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Starbucks protest graphics and flyers, 2008

Main graphic for Starbucks union-busting protest flyer

Graphics for a flyer created in 2008, Australia. On 24 April 2008, Starbucks fired barista Monica in Sevilla, Spain, for her activity on behalf of the CNT union. She asked to be identified by only her first name to avoid future employment discrimination. On June 6, Starbucks fired 2 year barista Cole Dorsey in Grand Rapids, USA, for his activity on behalf of the Industrial Workers of the World union.

The Corporation (Documentary)

The Corporation is a 2003 Canadian documentary film written by Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary is critical of the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behaviour towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person. This is explored through specific examples. Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, during the filming of the documentary.

McLibel (Documentary)

Filmed over ten years by no-budget Director Franny Armstrong, McLibel is the David and Goliath story of two people who refused to say sorry. And in doing so, changed the world.

Being the bigger person

Union organizer with the IWW Starbucks Workers Union dispels the sentiment that 'being the better person' must entail living as a doormat.

The Organizer # 18

August 2009 PDF of the Twin Cities IWW branch's newsletter.

Swept under the rug and left for dead; How, according to the boss, swearing is worse than harassment

An account of an incident of sexual harassment in the workplace, the inadequate response from management and possible retaliation after reporting.

Diary of an anarchist hospo worker

Diary of an Anarchist Hospo Worker

An article by a member of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement looking at life in the hospitality industry.

Enjoy your tip, honey.

Tipping, or the pleasure of patronizing strangers.

The Organizer # 24

The Organizer # 24

September 2010 PDF of the Twin Cities IWW branch's newsletter.

The Organizer # 20

The Organizer # 20

November 2009 PDF of the Twin Cities IWW branch's newsletter.