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Idols on strike

Idols on strike

Aspiring artists in Sweden competing on the pop talent show ‘Idol’ are due to strike from 25 November 2016. Leo Nobel reports on their struggle. FremantleMedia, Idol’s production company, has refused to sign a collective agreement for competitors in the show’s ...

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This city

This city

Érica Alves, Brazil November 14th I was safe but I was there The day after In the airport the queues were long people were crying Riding through the highway the Stadium that’s where this is probably the safest place to ...

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How far for art’s sake?

How far for art’s sake?

Artists and culture workers often make huge personal sacrifices in the name of art. But, asks dancer Marisa Cabal, why should we accept appalling working conditions in the name of someone else’s profit, just because we are supposed to love ...

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Tomorrow Someone Will Arrest You

Tomorrow Someone Will Arrest You

Meena Kandasamy, India Tomorrow someone will arrest you. And will say the evidence is that there was some problematic book in your house. Tomorrow someone will arrest you. And your friends will see, on TV, the media calling you terrorist ...

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Trade union resistance in the arts and culture sector

Trade union resistance in the arts and culture sector

Indefinite strikes, high-profile campaigns and trade union victories. Tracy Edwards, a negotiator and organiser for UK public-sector union PCS, writing in a personal capacity, takes a look. Along with the rest of the public sector, the arts and culture sector ...

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