manufacturing and materials

2008: Sit Down Strike at Republic Windows and Doors

A history of the sit down strike at Republic Windows and Doors at the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis.

Soldering on: report on working in a 3D-printer manufacturing plant in London

The first part of the article looks at the current hype around automation and post-industrialism. The second part looks at the concrete conditions in the west London factory, which largely employs female migrant workers.

Construction workers riot at Samsung, Vietnam

On Tuesday, a riot involving hundreds of construction workers broke out at a Samsung display plant in Bắc Ninh Province, not far from the capital, Hanoi.

WorkersWildWest no.5

Issue no.5 of west London workers' newspaper, circulated in February 2017

Opposition and resistance in Nazi Germany

Group of Edelweiss Pirates being executed, Cologne 10 November 1944

Pamphlet offering a snapshot of some elements of the resistance to Nazism in Germany before and during World War II. It is not a comprehensive account and has some important omissions, discussed in the comments below.

Gender politics in the Korean transition to democracy

Jeong-Lim Nam's essay on Korean women's battles against dictatorship in the 1980s.

2010: Burmese Migrant Workers Strike

Burmese workers in Khon Kaen struck against abuses by their employer who exploited their immigration status.

1942: Luxembuorg General Strike

List of names of the murdered strikers

"Occupying, Resisting, Producing" Argentine Workers Take Over Abandoned Factories - Andres Gaudin

A contemporary article on the then recent wave of factory occupations in Argentina follow the collapse of neo-liberal economy.

Class & Poverty in the Maquila Zone: Avery Wear

Article about working conditions in Mexico's free trade zones.