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Migrants’ Strike: An Audacious Moment. An interview with Valery Alzaga, from the 2006 US May Day to present challenges

As part of the discussion opened by the call for a «day without us» on the 20th of February in the UK, and after the publication of an analysis of the strike of migrant labour of the 1st of March 2010 in Italy, we interviewed Valery Alzaga, trade unionist and organizer for migrants’ rights with experience in the US and …

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Strike in the Usa. Women and the globalization of the strike

→ Italian All over the world the strike is becoming a feminist political practice. On January the 20th women will cross their arms in the United States on the inauguration day of Donald Trump’s presidency, one day before taking to the streets of Washington with a #womensmarch that is announced as one of the biggest mobilization of the last decades. …

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A Global Flood on Strike. Women and Feminism towards March 8th

→ Italiano On March 8th a women’s strike will take place and will be a truly global event. The proposal took inspiration from the Polish women, was launched by the Argentinian ones and endorsed by the hundreds of thousands of women that all over the world took to the street on the day against male violence over women. After the …

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Trump-l’oeil. Organize against the «monster» inside the troubled American privacy

→ Italian How can we live without our lives? (John Steinbeck, 1939) The old working class is dead. However, at a certain point of its agony it has elected the 45th president of the United States of America. It is impossible to come to different conclusions looking at the manifold comments that consider the white working class as the main …

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Deliveroo and UberEATS: organising in the gig economy in the UK

by JAMIE WOODCOCK – researcher at London School of Economics → Italiano Across London the gig economy has been rapidly expanding, particularly with the delivery of takeaway food. The largest company is Deliveroo, with thousands of moped drivers and cyclists spread across different zones. Uber has followed with a rival platform, UberEATS, and more recently Amazon has also started a …

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We can dare. The time of the transnational social strike is now

→ Italian From 21 to 23 October the second meeting of the Transnational Social Strike Platform will be held in Paris. The meeting takes place three weeks after the strike of Polish women against the proposed reform of the abortion law and few months after the French great uprising against the loi travail and its world. In both cases the …

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The European Regime of Wage. 3. Germany: support precarization, demand exploitation

→ Italian — See also The European Regime of Wage #1, UK and #2, France by LAVORO INSUBORDINATO Looking at the last drama among EU leaders, it looks like there are in the EU diverging views on migration policies. The long and lively discussions at the Bratislava summit seem to foreshadow the end of cohesion among Italy, Germany and France, while in …

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A strike in black. Polish women, European neoliberalism, global patriarchy

→ Italian «Any power you don’t use yourself is gonna be used against you». Audre Lorde’s words accompany on the Black Protest International Facebook page the reasons of the Polish women that today, Monday October 3rd, are striking against the abortion bill, which is under discussion in the Polish parliament. The meaning of this law, which aims at erasing the …

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Our logistic infrastructure. Metropolitan spaces and transnational processes

→ Italiano All quiet on the Eastern front. The opposition of Eastern countries to the migration compact shows that the attempt to solve the crisis through the centralization of political decision-making inside the Union has been nipped in the bud. On the other hand, also in the West austerity continues being asserted as the mile stone of the government of …

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A huge mass strike in India: was that general?

by G. SAMPATH → Italian We publish an article written by the Indian journalist G. Sampath concerning the last countrywide strike in India on September 2nd. Even if the numbers were probably overestimated by trade unions, declaring a participation of no less than 180 million, the huge amount of people, men and women, who went on strike was a powerful …

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