Blogs

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.

It’s getting hot in here! Conversations in Gurnell Leisure Centre’s Sauna, Greenford

One article for issue #4 of WorkersWildWest - out soon! Ealing Council wants to sell off the land, the leisure centre will be demolished and rebuild together with luxury flats in 2019 - at least according to their plan. We hope local people will try to keep the centre open...

What we can learn from the US women's soccer team

The US women's soccer team has recently been in the news, both for a wage discrimination suit and a judge denying them the right to strike during the Rio Olympics. This is something we should be paying attention to. Here's why.

From Greenford with love: an interview with the Angry Workers of West London's warehouses

libcom.org catches up with the excellent Angry Workers of the World to discuss their ongoing agitation in the West London warehouses and surrounding communities.

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OUT OF ORDER

Why the nao-blog is "out of order."

The SPEW and me

A brief catalogue of my encounters with the lesser spotted subspecies of the British Trot in the wild. Careful it may bite you.

Beyond White City - Some Snap-Shots on West London Workers' History

Summary of west London workers' history from 1920s to today, with focus on migrant workers strikes in the 1970s.

The “gig economy”: Some cursory thoughts and link dump

Despite being a generally annoying term, the “gig economy” does signify some major shifts in class composition and the strategies of capital. But what should it mean for us as radicals?

On budget eve: deflation & the limits to privatised Keynesianism

Some thoughts on what the latest CPI stats say about capital accumulation in Australia...and class struggles.

Recent cases highlight the farcical nature of America's "justice" system

Tokens of mourning at the Upper Big Branch Mine memorial in West Virginia

Two recent court sentences highlight America's two forms of justice. One for the rich and white, and one for everyone else.

Inside the growing tenants movement that is fighting mass displacement

Gentrification, rent hikes, and no-cause evictions are creating mass displacement in urban areas around the country. In Portland, Oregon, Brooklyn, San Francisco, and other cities, tenants are building a movement to use solidarity and collective action to fight back.

“Power of the grassroots": reflections on a step into alternative education

This piece attempts to reflect on a preliminary step in bringing a radical, alternative education into mainstream institutions in our local area, delivered by external facilitators from our squatted social centre.

Portland Renters Confront County Over Rising Rents and Evictions[VIDEO]

Portland Tenants United leads renters to challenge the Multnomah County Commission to use emergency powers to halt rents and evictions and treat Portland's gentrification as a wave of destruction.

When will the lights go out in Venezuela?

The water level of the Guri Reservoir is dropping precipitously in an El Niño drought year and the hydroelectric turbines may have to be shut down as early as May (2016) to avoid destroying the plant. The real problem is that the ten turbines produce some 70% of Venezuela's electricity. It's easy for the Bolivarian government to blame the rolling electrical blackouts currently afflicting the country on the drought, but the real cause is far more complicated...

Messengers of transition: The 2016 election and the undermining of recent politics

A discussion of the US 2016 election season as a sign of decay and change in the ruling class.