Jayaben Desai, leader of the Grunwick dispute, dies aged 77
The trade unionist's…
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The trade unionist's…
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Although this piece does not even mention unions, UnionBook surfers might find it useful if they want to join the growing international labour movement campaign against Israeli imperial/colonial campaigns against the people of Palestine.
Now read on:
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Just wanted to alert folks interested in emancipatory activity online of the website of Gert Lovink, one of the authors of the 12 Theses which I posted recently.
Lovink is a Dutch/Australian guy, and an academic specialist on this whole area.
I have come across his name here and there but not read his several books and numerous essays.
Some of his writings are downloadable.
Let me know if you know more or read more about him.
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In so far as this proposed activity for the World Social Forum, Dakar, early 2011, goes beyond the 'Decent Work' agenda of the International Trade Union Confederation/Global Unions family, it might provide a possibility for voices to be heard from those who think its proposals leave capitalism (unmentioned) as something to be saved or rescued. Or, at least, for participants to ask the name of the…Continue
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South Africa: First national Conference of the Democratic Left called
A call to the 1st national Conference of the Democratic Left
Unite to make Another South Africa and World possible!
A call for united anti-capitalist action and for democratic left politics
Issued by the Interim Steering Committee of the Conference of the Democratic Left
December 7, 2010 -- This is a call to social movements, trade unions, other progressive mass organisations,…
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Global Wave of Action
Around the world students, pupils, teachers, parents and employees have been protesting against…
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Against Kamikaze Capitalism: Oil, Climate Change and the French refinery blockades
by David Graeber, published online November 2010
On Saturday, 16th October 2010, some 500 activists gathered at convergence points across London, knowing only that they were about to embark on a direct action called Crude Awakening, aimed against the ecological…Continue
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This is the first serious challenge to the Northern hegemony represented within or by the International Trade Union Confederation. Indeed, it is the first such serious union challenge fullstop. Such autonomous left groupings as the Southern Initiative on Globalisation and Trade Union Rights (mentioned below) and the Labour and Globalisation network within the World Social Forum…Continue
This abstract of an article by Kim Scipes in Working USA argues that the AFL-CIO's strategy in the Global South should be seen in terms of 'labour imperialism' rather than any other, and that it should be understood primarily in terms of ideology.
This particular issue of the journal (of which only abstracts are available free) is on the history and present of the anarchist or autonomist tradition. I am…Continue
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From Working In These Times and MRZine, December, 2010:
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Best piece on Wikileaks I have so far found. Note criticism also of its own practices as a 'single person operation' and distance from the 'another world is possible movement'.
Now read on...
Geert Lovink, Patrice Riemens
Twelve theses on…
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In the course of a private exchange a labour-oriented cyber specialist says that UB gets 2,600 visitors per day. Is this true? And how does it relate to the 100,000 figure that I seem to recall being mentioned by you, as well as to the 1,000,000 campaign you are promoting?
I would not myself be worried if the 2,600 per day figure was true. Any new social movement begins with one or ten. But I would like to see a breakdown of UB statistics, including…Continue
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