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.
Even though the experience of mutual-aid networks might contribute to a long-term change in people’s everyday lives, mutual-aid is also becoming part of the pandemic spectacle by being co-opted by the state, the media and companies.
The recent biopolitical management of the COVID-19 pandemic by the Greek government seems to be increasingly authoritarian.
Truck drivers, Amazon/Walmart workers, Instacart, and Shipt workers planning to strike on May 1st joining 151 other wildcat strikes since the start of the pandemic.
If, on the one hand, the isolation and loneliness of work within an ICU means the extreme degradation of the worker’s subjectivity, it may also be what drives them to dialogue and to get closer to others.
Here, the state and municipality’s health departments are in conflict: the first one believes we should be more careful, and announced an order of PPE, and the second one is denying the existence of the problem.
The more one looks, the more one finds cases of workers protesting in many Spanish companies.
This interview was done by a feminist strike collective from Vienna, Austria. In Austria, more than 80,000 people work in 24-hour homecare, almost all of them are women. They mainly … Read More
Originally published on Classe en lutte. In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, this document seeks to relay an experience of everyday life within the hospital. Although the conditions in which … Read More
There’s a lack of enthusiasm for getting back to normal. A normality of starvation wages, exhausting shifts, little professional recognition and a severe lack of resources.