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The Global Social Factory & Supply Chains

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The following is the reading that will be discussed at the meeting:


Internationalist Class Struggle Across Borders and Oceans

• Read “Offshoring US Transportation Jobs to Mexico – The Looming Deadline” in Monthly Review, (2006) Volume 57, Issue 09 (February) by Richard Vogel (

• Read “North American Free Trade Zones (FTZs): Undermining US and Canadian Transportation Workers” from a LaborFest presentation on July 19, 2009 at ILWU Local 6 Hall in San Francisco by Richard Vogel (

• Read “Logistics and Opposition” (August 2011) in Mute Magazine, Vol. 3 No. 2 by Alberto Toscano (

• Read “Supply Chains in Capitalism Today: From Foxconn to Wal-Mart – From Longview to FamilyMart” (2012: work-in-progress) by Will Barnes and Gifford Hartman

• Read “Eight Days in May” (2004) Daniel Borgström's account of the 8-day wildcat action at the Port of Oakland's APL gate in 2004 (


A reader in pdf form will be sent out soon. E-mail giffordh [at] to get either a digital version or to arrange for a hard copy.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 19:00
In The Works, 3265 17th Street, 94110 more
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