Blogs

Strike in the port of Koper

Report on strike in the port of Koper, Slovenia in summer 2016, which affected the supply chain in central Europe - published originally in German in issue no.100 of Wildcat.

Turfs, and also clumps

Blog post on tensions around organizing campaigns encouraging or discouraging contact with the life of the larger organization

Paperboy of the 1990s - Juan Conatz

A brief indulgence in 1990s nostalgia by Juan Conatz, centering on his first job.

Thoughts on the movement, or why we still don't even Corbyn - Joseph Kay and Ed Goddard

Registering to vote in the 2016 Labour leadership election raised £4,588,525.

It’s a lonely world these days for an anti-parliamentary socialist with all politics seeming to have taken a back seat to the current Labour Party shenanigans. While the deluge of establishment groupthink currently arrayed on Corbyn is as disgusting as it is cynical, we're still not pinning any hopes on him in the (now quite likely) event he comes out on top in the next leadership election.

A review of Left of the left: my memories of Sam Dolgoff by Anatole Dolgoff

A short review by Juan Conatz of Anatole Dolgoff's Left of the left: my memories of Sam Dolgoff.

So this is how it ends: Obama spends his last months in office shilling for the TPP

Obama pushing the TPP on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

The “hope and change” candidate will go out with a whimper. After nearly eight years of consistent support for neoliberalism, Obama will spend the freest months of his presidency shilling for the likes of Pfizer and Comcast.

On dissolving the people: Living the Dream on #ausvotes2016

This is the latest episode of Living the Dream - a podcast I participate in as part of the collective blog The Word From Struggle Street. Here we talk about the Federal Election result

Sanders campaign reaches its climax

On Bernie Sanders' announcement of support for Hillary Clinton.

Wildcat Strikes at Walmart China

Walmart workers at four stores across China have utilised social media to launch a series of coordinated wildcat strikes against the company’s imposition of a new work schedule that enables management to change work hours at short notice and reduce overtime payments.

James Green- R.I.P.

James Green

James Green, labor historian, professor at University of Massachusetts, and writer died June 23, 2016 in Boston. He was the author of the definitive work Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing That Divided Gilded Age America in 2006. Here's the New York Times obituary.

What's new to libcom.org (June 2016)

A roundup of content that has been added to libcom.org during June 2016. Thank you to all contributors!

It’s more than just the killings and the racism, it’s the extortion too

The media is full of stories regarding the tragic murder of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, missing from the discourse is a discussion of how resentment of the police stems not only from police killings and racism, but also from their role as enforcers of the government's extortionist practices.

WorkersWildWest #4 - Out now!

Issue no.4 of our working class paper for Greenford, Southall, Park Royal area in West London - We distribute 2,000 copies, mainly in front of bigger work-places, but also housing estates and job centres. For workers' self-organisation and an internationalist position.

On July 3rd remember Iran Air 655 and the true meaning of "American Exceptionalism"

Iranian children throw flowers into the sea as they commemorate the 24th anniver

Every July 3rd we pass over a notable chapter in our history of "American Exceptionalism". This year marks 28 years since the US downing of Iran Air 655 killing all 290 people on board.

libcom.org starts online fundraiser for digitizing old radical publications

An announcement that we have started an online fundraiser for the purpose of tracking down, purchasing and digitizing older North American anarchist and Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) publications.

Yesterday’s pig heads, Corbyn-mania, Brexit or business as usual: Tragedy and comedy in the UK - A short report

Dear fellow travellers, for an international meeting of like-minded rebels we wrote a short report about the situation in the UK. We had little time recently to systematically follow and discuss the wider developments, therefore it ended up as a bit of a selective cut-and-paste job - but people outside of the UK might still find it interesting.

#SandersofSthBrisbane ? Council elections, social movements & the #RighttotheCity

This is the latest episode of Living the Dream - a podcast I participate in as part of the collective blog The Word From Struggle Street. Here we talk about the local council election and the Right to The City and various challanges and contradictions around local movements and struggles,

GM and Harry Wilson: Corporate raiding in the 21st century

The collapse of GM meant disaster for thousands of auto workers, it also meant opportunity for corporate raiders like Harry Wilson.

Not just a 'loner': the Jo Cox murder and fascist terrorism

Labour MP Jo Cox's murder was the act of a fascist terrorist inspired by relentless nationalist, anti-immigrant campaigning from mainstream politicians and the media; not, as he's portrayed, merely a 'loner' with 'mental health issues'.

Some notable (IMO) additions to the libcom.org library in May 2016

A homemade scanning solution I came up with

An overview of some of the material Juan Conatz contributed to the libcom.org library during May 2016.