Submitted by working class s... on Nov 5 2013 22:28
Over 3000 workers without permanent contracts have blockaded three lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard and a further 100 have occupied the lobby of the Cosmopolitan Casino - all of whom were subsequently handcuffed and arrested. Most of those involved have been working in casinos across Las Vegas for more than two years without any job security. Several Las Vegas casino owners are known to have contributed sizeable sums to a Republican Party ‘union busting’ campaign.
Submitted by Phil on Nov 5 2013 16:31
Dan Hodges has written an article for the Telegraph, using the horrific murder of Bijan Ebrahimi as an excuse to attack “the dark side of working class Britain.” This is an attempt to address the points he has side-stepped for the benefit of his polemic.
Submitted by Steven. on Nov 5 2013 12:54
Steven Johns reviews the ambitious second novel of DD Johnston which follows a young woman on a riproaring ride through 20th-century history from the Belfast outdoor relief agitation to Spain during the civil war and Budapest in 1956.
Submitted by working class s... on Nov 3 2013 16:14
During a prison transfer on October 21st, Pussy Riot member, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, was ‘ghosted’ away to an unknown destination. The Russian authorities are refusing to tell her husband, family, or lawyer what has happened to her or where she is being held. It is now 15 days since anyone had any contact with Nadezhda.
Submitted by working class s... on Nov 1 2013 23:17
Two members of the Greek fascist party, the Golden Dawn, have been shot and killed in a drive-by shooting outside the party HQ in Athens. A third is said to be in critical condition in hospital.
Submitted by working class s... on Nov 1 2013 21:59
An open letter to Graham Stanier - the Director of Aftercare on the Jeremy Kyle Show, asking how he reconciles who and what he claims to be with the disgusting anti-working class bear baiting that he participates in and profits from?
Submitted by Soapy on Nov 1 2013 20:16
Submitted by Rob Ray on Nov 1 2013 07:42
An angry response to Robert Webb and Robin Lustig's criticisms of those who choose not to vote, in the wake of Russell Brand's anti-electoral declaration.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Nov 1 2013 06:45
Portland Solidarity Network is entering a new phase of their wage theft campaign, and with this trying to present a new way of approaching labor and housing.
Submitted by working class s... on Oct 31 2013 17:25
Three million workers across all sectors (mainly textiles) have begun a week-long strike to demand a nationwide pay rise of 50%, stricter rules on outsourcing, and universal health cover. Indonesia’s economy grew by 6% last year and the workers want a bigger piece of the pie. A group of 37 huge companies – mainly in the textile industry – have submitted a statement to the government demanding no wage increases in 2014, or they will close their factories and leave the country.
Submitted by working class s... on Oct 31 2013 16:45
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Rome demanding improved social housing and an end to the eviction of people who fall behind on their rent. The police had turned up looking for confrontation and gleefully responded to a man climbing on a police vehicle and fruit being thrown, with baton charges, pepper spray, and tear gas.
Submitted by Recomposition on Oct 30 2013 03:54
An appeal for solidarity from a letter carrier in Edmonton to other postal workers at Canada Post in response to creeping management disciplinary letters.
Submitted by working class s... on Oct 29 2013 20:30
A review of Philip Ruff's book The Albert Memorial: The Anarchist Life and Times of Albert Meltzer (1920-1996). Albert was described as"Printworker, writer, troublemaker, but above all a tireless anarchist activist, Albert Meltzer is one of the most important figures in twentieth century anarchism. Scourge of Liberals and tyrants, he never stood aside from the struggle for a better world" by the Kate Sharpley Library.
Submitted by working class s... on Oct 26 2013 15:51
Around 30 trade union activists have today blocked entry to the Auckland branch of McDonalds. They are protesting against the dismissal of union delegate, Sean Bailey who had been sacked after exposing proof that McDonald’s had been underpaying workers millions of dollars and not giving them adequate breaks. His dismissal came shortly after being threatened by his manager who told him he would be disciplined if he didn’t act ‘less gay’.
Submitted by sometimes explode on Oct 25 2013 23:46
A brief look at what the appointment of Simon Stevens as head of NHS England means for mental health services in context.
Submitted by AnarchoDoom on Oct 25 2013 15:34
*TRIGGER WARNING – rape & rape apology*
On Saturday 2nd November, known vile misogynist and transphobic shitbag Ciaron O’Reilly is due to hold a fundraiser for Chelsea Manning and her family at the Casa in Liverpool.
Submitted by the croydonian ... on Oct 24 2013 14:16
Today Russell Brand has made the news as he openly calls for revolution. Many comrades have been quick to criticise his statements for vagueness, but does it really matter if his statements didn't go far enough?
Submitted by Phil on Oct 23 2013 19:34
Following a debate on Twitter, several statements appeared online seeking to defend the PCS union over its position on welfare reform and sanctions. This is a response, particularly aimed at PCS Vice President John McInally’s piece for the Socialist Party.
Submitted by Recomposition on Oct 23 2013 01:19
What role do communication and media play in working class organizing? Scott Nappalos explores a political approach.
Submitted by Recomposition on Oct 23 2013 00:57
The second in Recomposition's series at looking at some of the arguments against the IWW. James P Cannon argues that the Russian Revolution made the IWW irrelevant and out of touch.