Экономика

Disturbances lecture series: Capitalist Dynamics & the Gendered, Racialized Politics of Labour Contracts

In Kupoli, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor on Sunday
March 2nd

Food available 4pm, Lecture 4.30pm

A discussion on Contract & Contagion: From Biopolitics to Oikonomia
(2012), with particular emphasis on changing forms of work, labour-time,
value theory and questions about the abolition of work.

Terminal recession - what is it?

February 3rd at 2 PM at Kupoli of New student house, Mannerheimintie 5 B 7th floor
The present recession is not an ordinary hiccup in capitalist circulation. A terminal recession results as economic growth hits the limits of cheap energy. The amount of free labour de-grows. Various efforts of adjusting the so-called real economy to the end of growth follow. We have to expect not only uncertainty but also an increase in authoritarian tendencies.
Introduction by Tere Vadén

Silent revolution in Belarus

The situation in Belarus is now getting closer to the one that was during the elections in December 2010 but now it seems to be more massive and popular.
After the elections the economy collapsed without Russian dotations. The local currency devaluated almost thrice. Therefore the national bank limited the operations with foreign currencies wich led to smaller banks' collapses, blocking currency accounts and cards and long lines before the currency exschange points similar to those for toilet paper and bread in the Soviet Union. The prices for most of the goods went up by 100%. The big and small businesses that where dealing with import are closing down as they can't buy the currency. Imported cigarettes, hygiene goods, etc. have disappered. The petrol prices went up and limitations were imposed on buying it for one car.
Social unrest grows and some groups already let their steam off.

Ukraine: student protests continue

On Wednesday, April 13, students of Lviv held mass protest "against the degradation of education", which was attended by no less than 4 thousand people. Everything began with the rally near the monument of Ivan Franko, where students painted posters, writing on the stands of their grievances and demands to the Ministry of Education and conducted the orchestra rehearsal protest.

Khimki timber sold under the hammer

While the Ministry is circulating false promises to compensate for cutting Khimki Forest 700 hectares of plantations, land along the future highway Moscow - St. Petersburg are already sold out. The site of "Khimki-Land" appeared for sale in areas along the projected Khimki forest trails. Vendors promise to themselves "all cut" under construction and resolve problems with local residents. Meanwhile, defenders of Khimki forest planning a new international campaign of protest and began an international petition against the construction of the road.

Spain: On the streets against the contracts with subcontractors in the Junta of Galicia

About a hundred workers at the call of CNT on 26 March this year, took to the streets to Compostela, in protest against the illegal transfer of employees in the privately managed, as well as harassment and dismissal. Despite the bad weather, the demonstration started at noon on the square-Roch-de Compostela and ended at the Plaza de Cervantes performance of the most laid-off workers and the Secretary General of CNT Compostela.

Belgium: European Trade Union march against against the summit of the European Union in Brussels (photos)

March 24th tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Brussels, where on this day EU summit was held. The demonstrators were protesting against the policies of the EU economy. In several districts of Brussels were formed columns of demonstrators who were supposed to meet around the building, which comprises heads of EU states. In columns involved workers and employees in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg. According to the European trade unions who organized the march, the number of participants had reached 20-30 thousand people. Were reported clashes with the police.

Cuba: neoliberalism with a local "characteristics"

State-capitalist regime of Raul Castro has begun to economic reform, which, according to Euronews , provides for a gradual reduction in Millions of jobs in the public sector. such a large scale anti-social mayhem did not know until now none of the openly neo-liberal governments in the world!

Bolivia: The general strike has forced the government to cancel the price increase

December 28 employees of the transport sector of Bolivia announced an indefinite strike due to rising fuel prices. As a result, the country started to serious disruptions of public transport, the authorities have to draw military trucks for delivery to residents of the settlements located near large cities, their jobs.

Pension goodbye to you

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine proposes Verkhovna Rada to raise the retirement age for women from 55 to 60 years, annually increasing it to 6 months, from February 1, 2011. Stated in the draft 7455 "On measures to ensure the legislative reform of the pension system", registered on the site of the Parliament on 13 December.

According to the explanatory note to this bill, the government proposes to Parliament in 2013 to raise the retirement age for men working in the public service to 62 years.

CNT-AIT open conflict against the precarious contracts and reductions in the Madrid Complutense University

November 17 CNT-AIT started the action, aimed at the public expression of his conflict with the University Komputense in connection with the recruitment of students for scholarship and calls for withdrawal of the plan budget balansa.My gathered from 14:00 to 15:00 before the office of student vitserektorata (Student Vicerector's), putting a banner that read: "No more cuts and precarious contracts. There is no plan for fiscal balance. No work for a stipend." The protest was ass to raise awareness in the working heart.

Transport strike took place in Greece

At Thursday, November 25, 2010 in Athens urban transport workers, unhappy with government plans to restructure the transport companies on a warning strike. The strike was aimed against possible layoffs at state-owned companies in the private sector and affected four million vehicles in the Athens metropolitan area - according to tradition, buses, trams, metro and suburban railway strike on different schedules.

Radical business unit has joined the march against austerity measures in London

October 23 members of the Federation of Solidarity joined the radical bloc working on a march demanding an end to austerity measures imposed on the working class as part of the budget savings - the largest attack against workers over the past desyatiletiya.Anarho-syndicalists joined the fight against the economy, as these measures bring an immediate and real deterioration of the working people and obrekut it to new suffering. But the answer to the situation lies not in changing the government's budget.

The self-organization in the fight!

This transmission of the text, which was partly read at the French national radio on October 27 by several people who came into the studio to cancel Life shou.Esli boss requires his employees to agree to the victims and the reduction in salary for the sake of "saving the company, it already means that he had decided to close it. If the right, left, and the media tell us that we must work longer to "save our pension system", they proclaim that it is already scheduled konets.Nam say that we should work for 2 more years.

Ache in Russia would be "a more expensive" - payments for sick leave will cut

Health and Social Development, introduced in the State Duma anti-social bill that radically alters the payment scheme for sick leave. The main thing about him is that 100% of average earnings will not be paid after 8 years of service, and after 15 years. And the hospital will be assessed on the basis of average earnings are not over 12 months and 24 months, says Rossiyskaya Gazeta . The new bill infringes on the rights of millions of young workers.

In Europe, all on strike!

In Europe, planned social explosion - in so many countries simultaneously has not yet bastovali.Evropa wracked by massive strikes. Trade unions of several EU countries announced a protest against the anti-crisis measures their governments. The largest event was held in Brussels yesterday - on the streets of the city went more than 50 000 people, many specifically for this came from other countries. Return home was not all - to join the strike, officials announced the Brussels airport.

In Alma-Ata, former employees of the company "Kuat" blocked the road

In Almaty, former employees of the corporation "Kuat" demanded payment of salary for three years. A chronic lack of money has long caused them to resign, but their debt remained outstanding. Builders owed for the eastern bypass road, financed by the municipality. The construction company "Kuat" beginning in the 2007 year.

In Alma-Ata, former employees of the company "Kuat" blocked the road

In Almaty, former employees of the corporation "Kuat" demanded payment of salary for three years. A chronic lack of money has long caused them to resign, but their debt remained outstanding. Builders owed for the eastern bypass road, financed by the municipality. The construction company "Kuat" beginning in the 2007 year.

The Cuban government on the path of reform ... against workers

The Cuban government is going to cut 500,000 jobs in the public sector by March next year, to give the opportunity to develop private business. Such a move local and foreign media called unprecedented and remind us that this practice was not in 1960.

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