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ICI Berlin: Weak Resistance 2

ICI Berlin: Weak Resistance 2 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social mobilizations today often use the strategies of the weak rather than the strong. The slogan ‘we are the 99%’ signals a belonging to the actually or potentially dispossessed, a group recognizing its situation as one of vulnerability and precarity. Refusal and subversion replace aggressive critique; political claims offer various versions of what could be called ‘weak resistance’. The weak messianism announced by Walter Benjamin in his ‘Theses on the Philosophy of History’ emerges in the movements of the supposedly speechless, subaltern, and the rebellious ‘other’ of the Western hegemonic subject both at the core and on the periphery of globalized capitalism.With Isabell Lorey, Hila Amit Abas, Ewa Majewska, moderated by Rosa BarotsiOrganized by Ewa Majewska
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Against meaninglessness and precarity: the crisis of work

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An exclusive excerpt from David Frayne’s contribution to ROAR Issue #2, ‘The Future of Work’, scheduled for release in June/July.
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Labour’s Future of Work: Flexicurity, Universal Basic Income, and the Precariat

Labour’s Future of Work: Flexicurity, Universal Basic Income, and the Precariat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the last week or so, we've talked a lot about how automation is coming for our jobs. For our latest instalment, David Hall reports from Labour's Future of Wor

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Common ground for independent workers — What’s The Future of Work? — Medium

Common ground for independent workers - What's The Future of Work? - Medium
Principles for delivering a stable and flexible safety net for all types of work
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Will Work For The Commons - Meandering home

Will Work For The Commons - Meandering home | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
for like minded people around the world who find themselves in a similar predicament We are educated people in our thirties, some of us have families. We feel the ...
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Ayanna Dunlap-Bell Discusses Conditions Facing Young Workers

What is the future of work for the Millennial generation with the loss of millions of unionized jobs, the switch to temps or contract workers with no benefits, the ...
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The “Uberization” of Jobs: Employee or Independent Contractor?

The “Uberization” of Jobs: Employee or Independent Contractor? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
To not apply the possibly antiquated rules set forth in Borello to the new “share” economy could mean that thousands of new workers in California go without necessary protections
The Uber business model could be a sea change in how many...
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The people who know what a Full HDTV is... - Guerrilla Translation!

The people who know what a Full HDTV is... - Guerrilla Translation! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The hacker culture is capable of reversing the relationships at play in the contribution economy. Hacking means appropriating tools and networks to put them to other uses. We're amateurs, yes, but rebel amateurs.
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A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens – review

A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens – review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Too many jobs are now temporary and insecure: a new class, the 'precariat' is growing. Guy Standing has responded with an inspiring vision of a Good Society. By John Harris
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Finding Common Ground between the 'precariat' and the salaried and unionized workers | P2P Foundation

A brief video summary of Michel Bauwens' contribution to the ETUC/ETUI conference 'Shaping the new world of work', Brussels, 27-29 June 2016.
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Being self-employed means freedom. Freedom to be abused and underpaid | Aditya Chakrabortty

Being self-employed means freedom. Freedom to be abused and underpaid | Aditya Chakrabortty | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Across Britain, firms are laying off permanent staff in favour of contractors – then treating them unfairly
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The Rise Of The Gig Worker In The Sharing Economy

The Rise Of The Gig Worker In The Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I’ve ridden in the backseat of many Uber drivers’ cars. Sometimes we exchange lively banter, other times we sit silently as I check email on my phone...

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3rd Barcelona Challengers Conference: Times of change - Three visionaries, three opinions

How are technology and innovation changing the future of work? Watch Dr. Guy Standing, professor at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, Federico Pistono, author of “Robots Will Steal Your Job But That's OK” and Dr. Alex Bandar, visionary and metallurgist, giving their professional and very different answers to that question at the 3rd and final Barcelona Challengers Conference.

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Roderick Benns, “Goodbye welfare, hello basic income.”

Roderick Benns, “Goodbye welfare, hello basic income.” | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Roderick Benns, “Goodbye welfare, hello basic income.” Leaders and Legacies, May 1, 2015
The post Roderick Benns, “Goodbye welfare, hello basic income.” appeared first on BIEN.
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Book of the Day: Government of the Precarious

Book of the Day: Government of the Precarious | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
* Book: State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious. by Isabell Lorey.
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MY, PREKARIAT (WE, the PRECARIAT) - social campaig

MY, PREKARIAT (WE, the PRECARIAT) - social campaig | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We inaugurate MY, PREKARIAT (WE, the PRECARIAT) social campaign in Poland and announce May 23, 2015 the PRECARIAT’s DAY. We invite you to participate in the campaign, support the DAYS OF PRECARIOUS ACTION in May 2015 in Poland and beyond, as well as celebrations of  PRECARIAT’s DAY in Warsaw and beyond.

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A ‘Precariat Charter’ is required to combat the inequalities and insecurities produced by global capitalism

A ‘Precariat Charter’ is required to combat the inequalities and insecurities produced by global capitalism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Rising inequality is one of the most salient issues in global and European politics. Guy Standing writes that what we have witnessed in recent decades is not simply an increase in inequality, but a...
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