Labor/ Work

Standing fast: a novel - Harvey Swados

Libcom - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 07:38
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Harvey Swados' fictional story of a group of socialists and their lives from the dawn of USA's involvement in World War II to the Kennedy assasination. More or less based on the Worker's Party of Max Shachtman, C.L.R. James, Raya Dunayevskaya and Stan Weir.

Korea (South): ITF statement on the end of the Korea rail strike

LabourStart - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITF
Categories: Labor/ Work

Korea (South): Angry Workers Swarm Seoul’s Streets, Demand President Resign

LabourStart - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: In These Times
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USA: Inequality and trade unions: Lessons from the US

LabourStart - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Stronger Unions
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Psychopolice order

Libcom - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 15:36
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What will the announcement that community psychiatric nurses are to be posted in criminal justice settings do to psychiatric services and patients?

Today it was announced that mental health nurses are to be posted in police stations and courts in 10 areas across England in a long campaigned for ‘liason and diversion’ strategy. The nurse’s role in these situations will be to respond to calls alongside officers wherever there is a suspicion that someone engaged in criminal activity has a mental health problem.

The criminalisation of pathology is mirrored in the pathologisation of criminality, and a particular therapeutic nihilism becomes a nihilistic therapy.

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Contribution to class/gender debate in Delhi

Libcom - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 09:08
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Criticism of a Marxist-Leninist understanding of class and gender relations.

A response to Maya John’s ‘Class Societies and Sexual Violence: Towards a Marxist Understanding of Rape’

Background

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Cambodia: Amnesty calls for investigation of killings of protesting workers

LabourStart - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Amnesty
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Contractualism should be avoided

Libcom - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 02:23
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A reply to an article that appeared in the Industrial Worker newspaper, titled 'The contract as a tactic'.

This is in response to FW Matt Muchowski’s article titled “The Contract As A Tactic,” which appeared on page 4 of the December 2013 Industrial Worker. While I disagree with most of it, this piece is the most coherent justification of contractualism for the IWW I’ve seen.

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When organizing your workplace feels utterly impossible

Libcom - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 02:11
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A column by Liberté Locke on some of the hurdles and frustration one encounters in workplace organizing.

You’ve gotten your red card, attended several organizer trainings, countless branch meetings and union socials. You’ve gone to events where you have heard organizers tell their stories and have subscribed to their blogs, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds. You’ve read all the labor books you can find. You’ve signed every petition and attended every picket.

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Cambodia: Garment workers killed during protest clashes with police

LabourStart - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: BBC
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Cambodia: Rights Worker Claims Five Dead in Garment Strike Clashes

LabourStart - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Cambodia Daily
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Fiji: FTUC Pres angry regime declares Sheraton hotel strike illegal

LabourStart - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Fiji Times
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China: Apple’s labour rights monitor finds little progress at Foxconn

LabourStart - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Industriall Global Uniom
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Global: IFJ says 108 journalists killed last year in targeted attacks

LabourStart - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Press Gazette
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Top 10 libcom blog posts, library, and news articles of 2013

Libcom - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 15:34
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A round up of our most popular articles of the year.

Libcom.org turned 10 years old this year, and it's been another brilliant year of articles and blog posts. Thanks again to everyone who has written, edited, posted, shared, and continued to support the site this year!

Top 10 blog posts

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Cambodia: Factories Grapple With Issue of Underage Workers

LabourStart - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: WSJ
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Bangladesh: Clothing Brands Sidestep Blame for Safety Lapses

LabourStart - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: NY Times
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Global: 30 million people worldwide living as slaves

LabourStart - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Huffington Post
Categories: Labor/ Work
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