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Italian general strike: Amazon warehouse blockaded in Piacenza, strikers attacked in Prato

Monday 11th October saw a general strike called by several base unions in Italy, which was marked by a mass blockade against an Amazon warehouse and a violent attack against picketers. Content warning for violence and graphic videos.

Gateshead Amazon picket wins reinstatement for sacked workers

The rank and file dispute at the Gateshead Amazon warehouse construction site now appears to have ended in a win, with all sacked workers being offered reinstatement.

Construction workers picket Amazon site in Gateshead after mass sacking

Rank and file construction workers have launched a picket at the site of a new Amazon facility after a mass sacking.

Wildcat action against de-skilling and sackings at Gateshead Amazon facility

Workers building an Amazon fulfilment centre in Gateshead recently took wildcat action against a de-skilling attempt. This follows from the recent victory in the national "No to ESO" construction rank and file struggle over de-skilling at Hinkley Point C.

Editorial #2 -Thoughts on Bessemer

Who lives, who dies, who tells your story? - Carmen Molinari

Carmen Molinari analyzes why media strategies don’t win organizing campaigns. This article was first published by Organizing Work.

A Dedicated Grassroots Troublemaker

Christian Krähling

Christian Krähling, Amazon worker and activist, wrote this song for the Chicago Amazon workers at DCH1 warehouse. They won a fight for equal Paid Time Off (PTO) in March 2020, during a pandemic.
https://en.labournet.tv/pto-everyone

Christian passed away on December 10, 2020.

Amazon Workers International, an international network of militant Amazon workers, wrote this beautiful obituary, pledging to continue the common project:

The Women’s Strike in Poland: Freedom of Abortion, Freedom from Exploitation

An interview with two members of Workers' Initiative in Poland involved in the Women's Strike movement against restrictions on abortion. This interview was carried out by the Transnational Social Strike Platform.

Class Struggle in the Time of Coronavirus: An Incomplete Chronicle of Events (16-21 March)

The following review is a small depiction of what’s happening in the world, outside Italy (for the situation in Italy, see: leftcom.org).

Imperialism and the Amazon

The article which follows was written at the beginning of the month when the continuing deforestation of the Amazon led to the yet more murders of the indigenous population. Since then the crisis has deepened as the dry season burning of the Amazon to clear the way for farming has reached new heights.