Second season of our UK/US struggle series, London, Mayday Rooms

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Aug 12 2017 10:48
Second season of our UK/US struggle series, London, Mayday Rooms

America First? - Second season of our series of conversations with comrades in the US about current struggles and organising on the ground

The going gets tough, but there is loads of inspiring stuff happening in the US at the moment. Things we want to understand and learn from. From prison organising to struggles in the rural hinterland.

So far we’ve had inspiring conversations with Amiri about the history of race and class relations, with the crew from Sacramento about struggles in the low wage sector and with the sisters of Red Stockings about the fight against the patriarchal religious right.

The next three meetings will be:

Friday, 15th of September, 6pm: Chat with comrades of New River Workers Power about organising in trailer-parks and supermarkets in Appalachia.
https://nrworkerspower.wordpress.com

Sunday, 29th of October, 6pm: Talk with Gifford from San Francisco about struggles in the Bay Area and in the logistics sector.
https://libcom.org/blog/empire-logistics

Friday, 24th of November, 6pm: Conversation with Dan Georgakas, co-author of the legendary “Detroit I do mind dying’ and co-editor of the IWW oral history book ‘Solidarity Forever’ about the past, present and future of workers’ struggle in the US
https://libcom.org/history/detroit-i-do-mind-dying-study-urban-revolution
https://libcom.org/history/solidarity-forever-oral-history-iww-stewart-bird-dan-georgakas-deborah-shaffer

Further meetings will be announced as and when - so stay tuned! All meetings will take place at:

MayDayRooms
88 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1DH

We publish short papers and reading lists for each meeting, so that, if they want, participants can prepare a bit for the discussion. We will also publish minutes of the meetings. Check out more info here:

www.itsgoingdown2017.wordpress.com

Looking forward to seeing you...

Some AngryWorkers

angryworkersworld@gmail.com

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Steven.
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Aug 12 2017 11:24

These all sound brilliant! Remind me nearer the time and I can promote them on the working class history FB page

would be good to see Gifford again. Also would be great to hear Dan Georgakas, those are two of my all-time favourite political books!