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Schall und Rausch-Festival 2008 in Norderstedt durchsetzen!

Posted by entdinglichung - 15. August 2008

Offenbar hat die Stadt Norderstedt beschlossen, dass seit 1993 stattfindende Festival an der Costa Kiesa zu verbieten … weitere Infos dazu hier … daher … kommt massenhaft nach Norderstedt um das Festival durchzusetzen!

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Linke Zeitschriftenschau

Posted by entdinglichung - 15. August 2008

* Die August-2008-Ausgabe der Gurgaon Workers News berichtet u.a. über den Strukturwandel und Proletarisierungstendenzen in der Region um die „Freie Produktionszone“ in Gurgaon/Haryana:

„It is said that India is still an agrarian country, a country of villages. Statistically 70 per cent of the population still live on the “countryside” – but they don’t live as peasants, the majority of them live as proletarians. 40 per cent of the rural population don’t own land. Most of the “land-owning peasants” actually survive as wage workers: 80 per cent of the land-owning households own too little land to make a living – under two hectars – forcing them to turn to other sources of income. Only 35 per cent of the average Indian rural household’s income stems from working on one’s own fields. More and more rural proletarians have to find other sources of income: those who have some kind of resources – e.g. a small patch of land – can migrate to cities, those who have no resources try to find jobs in the rural industries, e.g. brick kilns, construction work or work in the “industrial harvests”. In Haryana – the state surrounding Gurgaon – in Punjab and other states of the “Green Revolution” (the “industrialisation of agriculture”) these tendencies towards “proletarianisation” of the rural population is far advanced. Leaving the old hierarchies of village life and the desolate situation, they try to find a better life in the cities. In Gurgaon the misery and aspirations of the rural proletariat can be found in the factories: most of the workers are migrants from poorer states. The fact that 12-14-16-hours shifts, slum life, malnourishment can still be enforced upon industrial workers is due to the enormous pressure from the land. The fact that the agriculture in Haryana and Punjab finds it difficult to attract a sufficient number of migrant workers for the harvest show that the aspirations within misery are growing. In the following we summarise some articles which relate to the situation in rural Haryana. Looking at the anti-SEZ protests in Gurgaon rural area we can see that the protests are lead by the landed peasantry. They don’t oppose the SEZ as such, they don’t want to keep on letting the poor plough their land, they actually want to leave their land, but for a higher price. The landless don’t protest, but we don’t know why. They might see a chance that the SEZ or the increased construction work will provide better jobs.“

* Ein Schwerpunktthema der Arbeiternews August 2008 (pdf-Datie) des Komitee der Solidarität mit den iranischen ArbeiterInnen – Hamburg ist Kinderarbeit im Iran, in mehreren kurzen Texten berichten Kinder im Alter von sieben bis fünfzehn Jahren über ihre Lebens- und Arbeitsbedingungen, daneben findet mensch in der aktuellen Arbeiternews Informationen zu momentanen Streiks im Iran und zur dortigen Repression gegen unabhängige Gewerkschaften.

* Die aktuelle Ausgabe der Labor Notes berichtet u.a. vom Zurückweichen der Gewerkschaften in den USA gegenüber den Democrats bezüglich der Planungen zur Einführung einer gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung:

„If SEIU and the AFL-CIO get their way, the day that all Americans have affordable insurance will be pushed into the unforeseeable future.

The labor-backed plan, which they call “guaranteed affordable choice,” would create a public program like Medicare that would allegedly compete with the nation’s 1,500 insurance companies. Americans would get tax-financed subsidies to purchase insurance from either a private insurance company or the public plan. Competition, which has never worked in the health insurance industry, would magically come to life.

By leaving the bloated insurance industry smack in the middle of our health care system, “guaranteed affordable choice” would have taxpayers and premium-payers continuing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on unnecessary administrative costs.“

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