boycotts

Fighting to win: Thoughts on strike tactics

With railway workers, cleaners, cinema workers, food couriers, and posties either having come out on strike or due to, 2017 has seen marginal uptick in industrial action. This is a heartening sign, but with so few of us having strike experience, we need to make sure we're thinking tactically.

Boycotts and legal action as Clapton fans fight to take their club back

Supporters of Clapton FC, renowned for their left-wing politics and activity in the local community, are continuing their struggle to take control away from the current owners and turn the East London club into a democratic, fan-owned football club open to the community.

Racial discrimination in employment? The Bristol bus boycott of 1963

Some of the leaders of the boycott

A student dissertation with lots of information about the 1963 boycott of Bristol's buses against the ban on recruiting workers of colour enforced by the TGWU union and the state-owned Bristol Omnibus Company.

Black and white on the buses: the 1963 colour bar dispute in Bristol

Bristol bus boycott demonstration

A detailed pamphlet by Madge Dresser on the Bristol bus boycott, when a mass campaign defeated the TGWU union's bar on black and Asian people working in bus crews.

1995: Tahitians Campaign to Stop French Nuclear Testing

The resumption of nuclear weapons tests in Polynesia by France the mid nineties provoked anger in Tahiti. Tahitians organised a determined campaign against the tests.

1977-80: Gay Activists Boycott Orange Juice

A rather strange chapter in history, Miami Dade county passed an ordinance banning discrimination against homosexuals in housing or employment, quite rare for 1977. In response a former beauty queen/popstar and an orange juice company worked to over turn the ordinance, which prompted a boycott of orange juice and the creation of a new snakebite, and a pie attack.