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Living The Dream with Free Money #UBI

Latest episode of Living The Dream - a podcast hosted on The Word From Struggle Street blog

The French Miners Strike of 1948: Some Scraps of history

What little information I've managed to dig up on what seems to have been an important struggle in post war France.

“工人们在让统治者快滚蛋” ——细谈埃及革命

Tahrir Square 解放广场

“无阶级社会之友”(德国共产主义团队)与 贾努·沙尔贝勒(一位埃及无政府工团主义的记者)的访谈录,2011年春季

The terminal decline of the TUC

In 2016 trade union membership dipped to an all time low. Analysis by TUC officials suggests that the situation is even starker – younger workers aren’t joining unions, causing a membership crisis that could come to a head within fifteen years.

Bolivarian Venezuela: Governments Lie

Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Elections July 30 2017

President Nicolás Maduro's unpopular call to rewrite the 1999 Constitution is bringing Venezuela many steps closer to the feared civil war in the country.

Durham Teaching Assistants fight on - against Labour and their unions

Durham Teaching Assistants have remained solid in their resistance to the threats and deals done behind closed doors between the unions and the Labour Council. The fight goes on.

Stitched Up

An account of working conditions and class relations in a small business.

Grzech and Domski at the Fourth Congress of the Communist International (1922)

Monument to the Third International

In 1922, at the Fourth Congress of the Communist International, Władysław Kowalski (pseudonym Grzech) and Henryk Stein (pseudonym Domski) openly clashed with the leadership of both the Communist Workers’ Party of Poland and the Communist International. This article documents their contribution to the proceedings of the Congress to shed some more light on the Polish Communist Left. For more on the subject check the links in footnotes 2 and 3.

Music is stagnating, are neoliberalism and the gig economy to blame?

A crowd lights a bonfire of disco records at Comiskey Park

Progress in music is slowing down, a look at how neoliberalism and developments in music production and distribution may be to blame

妇女与社会颠覆

"From now on, I decide"  今后,我来决定

这篇马克思主义女权理论的经典作品,写于1971年意大利阶级斗争的高潮中,说明妇女的无偿家务如何生产着资本主义积累过程中最昂贵的商品:劳动力(即工人每天去给老板打工的能力),并探讨妇女如何能够利用这一知识去参与阶级斗争,促进能够真正解放妇女的共产主义革命。

Many faces! - Snapshots from distributing WorkersWildWest

During the distribution of WorkersWildWest we have had short conversations with various local workers. We collated them into a short article to be published and circulated in upcoming WorkersWildWest no.6 - we hope to be able to create a feedback loop.

妇女的位置

关于美国二战后无产阶级家庭主妇的集体反抗、女权意识初步形成的反思。马克思主义女权理论的经典作品。

On accountability

Accountability chickens

In recent days, my twitter feed has contained many calls for accountability, and a smaller number of people describing those calls as ‘unreasonable’, ‘impossible’ or ‘grotesque’. We may publish a blog post about the specific events, but for now I want to talk about a case where the libcom collective was ‘held to account’ and how we responded to it.

In the Country of Dijsselbloem - Labor Relations in the Netherlands

Billions of savings on 'social wage'

Describtion of labour relations, state-induced attacks on 'social wage', 2017 elections and formation of a new governement in the Netherlands. From a council communist view, developed by Arbeidersstemmen (Workers' Voices).

Skint Part 1: Wages and Productivity

Long read on what is happening with wages in Australia and why arguments that say increasing productivity will make us richer are wrong.

What made large scale resistance possible at the G20 in Hamburg?

Police spray protester with pepper spray laced water cannons

An on-the-ground account from the G20 protests in Hamburg, Germany originally posted by Black Rose Anarchist Federation. Similar to the impact of the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle, we may look back at the Hamburg G20 protests as a symbol of global discontent that ruling elites were not able to ignore or dismiss. Beyond the tear gas and street fights, we raise the question: What made this display of dissent possible?

"When you're done with a condom, you throw it out": New book reveals 2016 Hillary campaign was beset by vicious infighting

Hillary’s paranoid rage and the campaign’s infighting made a mockery of the slogan “Stronger Together”

The USA, Qatar and ‘New’ Imperialist Alignments

Donald Trump and the Emir of Qatar.

The official story is that Saudi Arabia, supported by Egypt, the Emirates, Bahrain and other sidekicks in the Gulf, is trying to isolate Qatar from the rest of the Arab world as punishment for betraying the Sunni cause and for financing jihadhi terrorism. Like all lies, this one contains an element of truth which conceals other aspects of the situation which must not be brought to light, much less focussed on.

From Solidarity Networks to Class Organisation in Times of Labour Hallucinations

Reflections on the relation between solidarity networks, workplace groups and class organisation, based on our modest experiences in west London. We see this effort in opposition to the current electoral surge and try to explain why.

Whatever happened to Dear old Lenin?

I read a book by Lenin and I made some notes. The emphasis in the quotes are mine.