Post Tagged with: "Strikes"

The 2014 Tube Strikes

February 8, 2014 8:51 pm0 comments
The 2014 Tube Strikes

I read on a friend’s Facebook update (yes, I still haven’t jumped ship fully, I fear) words to this effect: ‘Even when London is in dire financial straits, the TFL will still hold the working people of this city to ransom. We must never forget this.’ It is, of course, […]

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How to save the world

November 21, 2013 3:32 pm0 comments
How to save the world

We’re all used to Hollywood’s wildly varying predictions of the nature of fire and brimstone apocalypse may rain down on humanity. Of these, Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer’s 1998 blockbuster Armageddon starring Bruce Willis is perhaps the most instantly recognisable. The plotline, for the uninitiated, revolves around a team of […]

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Enjoy MADrid as the locals do

February 17, 2013 1:00 pm0 comments
Enjoy MADrid as the locals do

Welcome to the cash-for-gold town. “Are you really moving to Madrid? Cool, enjoy yourself…how I envy you!”. No matter how hot the last autumn of strikes and protestations was, no matter how many bloody clashes between protesters and police there were on the last November 14 general strike: people living […]

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South Africa at the Crossroads III: Lessons of Marikana

October 4, 2012 4:07 pm0 comments
South Africa at the Crossroads III: Lessons of Marikana

Striking miners at Marikana in South Africa have won a historic victory. The disgraceful shootings last month (August 16) saw 34 miners killed by police, 78 wounded AND 270 arrested and accused of their colleagues’ murders in a kind of sick, Orwellian twist. Despite beatings, widely alleged torture and harassment, the strike not only […]

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