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Re: <nettime> How Silicon Valley’s CEOs
Brian Holmes on Sat, 1 Feb 2014 20:03:26 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> How Silicon Valley’s CEOs


On 01/31/2014 04:26 AM, d.garcia wrote about:

the wider problem of how to re-connect political activism to some form
of re-booted labor movement able garner credibility from the workforce
in these van garde creative economies exemplified by Silicon Valley

Well, if the Valley is the hivemind of global management, maybe we should look a little farther north, to Seattle, where folks work, unions are historically strong, the counter-globalization movement started, Microsoft does its thing AND they've elected a Socialist Alternative mayor:

http://inthesetimes.com/article/16140/kshama_sawant_the_great_red_hope

What's more (Orsan is gonna be happy about this) she's a software engineer!

Coming to a vanguard near you? Everywhere in the US could use a $15 minimum wage, that's for sure...

Thanks also for the great post Orsan. I am gonna check out the Kees van der Pijl book.

BH


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