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Building workers' power in the United Kingdom - New Syndicalist

A column by New Syndicalist describing the recent growth of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in the UK.

Disabled People Against Cuts storm British parliament

DPAC occupy Parliament

This week severely disabled people from the activist group Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) occupied the lobby of, British Parliament building the House of Commons, in protest against government plans to scrap the Independent Living Fund

Against students - Sara Ahmed

A creepy professor meme

Student activism - especially feminist and anti-racist activism - is conflated with neoliberalism and managerialism in order to be dismissed out of hand.

The Fighting-call bulletin

Partial online archive of Fighting-call, a Spanish workers' journal of the Freedom Group and Anti-Parliamentary Communist Federation with information from the Spanish anarchist organisations CNT-FAI during the Civil War.

The Mold riots: The summer of ‘69

The story of the 1869 riots in Mold, Wales. Following a trial in which miners were convicted of assaulting their manager, soldiers fired on angry protesters, killing four and injuring dozens.

20 June: the beginning of what?

Marchers in London standing behind a banner saying 'End Austerity Now'

Saturday 20 June saw up to 250,000 people march in London under the banner ‘End Austerity Now.’ But four years on from the first ‘March for the Alternative’ back in 2011, how far have we actually travelled?

Warehouse-spotting! Short Reports from AngryWorkers Northern Tour…

Four reports from short visits at different warehouses in Manchester, Leeds, Bradford area.

Positive affect as coercive strategy: conditionality, activation and the role of psychology in UK government workfare programmes

A journal article on the use of psychology in workfare to erase the experience and effects of social and economic inequalities and to construct a psychological ideal that links unemployment primarily to psychological deficit. This, in turn the authors argue, authorises the extension of state — and state-contracted — surveillance to psychological characteristics.

6 ways to fight climate chaos

Steam from power plant cooling towers

What can we do about a problem as big as climate change? Here are six ideas.

A workerist response to Mid Atlantic Revolutionary Socialists on the union question and the ultra left

This short article is a response to an essay written by the Mid Atlantic Revolutionary Socialists. I found the essay thought provoking and agreed with parts. Certainly an essay outlining a Trotskyist rank and file strategy in as open and honest a way as it does is very welcome, and I would recommend elements of it as a useful critique of anti-union dogmatism. The purpose of this article, is to discuss the parts I found interesting and respond to the parts I found lacking.