martedì , 5 Luglio 2022

global di∫connections

Death and freedom

by COORDINAMENTO MIGRANTI → IT On 24 April 2013 a building collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, in Bangladesh: 1,129 dead. They were workers, women and men. It was the worst disaster that had ever occurred in a textile factory. The factory supplied very famous brands: Auchan, Bonmarché, Mango, El Corte Ingles, WalMart and many others. On 3 October 2013, almost …

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Blockupy meets Amazon Strikers: a moment of mutual infection in front of the gates

by HAGEN KOPP (from No Troika Rhine Main) → IT → D At 18th of Dember 2014 a small Blockupy delegation met with the Amazon strikers in Bad Hersfeld, in this time one of the six Amazon branches in Germany with about 2300 striking workers in total. The Blockupy activists supported the protests at the gates of so called FRA 1, one …

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A última vitória do lulismo

HOMERO SANTIAGO – Sao Paulo, Brasil → IT O segundo turno das últimas eleições presidenciais brasileiras repetiram, pela sexta vez, um cenário de bipartidarismo, com PT (Partido dos trabalhadores) e PSDB (Partido da socialdemocracia brasileira) enfrentando-se, cada uma à cabeça de sua respectiva coligação de partidos. A candidatura que prometia uma «terceira via», lançada por Eduardo Campos (morto em acidente …

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The government of mobility 1. Conditioned freedom and mobility «on probation»

by LAVORO INSUBORDINATO → IT British Prime Minister David Cameron has recently stated that «freedom of movement it is not an unqualified right». Otherwise stated, the freedom of movement can be limited. Hence, with these words Cameron clearly expresses the spirit of our times. Indeed, in several European countries it is taking place not only an erosion of social rights …

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Brussels and the New European Logistics

by GIORGIO GRAPPI → IT On November the 6th, the city of Brussels has been the theater of one of the largest demonstration since decades. As the media observed, among the 150,000 protesters many wore the orange uniform of the dockworkers of Antwerp, one of the main ports of the EU. Several hundreds of them clashed for hours with the …

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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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Call from the Strike Meeting to the European Movements and Networks

On November 14th Let’s Strike Back Against the Precarization of Labour and Life! On November 14th, we, precarious workers, migrants, industry and public sector workers, students, autonomous workers, men and women, will strike against the condition of subordination which the labour regimes and the European policies want to impose on us. November 14th will be for us a social strike, a strike …

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Hong Kong’s Students Protests: We make history

by RUTVICA ANDRIJASEVIC – from Hong Kong → IT She has just finishing her chalk drawing of an umbrella on the pavement in Admiralty, the main site of Occupy Hong Kong. Her classmates, Hong Kong University (HKU) undergraduates will join her later when they finish their classes held in the nearby Admiralty building. She has been part of the protests …

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Towards a Europe from below!

Only two days to go: Open assembly of networks and social movements in Brussels 26/27 September We, as Blockupy international coordinating group, called for an open transnational meet-up in Brussels. This is a broader meet-up after our last meeting in Berlin in June of this year, in which we discussed the outcomes of the May of Solidarity and the Blockupy …

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Precarious political communication and transnational strike

→ IT Space The urgent task of European social movements is that of defining their political initiative moving from the acknowledgement that the space of Europe is neither defined nor closed, but is rather the first global space that they must face. It is not for chance that it is always difficult to ascertain what it is meant by «Europe». …

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