“Cut up Khrushchev for sausages!” A history lesson for The New York Times - Simon Pirani

Pic of the Novocherkassk revolt

This recent article by Simon Pirani both provides more information about the Novocherkassk revolt and massacre and also some insight into how worker revolts in the days of the Soviet Union are still being shamelessly mirepresented in even the most "respected" Western media outlets.

The schoolchildren's strikes, 1889 - Steven Johns

Contemporary engraving depiction of the 1889 schoolchildren's strike

A brief history of walkouts of schoolchildren across the UK in October 1889 against corporal punishment and excessive workloads.

Alcoy bakery workers strike

Alcoy strike of bakery workers

The Inter-Professional (cross-trade) Union of the CNT (Spanish section of the International Workers' Association IWA-AIT) in the city of Alcoy (pop. 60,000) has been engaged in an indefinite general strike of workers of the Mariel Bakery and its retail outlets since August 10 2015.

Finland: Schools to close, rail network to shut down in austerity protest

Finnish public transport

Finnish teachers are set to join the biggest labour movement demonstration in decades on Friday, shutting down schools and daycare centres across the country as they protest in Helsinki against government austerity measures.

They called a strike and no one came

A few thoughts on the fake strike of Polish immigrants.

Autoworkers and the working class in Brazil - John Humphrey

An analysis of the strike waves of the late-1970s Brazilian working-class movement, and the important role which car factory workers played in it.

If a strike turns you into a Tory, you probably were one anyway

In the Guardian, Jonathan Jones laments that workers standing up for themselves is getting in the way of him looking at art. Here are five reasons why he’s talking out of his arse and you should support the strikers.

New series of factory stories from China


Chinese worker activists have been documenting and analyzing the situation and struggles of factory workers in the Pearlriverdelta in South China over the past few years. Since 2012 they have been publishing reports the magazine "Factory Stories" (工厂龙门阵 gongchang longmenzhen).

Taking on the #TradeUnionBill

Expanding on my previous post on the subject, an in depth look at the provisions of the Tory government’s proposed Trade Union Bill and how it can be challenged.

For a revolutionary labor movement - Love & Rage

Detroit Love & Rage flyer on the Detroit Newspaper strike

This flyer was distributed at the 100,000 strong "Action!Motown" national mass march in Detroit called by the AFL-CIO at the end of the Newspaper Strike there in July 1997. The flyer was one of the few interventions by Love & Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation into strikes or the labor movement. It also caused controversy within Love & Rage, and was attempted censored by the NYC-based L&R newspaper editorial group who were rapidly moving away from anarchism and objected to the explicit revolutionary approach of the Detroit intervention.