John O'Reilly

Hat Trick

Hat Trick / Image by Monica Kostas

A piece by John O’Reilly in Minnesota about his experiences working at a liquor store. Sports is often there in the background shaping our interactions, defining relationships, and reflecting the struggles and aspirations of workers. In Hat Trick O’Reilly reminds us of the role of sports setting out the divisions and unity in our lives.

Happy birthday to Recomposition!

A short article by John O’Reilly & Monica Kostas, celebrating five years of Recomposition.

The bell tolls for thee, motherf*cker - John O'Reilly

Sketch contribution by Monica Kostas

Get ready to never see bus drivers the same way again. This week we feature a story by John O’Reilly who takes us through the route of his daily tribulations as a city bus driver in Minneapolis.

On being eaten by the young

John O'Reilly on some organization issues he sees in the IWW.

Socialism in Minneapolis: thinking about elections

An analyses of socialist electoralism in Minneapolis, by John O'Reilly.

Shotgun organizing - John O'Reilly & Juan Conatz

John O'Reilly and Juan Conatz talk about 'shotgun organizing' which they define as an individualized way of thinking every problem needs to be solved in the most intense and forceful fashion possible, regardless of whether or not it can be handled differently or of the effects on a workplace organizing committee.

Workers & peasants demand a kingdom of heaven on Earth: a review of 'Q'

A review by John O'Reily of Q by Luther Blissett.

The struggle continues at Chicago-Lake Liquors - John O'Reilly

A reportback of a IWW picket in Minneapolis of Chicago-Lake Liquors, which fired 5 organizers in April 2013. More information can be found here.

Credit, wages and Occupy: what system are we fighting?

John O'Reilly on the Occupy movement in the United States and the direction it took.

Average Wobbly Time

An article by John O'Reilly about people's time in an organization and what it can be spent on.