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The European Regime of Wage 2. The loi travail and the government of precarization

by LAVORO INSUBORDINATO → Italian On the 5th of July Manuel Valls ended the parliamentary debate on the loi travail by an act of force. To defeat a weak parliamentary opposition, the government resorted again to the 49.3 article of the constitution, an emergency procedure which is supposed to guarantee the general interest of the nation. For the government it …

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What convergence for Blockupy?

→ Italian This text is our contribution to the public debate that will take place during the Antiracist Festival in Athens, a moment that we see as a chance to take stock of Blockupy and discuss about its current crisis, even beyond Blockupy itself, starting from the limits that it has displayed in front of the movements that nowadays are …

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The European regime of wage 1. Precarity save the Queen! The living wage of the Crown

by LAVORO INSUBORDINATO → Italiano When it comes to labour, Buckingham Palace is like McDonald’s. Both palaces, the Queen’s one and the most global fast food restaurant in the world, hire with «zero-hours contracts». In short, «let them eat cake!», or rather, burgers. It is well known, indeed, that the Big Mac Index devised by the Economist in the mid-80s …

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The «Chinese dream» at the proof of class. Interview with Pun Ngai

by GIORGIO GRAPPI and DEVI SACCHETTO → Italiano The Italian translation of this interviwe has been published in «il Manifesto», June 6, 2016 Pun Ngai is associated professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is the author and editor of many publications on the transformation of labor in China, the multinational regime at Foxconn and the …

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Time of strike, time of uprising: France, or rather Europe

→ Italian Since months, France is the theatre of the biggest social strike of Europe. In order to contrast the loi El Khomri, thousands of workers refused to work and new strikes are continuing to interrupt production and services. The flows of transports, commodities and oil – with the prolonged block of refineries – are a field of struggle in …

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The democracy of mobility against the government of democracy

→ ITALIAN The huge Spanish mobilizations in 2011, the coup that broke the dream of the Greek OXI in a night of July, the declaration of the state of emergency in France, the agreement between the EU and Turkey for the management of borders impose democracy as a rallying cry among the European movements. Many invoke it in order to restrain …

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March First: courses of action leading to an unexpected strike

by LUCA COBBE – GIORGIO GRAPPI → Italian At the Eve of the 1st of March 2016 against borders and precarization, thank to the comrades of trommons.org (lucipike, sara_portone, fravan561, P. Abzieher, A. Sarjanović), we publish the English translation of an essay on the strike of migrant labor of the 1st of March 2010, contained in the collection La normale eccezione. Lotte …

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On the border of wage. The real movement and the democratic dilemma

→ Italian More than the horrors of the battle of Aleppo, it was the pressure of thousands of migrants what finally imposed a fragile agreement over the war in Syria. The weeks spent in negotiating, the more or less explicit blackmails, the unspeakable deals concerning the Kurdish people, the money required and the money promised, the announcement of intervention by …

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The New Year’s Eve of patriarchy and the urgency of a feminist politics

by PAOLA RUDAN → IT On the New Year’s Eve, in Cologne, dozens of women were harassed, raped and robbed by dozens of men. According to current surveys, it appears that the attacks have not been concerted and planned; moreover, the «supposedly Arabs» which, according to preliminary reports, have committed those attacks were not, at least not all of them, …

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The same things come back. Europe and our strike against the misery of the present

→ Italian Together with many others we said again and again that Europe is the minimum field of struggle. In front of the states of emergency, of Daesh’ terrorism, of the declared or directly waged wars, after the recent elections in France it is as if we were captured in an endless European involution. It seems that the same things …

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