Disability-Friendly Workplaces Still Very Rare

The working rights of disabled people are still very much downgraded in our capitalist systems. In Switzerland they’re proposing a basic wage for doing nothing. Most disabled people would be more than happy to work full-time for that salary. What can be done to promote the work worthiness of our disabled brothers and sisters?

Disabled individuals have their work activities limited due to their condition. Most of their employment opportunities revolve around flexible jobs and hours which include making money through online jobs. Home based jobs are indeed very much popular venture for persons with a disability giving them the opportunity to work from home. All of this is made possible with the help of modern technology and high-speed Internet access which means new choices and good paying options for people who want the flexibility and convenience of careers.

This however, is considered to be a temporary solution especially since not everyone has the resources to spend in a computer setup while at the same time, are well versed in using the computer. For those individuals, they are left with little to no options with regards to their work. This is the reason why disability-friendly workplaces are still very rare in this present day and age. There is a lot of more that needs to be done in order to improve their working condition.

Spreading the word out and revealing the truth behind disability myths is one of the very first factors that need to be considered. It should be noted that workability is part of a range of disability myths that exists today a huge number of people need to be overcome. This in turn decreases the likelihood of disabled persons ever getting employed. As a result, their employment options become very much limited.

One way of helping spread awareness is by sharing the message not only to fellow supporters but also to the public. It is good to hear that modern technology has also contributed greatly in helping share the word about disability myths in a timely and effective manner. Just about anyone will be able to share the message over the internet with just a few clicks of a button. This is made even more convenient with the emergence of social media platforms which are used by millions of online users on a regular day to day basis.

There are a number of successful individuals who had disabilities but were able to find success in their respective careers. With that being said, there is more that needs to be done in order to make a disability-friendly workplace a common practice in several offices. Aside from spreading the word and helping uncover the truth about disability myths, people can also look or go to the local government for aid and encourage them to propose law that benefits disabled people particularly with their career opportunities. The more people seeking their aid, the higher the likelihood such bill will be proposed. Hopefully, in the near future we can find equality in terms of employment.

The Occupy Movement vs Late Capitalism

The Occupy movement launched protests around the world such as Occupy Wall Street, Occupy London and even Occupy Lisbon with their aims to combat late capitalism. However, they have their work cut out for them – capitalism goes from strength to strength, the rich get richer & the poor get the picture. Before we can delve further into their activity let us look at the occupy movement while at the same time what late capitalism brings to the people in the present.

Known as the international branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement, The Occupy movement aims to protests against social and economic inequality around the world. Just like any other movement, these individuals are driven by one main goal and that is to make the economic and political relations in all societies less vertically hierarchical and more flatly distributed. The Occupy movement is dived by local groups which often have different focuses however, the movement’s primary concerns revolve around large corporations as well as the global financial system and how they control the world in a way that disproportionately benefits a minority, undermines democracy, and is unstable.

The need for this movement arose when late capitalism became more prevalent most notably in this present day and age. Neo-Marxists coined the term “late capitalism” to point to capitalism from about 1945 onwards, with the implication that it is a historically limited stage rather than an eternal feature of all future human society.

The wealth was much more equally divided in the earlier stage of capitalism. There was more of a connection between the employee and employer especially since most businesses in the past were small locally supported shops. However, the wealth slowly began to move with the help of the industrial revolution which results to the gap of wealth grew to the situation we are experiencing today. As a result, co-ops forming, fair trade organizations, unions, are some of the examples of socialist structures that are slowly starting to take shape.

Late capitalism brought a number of problems in the market which includes relatively high levels of capital centralization having less intense competition/more collaboration between capitalists. There are also pervasive markets along with their pervasive commodification which resulted to higher barriers to market entry. Small time business owners also suffer from high levels of space/time compression due to the fact that late capitalism has monopolies and finance play a bigger role.

Small time business owners often go to money lending companies to help them get started today where competition is fierce. It is good to hear that people from different parts of the world are working hand in hand together and sharing their efforts by supporting the Occupy Movement. Web technologies as well as the social media itself have helped greatly in spreading the word about their activities in a timely and effective manner. This includes the likes of IRC, Facebook, Twitter, and Meetup which activists use on a regular basis to coordinate events from fellow supporters.

MayDay Rallies Protests & Celebrations Around The World

May 1st is known as a public holiday to honor workers from around the globe. Often referred to as May Day, this is a great time for employees to have their voices and demands be heard in an effort to convey their message to the public as well as have a say on the issue about employment. As such, May Day gave many workers the opportunity to join rallies and protest from fellow employees alike.

Protests and rallies mark May Day making it impossible to not have one from the other. Indeed, May Day is not complete without such activity oftentimes turning them into celebrations. In fact, traditional May Day rallies have been used by protesters in France to demonstrate over proposed reforms to the country’s labour rules.

It should be noted that France isn’t the only country that is using May Day rallies to spread their message. For instance, thousands of communist party supporters in Russia have marched on the Kremlin demanding reforms.

Not all May Day celebrations however, end in a peaceful manner. For example, in Turkey, two policemen were killed and 23 people wounded when the May Day protests was overshadowed by a car bomb attack in the southeastern province of Gaziantep. There is also the city of Istanbul which had a history of being attacked twice on a row this year by the self-proclaimed Islamic State group which in turn led to tighter security measures done ahead of celebrations.

Scuffles at May Day protests are pretty common nowadays and recently, a brawl ensued in central London between protesters and police demonstrators gathered outside the offices of giant US firm Lockheed Martin in High Holborn. To keep things under control, around 4,000 officers were on patrol by stationed by the Metropolitan Police, City of London Police and British Transport Police.

People who do not wish to join May Day rallies and protests are still affected with previous celebrations reported that protesters went on to blockade parts of Melbourne during their protests. As a result, the journey home for some Melburnians became a long one with tram services being affected with the activity.

As mentioned earlier, peaceful protests oftentimes do not go as planned usually resulting to violence especially if participants are not controlled. This is often starts when demonstrators begin hurling projectiles such as rocks, bottles and even worse, Molotov cocktails to damage not only the police but also nearby properties.

The success of May Day celebrations and protests often becomes possible with the help of social media. Many rallies in the present were often initially created over the social media inviting fellow online users to come and join their cause. Social media is filled with billions of people all over the world and as a result, their message can be shared across all of their supporters in a timely and effective fashion. There is no wonder why May Day rallies rarely runs out of supporters as they are able to find people who share the same cause over the internet.