manufacturing and materials

An open letter to rank and file labor activists

An open letter by the IMPACT group in Ohio, USA, to rank-and-file workers. The letter cointains short accounts of sell-outs and closed-door deals done by union leaders, as well as suggestions for grassroots activity.

The Homestead strike, 1892

National Guard patrol the main street

An account of a militant strike of steel workers of the Carnegie company in the US defending their organisation and conditions against the bosses, the police and hired armed mercenaries.

The Situationists and automation

Asger Jorn on automation in modern society.

Seize power or seize the factory? - Amadeo Bordiga

Amadeo Bordiga's commentary on the Italian factory occupation movement in 1920 as well as his view for how the movement should move forward. We do not agree with it but reproduce it for reference.

Working for Wages

Walter Reuther, "social unionist" - Martin Glaberman

Martin Glaberman's review of 'The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit: Walter Reuther and the Fate of American Labor'.

Interview with Martin Glaberman

Marty Glaberman discusses his many years of political experience as a factory worker, comrade of CLR James and, in later years, an academic.

1912: The Miners' Next Step

Miners in 1912

A document produced in 1912 by the South Wales Miners Federation, which was one of the high points of syndicalist organising in the UK.

The conquest of bread - Peter Kropotkin

Kropotkin

Peter Kropotkin's "The Conquest of Bread", along with his "Fields Factories and Workshops" was the result of his extensive research into industrial and agricultural production; originally published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London, 1906.

Cassia, Salvatore, 1944-2002

Militant: Class struggle in 1970s Italy

A biography of Italian anarchist and electronics worker Salvatore Cassia.