Submitted by thegonzokid on Sep 9 2012 08:27
Several hundred people converged on the centre of the lovely town of Wigan to celebrate the life of local radical Gerrard Winstanley (1609-1676) and the Diggers' (True Leveller) Movement that he played a central role in establishing.
Submitted by Spartacus on Sep 8 2012 02:58
Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during August 2012 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.
Submitted by Rob Ray on Sep 6 2012 13:49
I’m a little sad to announce that Black Flag won’t be coming out with a London Bookfair issue this year, as all three of the core editorial members are just too swamped with other commitments to put it together.
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Sep 6 2012 10:24
While the Greek government decides on the latest budget cuts strikes and protests return to the streets of Athens.
Submitted by Recomposition on Sep 5 2012 17:21
Preview excerpts of the forthcoming text by the Solidarity Federation setting out the background and the tasks ahead for anarcho-syndicalists in the 21st century.
Submitted by Collective Action on Sep 5 2012 14:03
This year marks the 140 year anniversary of the first anarchist International held at St.Imier, Switzerland, in 1872. In celebration of the anniversary an international gathering was called in St.Imier in mid-August. A contingent of Collective Action militants attended the gathering along with thousands of other anarchists from around the world to discuss politics, create new international ties and, of course, have some fun.
Submitted by working class s... on Sep 3 2012 20:23
The largely immigrant workforce at the Hot and Crusty bakery on 63rd and 2nd avenue in Manhattan, sick of working for abusive bosses, and for less than the minimum wage, voted to form an independent association and register with the National Labour Relations Board.
Submitted by working class s... on Sep 3 2012 14:36
It has been reported that four striking miners have been shot by security guards using rubber bullets at the Aurora goldmine in South Africa. It is alleged that shots were fired to break up clashes between strikers and scabs.
Submitted by libcom on Sep 3 2012 08:16
A London-based 'anarchist' going by the name of Seamus Colligan (aka O’Colgan) has started a campaign to 'out' anarchists and feminists.
Submitted by Choccy on Sep 2 2012 17:59
Jeff Monson was the guest on 'No Holds Barred' this week discussing politics, history, and the economics of mixed martial arts.
Submitted by thegonzokid on Sep 1 2012 18:01
The 40th anniversary of the 1972 builder's strike has been marked with a conference held at the Unite union building in Liverpool.
Submitted by working class s... on Sep 1 2012 11:56
On Thursday, approximately sixty unidentified goons carrying hammers broke into the offices of a workers advocacy group in Shenzhen, China.
Submitted by Jim Clarke on Aug 31 2012 15:00
Forthcoming: 'Fighting for ourselves: anarcho-syndicalism and the class struggle' – a new pamphlet by the Solidarity Federation
Submitted by Phil on Aug 30 2012 23:19
Yesterday, the Public and Commercial Services union announced that strike action due to be taken by HM Revenue & Customs workers on Monday had been suspended. This supposedly followed "significant progress" in negotiations with the employer. The reality is quite different, in a campaign that has been mismanaged (at best) for coming on two years.
Submitted by Alasdair on Aug 30 2012 20:00
As the dispute continues in Marikana, and appears to be spreading to both other platinum mines and to more workers at Lonmin, is it worth taking a step back from the immediate actions and considering the broader economic effect of the strikes?
Submitted by libcom on Aug 29 2012 15:48
A log of updates, new features and improvements we make to libcom.org.
Submitted by IWW Europe on Aug 29 2012 01:56
Industrial Workers of the World (European Regional Administration) statement of solidarity with the Student Movement and student/university strikes in Chile (cf. attached PDF).
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Aug 28 2012 18:03
Workers occupy coolmine in Sulcis, one of the poorest regions of Sardinia, to protest poverty and demand state aid in order to restart production. The occupation has been ongoing since August 26 and its pool of supporter is growing stronger.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Aug 28 2012 17:54
Two months into their struggle, the migrant workers at Castelnuovo Scrivia, near Alessandria, have started up new strikes on August 1. They are protesting exploitative working conditions in the farming sector. Their struggle has gained support from several associations, labor unions, and political parties.
Submitted by working class s... on Aug 28 2012 00:05