Blogs

Political prisoners seize control of Vietnamese prison

Over fifty political prisoners seized control of a Vietnamese prison for several hours, demanding a more humane regime, improved conditions and food.

Leaflet on Current Wage (un-)Freeze in the Public Sector, East London

Leaflet distributed at Tower Hamlets Homes annual staff conference. It basically raises the question what the 600 workers of the East London housing group can do in order to get a pay hike after four years of freeze, given that waiting for the UNISON ballot won't cut it...

It makes us sick: notes on affective labour, sanity, and post-Fordism

The division of leisure time is an insult - Abigail Rebakah Barr

A slightly polished version of a short talk for a panel discussion on post-Fordism and mental health with Hannah Black and Mark Fisher, as part of Auto Italia South East's Immaterial Labour Isn't Working 2013 event series.

Battlefield Indonesia

In Indonesia, workers are resisting low wages and demanding health care coverage, and indigenous communities are resisting corporate-enforced destruction.

Boat Race protestor to be deported

Trenton Oldfield

So called 'boat race' protestor Trenton Oldfield has recieved notice that he is to be deported and is now appealing.

Workers in China kidnap their boss

Workers at a medical supplies factory in Beijing, China, have taken the owner of the factory hostage. He has been locked in his office for several days, and subject to sleep deprivation techniques. The action was taken following a dispute over unpaid wages and severance pay.

Notes from the Chicago hockey celebrations

Cops push back revellers in Wrigleyville

It wasn't Kronstadt, but it was fun.

Django Unchained, directed by Quentin Tarantino

Despite wilful ignorance, gross error and prejudicial omission, this 'full-blooded' film entertainment speaks volumes about the hurt and rage of injuries past and present as well as the yearning for renewal.

IWW call to support motions to BMA conference for london living wage for cleaners at BMA House

The British Medical Association, the national trade union for doctors, pays its workers who clean BMA House the minimum wage of £6.19/hour. The cleaners are demanding the London Living Wage, £8.55/hour. BMA Tower Hamlets Division and the BMA London Regional Council which have both submitted motions to the BMA Annual Representatives Meeting supporting the cleaners demand for the London Living Wage. On Friday (21st June) London IWW leafleted outside BMA House to urge BMA members and passes by to help get motions 482 and 483 on the Table. You too can help right now. Please email the BMA in Scotland and demand that these motions are heard.

Unison instructs its members to enforce the bedroom tax

The UK's largest public sector union, Unison, has issued guidance to its members advising them to enforce the hated bedroom tax.

Fifth antifascist patrol in Athens

Antifascists patrolled the streets of Athens in large numbers once again on Thursday evening.

Ubiquitous racism

A look at the institutional racism of migration policy in Italy and Europe in the wake of another tragic drowning of migrants.

Sleepless in Istanbul IV

Report and analysis of the Turkish "general strike" of 17 June and the developments in struggle on the streets since then. Now with additional notes.

Launch of massive archive of English folk music and custom

Of interest to anyone with an interest in social history the English Folk Dance and Song Society have launched their online archive.

Angry Workers of the World: a short introduction

Angry Workers of the World

A short introduction to Angry Workers of the World, an unruly and irregular workers' paper from London. For communist class inquiry.

Angry Workers of the World - AWW #1

First issue of AWW - May/June 2013

Eviction Resistance: The Story of Leonard Spears

Learn the story of eviction resister Leonard Spears, and how he decided to stay in his home despite his foreclosure.

SAC: in solidarity with the Turkish general strike

Statement from the syndicalist SAC International Committee expressing solidarity to comrades in Turkey.

Double struggle in Brazil

Blog about the demonstrations and riots which have swept Brazil in the wake of an increase in the price of public transport.

Ruins: Chronicle of an HIV witchhunt: a must-watch documentary

Summary and trailer of a documentary about how in May last year Greek authorities conducted a sweep where they forced women deemed to be sex workers to undergo HIV tests and then imprisoned those who tested positive on prostitution charges.