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Archive for 19. Februar 2010

Happy Birthday, New Left Review!

Posted by entdinglichung - 19. Februar 2010

Dem New Left Review zum 50. Geburtstag alles Gute (auch für die näxten 50 Jahre), einen Artikel zur Feier gibt es bei Tendance Coatesy:

Das Inhaltsverzeichnis der 1. Ausgabe Januar/Februar 1960:


* Stuart Hall: Introducing NLR
* Ralph Miliband: The Sickness of Labourism
* Raphael Samuel: The Deference Voter
* Mervyn Jones: The Man from Labour
* Frank Allaun: CND After the Election
* Christopher Farley: CND after the Elections
* Michael Kullman: Notting Hill Hustings
* Clancy Sigal: Open Letter to the Left
* Richard Hoggart and Raymond Williams: Working Class Attitudes (Discussion)
* John Braine: The Bug House
* Arnold Wesker: The Kitchen
* Michael Barratt Brown: Jugoslavia Revisited (Part I)
* Robert F. Williams: Can Negroes Afford to Be Pacifists?
* Dave Dellinger: Are Pacifists Willing to be Negroes?
* Bill Holdsworth: Songs of the People
* Brian Groombridge and Paddy Whannel: Something Rotten on Denmark Street
* Edward P. Thompson: The Point of Production
* Paul Rose: Manchester Left Club on Youth
* Stuart Hall: ULR Club in Notting Hill
Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Ein Aufruf zur Solidarität mit den ArbeiterInnenkämpfen in Birma

Posted by entdinglichung - 19. Februar 2010

Quelle: Links – International Journal of Socialist Renewal:

Burma: Regional left support for workers’ struggle

February 13, 2010 — The statement below has been signed by the Working People’s Association (Indonesia); Confederation Congress of Indonesia Union Alliance; the Singapore Democratic Party; the Socialist Party of Malaysia; Socialist Alternative (Australia); Socialist Alliance (Australia); Socialist Worker New Zealand; Young Democrats (Singapore); Partido ng Manggangawa (Philippines); Congress of South African Trade Unions; Partido Lakas ng Masa (Philippines); World Federation of Trade Unions (Asia Pacific Region); Movement for the Advancement of Student Power (Philippines); Canadian HART.

If your organisation would like to sign this statement, email international@prp-indonesia.org.

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Workers at Burma’s Taiyi shoe factory and Opal 2 garment factory began a strike on February 8, 2010. They are demanding a salary increase, a reduction of working hours and the provision of a clean space for meals.

The strike started in the Mya Fashion garment factory in the No. 3 Factory Zone of Yangon’s Hlaing Thrayar Township.

Now, the workers are being blocked from leaving the factory zone by riot police trucks. At least 50 trucks packed with riot police carrying assault rifles and shields were dispatched. No one has been allowed to enter.

Police are securing roads surrounding the Hlaingtharyar Industrial Zone, about 11km outside the biggest city, Yangon.

Overall, working condition in Burma are worsening. The Burmese military regime is pro-foreign capital and depends on cheap wages and deplorable working conditions to attract foreign investment.

Like other democratic rights in Burma, the rights of workers, such as the freedom to form trade unions, are also being repressed.

The rise of working-class struggle is a good sign for the possibility of fundamental changes in Burma. The rise of working-class struggle should be supported by all peoples’ movements in Burma and internationally. We support the struggle of Burma’s working class and demand:

• The workers’ just demands be fulfilled;

• An end to all forms of repression against workers; and

• Full democratic rights for workers, including the right to organise, build independent trade unions and form political parties.

We declare our fullest support for the people of Burma to build a democratic nation. Only with a democratic Burma can prosperity and justice can be achieved.

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