NDLON improves the lives of day laborers in the United States. To this end, NDLON works to unify and strengthen its member organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights. NDLON fosters safer, more humane environments for day laborers, both men and women, to earn a living, contribute to society, and integrate into the community.
A brief guided tour around the political and organisational landscape of the movement – for participants new to international trade union discussions.
Dave Spooner explains it’s very hard to find an example of the ITUC’s concept of ‘decent work’ in today’s economyThe ILO was formed in 1919 in response to the Russian Revolution – Dave Spooner describes it as a ‘theatre of class warfare’!
Do you ever get sick of people trying to sell you the formula for success? While it would be lovely if we were all leaders and innovators, in these tough times options are limited. The only choice you might have for the time being (at least) is to get through the day the best way you can.
Whether you actually are doing something you love or not, paid or unwaged, suited or booted, doing what’s necessary to keep yourself in work is a survival skill. It’s not as easy as it looks either, especially given the social no-no’s about openly admitting to struggling with work. And if you’re suffering to the extent that it’s actually affecting your mental health? Well, say the words “mental illness” out loud at work and it’s like you just farted in a lift.
SAYS-USVoice to the voiceless! Power to the powerless! From anonymous complaint to coordinated action.A proposal to create tools for change
Jobvent.com, before it was eviscerated by Glassdoor.com, proved that a site for job related complaints, works. Tens of thousands of employees wrote critical reviews about almost 10,000 different companies.
The outpouring of employee complaints resulted in some improvements, but not enough.
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ENGLISH: Viet Labor’s aim is for the affiliated groups to assist one another, and coordinate when necessary, to further their common aim: We want wages and conditions that reflect fairly our work. We want safe and sanitary working conditions.
To meet this aim, affiliated groups share experiences: How to put together a petition .. How to strike effectively .. What to do when the employer does not pay overtime allowance .. What to do when the employer makes deductions then puts these moneys into their pockets ..
To find out more, please email us at chao@laodongViet.org
New forms of social mobilization have outdated previous political practices. Network movements are a new “social atmosphere” that imbues irreversibly other social and political actors. How can we categorize them?
“We are the social network.” This slogan adorned a huge banner on the demonstration in Rio de Janeiro on 17 June 2013 1. The banner from that #17J, the day when the Passe Livre (free fares) protests became a rebellion, explains more about the new paradigms of collective mobilisation than many doctoral theses.
Editor’s Note: This communiqué was released by the EZLN General Command on May 25, 2014, and just translated into English for Enlace Zapatista. In these final words spoken during the commemoration of the murdered compañero Galeano at the Zapatista rebel community of La Realidad, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation announces that he will henceforth cease to exist. For background, check out this piece by Leonidas Oikonomakis. All photos were taken at La Realidad, and are courtesy of our compañer@s from Cooperativa de Medios and the autonomous media of Chiapas.
In his new book, Jeremy Rifkin focuses on the value crisis of contemporary capitalism based on the revolution in marginal costs which destroys the profit rate. He concludes that this will mean that the economy and society will re-orient itself around collaborative commons, with a more peripheric role for the market dynamics. In this, Jeremy Rifkin joins the founding charter of the P2P Foundation, which was precisely created in 2005 to observe, study and promote this transition.
From South Africa to Brazil, from Italy to the US, in Uruguay, Greece, Norway, the UK and in many other countries, municipal councils are taking services back under public control. Public Service workers and their fellow community members are not only defending public services but are also struggling to make them democratic and responsive to the people’s needs and desires.
The Tragedy of The Private, The Potential of The Public (pdf, 3.6MB)
This report co-published by Public Services international and the Transnational Institute surveys anti-privatisation campaigns by PSI affiliates around the world. From South Africa to Brazil, from Italy to the US, in Uruguay, Greece, Norway, the UK and in many other countries, municipal councils are taking services back under public control.
The third GLI International Summer School will be held from Monday 7th – Friday 11th July 2014 at Northern College in Barnsley, UK. The aim of the Summer School is to bring together trade union activists from around the world to debate and question what are, and what should be, the politics of the international trade union movement.
This year, up to 100 participants will be attending the Summer School – including delegations from national unions and global union federations, invited trade union activists, labour movement researchers and educators.
Most participants who attend the school are nominated by supportive unions, union federations and organisations. If you’re interested in attending the Summer School, get in contact with your union in the first instance.
If you have any further queries about the Summer School, drop us an email at email@example.com
Summary of Update: Vote on the location of the Outernet test signal The Outernet blog is LIVE! First test stream of Outernet is a success Be a part of the Outernet design process Meet our Marketing and Communications Lead, Thane Richard Outernet Blog is LIVE! We will be keeping you posted with updates as well as pieces about the work we are doing, the technology behind it, and how it is changing the world. We invite contributions, so visit the blog, read, and possibly write.
First test stream of Outernet is a success On June 24, Syed Karim, Outernet's CEO, watched as information came streaming over an emulation of the satellite broadcast. This simulation tested a few critical assumptions of the Outernet design:
Confirmation that a Raspberry Pi coupled with a Linux-compatible DVB-S tuner can create a cheap, reliable, satellite receiver. Early testing of a web-based file delivery system for satellite broadcasts. Validation of a general concept of operations. Stay tuned for a more detailed updates on Outernet's progress via our blog.
Be a part of the Outernet design process We have hired a videographer, designer, and web architect to create a new look and feel for Outernet before we switch on our product test. We believe Outernet should be open and democratic from the outset, so we are inviting you to be a part of the design process. Have a logo idea you think we would love? Is there a website you think looks amazing that we should learn form? Send it to us via our blog and stay tuned for updates.
Valuable and concrete reflections are being published, filling public understanding of the nature and dynamics of the most-recent social and emancipatory uprisings, known also as Global Revolution. These papers are highly informative self-reflections, written directly by those activists who involved, and actively participated in the transnational ‘organization’ of the ‘revolution’. The ‘organization’ as well as the ‘revolution’ connote quite different things here then they traditionally do. The reason why it is so, is explained very well in recent articles written for instance by Bernardo Gutiérrez and Rodrigo Nunes, both of whom involved in the 15M, Occupy, Gezi, and Brazilian uprisings from inside, and systematically put their self-reflections together, in a framework of a collaborative action-research network, also named as Global Revolution. Below presentation is another important resource produced by Adrià Rodriguez, who have been very active both in 15M, as other ‘network movements’ since 201-11, and the Global Revolution Research Network:
The peer to peer processes are at the core of this rising revolutionary agency, as well as to the structural changes we have been experiencing since the late 60s. These two dialectically shapes each other within the process. Against this backdrop the precariat, peer labour and immaterial labour [including social justice activists working for the NGO sector] are forming a constellation of alter forces, towards a grand alliance without the consciousness of a class. The formation of this new global historic bloc of alter forces can be indicating the rise of a New Transnational Labour Class [so in formation].
On May 24, a coalition of neighborhood groups, students, labor unions, and other civil society organizations convened a popular assembly in Valparaíso, the major Chilean port city devastated by a raging fire last month. Announcing their aim to develop a grassroots plan for the recovery and reconstruction of Valparaíso, the Coordinadora for the Defense of Valparaíso also demanded a temporary freeze on construction permits and the resignation of right-wing mayor Jorge Castro.