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north america / mexico / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Friday October 28, 2011 10:33 by Jeff Shantz
It is sometimes said that while anti-capitalist and alternative globalization movements are clear on what we do not want, we are less clear on what we do want (socialism, anarchism, specifics). Certainly, recent movements have not been as effective as their predecessors (labor in the 1910s and ‘30s; the social movements of the ‘60s and ‘70s) in sustaining the sorts of practices – intellectual and material – that put into effect aspects of the alternative world we seek. My colleague Alan Sears attributes this current inability to a decline in what he calls “infrastructures of dissent” or what I prefer to call “infrastructures of resistance.” As anti-capitalist movements face possibilities of growth, as happened after Seattle in 1999, questions of organization and the relation of various activities to each other and to broader movements for social change can only become more urgent. Yet, the absence of durable organizations or institutions, formal or informal, rooted in working-class organizations and communities, makes for demoralization or a retreat into subculturalism, as has happened to many of the alternative globalization groups. We now face a pressing need to rebuild “infrastructures of resistance” that might sustain not only activists and organizers, but especially the poor and working-class people who are being disastrously impacted by the current crisis. read full story / add a comment
uluslararası / anarşist hareketin / opinion/analysis Friday August 29, 2008 05:47 by Jeff Shantz
Jeff Shantz, York Üniversitesi (Kanada/Toronto) Tarih Bölümünde öğretim görevlisidir.. read full story / add a comment
Διεθνή / Αναρχικό κίνημα / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday November 15, 2007 06:15 by Jeff Shantz και P.J. Lilley (NEFAC-Τορόντο)   text 1 comment (last - thursday november 15, 2007 06:18)
Greek translation of Jeff Shantz και P.J. Lilley “Platform is not just for platformists anymore”. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / workplace struggles / news report Wednesday October 05, 2005 18:15 by Jeff Shantz
Generally speaking, you might expect any union executive wrapping up negotiations that will see the loss of around 3500 members to be feeling as though things had gone dreadfully wrong. Yet there was Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) leader Buzz Hargrove announcing the loss of almost 1500 GM jobs (following losses of 1100 at Ford and at least 1000 at Daimler-Chrysler) by claiming: “I’m absolutely elated.” read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / workplace struggles / news report Tuesday September 20, 2005 16:40 by Jeff Shantz   text 1 comment (last - friday december 16, 2005 08:52)
Labour Day in Canada began on April 15, 1872 when the Toronto Trades Assembly organized a mass workers' demonstration, in part to demand the release of 24 leaders of the Toronto Typographical Union who had been imprisoned for striking to gain a nine-hour workday. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / workplace struggles / news report Monday September 05, 2005 19:51 by Jeff Shantz
On August 15 management at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) locked out 5 500 of its workers, including technical, support and editorial staff as well as on-air hosts, reporters and commentators. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / community struggles / news report Monday August 15, 2005 03:20 by Jeff Shantz   text 8 comments (last - tuesday march 08, 2011 08:39)
An update on the struggle for a raise in the Ontario welfare and disability rates focusing on the 'special diet supplement’, which is under attack from Toronto bureaucrats. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / environment / opinion / analysis Thursday August 11, 2005 00:35 by Jeff Shantz   text 1 comment (last - monday august 15, 2005 18:31)
In recent years a variety of social movement and environmental commentators have devoted a great deal of energy to efforts which argue the demise of class struggle as a viable force for social change (See Eckersley, 1990; Bowles and Gintis, 1987; Bookchin, 1993; 1997). These writers argue that analyses of class struggle are unable to account for the plurality of expressions which hierarchy, domination and oppression take in advanced capitalist or what they prefer to call "postindustrial" societies (See Bookchin, 1980; 1986). They charge that class analyses render a one-dimensional portrayal of social relations. The result of this has been a broad practical and theoretical turn away from questions of class and especially class struggle. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / community struggles / news report Thursday June 30, 2005 19:03 by Jeff Shantz
Recently the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) was alerted to the little known provision that allows for people receiving Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) assistance to apply for up to $250 as a nutritional dietary supplement if a medical professional deems it necessary. read full story / add a comment
nord america / messico / genero / opinione / analisi Monday June 06, 2005 22:35 by PJ Lilley e Jeff Shantz   text 2 comments (last - sunday june 11, 2006 22:42)
Per le lavoratrici, il controllo del proprio corpo è solo un'altra battaglia della guerra di classe, ma è sempre presente. In questo secondo articolo della serie sulla riproduzione, esamineremo il controllo delle nascite e la sterilizzazione nel contesto degli altri attacchi ai poveri. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / gender / opinion / analysis Tuesday April 26, 2005 05:32 by PJ Lilley & Jeff Shantz   text 1 comment (last - monday june 06, 2005 23:55)
As anarcha-feminists, when we think of "reproductive rights" we usually first think of a woman's right to choose when/where/how she has children in terms of her access to free, safe abortions and multiple birth control technologies. We might think of Emma Goldman standing on a soapbox risking arrest to talk to women about condoms, or of our sisters currently standing on the front lines doing clinic defense actions. But on the flip side of the same coin is the right to choose to have a child, and the access to health care and a safe environment to enable that choice. Creeping liberalism and racism manifest when the equation that abortion equals "individual choice free from state interference", or the interests of white, middle class women become the dominant interpretation of reproductive liberty. read full story / add a comment
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