Autonomous Workers Union

Joint protest of workers against wage theft in Bulgaria

On September 5, at 10:00 AM, around 150 workers from different cities and companies organised with anarcho-syndicalist Autonomous Worker's Union came together in solidarity and marched in front of the Bulgarian Parliament. Their demands were for immediate payment of their salaries and for criminalization of wage theft.

Bulgaria: Anarcho-syndicalists support protest of bar workers at the Golden Sands resort

ARS Varna March 8 2015

On March 8 2015 activists of the Varna section of the Autonomous Workers’ Union (ARS, the Bulgarian friend-affiliate of the International Workers’ Association), together with former workers of the night club of the “International” hotel, held a protest demonstration in front of the hotel, which is located in the Zolotyye peski [Golden Sands] resort.

Eastern Ukraine conflict: against the regime in Kiev and the junta in the east - Autonomous Workers Union

As Ukraine slides towards civil war, anarchist group Autonomous Workers Union appeals to the working class to reject both sides and instead fight for their common class interests.

Statement on the Odessa tragedy - Autonomous Workers Union

An account and analysis of the clashes in Odessa earlier this week between rival groups of Ukrainian and pro-Russian nationalists in which more than 40 people were killed, by the Kiev group of Ukrainian anarchist organisation Autonomous Workers Union.

From Kiev to Stockholm- the working class has no nation

A brief account from members of SAC about a trip to Ukraine.

Autonomous Workers Union statement on Russian intervention

Statement on the Russian military action in Ukraine from Ukrainian revolutionary syndicalists.

Ukraine after Yanukovych: 50 shades of brown - Autonomous Workers Union

Ukrainian anarchist analysis of the situation following the overthrow of Yanukovych, pointing out that the opposition in power alongside fascist groups will not improve the lot of the working class.

Statement on the situation in Ukraine - Autonomous Workers Union

Ukrainian anarchists give their take on developments in Ukraine as the uprising continues and the death toll rockets.

Maidan and its contradictions: interview with a Ukrainian revolutionary syndicalist

A highly informative interview with a member of Autonomous Workers Union conducted by Přátelé komunizace, looking in detail at the Ukrainian protest movement Maidan movement and its context.

"The politicians had to obey the crowd": interview on the protests in Kiev

Image from Kiev, January 20, 2014

This interview with a comrade from the Autonomous Workers' Union in Kiev was done on January 28, 2014. It sheds some light on the events around the Maidan: the array of reasons behind the protests, their focus on the hated president, the differences to the "orange revolution", the role of the right, the weakness of social struggles and possible scenarios.