More than a labor dispute!
Workers worldwide against authoritarianism, fascism and dictatorship
A publication by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
248 pages | 2021 | EUR 16.80
Short text: Encouragement in the face of global disorder: Examples from numerous countries on different continents show the central role of the organized working population in the struggle against authoritarianism, fascism and dictatorship.
An English-language edition will be published in May 2021 with the title If Not Us, Who?
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Authoritarianism is on the rise worldwide. Donald Trump, Recep Erdoğan, Jair Bolsonaro, Viktor Orbán and many other heads of government make this clear. In Latin America, coups are back to normal and, just as in Egypt, are internationally accepted. In several Arab countries, crisis protests in the wake of the crisis from 2008 onwards were suppressed with enormous violence. Massive violence against protesters is also used in France and the USA, for example. The consequences of the crisis are repressively shifted downwards and redistribution progresses upwards.
Strikes are taking place all over the world, including during the corona pandemic, and not just to fight for better working conditions. Strikes are also a means to unite against fascism and social inequality and to stand up for democratic processes.
A total of 34 authors report from all over the world: on how authoritarian
systems have tried again and again to prevent union work, but also on the effectiveness of extraordinary union organizations.
It is about new class feminism and labor struggles during the
Covid-19 pandemic as well as stories from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, USA, South Africa, Tunisia, Egypt, Portugal and its former African colonies, South Korea, Japan, India, Indonesia, the Philippines , Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Iraq, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Spain, Great Britain, France, GDR and Federal Republic of Germany.
Dario Azzellini , Professor in the PhD program in Development Studies, Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico and Visiting Scholar of the Latin American Studies Program, Cornell, USA, has been researching processes of social transformation for over 25 years. In 2018 he appeared on VSA: From Protest to Social Process. Company occupations and work in self-administration .