public and third sector

Wisconsin: South Central Federation of Labor's general strike packet

The general strike packet that the education committee of the South Central Federation of Labor distributed to its affliate unions in Wisconsin.

Movement against pensions reform: to draw a lucid balance - Mouvement Communiste

Hundreds of thousands march against pension reform

Mouvement Communiste analyse the ultimately unsuccessful 2010 movement against pension reform in France.

Brief report from a brief visit to Madison - Loren Goldner

A piece by Loren Goldner about his trip to Madison, Wisconsin to join the protests around collective bargaining law.

Is it worth protesting against council cuts?

In the wake of a series of anti-cuts rallies outside council buildings recently I thought I'd look at them through a slightly different lens - that of the original gentle rebel, Colin Ward.

CNT Solidarity With Madison

Statement of solidarity with Wisconsin workers from the CNT-AIT, a Spanish anarcho-syndicalist union.

WSA statement of solidarity with Wisconsin Workers

Solidarity statement from the North American based Workers Solidarity Alliance.

Looking Toward Wisconsin: An Interview With A Participant From Milwaukee

What follows is an interview with a comrade from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the recent events in the state's Capitol, Madison, over a few hours away. For more information on what is happening in Wisconsin, check out the Burnt Bookmobile blog. Class war, don't cha know? Let's get to it.

Kill the Bill: The Power of a General Strike

Pamphlet produced by the Madison IWW advocating a general strike to fight the Governor of Wisconsin's proposed bill that would end collective bargaining rights to public sector workers.

Wisconsin – Next Stop, the General Strike!

John E Jacobson gives a summary of the movement against Gov Walker's attack on pay, conditions and collective bargaining for state workers in Wisconsin and argues support for a general strike.

Impressions of Madison

An account of a recent trip to the protests in Madison, Wisconsin, which have erupted over the Governors plan to revoke collective bargaining rights to state employees.