domenica , 16 Maggio 2021

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The sad sunset of a model: the Swedish welfare between precarization and struggles

by ALLT ÅT ALLA – Lund → Italian The text which follows tells about the successful struggle of nurses who in 2013 organized in several Swedish cities against the reform of labour contracts. By worsening labour and wage conditions and by threatening in this way the health of patients, that reform signaled that precarization is occurring also in a country …

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Greek election results: increased uncertainty, excellent situation

by AKIS GAVRIILIDIS → Italian After his comment before elections, we now publish another note by Akis Graviilidis concerning the situation in Greece after the oath of the first SYRIZA government. Almost laughing at the anxieties of those who see their principles and expectations at risk, Akis discusses the political question of the possibilities that the victory of SYRIZA actually …

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The Government of Mobility 2: The (United) Kingdom of workfare versus welfare for migrants Part I

by GABRIELLA – Leeds Solidarity Network → Italian → See also The government of mobility #1. Conditioned freedom and mobility «on probation» From the 10th of November 2014 European Union migrants who have arrived in the UK as jobseekers will only be able to claim «Job Seeker Allowance» (a type of benefit for those out of work) for only 3 …

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A question of power. Greece, Syriza and the institutions on the move

→ Italiano We publish a long interview with Christos Giovanopoulos, an activist of Solidarity for All, a group which facilitate the development of grassroots solidarity structures and of the solidarity movement as a whole in Greece. The interview was realized during the last international meeting of the Blockupy coalition, whose aim now is to organize the European demonstration of March 18, when the …

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Grexodus: elections, debts, and the ghosts of post-self-colonialism

by AKIS GAVRIILIDIS → IT We publish a first contribution towards next Greek elections. This is a remarkable text, since it helps overcome domestic oppositions, that is both a declared fidelity to this or that principle and any occasional deployment. Akis Gavriilidis focuses on two crucial questions in a very original way: on the one hand, the role and position …

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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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