Posts Tagged ‘ labor ’

The Wages of Whiteness | by Hari Kunzru | The New York Review of Books

Black Panthers, Chicago, 1969  Hiroji Kubota/Magnum Photos

“White privilege” is a protean concept that has found its way into conversations about political power, material prosperity, social status, and even cognition.

Source: The Wages of Whiteness | by Hari Kunzru | The New York Review of Books

Opinion | Women’s Unpaid Labor is Worth $10,900,000,000,000 – The New York Times

Think about it, women . . . .

Prime of Life – bookforum.com / current issue

The more professionalized writers become, the fewer books we have by laborers. Stunt journalism, where a reporter embeds within poverty for a book or an article, can capture the details of life on the margins but not the feeling of being trapped there. In 2014, after a twenty-four-year-old Foxconn employee named Xu Lizhi killed himself by jumping from a window in his dormitory, poems were discovered among his papers, and the Shenzhen Evening News published them along with an article about his death:

Don’t know how to shout or rebel
How to complain or denounce
Only how to silently suffer exhaustion
When I first set foot in this place
I hoped only for that grey pay slip on the tenth of each month

Source: Prime of Life – bookforum.com / current issue

Killing the beast in its lair: Silvia Federici and the social reproduction of capitalism | Autonomies

Silvia Federici

Social reproduction is a relatively recent term. In the 1970s, we spoke of it in terms of domestic work, referring to all the activities that reproduce our daily life and at the same time, in a capitalist society . . .

Source: Killing the beast in its lair: Silvia Federici and the social reproduction of capitalism | Autonomies

Bernie Sanders: The Vox conversation – Vox

Bernie Sanders wants a “political revolution” challenging the power of the wealthy

Bernie Sanders: The Vox conversation – Vox.

Jeb Bush Wants You to Work More, Whether You Like It or Not | The New Republic

Jeb Bush Wants You to Work More, Whether You Like It or Not | The New Republic.

How to revive the American Dream by Elizabeth Warren & Bill de Blasio – The Washington Post

A Chrysler Group LLC employee inspects an engine on the production line of the company’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Thursday, April 28, 2011. (Bloomberg/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES)

How to revive the American Dream – The Washington Post.

In Praise of Meaningless Work | The New Republic

In Praise of Meaningless Work | The New Republic.

John Berger /~ and our faces, my heart, brief as photos ~ (English Version) #208

 

On Change #7: A Brooklyn Subtlety | FOP

 

* all images FOP 2014

On Change #7: A Brooklyn Subtlety | FOP.