Submitted by Juan Conatz on Jan 22 2015 00:57
A response to some of the articles written by 'Wobbling Towards Communism', an informal group of left communists in the IWW.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Jul 17 2014 03:57
Announcement and list of events in Minneapolis for 80th Anniversary commemoration of 1934 Teamsters strike.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on May 18 2014 00:59
An announcement and excerpt of a recently released book about the financial crisis and responses to austerity.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Dec 16 2013 03:06
A blogpost about various 'zines, underground comics and alternative publications I was exposed to during the late 1980s and 1990s.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Dec 5 2013 02:56
A mostly finished writing on Ty Moore, Socialist Alternative, Occupy and SEIU in Minneapolis. For the 'sewer socialism' reference in the title, see this Great Moments in Leftism strip.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Oct 7 2013 03:05
A review and some comments from Juan Conatz on Theodore Draper’s history of the various factions that would become the Communist Party USA.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Sep 28 2013 04:13
A glossary of currently used, mostly in the Twin Cities, IWW slang and lingo.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Sep 13 2013 05:24
A repost from another blog I run, with a personal update and an idea for a project about the Dubuque Packing Company, a large meat processing plant that once employed 3,500 people, until its decline and eventual closure, in 2001.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Sep 5 2013 05:44
Juan Conatz goes over some reasons for his personal problems with being able to write, exploring underlying reasons behind the 'writer's block'.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Apr 7 2013 08:12
Some updates on a recent IWW campaign in Minneapolis, in which 5 workers were fired for organizing.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Mar 16 2013 22:27
An update on an ongoing strike at a nonprofit 'mobile foodshelf' in the Twin Cities.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Mar 7 2013 01:48
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Mar 2 2013 01:34
Information on a just begun strike at a non-profit mobile food shelf and soup kitchen in Minneapolis.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Aug 21 2012 09:01
A reader I compiled from various texts online of the AAUD/AAUD-E.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Aug 10 2012 05:01
An article I wrote about two Twin Cities IWW branch events in 2011. Was originally intended for The Organizer, but was never used, so I'm posting it here.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Jun 15 2012 03:32
Some rough thoughts on political organization, mostly based on my experience with groups in North America and conversations with some current and former members.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Apr 30 2012 07:52
A post about the Los Angeles riots, hip-hop and race in America.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Apr 26 2012 01:06
An interview with an individual involved in Burnt Bookmobile, a blog out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin run by some people influenced by various anti-authoritarian tendencies, including insurrectionary anarchism, left communism, and nihilism, among others.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Apr 23 2012 19:02
A short list of objections to the May 1st general strike effort within the Occupy movement and some responses to them.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Mar 24 2012 02:53
This is part of a discussion on Facebook that started off some questions on the topic of general strikes. I thought the conversation was interesting, so decided to turn into a blog post.