libcom.org's brief introduction to work, what we think is wrong with it and what we, as workers, can do about it.
For the majority of us, most of our lives are dominated by work. Even when we are not actually at work, we are travelling to or from work, worrying about work, trying to recover from work in order to get back to work the next day, or just trying to forget about work.
A look at some of the context behind the vicious attack by fascists on Tottenham fans in Rome before the teams met for their Europa League tie.
Considering last weekend's result, it feels pretty odd for me - as an Arsenal fan - to sit down and try to write something about Tottenham that isn't just about how shit they are. But that's what's happening. A couple of things have happened over the past few weeks that means gloating about a derby victory takes a back seat to the other stuff.
Sometimes, when you think your contract is already pretty bad, you can end up putting your guard down, thinking it can't get any worse. This, as I've recently discovered in my job as a TEFL teacher, is not the case.
So there's been a lot of stuff going on at work recently; some days really exciting, others massively frustrating and depressing.
A brief introduction to what we at libcom.org mean when we refer to the state, or government, and how we think we should relate to it as workers.
States come in many shapes and sizes. Democracies and dictatorships, those that provide lots of social welfare, those that provide none at all, some that allow for a lot of individual freedom and others that don't.
A brief introduction to trade or labour unions, their function in society and how we at libcom.org think we should approach them, as workers.
To most people, a union is an organisation of workers created to defend and improve its members' conditions with respect to things like pay, pensions and benefits.
This is partially accurate, but definitely far from the whole story.
The modern office is fraught with dangers. From the risk of getting fired, to stress, repetitive strain injury (RSI), mindnumbing boredom and more. This helpful guide from libcom.org will help you navigate these hazards to a happy work life, and perhaps a slightly better world...
Of course not all of the tips will be appropriate in every setting so pick and choose the right ones for you, depending on how safe your job is how much you care about it.
A brief introduction to capitalism, class, and class struggle. Downloadable, ready-to-print PDF adapted from libcom.org's introductions. Includes graphics.
*a section on unwaged work has been added.
Original texts can be found here:
Libcom.org interview Jano Charbel, an Egyptian anarchist and blogger, on the January 25th uprising, how it has progressed and the possibilities for working class struggle in Egypt and beyond.
1) What forms of workers' organisation has Egypt seen since the events of Jan 25th?