strikes

World War I struggles in Switzerland

Troops detain a striker during the general strike, 1918

An informative account of the wave of working class struggles which took place during and immediately following World War I in Switzerland, by Christian Koller.

Student strikes at major universities in Pakistan meet state repression

Baloch students at QUA

The brutal and harsh measures against protesting students at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad have again unleashed the true nature of the fragile Pakistani State.

Rail workers are striking for passenger rights but no-one’s talking about that

RMT picket line

Train conductors, represented by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), are on their second day of coordinated strikes on multiple services.

Jeremy Irons: Actor Scab

Jeremy Irons is a scab

Hollywood Thesp Jeremy Irons told striking workers to be "reasonable" so that he could read some poems.

Drumheller coal mining strike of 1919

Drumheller strikers, 1919

A short history of a strike by coal miners organised in the syndicalist One Big Union in Alberta which was repressed by bosses and the state.

Birmingham district coal strike of 1908

Birmingham coalminers

A short history of the multiracial coal miners' strikes in Birmingham, Alabama, in the early 20th century which were violently repressed by mine owners and the state.

The Stockade Stood Burning: rebellion and the convict lease in Tennessee’s coalfields, 1891-1895

Something happened in Tennessee, something almost unimaginable to the mine owners and politicians of that
state. When the companies tried to intimidate their workers by bringing in convict labor to take over their jobs, the workers responded by storming the stockades, freeing the prisoners, and loading them onto freight trains bound for Nashville and Knoxville and places far away...The Tennessee convict war was one of the largest insurrections in American working-class history. And yet, unfolding at exactly the same time as the more publicized labor wars in Homestead, Pennsylvania, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, it was largely ignored.

Solidarity strikers accuse bosses of blacklisting in Bologna

Riot police block locked out warehouse workers in Bologna last week.

After days of being locked out of their warehouse for showing solidarity with colleagues on strike in Carpiano, workers at SDA Bologna are being allowed back in based on a list, which the union says is targeting their members.

外卖小哥好欺负?全欧洲的送餐员已经联合起来了!

Mass strike of precarious couriers, Milan 2017. Credit: Deliveroo Strike Raiders

外卖骑手的斗争精神在这场横跨欧洲的罢工中被解放出来,本应弱小、无力的工人,如今用激进、直接的行动表达着他们对资本的敌意。

Workers stabbed and hit by car as pro-boss mob attacks picket

Picket outside the Carpiano SDA warehouse.

One worker was stabbed and another hit by a car as a group of striking workers outside an SDA warehouse in Carpiano, near Milan, was ambushed last night by a group of over 100 attackers armed with knives and metal bars.