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The Autumn of Our Discontent: Calcutta’s great clamour on September 20, 2014

by SAYANDEB CHOWDHURY →IT Last summer I found myself at the annual Critical Theory Summer School at Birkbeck College, University of London. The primary attention and energy of the lectures and discussions at the summer school was to find a lexicon for the many modes of resistances that have been sweeping across the world in the last few years. Etienne Balibar, …

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Just austerity? Europe without principles and the politicization of poverty

In recent years the word poverty has re-entered European political jargon. The main doorway for this has been statistical data. This however does nothing more than reduce the quota of population that earns under a certain level of wage to a merely technical question. The construction of new indicators and new ways of studying and classifying impoverished subjects has changed …

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An Appeal from Jail, from the imprisoned workers of the Maruti Suzuki, India

We publish the appeal of a group of workers at the Maruti-Suzuki detained because of the struggles they organized one year ago (#1 #2), and the documentary movie «Count on us», which speak about their dreams, expectations and experiences through the story of Jitender and Rajesh, former workers of the Maruti-Suzuki. The appeal speaks for the workers still detained within …

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Greece: political chronicle of a strike that wasn’t

by CHRISTOS GIOVANOPOULOS – Dikaioma, network of precarious and unemployed workers, Athens *** Striking in the Troika era? That is apparently the wager of Olme, the union of workers of secondary schools in Greece which, going against government legislation that adds two hours more work a week for every teacher, announced a strike to be realized during the week of final …

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Matrix and the blue pill of representation

Nobody represents us! They all must go home! This slogan travels through Italy, amplified within the squares of the Movimento 5 Stelle. This movement claims to express the only radical critique of the political system, while it promises to regenerate it with honesty, participation and a quasi-direct democracy which stops at the doors of Parliament. Grillo claims to represent society …

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India: Capital comes to a hault over protest against gender based violence

by ISHITA DEY – Delhi Delhi – the national capital of India is rocked by protests from student organisations, various groups and individuals pouring in India Gate – a place in close proximity to Rashtrapati Bhavan and other centres of power. People have taken to the streets to protest against the gang rape of a 23 year old student on …

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«No retreat». Exploitation and struggles of the new working class, migrant and precarious, in China. An interview with Pun Ngai

by GIORGIO GRAPPI – published in Italian on «il Manifesto», December 13, 2012 We interviewed Pun Ngai, a major scholar of the transformations of labour relationships in contemporary China, in the occasion of the recent translation in Italian of a collection of essays on the struggles of migrant workers in China. Pun Ngai’s studies provides a fundamental view of a …

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An inextinguishable debt

Debt is the form of war in the era of precarity. Like every war it concerns everybody, but does not affect all in the same way. We have always opposed war as the unmotivated destruction of life of millions of proletarians. Today we reject debt because of its destructive action on the lives of millions of precarious workers. However must …

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