Form France to Europe. Building a Transnational Social Strike

Report of the Paris Assembly – 11th June 201614-giugno

Français – Italiano

Participants

Coordination des intermittents et précaires (France), NuitDebout (Commission general strike, Commission political economy, Commission democracy), Sud Solidaire (France), Clap (Rome, Italy), Precarious Dis-connections (Bologna, Italy), Plan C (UK), Alt åt Alla (Sweden), Worker’s Initiative (Poland), Interventionistische Linke (Germany), activists from Scotland, Netherlands and Brazil.

Discussion

From France to Europe

A report of the ongoing mobilization was made by the French comrades, starting from the necessity of going from France to Europe, that is of expressing the transnational potential of the French movement, also concerning its experimental character in terms of connection between social movements and trade unions. The commission for the general strike has been active in the past months in turning the democratic aspirations of NuitDebout into struggles on the field of strike and labor, that is also finding connections with unions and workers’ protests outside the square. The difficulty, felt on a national basis and even more on a European level, is how to build a «we», in a situation where no ideological basis is shared. The commission for political economy underlined the need of stressing the commonalities among the countries in Europe in terms of attack on labor and social rights. The CIP (Coordination des intermittents et précaires) stressed how the mobilization against the loi travail has been able to make different struggles converge, while the strategy of the government has been that of producing divisions among sectors and categories, improving the conditions of some workers at the price of the others. It has also been stressed that beside the loi travail, the transformation of welfare systems (such as the reform of unemployment benefits) and the management of migrants’ movement were some of the main instruments to cause divisions among workers and to increase the control over the labor force. In this frame, the necessity of overcoming national borders and the division among categories and professions is crucial, as well as the necessity of going beyond the simple organization of labor through unions.

Striking in precarious times: what do we have in common?

The loi travail is very similar to other laws enforced in Europe in the last years. Even though in each country there are specific ways of institutionalizing precarity, there is also a common trend in Europe that should become the starting point of our initiative. This makes a change of perspective necessary, first of all for all of us who have been mainly engaged in organizing on a national or local level. This is true especially for the unions that are usually stuck on the national context and on the organization of labor into categories, which has been substantially overcome by the growth of mobility and precarity.The struggle for the defense of national bargaining is telling of this predicament. While it can gain important results on the national level, what do we do against the fact that, for instance, a good collective bargaining in France can mean a decrease in wages and working conditions in Poland or elsewhere along the production chain, in order to make the book balance?

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Networked Labour University Worker to Worker exchanges between shop-floors, cities and countries takes off on August 1, Enrol Yourself Now for the Module 1

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Worker to worker exchanges between shop-floors, cities and countries Module 1: Social media and online networking guide for shop stewards, union trainers, organisers, and workers (7 week x 2 hours) 

İşçiler arasında işyerleri, şehirler, ve uluslarötesi yetenek ve bilgi değişimleri Modül 1: Sendikacılar, işyeri temsilcileri ve işçiler için sosyal medya ve çevrimiçi ağlar üzerinden örgütlenme  (7 hafta x 2 saat)

Starting Date August 1 (You can enrol for the class) – Başangıç 1 Ağustos (Kayıt yaptırabilirsiniz): http://networkedlabour.networg.nl/moodle/course/view.php?id=7#section-0 

  • Introduction / Giriş
  • Stronger ties with online networking / Sosyal ağlar ile daha sıkı bağlar kurmak
  • Tools for cybermeetings and webinars / Çevirimiçi toplantı ve seminer araçları
  • Bottom up publishing & sharing / Tabandan yayıncılık ve bilgi paylaşımı
  • Translation and interpretation / Çeviri ve Tercüme
  • Participation – Openness – Security / Katılım – Açıklık – Güvenlik
  • An Example / Kapsamlı Örnek
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Networked Labour University – Information Bulletin No. 2  [En] | 8-15 May 2015 

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 Photo of an online meeting via BigBlueButton being projected on the classroom wall
  1. NLU Opening Meeting took place on Thursday 7 May 2015

At the opening meeting, it is decided to hold bi-weekly meetings to exchange updates, discuss technical and organisational issues, and coordinate overall issued related to the platform development process. The date of the next meeting is 21 May at 16:00 CET (UTC+2). Anyone likes to engage and put a brick in the building of NLU cooperative learning platform is more than welcome! Agenda and decisions taken at the opening meeting can be read here: http://networkedlabour.networg.nl/moodle/mod/lti/view.php?id=25

  1. Occupy your space to test our system, and learn how to build own! 

Our e-campus opens its doors to individuals, groups, and communities that are sharing a co-operative and solidarity economy perspective. We invite you all to start experimenting with and exploiting the possibilities: http://networkedlabour.networg.nl/moodle/course/index.php?categoryid=9

Federating Moodle and Big Blue Button and using other plug-ins provided with the Moodle, NLU e-campus platform allows to run feeds…

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Networked Labour University Information Bulletin No. 1 | 1-7 May 2015 [ENGLISH] | Networked Labour

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1. Culture and knowledge for classless societies is networked in process! 

Networked Labour University is designed as an educational module to be integrated with a broader network composed of Global Networked Labour Union, Networked Labour Research unit, and networked labour coop GNLU. Tied to a greater ecology of universal, free and open access community projects, such as Faircoop, the Earth Cooperative, all our projects aim mutual empowerment at the bottom level. Unconditional empowerment of the dis-empowered, excluded, and oppressed with direct solidarity is the reason why we exist for. Our platform is designed to liberate knowledge from alienation and domination of any kind at the point of production and distribution. In order to enable money-free access to most essential cultural resources we rely on free/libre, open source software, but the platform also aims to facilitate broader solidarity economy by encouraging and enabling open-cooperative exchanges between participants.

Our invitation is an…

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Ağdaşık Emek Üniversitesi’nden Bilgilendirme ve Çağrı: 1 Mayıs 2015 ile İlk Ders Dönemi ve Kayıtlar Başladı!

Global and open Networked Labour Union info bulletin is out (in Turkish)!

Sosyal Ağ Sendikacılığı

dialogue 001 (2)AEÜ / ProletKult 2.0, Bülten, 1-7 Mayıs 2015

Sınıfsız toplumun kültürü ve bilgisi Örgüleme Aşamasında!

Ağdaşık Emek Üniversitesi (ProletKult 2.0) kişi veya grup olarak kolektif öğrenme ve dayanışma kültürü geliştirmeye olanak veren özgür ve açık erişime dayalı evrensel bir platformdur. Ezilen, mazlum, dışlanan ve yönetilenlerin kendilerini güçlendirebilmesi ve geliştirebilmesi için direk ve koşulsuz dayanışma platformumuzun varlık nedenidir. Dönüştürücü ve devrimci bir perspektifle bilgiyi her türlü yabancılaşmave baskıdan üretim ve dağıtım anında özgürleştirmek için açık kaynak ve özgür yazılım kullanarak elzem kaynaklara uzaktan üctersiz erişim sağlamak için geliştirdiğimiz üniversite biçimi aynı zamanda katılımcılar arasında parasız bir kooperatif paylaşım ekonomisini desteklemeyi hedeflemekte. Bu perspektifi paylaşan herkes ücretsiz ders alarak veya vererek, veya daha başka kooperatif ve açık kaynak paylaş ile destek sunabilir!

Tartışma –  Bir Mayıs Evrensel İşçi Sınıfı Günü

Haymarket’den Soma’ya, Marikana’ya, Rana Plaza’ya ve Baltimor’a Bir Mayıs dünya işçileri için bugün ne anlam ifade ediyor?

Tarih:

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Open Co-operative Networked Labour Universe accept donations in #Faircoin!

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donationENAfter its launch yesterday, on 1 May 2015, we are happy to announce that the Networked Labour University (ProletKult 2.0) and its sister projects; co-operations research unit NetworkedLabour.net (http://www.networkedlabour.net/), Global Networked Labour Union (https://gnunion.wordpress.com/), and Social Network Unionism Project (http://www.snuproject.wordpress.com/) are accepting donations in Faircoin to following wallet address: fSUf2gJmo4G2nr7AwbjWFyXMjDgA5D4o9g

For more information on FairCoin and our sister network Fair.coop’ donation campaign visit: https://fair.coop/faircoop-donates-100-000-faircoins/

[http://www.networkedlabour.net/2015/05/open-co-operative-networked-labour-university-accepts-donations-in-faircoin/]

via Open Co-operative Networked Labour University Accepts donations in #FairCoin ! | Networked Labour.

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Co-operations Research Unit on Networked Labour University | Networked Labour

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P2P and Commons Critique of Great Transformation: From Industrial Disciplinary Global Capitalism to Trans-Human Zombie Informationalism

Image result for cybernetics robocopsThis post is about the opening of an Co-operations Research Unit on Networked Labour University (http://networkedlabour.networg.nl/moodle), where peers can co-operate by setting-up online regular meetings, drawing maps, sharing files and other materials, etc. to co-ordinate their communication in organised and networked research and action groups. Anyone could easily join in and build such work groups in this broad open and collaborative knowledge and culture production space.

First reseach work is set-to form an Co-Operative Research Agenda and Curriculum to feed in open courses and educative activities that will be provided via NLU, as well as creative actions in the real world. The work group is initially titled as:

‘P2P and Commons Critique of Great Transformation: From Industrial Disciplinary Global Capitalism to Trans-Human Zombie Informationalism’

Co-laborateriat Wiki on Networked Labour website is dedicated to this aim: http://www.networkedlabour.net/wiki/collaboretariat/

This wiki will regularly be harmonised with the page previously configured on the P2P-Foundation’s…

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To Save the World… Preface by Bernard Stiegler for Michel Bauwens’ new book | P2P Foundation

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sans-titreMichel Bauwens, peer-to-peer activist and founder of the Peer-to-Peer Foundation, has a new book out, in French, entitled Saving the World: Towards a post-capitialist society with peer-to-peer. In the book Michel, with his collaborator Jean Lievens, argues that a new distributed and de-centralised economic model is necessary to shake up the world and  drive us towards a post-capitalist society. In a wide-ranging, impassioned and ambitious, perhaps idealistic, diagramming of a new mode of living and working Bauwens reaches for a different way of performing economics and the political.

The book has a preface by Bernard Stiegler that has been shared on the Peer-to-Peer Foundation website and so I have translated it. I have offered this to the foundation and I would be pleased if it is of use to them or to anyone else. The copyright of the text remains under the license attributed to the original book.

Originally…

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Some reflections on the history-hack by Brian Holmes: New brief history of neolbieralism as modernism 2.0?

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The below is a mind blowing text by Brian Holmes: Volatile Smile – Information’s Metropolis..  the text is full of history hacking of major importance…

I just have tried to highlight the two the sharpest points that created a cerebral
drifting in my mind out of the text. Though it needs further work on facts and figures
in order to establish the idea, this post still presents an informed reflection on the detour take Holmes us over Chicago, based on my current work. Potentially I believe that what the story Holmes lies down here infront of our eyes, so naked, might change the brief history of neoliberalism as we know into a longer history of the emergence of global Informationalism as the sub-structure, even mode of production that has kicked off sort of a Renaissance 2.0; which might be started somewhere in the mid-late 19th century and evolved into a second Modernism project with ups and…

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Universe.city, a global little school pre-launch: Collective mapping of the disciplinary knowledge production in corporate university

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There will be 15 min. presentation and status update, and 45 min. ‘mapping of the knowledge production processes in corporate university’ in groups, 30 min. exchange on ‘How to Occupy, produce, open, share, and protect the space-time’ in the planery

*Universe.City is a free and open access platform initiative, empowered by GNUnion and others. It allows cooperative learning for individuals and groups by connecting spaces, people and projects within and without the city(ies). The unconditional empowerment of the disempowered, the excluded, and the oppressed, solidarity and cooperation between and within such is our motto. Adopting Fereire’s pedagogical approach, as well as other transformatory, emancipatory perspectives Universe.city strive for liberating knowledge at the point of production and distribution from alienation, borders, time, and social class domination. Universe.city brings together Free / Libre, Open Source Software (FLOSS) resources for self-learning, such as free access libraries, torrent depositories, ‘How To’, DIY, and ‘DIWO’ guides. We try to combine these with ‘professionally’ designed and delivered online, face to face, one to one, one to many, and many to many courses, or any other type of educative activities; either gratis or provided in a framework of emancipatory cooperative exchange. These can be practical and analytical lectures, study circles, trainings, workshops, strategy sessions, or otherwise. In a way, all activities serve participants, and allow them to contribute to the emergence of a cooperative and solidarity economy at the planetary level, and may even be.. beyond that 😉

When:
Friday 27 March, 12:00-13:30 (CET)
Time zone converter: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Where:
Prelaunch might be grounded in the Global Square space in Tunis, WSF 2015
Spatial coordinates: University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis
https://www.google.com/maps?ll=36.812363%2C10.66751&z=10&t=m&hl=nl&gl=TN&mapclient=embed&cid=296010521177257768

otherwise it will be delivered virtually
Web: http://tinyurl.com/nkgyk24
Twitter: @GNUnion, @OccupyWSF, #GlobalSquare
Email: gnunion@networg.nl
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global and networked solidarity!