labour and its discontents

Labour’s lost agency

What happened to the labour movement in Sri Lanka?

| Nov 08, 2017

Despair and defiance

Tea-garden workers in India and the oppressive conditions and obstacles in mobilising.

| Apr 21, 2015

White-lipped, blue-collared and invisible

Privatisation in Pakistan and the erosion of a once-strong workers’ movement.

Labour’s lost agency

Tracing the historical trajectory of worker mobilisation in Sri Lanka to understand its shortcomings in the present.

| Mar 30, 2015

Maruti strikes

Jailed Maruti Suzuki workers continue to fight for bail.

| Mar 27, 2015

Domestic flights

Risks and opportunities for women migrant labourers from Nepal.

| Mar 15, 2015

Visions of solidarity

A critical examination of literature that points to the possibilities of social and political change.

| Mar 15, 2015

Hunger for Tibet

The latest book on Tibet’s environmental degradation shows how any attempt to save the plateau’s ecosystem must come from within China.

| Mar 08, 2015

The world’s dumping yard

Delhi has become an informal electronic waste management hub.

| Mar 06, 2015

The feminist and the sex worker

Despite decades of tension between feminists and sex workers, it is finally becoming clear that the former has much to learn from the latter.

| Aug 15, 2010

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