On August 31st, we have launched this weblog. In the next three month we will update it every tuesday with a selection of edited material on specific topics in addition to your personal logs on migration, labor and organizing. Stay tuned!
During and after two international meetings (the Tie-conference in Germany and the WSIS-we seize events in Geneva) at the end of 2003 the idea was developed to build up a transnational website on the issues of precarious labor and migration. The participants of the meetings and later members of the editorial team came from different continents and different political and oranizational backgrounds, but all of us agreed on the fact, that it would be necessary and useful to create a platform for exchange and communication on a global level, to share experiences and to inspire the multiplicity of struggle, no matter if local, regional or nation-wide.
In February 2004, during NEURO-networking europe in Munich, we set up a first version of the website under the domain of THIS TUESDAY. Some groups, organisations and initiatives had sent presentations of their work, and we collected first background articles; also the design and structure of the website got a positive feedback. But besides a few more articles and informations there was not that much traffic during the last few months.
Now we start with the second step of THIS TUESDAY: Our aim is not only to update and to extend the website regularily on every tuesday, but also to initiate a more interactive process of communication and exchange. From the very beginning it was clear: THIS TUESDAY should not remain another more or less interesting archive. The crucial question is, whether and how a web-based platform may contribute to facilitate the lively exchange and mutual inspiration on a transnational level. Our aim within the next months is to open up various debates and campaigns around the field of precarious work and migration.
"Every tuesday is THIS TUESDAY". On a weekly basis we will present and portray a different project, campaign or debate. And we hope, that an increasing number of activists, theorists, researchers and organizers will participate and use the site for general debates as well as for concrete practices. So we are looking forward to many comments and contributions!