retail and food

First starbucks strike in the world!

It was bound to happen eventually -- and it happened today in New Zealand. Low-paid Starbucks workers walked off the job and formed a picket line.

Agrarian Collectives during the Spanish Civil War - Michael Seidman

Michael Seidman on the farming collectives during the Spanish revolution.

Notes on another defeat for workers in the US: The Los Angeles supermarket strike of 2003-2004

Demonstration outside Castra Safeway, San Francisco.

The story of a defeated supermarket strike in LA, 2003-4.

Marx and Makhno Meet McDonald's

An account of the French "Solidarity Collective" group. Casualised workers in Paris win several strikes, honorably lose another with combined union and extra-union, legal and illegal tactics.

Solidarity with the Gate Gourmet workers

Sacked workers and their supporters picket Gate Gourment, August 2005, Heathrow, London

Resources and links with information on background and how you can support the 620 sacked Gate Gourmet workers.

The Peasant War in Germany - Frederick Engels

Frederick Engels on the German Peasants War of 1525, arguing that it's motivating force was primarily class-based rather than religious.

The conquest of bread - Peter Kropotkin

Kropotkin

Peter Kropotkin's "The Conquest of Bread", along with his "Fields Factories and Workshops" was the result of his extensive research into industrial and agricultural production; originally published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London, 1906.

Chat about olive harvest strike in Spain, 2005

Gardening and food-growing guide

Personal advice and tips on growing your own fruit and vegetables to stay healthy and save money.