Parchment in the Fire: Growing Labor Protests Paralyzing France

Filed under: Europe, Eurozone crisis, Uncategorized Tagged: Austerity, France, General Strike, labour market reforms

Parchment in the Fire: Renzi budget has business ‘dreaming’ and unions worried – English – ANSA.it

Renzi budget has business ‘dreaming’ and unions worried – English – ANSA.it. CGIL and FIOM metalworkers rally for jobs Redazione ANSA Rome 14 October 2014 (ANSA) – Rome, October 14 – Italy’s employers on Tuesday hailed Premier Matteo Renzi’s forthcoming 2015 budget bill as a dream come true while Italy’s largest CGIL labor federation slammed ...

Cowichan Conversations: Clark Government Out To Bust Teacher’s Union and Usher In Charter Schools

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger There is lot at stake in British Columbia. This is so much more than a collective bargaining issue. The public education system itself is on the block and this struggle could lead BC into a ‘General Strike’ showdown before it is through. There may not be a choice if public education is ...

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INTERNATIONAL LABOUR/ANARCHOSYNDICALISM: LATEST SPANISH GENERAL STRIKE A HUGE SUCCESS: March 29th saw a one day general strike in Spain that eclipsed previous general strikes in magnitude if one is to judge by the drop in energy consumption, often the best way of estimating the impact of general strikes on the economy as a whole. According ...

RedBedHead: [VIDEO] Egyptian Journalist & Blogger Hossam El-Hamalawy On Workers & Egypt’s Revolution

This is an excellent talk on the role of workers in the ongoing Egyptian revolution and the state of the revolutionary struggle in Egypt today. Fascinating, inspiring – and sobering – stuff.

RedBedHead: Greece: You Say You Want A Revolution?

It’s hard to make sense of the hubris and cruelty of European Union leaders towards Greece, unless their goal is to goad the Greek population into overthrowing their government. Why else would they demand from the Greeks ever greater levels of austerity, poverty and unemployment and then, when the government turtles and capitulates to their ...

RedBedHead: February 11: The Day Egypt’s Revolution Kicks Out The Jams

The last year the revolution in Egypt has been a source of inspiration to people around the world. It has spawned movement across the region and, indeed across the world. In the minds of the ruling class it has inspired fear from China where mention of the Egyptian revolution was (and probably still is) banned ...

RedBedHead: European Revolt Against Austerity Picks Up Steam

Strikers in Italy resist austerity. It seems apparent that European politicians somehow missed out the economics class where they explain how massive cuts to public spending in the middle of an economic contraction makes things worse. They also missed the one about how simultaneous across-the-board austerity can cause resistance to spread from sector to sector ...

RedBedHead: Live Stream: 48-Hour Greek General Strike Against Austerity

The fight is on. Greek workers are under a massive assault as international bankers, speculators, governments and capitalists try to force a brutal austerity package down their throats. Last year’s austerity has already doubled the unemployment rate to 16% and led to a collapse of government revenues as incomes decline and the economy collapses – ...

RedBedHead: Greek Meltdown: People vs Banks

Forget the riots in Vancouver by angry hockey fans, things are really on the boil in Greece. After a year of austerity measures that have all but killed the economy and which have driven down living standards substantially, the government is coming back for more. Not surprisingly, people are pissed. And when Greek workers get ...

Looking Back At The Roots Of The Labour Movement In Canada For Inspiration

Whenever my energy flags and the struggle to build a better society seems lost, I like to go back in time and revisit the birth of the labour movement in Canada, this invariably recharges my batteries and I get back in the fight. This week I revisited once more the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 ...