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Call for solidarity actions around the 25th anniversary of the Lucasville uprising

As the 25th anniversary of the Lucasville prison uprising approaches, organisers have put out a call for solidarity with the survivors of the uprising, some of whom remain on death row.

Edinburgh Antifascist Action: Statement On Banner Drop In Solidarity With Afrin

On the 28th of March, 2018, members of Edinburgh Antifascist Action dropped banners on a bridge facing the Edinburgh Leonardo factory, which manufactures combat helicopters for the Turkish state, in solidarity with the Kurdish people. The banners read “Hands Off Afrin” and “Leonardos Kills!” Their statement on the action is reproduced here.

SeaSol stops landlord evicting family for having a baby

In March 2018, SeaSol [the Seattle Solidarity Network] helped a family defeat an attempt by their landlords to evict them for having a second child. The property management company had established a clear pattern of targeting the family, and had denied a request to move to a larger unit only days before on false claims of damage to their unit

Oklahoma and Kentucky: Tens of Thousands On Strike

Credit: Timothy D. Easley / AP

Today, tens of thousands of teachers and school staff, joined by supporting community members, parents, and students, walked off their jobs across Oklahoma and Kentucky, inspired by the historic West Virginia teacher’s strike, which saw masses of teachers across the state defy union bosses and government officials. This report first appeared on It's Going Down.

SeaSol Scores Quick Win Against Thieving Temp Agency

Early February 2018, SeaSol helped Karim defeat a wage theft attempt by temp agency LGC Hospitality. Despite initial resistance and cop-calling intimidation tactics, LGC Hospitality agreed to pay his wages and tips of $1600 within 24 hours after SeaSol and Karim delivered a demand letter at LGC’s office in Renton. The temp agency had refused to pay Karim for months, blaming him for their loss of timesheets and tip records.

Mass wildcat strike by Kentucky teachers

Picket line at Kentucky middle school

Teachers in Kentucky are on wildcat strike today with at least eight school districts closing schools due to lack of teaching staff.

Workers wildcat at East London recycling plant

Orion recycling plant workers, March 2018. Photo by Gordon Roland Peden.

United Voices union members at the Orion recycling plant in east London walked off the job this morning in a historic and inspiring wildcat strike to protest against inhuman working conditions.

New Labour Bills in South Africa attack worker rights and democracy

In South Africa the Minister of Labour announced the state intends to carry out a new round of attacks on workers and their rights. The attacks come in the form of three Labour Bills currently being considered by parliament: the Basic Conditions of Employment Bill, the National Minimum Wage Bill and the Labour Relations Amendment Bill. If passed, the changes to the labour laws these bills propose will be a major attack on workers’ rights, won through decades of struggle, and will further deepen and entrench inequality and roll back important democratic gains.

Two-day strike at biggest Amazon warehouse in Spain

A 48-hour strike in the Amazon warehouse in San Fernando de Henares, near Madrid, concluded successfully, according to unions, with workers bringing the company's biggest logistics centre in the country to a standstill.

Brutal fascist attack on student occupation at University of Montpellier

A group of men in balaclavas carrying batons and tasers attacked students occupying a lecture hall at Montpellier University. Some of the attackers have also been identified as faculty members.