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Trumpism and the American Working Class

A suggestion for those hostile to Donald Trump's political platform, but have no faith in electoral politics.

Brussels, after the terrorist suicide bomb attacks…

When after the terrorist suicide attacks in Ankara and Istanbul, the same sort of attacks occured in Brussels, by the Netherlands blog arbeidersstemmen.wordpress.com , with the feeble voice I have, I called workers to make their voices heard and to discuss with each other some reflections on the nationalist and 'security' campaigns following the bombs.

Why create space?

Why create space

Reflections on why we occupy. Ideas behind our autonomous spaces.

No apologies: anti-racism, multiculturalism and violence

Fascist takes beating in Dover, January 2016.

As neo-nazis and anti-fascists prepare to head to Dover this weekend, Ed Goddard takes a look at the importance of violence as a tool in the anti-racist toolkit both in the struggles of the past and present.

Towards an anarchist perspective of the 2016 primaries

Bernie Sanders addresses a crowd in Portland, Oregon

While the Republicans undergo an identity crisis, Bernie Sanders has revealed that a shockingly large number of Americans think another world is possible.

Turkey: Erdogan is playing a dangerous game

Erdogan terrorizes Kurds to collect votes

Turkey is in many ways involved in the bloody war in Syria. Much of it does not penetrate in the Dutch media. With a NATO ally there is nothing wrong, especially when it has to absorb refugees locally. In exchange for a pay, of course.

‘We Want Our Club Back!’: the Clapton Supporters Action Fund

Clapton FC's fans have gained notoriety in recent years: for their massive turnouts at non-league games, their dedication to anti-fascism, and their passionate singing from kick-off to the final whistle. Now they're challenging the club's owners in attempt to take over the club and put it under fan-ownership.

Bombings by suicide terrorists in Ankara and Istanbul

2 friends killed in suicide attacks, one by IS, the other by PKK

Ozcan Can, a student who was killed in the latest attack, was a friend of another victim of a suicide attack. Ozcan Cans good friend Ali Deniz was killed in Ankara organized in an attack on October 15, 2015 by IS, while he was waiting to join a peace march in protest against state violence in Northern Kurdistan. Below is their last picture together, months before they were killed separately, one by the IS, the other by the PKK. *)

Human nature

A human hand montaged with a tree and a cityscape

A review of Jason W Moore's book on world-ecology, Capitalism in the Web of Life.

Announcing the Anarcho-syndicalist Initiative

A statement by U.S.-based Workers Solidarity Alliance about a new project called Anarcho-Syndicalist Initiative.

Turkey: When the workers make their voices heard

Strikes at Renault Bursa febr.-march 2016

In the current situation of global crisis and rampant local wars, Turkey has an important place. The tensions in this country are running high, both within the capitalist class(1) and between capital and labor. In this article we report on recent workers' struggles that develop in Turkey against the effects of the crisis. Workers are struggling despite state repression and attempts to divide workers.

Are Solidarity Networks the future of housing justice?

As tenant movements heat our cities up, what edge to solidarity networks give to the struggle?

Venezuela's 28 missing miners? Only government news gets the newsprint

Correo de Caroní, Venezuela

As the mystery of the fate of the missing 28 miners of Tumerero, Venezuela continues, the government decides to imprison the regional newspaper's publisher. Coincidence or cover-up?

Washington Post offers pathetic excuses after its bias is exposed

The Washington Post published 16 negative Bernie Sander's stories in 16 hours.

Excuses were made as the paper tried to explain away a viral article criticizing it for publishing 16 negative Bernie Sanders stories in 16 hours.

News from Bolivarian gangland

Written a week before the shocking murder of 28 miners in Tumeremo, Venezuela by the 'El Topo' (The Mole) gang with the evident complicity of police and military, this article provides some background to the current wave of violence in the country. The Bolivarian government seems more hesitant to work with the opposition National Assembly, elected December 6, 2015 with 2/3 support among 3/4 of the voters than with the growing mega-gangs and the corrupt military...

Pushing Dust: Work Report from Greenford Street Cleansing Gangs

We look at the company structure, the work-mates, the re-structuring and how the trade union engages with it.

"China on Strike" book talks, San Francisco Bay Area, 6-7 April 2016

China on Strike book cover

China on Strike is the first English-language book that provides an intimate and revealing window into the lives of workers organizing in China’s most profitable factories -- supplying Apple, Nike, Hewlett Packard, and other multinationals. This book has dozens of interviews with Chinese workers, documenting the processes of migration, changing employment relations, worker culture, and other transformations related to China’s explosive growth.

Supply Chain Inquiry, Los Angeles, 12 March 2016

PHL railroad LA/Long Beach port complex

"Supply Chain Worker Inquiry: China Through Los Angeles" presentation on Saturday, 12 March 2016 at The Public School Los Angeles from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Attendees will be taken through a "thought experiment" that imagines solidarity spreading throughout the entire production process, from the recently striking Yue Yuen shoe factories Dongguan, China -- through the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex -- to Walmart's distribution center in Elwood, Illinois (where in 2012 workers also went out on strike).

So it's come to this.

Clinton's supporters are embarrassing themselves by describing her as a "progressive"

Another Day in The Sun: The National Accounts, Growth and Malfunction

A look at the recent National Accounts and what is going on with capital accumulation in Australia