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Jeremy Irons: Actor Scab

Jeremy Irons is a scab

Hollywood Thesp Jeremy Irons told striking workers to be "reasonable" so that he could read some poems.

Durham Teaching Assistants – Not Finished Yet?

The solidarity and determination of the Durham Teaching Assistants has been an inspiration to other workers throughout the North East and beyond. More than once they refused to accept a deal which would have meant a complete cave-in.

Giuseppe Pinelli - Death of an Anarchist

A radio interview by the BBC History Hour program on the death of the Anarchist Railway worker Giuseppe Pinelli and a discussion of the Strategy of Tension period of Italian politics.

The Communist Left and Marxist Humanism - Part 1 On Trump and Neo-Fascism

Neo-Fascists march in Charlottesville

The rise of ultra-right in the United States, with the barely hidden encouragement of Trump, is worrying. Not only the American proletariat, but the international working class as a whole is threatened by repressive trends.

The 43 Group: an interview and evaluation

Some information about the 43 Group and its impact.

Bakkavor Factory Newsletter Issue #1

Bakkavor runs four factories and one warehouse in our area, employing around 3,500 permanent and agency workers. We have been in and around the factories for a while, this is our first newsletter specifically dedicated to Bakkavor workers, in Gujarati and Tamil translation. Main issue is the recent pay deal.

Durham Teaching Assistants – Conned by the Labour Movement

The solidarity against injustice and the self-organisation of the Durham Teaching Assistants was, as we wrote in July, an inspiration to other workers throughout the North East and beyond (see leftcom.org). Their refusal to allow 25% of their colleagues to be sacrificed for the sake of a sordid deal with Durham County Council has deservedly earned the TAs (or Lions of Durham as they were labelled) the admiration of many.

Neither Chavismo Nor Anti-Chavismo: For the Autonomous Struggle of the Working Class

Contrary to the cries of the Venezuelan government and its hypocritical Opposition, Venezuela remains, as before, a state-capitalist economy based on the extraction of oil rents.

意大利菲亚特铸造厂1963年的野猫斗争

Parable of the good boss, the good unionist, and the wicked worker

意大利1960年代“工人主义”的经典作品,关于1963年菲亚特汽车公司铸造厂的“夜猫”式斗争。早期“战斗性工人调查”的探索,也介绍了“阶级构成”、“阶级重组”等概念,关于工会如何限制了工人自我行动的分析。

夫人VS将军:民主的限制与缅甸的未来

近日,由于罗兴亚救世军(ARSA)袭击了缅甸30余座边防警局,缅甸安全部队开始了大规模的反击与清剿,导致大量罗兴亚难民逃亡孟加拉国。因为此次的罗兴亚危机,缅甸国务资政兼外交部部长昂山素季饱受舆论指责,以至于有声音要求剥夺她的诺贝尔和平奖荣誉。

6 underrated Marxists who don't get enough love

It's a sad fact that many of the most radical Marxists, whose participation in working class struggle and ideas challenged not only capitalist society but also the social democratic and Leninist tendencies in the workers' movement tend to get ignored by anarchists and Marxists alike.

Right and Left against the state: education without classes

Education reform, whether promoted by the Left or Right, often fails to deeply address the class-based issues driving the alleged "failure" of the educational system.

Paul Mason's workers' bombers

Paul Mason's response to BAE job losses has been to promote a 'left-wing' brand of militarism, summing up many of the problems facing the UK left as it coalesces around the Labour Party, and the limits of this politics as it approaches the reality of state power.

Conversations about domestic work

A lot of our work-mates live in shared housing, ‘patch-work families’ and other domestic set-ups. This questionaire is meant as a guideline for conversations about proletarian reproductive work and wider living conditions. It is a draft version, please send comments to: angryworkersworld@gmail.com

Living The Dream Amidst A Non-Binding Postal Survey On Same-Sex Marriage

Latest episode of Living The Dream a podcast hosted at The Word From Struggle Street. This episode is a discussion about the ongoing non-binding postal survey on same-sex marriage.

Catalonia: Competing Nationalisms against the Working Class

The conflict between the factions defending the existing Spanish state and those seeking a separate Catalonian state continues to accelerate. Whatever the outcome or the detailed twists and turns it is clear that class-conscious workers need to be equally independent from those arguing for either a separate Catalan state or the preservation of the existing state order – both represent the façade behind which the bosses’ class exercise their control.

Ten Years Since the Financial Crash: What Price Education?

Ever since the post-war principle of free education was abandoned in 1998 by Blair’s New Labour government, fees for higher education have risen steeply and expanded to include maintenance charges.

外卖小哥好欺负?全欧洲的送餐员已经联合起来了!

Mass strike of precarious couriers, Milan 2017. Credit: Deliveroo Strike Raiders

外卖骑手的斗争精神在这场横跨欧洲的罢工中被解放出来,本应弱小、无力的工人,如今用激进、直接的行动表达着他们对资本的敌意。

2010智利地震后无产者互助 灾难、资本主义和无能政府之下的自我救赎

Chile earthquake 2010

我们这些无名之辈(被剥削的人、邻居、父母)持续地被禁锢在暗淡无光的生活中,但是,我们已经准备好和我们同样绝望的人建立联系。

Marx’s Textbook Ep.2: The basic dynamics of capitalism

Episode 2 of Marx's Textbook - a special series of Living the Dream hosted at The Word From Struggle Street blog