COB

Direct Action #54 (January 1989)

Issue #54 of Direct Action, with articles on anti-terror legislation, a work-to-rule in the NHS, local strikes in the Post Office, a claimants' conference in Oxford, Dutch police staging a "campaign of silliness", the CPGB moving right, a critique of Solidarnosc leader Lech Walesa, a report from the WSA, the politics of Irish Republicanism, the COB in Brazil, a review of a 1 in 12 report on the Economic League, German nazi computer games, mass sackings of union workers at Chelsea Girl, disputes at Jaguar and Lucas Aerospace in Coventry, Yardley's in Basildon, and more.

Direct Action #50 (July-August 1988)

Issue #50 of Direct Action, with articles on the threat of privatisation at the traditionally loyalist Harland & Wolff shipyard, British Rail disputes, miner's strike prisoner updates, the P&O Ferries dispute, football violence, the Burton's dispute, a racist prosecution in Leicester, an Orange Order march in Chesterfield, Clause/Section 28, the fight against library closures in Hackney, privatisation of steel and water, ID cards, the poll tax, a review of "A Very British Coup", an interview with a member of Brazil's COB, the FAU fighting steel closures, the CNT court case, a reply on Depo-Provera, and more.

Direct Action #37 (March 1987)

Issue #37 of Direct Action, with articles on the need for cross-sectional solidarity to win strikes, the lessons of Wapping, disputes at Ardbride/Laura Ashley and a Hackney sweatshop, the defeat of the Silentnight strike, strip searches of Northern Irish women prisoners, a court case over abortion rights, a debate on co-ops, the proposed poll tax, news from Italy, Brazil, Bolivia and the Netherlands, the COSATU organising the unemployed in South Africa, strikes at Wheelers fish restaurant in Brighton, the Trader print group, and a Caterpillar occupation, racism on the dole, life under the Australian Labour Party and more.

Liberation #04 (Apr-May 1987)

Issue #4 of Liberation, with articles on the nuclear arms race, the Trader print dispute in the Midlands, the Laura Ashley/Ardbride dispute, US imperialism, welfare restructuring, benefit cuts and claimants organising, international news including repression against Brazilian anarcho-syndicalist rail workers, class war in Spain, solidarity with Eastern European workers, deportations and resistance, harrassment by Manchester police, and more.

Anarkio: Bulteno

Monata bulteno eldonas per grupo tio partorpenas en COB-AIT grupo por anarkismo-sindikatismo el Brazilo.

Workplace Conflicts, Protest and Resistance: Actions of the lWA in 2015 (Part One)

A look at some of the actions of the lWA Sections and Friends in 2015. Fighting through direct action has, in many cases, forced bosses big and small to pay up what they owe, to admit they illegally fired someone and pay them compensation, to make improvements in working conditions and give them raises. Without union bosses and leaders, for all categories of workers.

São Paulo: ongoing demonstrations against transit fare hikes

São Paulo February 6 2015

Statement of the Brazilian Workers’ Confederation (COB, a section of the IWA-AIT) opposing the raising of public transit bus fares.

General principles and means of struggle of the American Continental Association of Workers

This is an excerpt from the declarations of the American Continental Association of Workers IWA-AIT from 1929. It consists of the principles and tactics adopted by the constitutive organizations drawn from Latin America at that time, and is translated into English with an introduction by the translator, SN Nappalos.

Talking about Working Conditions is not a Crime!

A unionist from COB-AIT goes on trial for slander after condemning working conditions in his factory and the repression of his activity.

Organized labor in Brazil 1900-1937: from anarchist origins to government control - Colin Everett

General strike in São Paulo, 1917

Colin Everett recounts the anarcho-syndicalist origins of the Brazilian labour movement, and its eventual supersession by authoritarian, state-linked unions.