Solidarity Federation

Flagrant Self-Promotion

Seven-hundred words discussing an article I wrote a for the Black Flag magazine. It's not super exciting, but helps me clarify the writing process and I'd be glad to get feedback from any interested folks.

Holland & Barrett quit workfare after direct action

Holland & Barrett picket

Campaigners are claiming a major scalp in the fight against workfare after retailer Holland & Barrett announced they were pulling out of the scheme.

Week of Action Against Workfare

SLSF Press release on week of action against workfare

Statement about sexual assault within the anarchist/activist community

This statement comes from recent discussions within South London and North London Solidarity Federation locals, and in response to a recent case of sexual assault which took place in the wider activist community. Following the actions taken by North London, South London and Brighton Solidarity Federation locals, this statement was written by the South London Gender Working Group.

Abolish workfare - a guide to the government's unpaid work schemes

Abolish workfare

A 16-page guide to the government's unpaid labour schemes, the logic behind them, and resources for organising against them.

Education Worker #8 - Anti-academies special issue

EW #8

This issue we focus on academies. What they are, what they do, why they are a problem and what should be done about it.

What is anarcho-syndicalism?: libertarian reformism, vanguardism or revolutionary unionism?

A 1997 article from Black Flag, critical of (then) recent events in the International Workers Association.

The economy of making women care

Resisting, questioning, creating... the struggle continues!

A brief analysis of how capitalism systematically subjugates women, and therefore how women's emancipation is bound up with the struggle against capitalism.

Trade union factionalism and rank-and-file organising

Over the past year, it's become increasingly evident that the branch of the civil servants' union PCS I'm part of is beset by factionalism. In particular, the dominance of a ruling clique has been like a cancer which has seen people drop out of being reps, and even go off work with stress, because of the bullying occurring within the union. In my own rank-and-file approach to organising, I've butted heads with this problem on more than one occasion. This blog is a reflection of the issues at hand and an attempt to focus my own thoughts in terms of how to combat that.