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Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW

A global history of the syndicalist union the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

Defence of the Polish post office in Danzig

Memorial to the workers outside the post office

A short account of the employees of the Danzig post office who fought the Nazis for 15 hours during the invasion of Poland before they were captured, written by Nikola Budanovic. This article was first published on warhistoryonline.com.

1942: Luxembuorg General Strike

List of names of the murdered strikers

Free parking - Phinneas Gage

In this piece Phinneas Gage recalls the challenges of organizing under punitive back to work legislation and the effect it had on shop floor organising. As tensions grow over a dispute about the safety of various parking arrangements around renovated facilities the shop again begins to mobilise. Then tragedy strikes and the workers are reminded that sometimes the cost of a partial victory can be as great as any defeat.

On the Line Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 1981)

The Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 1981) issue of On the Line, a newsletter of the New York based Libertarian Workers Group.

On the Line Vol. 3, No. 2 (May-June 1980)

The Vol. 3, No. 2 (May-June 1980) issue of On the Line, the monthly newsletter of the New York based Libertarian Workers Group.

On the Line Vol. 2, No. 3 (August 1979)

The Vol. 2, No. 3 (August 1979) issue of On The Line, the monthly newsletter of the New York based Libertarian Workers Group.

Snake march - Phinneas Gage

Concluding Phinneas Gage’s three-part series on struggles at the Canada Post during 2011, we present ‘Snake march’. In this final installment, he describes the moral as the lockout drags on. Parliamentary filibusters and symbolic occupations fail to turn the tide on contract negotiations. The postal workers return to work, determined to not let management bulldoze them in the shopfloor.