Listen to an interview with Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherrer of the University of Kassel, director of the International centre for development and decent work, on the future impacts of major trade Agreements such as (TTIP)Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement, between the United States and the European Union and (CETA)Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the E.U. , but also their connections to the TPP.
7 years ago this September. A crisis that began in wall street which morphed into a global financial crisis. Exposing, the limits to finance dominated capital. Yet the result of the crisis was only the preservation of finance dominated capitalism. 7 years later, the periphery of the Eurozone remains in crisis. The inflated Chinese economy, the overvalued stock market and its rapid decline only exposing how little has changed since 2007, in the architecture of the global economy.
Choudry & Henaway. The workers vs.temporary labour agencies.
The workers vs. temporary labour agencies. Contextualizing im/migrant workers’ struggles against temporary labour recruitment agencies in Canada1
Paper for Second International Sociological Association Forum of Sociology, (Research Committee 44 – Labour Movements), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1-4 August 2012. (Panel on Unfree Labour: States, Capital and the struggles of migrant and immigrant Workers for social and economic justice)
Aziz Choudry2 and Mostafa Henaway3
“Labor history is full of vicious little timewarps, where archaic or long foresworn practices and conceptions of work are reinvented in a fresh context. . . . The “sweating system” of farming outwork to competing contractors in the nineteenth-century garment industry was once considered an outdated exception to the rule of the integrated factory system. Disdained as a pre-industrial relic by the apostles of scientific management, this form of subcontracting is now a basic principle of almost every sector of the post-industrial economy and has emerged as the number one weapon in capital’s arsenal of labor cost-cutting and union-busting”. (Ross, 2001:83)
On June 30th 2013, will mark 1 year since the election of Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. Since then there has been a complete regression of the basic demands made by millions of Egyptians less than two years ago in the January 25th Revolution. What we have seen from them has been continued neo-liberal policies and negotiations for a new IMF bail out loan of 4.8 billion dollars, to continued torture and repression. Like January 25th 2011 under the new banner of Tamaroud(rebel) thousands of Egyptians are mobilizing once again for the main goals of the revolution Freedom, Liberty, and Social Justice.
I spoke with ,Atef Said a human rights attorney who practiced law and directed various research projects in Egypt from 1995-2004. He is the author of Torture in Egypt: A Judicial Reality (2000) published by the Human Rights Center for the Assistance of Prisoners and Torture is a Crime Against Humanity (2008), published Hisham Mubarak Law Center. Both
Interview for Talking Radical Radio on Rabble on the changing nature of class and the need for new forms of Worker organizing in Canada.
Did a lengthy interview on Migrant worker organizing and more reflective on the struggles of immigrant workers as part of the changing nature of class and work and how the labor movement needs to adapt to such realities.
Javeria of the immigrant workers centre speaking at the @mur press conference for an end to deportations of Mexicans and status 4 all