Wildcat n° 82 est le dernier numéro paru : http://www.wildcat-www.de/
Sur la page d’accueil, la présentation du numéro est précédée de quelques « actualités »
Per una teoria critica libertaria
n. 13, gennaio - giugno 2008
Passato e presente
Visconte Grisi - Il sessantotto
Stefano Capello - Da Washington a Pechino? (Passando per Delhi)
Raffaele Sciortino - Primarie e politica estera statunitense
Claudio Albertani - Messico ferito
Marco Rossi - Sull'uso bellico della storia
Stanislao Moulinski - Sul diritto...
Paolo Sensini - "Esiste il totalitarismo?". Eccome se esiste!
Lavoro e società
Raniero Germano - No Dal Molin!
Cosimo Scarinzi - Un accordo a perdere
Raffaele Sciortino - Una nota sul contratto metalmeccanici
Silvia Ferbri - A proposito di nuovo mutualismo
Benedetto De Gaspari - Alcune note sul nuovo senso comune pedagogico
Cosimo Scarinzi - Lettera ad una professoressa. Una rilettura più che una recensione
Storia e memoria
Tobia Imperato - Pietro Ferrero e la strage del dicembre 1922
Sebastiano Tringali - "Lasciate che i bambini vengano a noi"
Leggere o altro
Jean Stoppardi - Omaggio a Izzo
Recensione di Selva Varengo., La rivoluzione ecologica (Silvia Ferbri)
Recensione di Federico Ferretti, Il mondo senza mappa (Silvia Ferbri)
Recensione di Beneforti-Niccolai-Ortu, A lungo andare (Diego Giachetti)
Recensione di Andrea Rapini, La nazionalizzazione a due ruote (Diego Giachetti)
Recensione di Guido Caccia, L'altro comunismo nella rivoluzione russa (Dino Erba)
Recensione di Ante Ciliga, Nel paese della grande menzogna (Antonio Pagliarone)
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prol-position news #10
Since we published the first issue or prol-position news in March 2005 the world-wide transformation of the conditions of exploitation continued, factories and call centers kept on moving around the globe, workers followed them or went ahead, markets boomed and slumped, laws were made and broken, assembly-lines and offices got re-shuffled and re-connected to the world wide web of transport and divided labor. The newsletters reflected these changes. More...
Comments on Crisis
The current financial crisis is rooted in the crisis of social production: profit squeeze / over-accumulation in the industrialized regions of the world, workers unrests and increasing desires in the newly industrialized periphery, major pressure from the roaming rural proletariat of the South, trying to escape the misery of the soil and village life. More...
China's Migrant Workers
Even before the beginning of the reforms in 1978 socialist China had experienced migration movements. In the early 1950s millions came from the countryside to the cities to work in the new state industries. At first, they were needed there, but with unemployment and problems with supplies of e.g. food in the mid-50s the government introduced a strict household registration system (hukou). The hukou-system restricted the mobility of most Chinese and kept them in the countryside for the next decades. More...
The Generation of Unhappy Workers in China
During the restructuring of the 1980s and 1990s the urban proletariat of the state-owned factories – the gongren – was the focus of the restructuring and experienced massive layoffs after 1997. Before the reforms the differences between the gongren and the peasants and migrant workers were all too obvious. A part of the gongren had a number of benefits, like a guaranteed work place and better health care, and were considered a strong pillar of the socialist regime. But after the reforms, the urban proletariat became the losers. More...
Female Workers Under Maoist Patriarchy
One may think socialism wiped out the Chinese form of "feudalistic" patriarchy. At least, Maoism improved the women's situation in comparison to the time before "liberation", in the cities as well as on the countryside. After "liberation" in 1949 most urban women did wage labor in state-owned factories or other businesses, while rural women were drawn into the people's communes' labor service. That changed their position in the family, also because due to the low wages in the Mao-era the women's wage was an important part of the family income. More...
Dacia-Renault in Romania
On March 24, 2008, about 8,000 of the 13,000 workers at the Dacia car factory in Romania went on an open-ended strike. One of their demands was a wage increase of 50 to 70 percent. For the first time in a strike in Romania, the strikers did not base their demands on standard wages in Romania but compared themselves to Renault workers in Turkey or France, who earn between 900 and 2,000 Euros for the same work (the workers at Dacia earn about 300 Euros). This strike at Dacia is the most significant struggle in the Romanian private sector since 1989 and could be the beginning of a wave of strikes for better living conditions across the country. More...
Docker Strike in Romania
In Romania the strike wave continues: on Thursday morning, 17th of July 2008, five hundred dock workers at the Agigea Sud terminal went on indefinite strike. The terminal belongs to the container port of Constanta , a town at the Romanian coast of the Black Sea. Their main demands: a wage increase of 700 Ron (about 200 Euros), a bonus for seniority, extra-payment for overtime and a clear regulation of the working-time.The author of this article was in Constanta and talked to the workers. More...
Filipina Textile Workers in Romania
Like many other companies in the Romanian textile and construction sectors, textiles firm Mondostar has had to struggle with a persistent labor shortage for several years. Amongst the local workers hardly anyone is willing to work for the low wages paid in the textile industries. Since three months ago Mondostar has employed 95 women from the Philippines in order to counteract the shrinking supply of labor. Hoping for a good job in Europe, the workers from the Philippines borrowed money while still in their home country. More...
Bangladeshi Workers in Romania
The first workers from Bangladesh that we meet in the town-center of Bacau belong to the 74 construction-workers who have been employed for three months by the firm Rombet S.A. They are working with local construction-workers on the large construction-site for a new shopping mall. They cannot complain about the food and accommodation. "But the wages are much too low! We have a contract for 500 US-Dollars on 8 hours a day. But we work 10 hours each day, including Saturday, and we only get 375 US-Dollars!" More...
Machine Plant in Germany
Winter 2008. Lunch break at MOB, a special machine manufacturing company in Luckenwalde, 60 kilometers south of Berlin, an industrial dormitory town, high unemployment, and the home town of Rudi Dutschke, the 1968 SDS student leader. China and the international supply chains reverberate in this German small town proletarian daily life. The 80 workmates are from the hinterland of Brandenburg and Saxony, mostly village types, but they have assembled giant engine washing-machines in car factories around the globe: for VW in Poznan, Poland, Chery in China, Daimler in Western Germany, Volvo in Sweden, BMW in the USA, Conti in Japan or for wheel rim manufacturing plants in Tijuana, Mexico. More...
(Former) left radicals and unions work together – not only in political alliances, e.g. when organizing certain campaigns (clean clothes, campaigns for global social rights etc.). In wildcat #78 we explained and criticized the "organizing"-approach which has created illusions concerning a "new type of union". The illusions prevail mainly amongst those lefties who got engaged in the debate about 'precarity' during the last years. If we start from the general critique of unions as organizations of representation of workers then we have to state that 'organizing' is not better than the traditional union work, but rather its continuation. 'Organizing' certainly does not stand for a rupture neither with the traditional claim to represent and nor with social partnership. More...