retail and food

The Corporation (Documentary)

The Corporation is a 2003 Canadian documentary film written by Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary is critical of the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behaviour towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person. This is explored through specific examples. Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, during the filming of the documentary.

McLibel (Documentary)

Filmed over ten years by no-budget Director Franny Armstrong, McLibel is the David and Goliath story of two people who refused to say sorry. And in doing so, changed the world.

Food, Inc (Documentary)

The film examines corporate farming in the United States, concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees.

The jungle - Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair's undercover journalism cum novel about the conditions of America's meat packing industry and the effect it had on those that worked it.

Being the bigger person

Union organizer with the IWW Starbucks Workers Union dispels the sentiment that 'being the better person' must entail living as a doormat.

Unilever screws workers out of their pensions

Unilever, one of the biggest and most profitable companies in the world are scrapping their pension scheme. For the first time in the company's history, workers have balloted for strike action.

My body, my rules: a case for rape and domestic violence survivors becoming workplace organizers

Liberté Locke, a Starbucks Workers Union organizer, writes about how violence at work and in our personal lives are similar, how domestic abusers and bosses use the same techniques of control and that we need to fight both.

The Atlanta Solidarity Network Continues Winning Streak

ASOL keeps up it's perfect record with another victory!

Ruling class could do with maths lessons

The ConDem court jester and all round buffoon Danny Alexander, and tax thief Philip Green, have today made glaring errors in their multi-million pound calculations. They are not particularly related other than their shared contempt for working people.

The Organizer # 18

August 2009 PDF of the Twin Cities IWW branch's newsletter.