Saturday, July 16, 2016

July fms 2016

“Uncle, have you heard of the latest invention: The Sunday Struggle?”


“Exactly! It’s the day leaders prefer workers to hunger strike, gather outside State offices, distribute pamphlets and oppose management dictatorship on shop floors.”

“You mean on the weekly off day?”

“Exactly! Production stays safe. Companies stay safe. Officials stay safe. Nothing is harmed, no one is rankled.”

“And the rest of the week?”

“The week is ours. We do what we will, without the trap of negotiation. One could say we’ve left leaders with Sundays.”

Faridabad Majdoor Samachar (Faridabad Workers’ News)
Issue # 337
July 2016

Page 1: Presenting Sunday Struggles
Page 2: Cracking, Crackling Companies
Page 3: Crumbling Helplessness + Commoning
Page 4: Hijack updates from Honda Tapukara & Bellsonica Mansesar

FMS_July2016 by baatein1 on Scribd

Saturday, June 11, 2016

June fms 2016

"So negotiation doesn’t mean anything to you?"
"Uncle, the way we live time has changed. No one is in waiting. We live time as immediate and agile. The interval between thinking and doing has contracted; the weave of thinking and doing has thickened."
"What about representation?"

"The one who thinks is the one who acts is the one who thinks. The gap in time that allows for representation is just not there."

Faridabad Majdoor Samachar (Faridabad Workers’ News)
Issue # 336
June 2016
Page 1: Immediate and Agile Time / On the vanishing detachment between thinking and acting
Page 2: Cracking, Crackling Companies
Page 3: Four Reports + Commoning
Page 4: Report from Bellsonica Auto Components, IMT Mansesar

June Fms 2016 by baatein1

May fms 2016

“Dear Lawyer, I hear you’re disheartened by your courts these days. And that you’re even telling judges this. Are these rumours?”

“No they're not. People have stopped approaching labour courts entirely. And the few who still fall in the purview of labour laws end up demoralised by the lethargic movement of dates, documents and witnesses. This is quite old now.”

“Oh dear Lawyer, heed my advise: Give up labour law, take up criminal law.”

“Why's that?”

“But dear Lawyer, don’t say you haven’t noticed. Criminal law is what workers are being sought to be contained through. Everywhere, workers are acting decisively and creating a million trails to thundering effects. More and more, it is criminal law that is being mobilised to attack them.”

“And every such cycle only creates more trails, each more and more volatile.”

Faridabad Majdoor Samachar (Faridabad Workers’ News)
Issue # 335
May 2016

Page 1: A Million Volatile Trails
Page 2: Weakling, Crumbling Companies
Page 3: Freedom, My Brand + Workers & Middlemen + Commoning
Page 4: Actions, Refusals and the Upshot

FMS_May2016 by baatein1

Saturday, February 27, 2016

fms february 2016

“Glorious intervals emerge when we de-occupy our work spaces. Let’s try and seek them out.”

“I agree. Let’s invent a compelling language.”

Faridabad Majdoor Samachar (Faridabad Workers’ News)
Issue # 332
February 2016

Page 1: Glorious Intervals
Page 2: Reports On The Irrelevance of Labour Laws
Page 3: Action, More Action, Still More Action
Page 4: Weak, Fragile - That’s What Companies Are Now