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Peter waterman's Blog – June 2011 Archive (22)

Social Movement Unionism: A Brazilian Case (David Flores et. al., Socieites Without Borders)

Peter sez:

I have not reformated this text from the PDF, but it can be accessed at



http://societieswithoutborders.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/flores-et-al-6_1-2011-final.pdf

 

As the originator of the concept of 'social movement unionism' I find this a fascinating contemporary case study -…

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Added by peter waterman on June 30, 2011 at 15:14 — No Comments

Euro Unions the Model for Chinese Ones? (Han Dongfang, Guardian, UK)

 
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Added by peter waterman on June 29, 2011 at 13:49 — No Comments

Indecent Work (Tribe of Moles, South Africa)

Peter sez:
Every now and again during a lifetime out here in the wilderness, someone says something that one has been thinking or even writing about, but much more forcefully.…
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Added by peter waterman on June 27, 2011 at 8:20 — No Comments

This is What "Links" Looks Like (Links: Journal of Socialist Renewal, Australia)



Peter sez:

I am getting a little exhausted, repeatedly posting fascinating items from this online mag. So I thought I would post one whole issue to encourage you folks to 'subscribe' (at no cost) yourselves. The comrades in the auto industry might like to pay particular attention to the section on 'Cars and Capitalism', since I couldn't find any reference to auto workers or unions here. It does, however, link to one item on class struggle and cars,…

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Added by peter waterman on June 27, 2011 at 8:02 — No Comments

'Anti-Capitalism for Beginners' in English at last! (Seven Stories Press, New York)

Peter sez:

I am delighted to see that after a decade, Ezequiel's brilliant illustrated book is finally available in English. After he had given me a copy at a World Social Forum, I made strenuous efforts to find an English-language publisher but without success. A German edition does exist. Now you can find out for yourself and your…

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Added by peter waterman on June 25, 2011 at 9:51 — No Comments

'Anti-Capitalism for Beginners' in English at last! (Seven Stories Press, New York)

Peter sez:

I am delighted to see that after a decade, Ezequiel's brilliant illustrated book is finally available in English. After he had given me a copy at a World Social Forum, I made strenuous efforts to find an English-language publisher but without success. A German edition does exist. Now you can find out for yourself and your…

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Added by peter waterman on June 25, 2011 at 9:09 — No Comments

Bolivian activists critique 'leftist' government (Google Translation, Original on Rebelion)

Peter sez:

This is a pretty good Google translation of a Bolivian protest document now circulating widely in Latin America. It claims that peasants, worker, the indigenous, the urban poor have not benefited from the government of Evo Morales, whose election was widely cheered/feared in the international media.

Now read on...

For the recovery…

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Added by peter waterman on June 24, 2011 at 14:07 — No Comments

Bad Economic Times? Work Less! (Juliet Schor, The Bullet, Canada)

Socialist Project - home The   B u l l e t Socialist Project - home
Socialist Project •…
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Added by peter waterman on June 24, 2011 at 13:16 — No Comments

Reinventing Labour/Socialist Mvt? (Cochabamba, Oaxaca, Cairo, etc) (David McNally, Toronto)

LeftStreamed - Recorded in Ottawa — 5 March 2011

Radical Democracy and Popular…

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Added by peter waterman on June 12, 2011 at 8:03 — No Comments

Online Chapter on 'The Precariat' from Guy Standing's book (Bloomsbury Academic)

Peter sez:
Is it possible that the whole book is available, chapter by chapter on Bloomsbury Academic? It is certainly possible to also order the book here:…

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Added by peter waterman on June 9, 2011 at 17:56 — No Comments

Guy Standing, in short, on the precariat (The Guardian)

 

Who will be a voice for the emerging precariat?…

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Added by peter waterman on June 8, 2011 at 12:42 — No Comments

Guy Standing puts the Precariaran Cat amongst the Labour Pigeons!

Bloomsbury Academic | Research



The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class



Guy Standing





‘This important and original book brings out the political dangers, so clear in contemporary America, of failing to address the insecurities of the Precariat. It also suggests the way forward: a reconstruction of the concept of work.’ - Eileen Applebaum, Centre for Economic and Policy Research, Washington D.C, USA

‘Guy Standing provides an incisive account of how…

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Added by peter waterman on June 8, 2011 at 11:29 — No Comments

Our America Union Meet, Managua, August, 2011 (http://encuentrosindical.org/)

Peter sez:

Signs of life from the Old Left-Nationalist union tendency in Latin America (and the Caribbean?). This event seems to be being sponsored by the Venezuelans, the Communist (?) CTB in Brazil, by the Communist (no question mark) World Federation of Trade Unions, and, I would guess, by the Cubans CTC (still affiliated to the WFTU), though they are not…

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Added by peter waterman on June 4, 2011 at 10:19 — No Comments

UK's Largest University Union Key Solidarity Motions on Palestine (via Sid Shniad, Canada)

http://pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1617

University and College Union (UCU) in the United Kingdom Passes Key Motions on Palestine

On May 29-30, 2011, the…

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Added by peter waterman on June 3, 2011 at 18:58 — No Comments

British Union Leaders Support Israel Boycott, Take Distance from ITUC 2010 Position (Sid Shniad, Canada)

Statement of UK trade union delegation to Palestine

17-22 April 2011

 

The delegation of Senior UK Trade Unionists listed below visited Palestine between17-22 April 2011. The delegation met with/witnessed:

 

  • The dramatic extent of illegal settlement building in East…
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Added by peter waterman on June 3, 2011 at 8:04 — No Comments

Book on AFL-CIO's foriegn shenanigans: Paperback at $35 out shortly (Kim Scipes, Chicago)



Dear Folks--
I just got word that my publisher, Lexington Books, is going to bring my 2010 book, AFL-CIO's Secret War against Developing Country Workers:  Solidarity or Sabotage?, out in paperback in August.  As an author, this is very exciting!  I've been told that it will list at about $35, but I imagine on Amazon and other discounters, the cost will get below $30--which is going to make it accessible to a considerably larger audience than at the current list price for…
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Added by peter waterman on June 3, 2011 at 7:54 — No Comments

Organised Labour (including the ILO?) Lobbies Zuma on Climate Change



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Organised Labour Prepares for COP 17 in South Africa



The United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is to hold its 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) in Durban, South Africa from 28 November to 9 December 2011. This is a government negotiations space where there is limited room for engagement by civil society. However, civil society and organised labour is working hard to raise awareness on climate change issues and ensure that their voices are heard… Continue

Added by peter waterman on June 2, 2011 at 19:01 — No Comments

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