Poland

Welcome to the jungle: working and struggling in Amazon warehouses

Article on structure, working conditions and disputes at Amazon in Germany and Poland - reports and interview with workers in the appendix

The Russian revolution and the international proletariat - Maria Koszutska

Maria Koszutska

This collection of articles, published during August 1918 in the newspaper of the PPS-Left, while clearly supportive of the Bolsheviks, discusses many controversial aspects of their rule: the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, the peasantry, the terror, as well as the question of democracy. Koszutska encourages the international proletariat to take an active part in the events, and help guide them on the correct path to socialism, rather than remain critics on the outside.

1937 cigar industry strike

Mary Zuk addresses sit down strikers, 1937

A history of the sit down strikes by predominantly Polish women workers in Detroit during the great depression: part of a national wave of sit-ins.

Immigrant women beat cigar company bosses - Martha Grevatt

Striking cigar workers march, 1937

A short history of the wave of sitdown strikes by predominantly Polish women cigar makers in Detroit in 1937.

Film on cross-border Amazon workers meeting

Solidarni w walce

We posted a short report and the final statement on the cross-border Amazon workers meeting in mid-September in Poznan. Labournet.tv made a film about this meeting.

Cross-border Amazon workers meeting

Rally in Poznan, September 12, 2015

In mid-September, Amazon worker activists from Poland and Germany met in Poznan to further coordinate their workplace struggles. Through earlier meetings links had been established across the border, enabling workers to communicate directly during strikes in German Amazon warehouses throughout the year and a slowdown strike in the Poznan warehouse at the end of June 2015.

They called a strike and no one came

A few thoughts on the fake strike of Polish immigrants.

1929 Declaration of the Anarchist Federation of Poland

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In this declaration from 1929, the Anarchist Federation of Poland (founded 1926) outlines its ideological and tactical programme. Situating itself within the traditions of stateless communism and revolutionary syndicalism, the document also stresses the importance of Workers' and Peasants' Councils for the anarchist project. At the time of its publication, the AFP was a marginal organisation – its politics would only find slightly wider resonance in the middle of the 1930s.

The case of the General Union of the Jewish Workers of Russia, Poland and Lithuania

A left communist look at the Jewish Labour Bund.

Invisible labour and political participation: Women in the Solidarność movement and in today's politics in Poland

Triumphant leaders of Solidarity at Nowy Targ, October 19, 1981. Anna Walentynow

A feminist critique by Ewa Majewska of the old Solidarność and today's Polish politics. Originally published by and gratefully reproduced from the Baltic Worlds journal.