attacked protesters trying to enter university buildings in the run up to the commemoration of the 1973 student uprising.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on Nov 13 2014 14:22
An account from a German language teacher about working in Slovenia focusing on, in particular, the perils of so-called “freelance” contracts.
Submitted by Nao on Nov 10 2014 15:47
Repost of an informative reflection on the lessons to be learned from China's "Cultural Revolution" in light of China's grim political situation circa 2014, centered on a review of Yiching's Wu's pathbreaking new book, Cultural Revolution at the Margins.
Submitted by Nao on Nov 9 2014 20:23
This excellent article by Hannah Schling on migration and gender in China was just published by the periodical Sozialgeschichte.
Submitted by Nao on Nov 9 2014 08:32
Classic book by Elizabeth Perry on working-class formation during the industrialization of Shanghai from 1839 to 1949, including insight into the strike wave and insurrections of 1926-1927.
Submitted by Devrim on Nov 3 2014 12:54
As the Syrian conflict drags on, Devrim Valerian looks at the fighting, in particular in Syrian Kurdistan which many on the left have hailed as a "social revolution" and asks whether any side deserves workers' support.
Submitted by Cindy Milstein on Oct 31 2014 00:55
Cindy Milstein on the celebratory rioting which followed the San Francisco Giants winning the world series, and its background.
Submitted by Nao on Oct 29 2014 07:56
Translations of poems by Xu Lizhi (许立志), the Foxconn worker who committed suicide on 30 September 2014, at the age of 24, in Shenzhen, China. Also includes an obituary with some explanatory notes.
Submitted by Empire Logistics on Oct 25 2014 19:57
A docker strike on the island of Martinique, started on October 20, 2014 at the main port in Fort-de-France, is over the health and safety risks of siting an industrial-waste processing plant at the port. The strike at two ports in Costa Rica, Puerto Moín and Puerto Limón (pictured), began on October 25 over privatization of the terminals by Dutch firm APM (a subsidiary of Maersk).
Submitted by Out of the Woods on Oct 24 2014 09:40
The Occupied Times has kindly given us a centre-spread in their new issue, which has an apocalypse theme.
Submitted by Nao on Oct 22 2014 20:33
Many of Guangzhou's 40,000 taxi drivers have been on strike over squeezed pay and excessive competition. The impacts of their strike remain unclear.
Submitted by AngryWorkersWorld on Oct 22 2014 12:32
A dozen of us met for three days in order to discuss the situation of crisis and struggles in the UK and beyond and about the question of how our organizational/practical efforts relate to the current phase.
Submitted by akai on Oct 21 2014 12:22
In the past 20 years, various attempts to make coalitions between the left and right have taken place in Poland. The involvement of supposedly left wing or anarchist groups with the far-right have been treated in various publications. These have involved such organizations such as the Anarchist Federation, the August 80 union or ATTAC. It seems that after many years of discussion, some leftists keep falling back into this cooperation.
Submitted by Nao on Oct 21 2014 10:08
A few observations on the current development of the Mong Kok occupation in Hong Kong.
Submitted by ideas and action on Oct 18 2014 12:29
An anarcho-syndicalist perspective on the political situation in Rojava by a member of the Workers' Solidarity Alliance.
Submitted by Soapy on Oct 17 2014 15:31
A reflection on a piece of Japanese war propaganda.