UK

Starvation for coming in late - JCP ESOL teaching and benefit sanctions.

Through the growth of JobCentre mandated classes, ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) teachers are becoming complicit in the sanctioning of student's benefits - leaving them destitute. This article argues that we should refuse to give the JobCentre any information which could lead to a sanction.

Marta: 2, Speak Up: 0

A successful action and a short Twitter callout regarding wage theft at the Speak Up School of English in London.

Behind the screens: an interview with two Curzon cinema workers

An interesting interview with two workers in the Curzon Cinema group who have been involved in a recent campaign for unionisation and the living wage.

Farewell to the middle classes - Matt Cole

When the middle drops to the bottom, the bottom drops out.

Strike: a live history, 1887-1971 - Robert Leeson

A great set of short, first person accounts of strike action and industrial disputes from a broad range of workers from the late 19th to late 20th century is, compiled by Robert Leeson.

Sabotage: a study in industrial conflict - Geoff Brown

Industrial Workers of the World post advocating sabotage

A superb and detailed 1977 study of the practice of worker sabotage of production, particularly by go-slows from the late 19th century to the late 20th.

On elder care work and the limits of Marxism - Silvia Federici

Text by Silvia Federici on elder care and its relationship with capitalism, feminism, and the left.

10 July: a ‘season of struggle’?

An initial response to the announcement from the People’s Assembly that there will be a ‘mass strike’ on 10 July this year.

Taking refuge in struggle: protests and hunger strikes in four asylum seeker detention centres across the UK

Harmondsworth IRC

A wave of protests and repression has spread across the UK's expansive asylum seeker detention complex, with four centres reporting unrest thus far. Detainee support groups report hunger strikes, sitdown protests and a flurry of organising in Harmondsworth, Colnbrook, Brook House and Campsfield, against both their lack of legal recourse and the squalid conditions in the detention centres.

Never Mind the Bankers...Some thoughts on the UK Crisis

A working paper on some thoughts we've gathered about the current stage of crisis and current phase of struggle in the UK.