Tommy Douglas, Canada’s Great Prairie Socialist, Wasn’t Always So Beloved
You Won’t Evict Us
Ireland’s government admits that housing prices are out of control. But its inaction has forced renters to stand up to landlords for themselves.
##Irlande #gentrification #logement #loyer
The Stakes of the Great Return March
Anti-Semitism. Jeremy Corbyn Orchestrated Offensive in the UK
For months, a campaign has been aimed at destabilising British #Labour_Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, accused of anti-Semitism. The right-wing party, Tony Blair’s heir, and pro-Israel circles are targeting both Corbyn’s left-wing line and his support for the Palestinian people. Britain’s opposition leader should have plenty on his plate at the moment, but Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is spending much of his time instead putting out fires as he is attacked from within and without his party for (...)
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The Ghost of the Mechanical Turk | Jacobin
It is significant that the World Bank thinks that Gaza and the West Bank are “particularly relevant” destinations for #microwork. In the global race to the bottom, the “bottom” is an open-air prison and an area under military occupation. According to their 2014 report, these sites pose “limited risks” to employers in terms of having to pay any full-time employment benefits or a minimum wage. Protections may be “risky” for employers. But making someone dependent for their survival on an algorithm with zero accountability is risky. Not paying them an adequate hourly rate to feed themselves or their family is risky. Irregular or excessive working hours resulting in repetitive strain, eye problems, or insomnia are risky.
One of the big selling points of digital workplaces is also that they are blind to race and gender. But the inherent inequalities of these systems don’t go away just because participants remain anonymous. After Chinese labor camps were exposed for forcing prisoners to play profitable online games, gaming chatrooms began to use “Chinese gold-farmer” as a pejorative for worker-players trying to sell virtual goods. Syrian players in Shatila who viewed their gaming activities as leisure rather than work complained that their broken English or Arab names meant they were viewed by other players as unwanted guest workers or “gold-farmers.” Microworkers have no protection from similar dynamics on digital labor platforms.
The Rule of Law Won’t Save Us
Donald Trump won’t be stopped by the law — in fact, his worse abuses are enabled by it.
Picasso painted Guernica eighty years ago this spring. It still stands as a searing protest against the brutality of war and fascism.
Don’t let them make you forget it — once you move beyond Corbyn’s personal polling, the electorate consistently likes his policies.
The Steps to Ecosocialism
Any ecosocialist movement must have a strategy for organizing in the here and now.
The Centrist Cul-de-Sac
Even if Macron wins in France, five more years of neoliberalism could further bolster the far-right National Front.
Opposing Le Pen should in no way be limited to voting against her on May 7.