UK

On union scabbing

Some quick thoughts on the need to respect picket lines and the challenge of the anti-strike laws and multi-union workplaces.

An account of winning reinstatement for a suspended worker

A short account from a friend of ours of how he and his colleagues managed to get a member of staff who had been suspended on disciplinary grounds reinstated.

Tube strikes: first round of five days' strike action begins

Thousands of London Underground workers set to take part in a second 48-hour strike over proposed cuts which include closing every Tube ticket office in London, with another 72-hour strike planned for next week.

Tristram Hunt: Labour party scab

Tristram Hunt: scab

Labour party shadow education minister and Engels biographer Tristram Hunt crossed a picket line of striking university lecturers at Queen Mary University on 10 February to lecture to students on Marx and Engels.

Civil "defence" and direct action: make the most of your council meetings - Solidarity

Pamphlet published by the Reading group of Solidarity in 1962, mostly written by Andy Anderson, about his refusal to pay the portion of his rates to the Civil Defence fund and subsequent prosecution by the local authority.

The RSGs: 1919-1963 - Nicolas Walter

An interesting history and analysis of the UK Regional Seats of Government - a secretive government-in-waiting behind the democratic state, by one of the "Spies for Peace", Nicolas Walter. Published as Solidarity pamphlet 15 in 1963.

Busmen, what next? - Solidarity

Solidarity pamphlet 16, published 21 January, 1964 and written mostly by London bus workers. It looks at the life of the workers, past struggles, the present situation and makes suggestions on how to organise for the future.

Carol Malone, Benefits Street, and mental health

Journalist at the Mirror and general scumbag, Carol Malone, has attacked an individual on Channel 4's 'Benefits Street - calling her a lazy, feckless, thief, and denouncing her mental health problems as a 'sob story'... This is my brief response.

A day in the life of a Curzon cinema worker

A brief tale of toil from a worker in a Curzon cinema in London, where there is an ongoing campaign for the London living wage.

Urban devastation: the planning of incarceration - George Williamson

Urban Devastation front cover

A pamphlet penned by George Williamson under a pseudonym, analysing urban development in the background of capitalist society and class struggle. Published by Solidarity (Oxford) c1976, much of it is still relevant.