Submitted by working class s... on Dec 6 2012 12:01
The gentrification around the South African world cup of 2010, the 2012 London Olympics, and the slavery and human trafficking associated with preparations for the world cup in Qatar highlighted in last months ‘Freedom’, are proof if it was needed that the major global sporting events are little more than a cash cow that enable huge corporations and governments to exploit people and land.
Submitted by Phil on Dec 5 2012 16:56
The recent furore surrounding Starbucks has once again pushed the issue of tax dodging and its relation to austerity into the limelight. But it has also brought into sharp focus the problem with calls to “pay your tax” being divorced from questions of class struggle.
Submitted by Chilli Sauce on Dec 5 2012 11:50
A blog exploring what appears to be a turn away from NLRB elections by the mainstream unions in America. Why is this happening and what does it tell us about the state of working class self-organisation in the States?
Submitted by Joseph Kay on Dec 5 2012 09:51
The Guardian today reports a rise in homelessness. This is a predictable (and predicted) consequence of benefits cuts, but it has nothing to do with a shortage of homes.
Submitted by working class s... on Dec 4 2012 18:12
It would appear that Christmas has come early in Greece. Earlier today a ‘makeshift’ bomb that included dynamite exploded in the offices of the fascist ‘Golden Dawn’ in Asprogpyrgos – a suburb of Athens.
Submitted by IWW Europe on Nov 29 2012 20:36
On Wednesday 28th November members of the London General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) organised a lobby of the British Medical Association (BMA) Council to demand a London Living Wage for the IWW unionised cleaning staff of BMA House, London.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Nov 28 2012 17:29
One worker is missing after a huge tornado hit the Ilva steelworks in Taranto, the surrounding area and the nearby town of Statte, on the morning of November 28. The worker fell into the sea, as the crane he was working on with three colleagues collapsed in the terrible wind.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Nov 27 2012 09:58
The Italian judiciary system is continuing its prosecution of the management of Ilva, the largest steel corporation in Europe, which has its main factory in Taranto. On Monday November 26th the judges ordered seven arrests (4 of which were house arrests) of key managers within the corporation.
Submitted by IWW Europe on Nov 26 2012 21:59
Some reflections on the recent resurgence of the Wobblies, their current campaigns, and their role in radicaly renewing the labour movement and reviving the working class' struggle against capitalist exploitation.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Nov 26 2012 21:49
On November 24 2012, three different demonstrations took place in Rome and in other cities.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Nov 25 2012 22:53
Foreclosures have become a raging fire, destroying whole communities in their wake. Tenants of foreclosed buildings often times have the least control over their situation. Here is a look at some rights that tenants do have during a foreclosure, and why we need to step even beyond these.
Submitted by IWW Europe on Nov 23 2012 19:23
The industrial Workers of the World are proud to announce their victory in their latest John Lewis cleaners' campaign. On Friday 16 November, the IWW-unionised John Lewis cleaning staff employed by contractor Integrated Cleaning Management won a 9% pay rise as a result of their campaign.
Submitted by Ed on Nov 23 2012 15:58
A look at some of the context behind the vicious attack by fascists on Tottenham fans in Rome before the teams met for their Europa League tie.
Submitted by Django on Nov 23 2012 12:16
Apparently we're in an economic war. Who with, and to what end?
Submitted by Operaista on Nov 23 2012 00:47
When we attempt to tell a history from the bottom up of Thanksgiving, we need to remember to tell the whole thing.
Submitted by Chilli Sauce on Nov 22 2012 23:08
Friday the 23rd of November will see Wal-Mart, which owns UK chain ASDA and which has an entirely non-union workforce, hit with coordinated strikes and protests on “Black Friday”, the busiest shopping day of the year.
This article, written by a American-born SolFedder who's worked retail in the past, seeks to explore the strikes: their roots and their implications for the American working class. This is written in lieu, I should add, of a proposed North London SolFed solidarity picket on the day. It didn't happen. I blame PAMSU
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Nov 22 2012 09:17
The far-right continues to grow in Greece but so to does the antifascist response. The last few weeks alone have seen antifascist actions across the country.
Submitted by Phil on Nov 21 2012 19:04
The ongoing struggle against austerity have brought into focus the differences between the "left" and "right" of the trade union movement. But they have also shown the inadequacy of the trade union left and the illusions it promotes. So what hope do militant workers in the UK have of going beyond the limitations imposed on us from above?
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Nov 20 2012 19:53
Solidarity to Palestine spreads across Italy, with rallies held in the major towns of the country.
Submitted by working class s... on Nov 17 2012 14:21
Ann Hansen is a former member of Direct Action, an underground anarchist group active in the 1980s, who presently lives as a writer, farmer and public speaker in the Kingston area. On August 3, 2012, Ann was arrested and had her parole suspended for ‘unauthorized associations and political activity’ in the context of growing anti-prison organizing in Kingston, Canada’s prison capital. Ann, with the advice of her lawyer, chose to not publicize her arrest until after her parole hearing. On October 30, the Parole Board canceled her parole suspension and released her on stricter conditions. This is her first public statement regarding her arrest and imprisonment.