COUNTER-LABOUR 2 MIGRANT, INDIGENOUS WORKERS AND NEW SOLIDARITIES: THE CASE OF BRITAIN
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw invites to a lecture by Jane Hardy.
Migrations have been a part of capitalism since its inception. Today, the flow of labor across national borders continues to provide opportunities for enormous profit and the brutal management of subjugated classes, offering political capital to the far right and an excuse to extend new forms of supervision and discipline. At the same time, migrations create a space for new forms of solidarity and the struggle for workers’ agency. Taking as her example the current situation in the United Kingdom, Jane Hardy looks at instances of migrant laborers self-organizing and forming alliances across ethnic, cultural, and civic boundaries in order to reclaim the political rights and aspirations so fiercely suppressed by contemporary capitalism.