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02.05.2019

A fully automated society is science fiction: Michael Yates focuses on US labor

A fully automated society is science fiction: Michael Yates focuses on US labor

By Farooque Chowdhury May Day is one of the most important days to the exploited people. Michael D. Yates, director of Monthly Review Press and former Associate Editor of Monthly Review magazine, focuses on US labor and its movement in the following interview taken in April 2019 by Farooque Chowdhury. Professor Michael Yates, whose academic… »

17.03.2019

Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade deal documents

Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade deal documents

Michael Plouffe, UCL for The Conversation The US has published its objectives for a proposed trade agreement with the UK – and its thinking highlights just how weak Britain’s bargaining position will be in the post-Brexit global economy. The US trade representative outlines many of the usual… »

26.02.2019

The Rise of the Vanguard: Microsoft Workers Protest the Use of Their Products in War

The Rise of the Vanguard: Microsoft Workers Protest the Use of Their Products in War

By Mary Metzger The 21st Century may well mark the end of capitalism as we know it. The groundwork for the revolutionary transformation of the social and economic relations of the capitalist mode of production are already in place and include, but are not limited to, the following: the transformation… »

22.06.2018

Independent unions found new global union federation

Independent unions found new global union federation

By labournet.tv In May 2018 the “International Confederation of Labour” was founded in Italy to unite independent unions and worker organisations across frontiers. We interviewed delegates at the congress to hear about their union activities at home and what they hope will come out of the new… »

21.04.2018

The World Development Report produced by the World Bank almost completely ignores workers’ rights

The World Development Report produced by the World Bank almost completely ignores workers’ rights

12 April by Peter Bakvis for the Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt The World Bank decided last year to devote the 2019 edition of its flagship annual policy review publication, the World Development Report, to the theme of the future of work. Preparation of the WDR 2019… »

05.07.2016

China’s workers organize simultaneous protests in multiple cities

China’s workers organize simultaneous protests in multiple cities

07.2016 Supporting the Workers’ Movement in China China’s workers organize simultaneous protests in multiple cities The Walmart Workers’ Network, an online group with an estimated 10,000 members across China, has gained considerable publicity over the last month as its campaign against more flexible working hours gains momentum. »

27.05.2016

Protests intensify, spread across France as workers refuse submission

Protests intensify, spread across France as workers refuse submission

‘What we want today is for this movement to spread,’ says unionist. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Amid ongoing blockades and intensifying clashes with police, protests against President François Hollande’s controversial set of labor reforms deepened on Thursday as workers in France’s nuclear plants joined the… »

03.05.2016

May 1 Labour Day protests across Asia

May 1 Labour Day protests across Asia

More than 5,000 workers from all levels came onto the streets of Hong Kong on May 1, Labour Day, to demand among much else, fair working hours and a universal pension scheme while unions urged the government to implement related policies immediately, on top of accusing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying… »

29.04.2016

How will you fight for workers this week?

How will you fight for workers this week?

Dear readers, This is the season to stand with workers! Today, unions observe Workers’ Memorial Day to remember those who have died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. And this Sunday, there will be demonstrations around the globe to commemorate May 1, International Workers’… »

05.12.2014

President Obama’s Immigrant Initiative: A Questionable Proposition

President Obama’s Immigrant Initiative: A Questionable Proposition

By Arturo Ignacio Sánchez President Obama’s executive action on immigration has been uncritically embraced and lauded by immigrant activists, so-called political progressives, and corporate interests. At first glance, this is totally understandable. From an immediate humanitarian perspective the initiative will insulate five million undocumented immigrants from deportation. In effect, immigrant… »

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