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New Types of School Sabotage in Distance Education

This student rebellion, by itself, may not be aimed towards any valid goal. As Malissa explained, it’s just a joke. And its immediate effect, most of the time, is to give headaches — and more work — to teachers and other school staff workers. At the same time, it is through this insubordination that students maintain a margin of autonomy. And it is precisely in this space of action outside the control of the school authorities that the possibilities for political confrontation resides.

Let’s Prevent the Corona Catastrophe in Elderly Care Homes – The State Cannot and Does not Want to do it!

Care facilities for the elderly have become a pandemic hotspot. One third of all the people in Germany who have died due to Covid-19 were residents of elderly care and nursing homes. The misconduct of individual facilities isn’t to blame – this disaster has structural causes.

Political Crisis and Class Struggle in Brazil

This article is a short description of what’s going on in Brazil. While I was writing these lines we exceeded 11,000 deaths in Brazil, and I hope that quarantine will soon be imposed, and that those who have to provide for themselves will be financially supported during the lockdown through help from the federal government. For now, unfortunately, that is not what is happening.

A Worker Interview: Sylvie, Mailwoman in the French Post Office

“Before, if you finished work you could go home. But now it’s a private company, and they’re sticking to the schedule. I mean, to get away from work, because we have to fight to get paid for overtime hours. But right now, with these sanitary conditions, it’s silly to keep people in when they’re done working.”

Padrone di Merda – Worker Organizers Under Attack in Bologna, Italy!

At dawn this morning in Bologna, Italy, some precarious workers who refused to be exploited and swindled by their shit bosses were woken up by police officers, giving them notice of these precautionary measures against them. Five were ordered to leave Bologna and one was banned from approaching their ex-workplace and ex-bosses. A further 13 workers have also been charged.

“We’re All On Our Own” – Brussels Transport Workers Launch Wildcat Strike Against the Return to Normality

Since the unions have signed an agreement with our bosses, a movement of wildcat strikes started yesterday, May 11th, 2020. The agreement has accepted the return to normality. This means that we should return to schedules as they were before the health crisis, which is still going on. However, the majority of the tram and bus drivers oppose resuming work under these conditions, for several reasons.