mining

Where has all my money gone you vile insidious woman?

The great privatisation swindle has meant that we are indirectly paying twice for some services. Successive governments has trousered trillions from the legalised thievery that was made popular by 'that woman'. Where has my money gone, and can I have it back please?

Broutchoux, Benoit, 1879-1944

Benoit Broutchoux

A short biography of Benoit Broutchoux, French anarchist active in the mines of the North.

Chilean miners strike and join wave of protest against government

Protests outside the Escondida mine

Strikes in Chilean mines strengthen workers' struggles throughout the copper industry, and reflect growing political unrest in Chile.

The mining industry and miners' struggles in India

Gurgaon Workers' News report on the history and current condition of India's significant mining industry, and workers struggles which have taken place within it.

Striking Indonesian mine workers occupy checkpoint

Yesterday's long march

The Indonesian mine workers' strike, which was born on Monday 4th July and is demanding both the reinstatement of sacked co-workers as well as a 100% pay increase, is intensifying as thousands of PT Freeport Indonesia workers, engaged in a work stoppage for a second day, occupied a checkpoint in Kuala Kencana in Indonesia's Papua province yesterday.

Pit sense or no sense?

Subversion review Pit Sense Versus the State - a history of militant miners in the Doncaster area, by David John Douglass, published by Phoenix Press.

Speras, Constantinos, 1893-1943

Constantinos Speras

A short biography of Constantinos Speras (Κωνσταντίνος Σπέρας), a Greek anarcho-syndicalist, and one of the pioneers of the working class trade-union movement in Greece. He spent the biggest part of his life in prison and in exile, until his murder in 1943 by Communist-led Greek partisans during the Axis occupation of Greece during World War II.

Venezuela: the Curious Tale of Rubén González, the imprisoned then liberated union activist

Just days after being sentenced to seven and a half years' imprisonment for supporting a strike, Rubén González, General Secretary of the Ferrominería miners' union, has seenting his custodial sentence annulled and his freedom partially restored.

Spanish anarchists in the Welsh valleys

Abercrave Miners' banner

A short account of the Spanish miners in South Wales and their relationship - sometimes positive, sometimes strained - with the local mining population.

The British Worker - general strike newspaper, 1926

Online archive of The British Worker, the daily newspaper published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) during the 10 day general strike of 1926.