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Workers Alternative to Unemployment-Case of Kamani Tubes

Case of Kamani Tubes Rohini Banaji PEOPLE in need, often in need of the most basic necessities of life: their needs unsatisfied. Workers, willing and eager to work and produce to satisfy those needs: forced into unemployment. Productive resources, capable of being used to produce consumption goods and more productive resources: lying idle, ultimately scrapped. It sounds irrational, crazy, but this is the world we have built for ourselves, not just in India but even in the most advanced industrialised countries. The cities of today are littered with decaying corpses, the abandoned hulks of factories from which the life-blood which kept them moving, the workforce, has been removed. Meanwhile the workers swell the ranks of the unemployed who in India, where there is no unemployment benefit, have to scrape a living by doing odd jobs, become dependent on their families, or commit suicide.

Bhopal: A Year After

One year after the Bhopal disaster, the issues and problems raised by it remain, without exception, unresolved. People are still sick and dying as a result of the gas leak, earning a living is an overwhelming problem. The urgent question of how over 200,000 gas-affected people will survive in...

Women, Work, Organisation and Struggle

Women, Work, Organisation and Struggle Sujata Gothoskar Rohini Banaji Neelam Chaturvedi THE struggle of women for greater control over their lives has taken place in four major forms: (1) women have organised autonomously (in mass movements, consciousness raising groups, women's centres, etc) for control over their bodies (eg, against rape, for free and safe contraceptives and abortions), for political rights like suffrage, against oppression in the family, against porno- graph)', etc; (2) they have fought through unions for an improvement in their standards of life and conditions of work; (3) they have organised as housewives for social recognition and remuneration for their work; and (4) they have fought in more general social movements on issues which affect men and children as well

Russia from Proletarian Revolution to Social Imperialism

This is a step by step analysis of the transformation of the Russian economy and society from 1917 to present times. It covers several phases
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