Daily Archives: May 23, 2018

New Transnational Unionism: Review of ‘Choke Points’

by Theo Vynnychenko Kenji

New Transnational Unionism: Review of ‘Choke Points’ eds. Alimahomed-Wilson & Ness (2018)

Introduction

At a time when rightwing nationalism appears increasingly to be the only voice for the embattled union movement in the global north. At a time when there is a widespread misconception of union obsolescence given the historic ebb in working class organization. At a time when the left is confused and vague as to how it ought to deal with the immense transformations of global capitalism currently taking place with the rise of containerization, outsourcing, e-commerce, and the like. Choke Points, is a volume that gets straight to the heart of the problem and identifies ways that workers in the twenty first century can organize to take advantage of strategic nodes on global value chains.

Humans Less Than 1% of Life on Earth, But Have Destroyed Half of Its Plants, More Than 80% of All Mammals

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The researchers estimate that, in terms of biomass, the so-called rise of human civilization has destroyed 83 percent of wild mammals, 80 percent of marine animals, 50 percent of plants, and 15 percent of fish.

France | European Workers Conference (Paris, 12 and 13 May 2018)

Final Declaration

Meeting 25 years after the signing of the Maastricht Treaty, we, workers (1), youth and labour movement activists from Belarus, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, the Spanish State, Switzerland and Turkey, meeting in Paris on 12 and 13 May 2018, have responded to the appeal issued by activists from France, Germany and Italy, which said: