My Bookmarx 06/18/2011
18 يونيو 2011 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
Oil companies prepare for post-Gaddafi Libya
The major American and European oil conglomerates previously active in Libya are preparing to resume business in the event that the illegal NATO-led war achieves its objective of “regime change”, with Muammar Gaddafi forced from power and a more pliant administration installed in Tripoli.
Union Democracy in Iran: Is It Possible? | Labor Notes
In an eye-opening interview with Labor Notes about assaults on workers in Iran and their efforts to organize free trade unions, an organizer based in Tehran delves into the volatile situation for advocates of union democracy in a closed society.
البديل | البديل » المتهم الأول فى انتفاضة 6 ابريل بالمحلة يروى للبديل تفاصيل التعذيب فى امن الدولة والتغريب 3 سنين في حب مصر
يرى الكثيرون أن انتفاضة المحلة 2008 كانت هي الشرارة الأولى لثورة 25 يناير خاصة مشهد تحطيم صورة الرئيس المخلوع مبارك .. لكن هذه الانتفاضة كان وراءها أبطال مجهولون دفعوا الثمن من حياتهم وأبدانهم وسنين عمرهم دفاعا عن حريتهم وحقهم في حياة كريمة .. البديل التقت أحمد عبد الرءوف مني المتهم الأول فى قضية انتفاضة المحلة بعد خروجه من السجن في مارس لماضي
Greece reaches the brink | SocialistWorker.org
TENS OF thousands of protesters surrounded Greece’s parliament building in Athens June 15 and clashed for hours with riot police as politicians debated a new round of austerity measures that would further slash living standards.
Five of the Nastiest Examples of Wal-Mart Evil | | AlterNet
From worker mistreatment to putting local stores out of business, here’s how Wal-Mart is still fighting for the wrong side.
Workmates: direct action workplace organising on the London Underground | libcom.org
In the late 1990s, plans to outsource track maintenance on the London Underground were being pushed through by the government. Workers at one depot responded by forming a new workplace group, both inside and outside the existing union, the RMT. This pamphlet charts the highs and lows of the Workmates collective, highlighting their successes and failures, their radically democratic organising method and their creative forms of direct action.
Political Crisis in Greece Amidst Revolt Against Massive Budget Cuts and Tax Hikes
Greece was rocked Wednesday by massive street protests and a strike of millions of workers against the government’s austerity plans. In response, embattled Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announced he will reshuffle his cabinet to try to achieve consensus on how to address the country’s crippling debt crisis.
A-Infos (en) Britain, UK Unmasked and the New Kids on the Bloc – preview article from AF Organise! #76 (Summer 2011)
Analysis by a member of the Anarchist Federation on the “March for the Alternative” (March 26th 2011) and the political trends expressed within it, especially UK Uncut and the Black Bloc, in relation to the growing anti-cuts movement in the UK.
Chomsky: Wealthiest 1% Rule Our Politics — But There’s Hope in the Fight Against Global Capital | Economy | AlterNet
In the past thirty years there has been enormous concentration of wealth in a very tiny part of the population. Noam Chomsky talks about how to fight back.
Strategizing for the Austerity Era | Anarchist news dot org
On May 20-21, anarchists and fellow travelers gathered in Milwaukee for a small conference about the ongoing crisis of capitalism. In the final discussion, people from around the US compared notes on recent anti-austerity protests, focusing chiefly on the student movement in California and the recent protests in Wisconsin. We’ve summarized some of the conclusions here in hopes they can be useful in the next phase of anarchist organizing.
Selling Your business to your employees through a worker cooperative | American Worker Cooperative
From the Ohio Employee Ownership Center’s 22nd Annual conference, Leslie Schaller, of Casa Nueva Restaurant and Cantina, Todd Brewster of Select Machine, Mark Stewart of Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, and Rod Kelsay of the Mid-America Cooperative Council host an hour and half long discussion on transitioning businesses into cooperatives.
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