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


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.

Poland: 21 people arrested during actions against European Economic Congresss

Repressions during Anti-Congress in Poland.

Black and red Company in the Warsaw Uprising (1944) against Nazi occupation

An outline of the ZSP's activities during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. From the Eastern European journal Abolishing the Borders from Below, #31 (February 2008).

Workers win strike at Belchatow Hospital

Workers who recently lost their jobs may be back to work soon as boss promises to re-establish pre-cut employment levels.

Social populism - arena for cross-front cooperation

In the past 20 years, various attempts to make coalitions between the left and right have taken place in Poland. The involvement of supposedly left wing or anarchist groups with the far-right have been treated in various publications. These have involved such organizations such as the Anarchist Federation, the August 80 union or ATTAC. It seems that after many years of discussion, some leftists keep falling back into this cooperation.

Solidarity: a union which betrays its name

Next week Solidarity will organize its anniversary festival in Gdansk. It will be punctuated by such events as a huge mass in a grand cathedral and a ceremony dedicated to union-busting Ronald Reagan.