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The Restructuring of Social Reproduction in the United States in the 1970s

(The following is the text of a paper that Silvia Federici wrote in 1980 for a Conference convened by the Centro Studi Americani in Roma on “The Economic Policies of Female Labor in Italy and the United States.” The Conference … Continue reading

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Bulgaria Likely to Draw More Outsourcing over Middle East Unrest

After Bulgarian summer resorts got overbooked as a result of the civil unrest in the Middle East, Bulgaria is likely to attract outsourcing investments diverted from the region. According to CallPoint New Europe, a major services outsourcing company operating in … Continue reading

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Political unrest casts a shadow over Desertec energy project

The Desertec project aims to supply Europe with renewable energy from North Africa. Construction of the first solar plant is due to begin soon, but unrest in the region has put a question mark over the project’s future. North Africa … Continue reading

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Rising Chinese wages pose relocation risk

Han Zheng, the mayor of Shanghai, has just delivered a pleasant surprise to the city’s workers: their minimum wage is to rise by more than 10 per cent in April. No one will be getting rich – the new rate … Continue reading

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US, Europe wary of Egypt protest contagion: analysts

(AFP) PARIS — The United States and Europe are raising pressure for democratic reform in Egypt but face a tricky task amid fears that the violent unrest there could spread far beyond its borders, analysts say. The United States on … Continue reading

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Italian workers protest nationwide

MILAN (AP) — Workers are marching across Italy to protest new work rules at two Fiat plants that one union holdout says erodes workers rights. The FIOM metalworkers union organized demonstrations to vent ire at contracts at two Fiat SpA … Continue reading

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Algeria to host rapid reaction force

Algeria will host the headquarters of the North African Regional Capability (NARC) under the African Standby Forces (ASF). Under an agreement inked on Tuesday (January 25th), Algiers will be the seat of both NARC headquarters and the force’s administration. “By … Continue reading

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EU support in Maghreb considered crucial

Unrest also continued in Egypt yesterday and the EU has urged the Egyptian authorities to listen to their people, deal with their problems and respect their right to demonstrate. Arnold Cassola, Alternattiva Demokratika’s (AD) spokesperson for EU and International Affairs, … Continue reading

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Shenzhen workers feel shift in dynamics

January 5 2011 At the end of a year of rising wages and spiralling raw material costs, it was not the kind of festive surprise Hong Kong businessmen with factories in southern China would have wanted. But just two days … Continue reading

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China’s coastal-region labor shortage worsens

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — China’s coastal regions will experience a shortfall of about 10 million workers, compelling manufacturers in these regions to spend more on improving production and working conditions, according a state-run media report on Thursday. The labor shortage … Continue reading

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