migration

In the Country of Dijsselbloem - Labor Relations in the Netherlands

Billions of savings on 'social wage'

Describtion of labour relations, state-induced attacks on 'social wage', 2017 elections and formation of a new governement in the Netherlands. From a council communist view, developed by Arbeidersstemmen (Workers' Voices).

The Spanish anarchists of Merthyr in the early 20th century (video)

Video of a talk by James Yeoman on migrant Spanish anarchists living and working in the Welsh valleys in the early 20th century.

Interview: The Antifascist Assembly of Piraeus

Having struggled to find a foothold since the end of 1967-74 military junta, Greek fascism saw a turning point with the spectacular rise of Aube Dorée (Golden Dawn) during the late 2000s financial crisis. The murder of Pavlos Fyssas by a Golden Dawn (GD) assault squad in 2013 saw the organisation lose momentum and support, but it has recently been growing in confidence again as it seeks to exploit the Syrian refugee crisis. Self-defence groups, such as the Antifascist Assembly of Piraeus, have formed to push back.

Japan's wartime use of colonial labour: Taiwan and Korea (1937-45)

A thesis detailing the extent of the exploitation of colonial labourers of Taiwanese and Korean origin as Japan mobilised for war, the conditions of the workers and their resistance.

What? Anarchists in Egypt!

A short account of the anarchist movement, primarily of Italian migrants, in Egypt before 1916, by Costantino Paonessa.

France: Tower occupation could win migrant workers their right to stay

A victory for 105 migrant workers could be on the cards following their two-week occupation of Semmaris Tower in Paris demanding they and 23 other comrades be regularised and given full rights at work.

The Westmoreland County coal miners' strike, 1910-11

Paper called Worker solidarity, judicial oppression and police repression in the Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania coal miners' strike, 1910-11, by Judith McDonough, telling the story of a successful strike by 15,000 mostly Slovak migrant miners.

Planet Malaquais – Emilie Bickerton

Emilie Bickerton on Geneviève Nakach, 'Malaquais rebelle'. Biography of a world-wandering modernist writer. First published in NLR #84 (Nov–Dec 2013).

A worker gets paid after organising

A migrant former room attendant's account of successfully demanding her owed wages via Solidarity Federation.

The Hosts of Black Labor: W.E.B. Du Bois

Group of Florida migrants on their way to Cranberry, New Jersey, to pick

The possibility of higher wages and less racially motivated violence attracted many thousands of Black Americans to Northern states in the 1920's. W.E.B. Du Bois looks at the economic causes and effects of this migration.