Re: (OPE-L) CP India-Marxist Pushes Hi-Tech

From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@BERKELEY.EDU)
Date: Mon Oct 18 2004 - 00:22:47 EDT

At 2:25 PM -0400 10/17/04, glevy@PRATT.EDU wrote:
>Subject: Fwd:  CP India-Marxist Pushes Hi-Tech
>Bengal's communist government has taken some steps that might  make
>even a staunch capitalist blanche.
>It has declared IT - and IT-enabled services such as call centres -  to be
>essential services.
>This means workers are banned from striking.

Jerry, thanks for this.  In your interpretation, how much freedom can
workers lose in the realm of circulation to bargain for wages before
they cease to be proletarians at all? Also, Marx would have heralded
the right to strike in comparison to the pompous Rights of Man, no?
Yours, Rakesh

Forthcoming EPW has this article (the frontline version of which I
posted months ago):

Vol 39 No 42 October 16 , 2004

Right to Strike
A G Noorani

International and European Protection of the Right to Strike
by Tonia Novitz;
Oxford University Press, 2003

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