Here we highlight resistance to poverty, exploitation & oppression around the globe, with the aim of encouraging more such resistance.
Teachers in Turkey imprisoned & on hunger strike for their jobs.
Reports on conflicts with capitalism from around the world.
On forced labour in The Netherlands.
Working-Class Struggles in South California Symbolize Blue-Collar Blues Across America.
Against the attacks of capital and the state.
Tenants in Portland are organising growing resistance to massive rent increases and evictions.
Workfare politics: unemployment & class struggles in Greece.
In Germany – a country that is often held up as one of the more Social Democratic states – reforms dating back to around 2001 implemented by Chancellor Schroder’s Red / Green Alliance brought about very similar attacks to worker’s rights that we are now facing in UK. Known as the Hartz reforms these:
- Forced claimants to take €1 an hour jobs topped up by their benefits with penalties for not taking such work
- Forced claimants to take work that had nothing to do with what they were qualified to do
- Increased the rise of Mini – jobs previously used by pensioners to top up their earnings, generalising this through out the economy. Creating a climate of precarious labour with far fewer rights over contracts.