Environmentalism could learn from the history of labour unions THE past few weeks turned out to be embarrassing for state and corporate powers in France and UK. First the french nuclear energy giant edf got caught hiring private investigators who hacked into Greenpeace
Agitation for his release gathers steam ON MAY 4, the Supreme Court issued notice to the Chhattisgarh government seeking its response in two weeks to the petition of Binayak Sen, vice-president of the People
The decline of the political significance of industrial conflicts is not quite a result of the structural changes in management-labour relations (as commonly thought) in these times of globalisation. It is more a consequence of the lack of an appropriate agency and politics among the working classes, despite their increasing incompatibilities with globalising capitalism. A set of case studies of manufacturing industries in Bangalore illustrates this point.