strikes

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.

1995-1997: Mersey docks dispute - Dave Graham

Dave Graham's detailed and fascinating history of the eventually unsuccessful Liverpool dockers dispute.

The Working Class and Social Change - Martin Glaberman

Glaberman discusses different notions of class consciousness, based partly on his experiences as both a factory worker and, later, an academic.

Black cats, white cats, wildcats: Auto workers in Detroit, 1969

Introductory article and account of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers and its activity in Detroit in the 1960s and 70s by Martin Glaberman.

Fuel Blockades

Part of a discussion about the UK fuel blockades over oil prices in 2000.

Letter concerning the struggles over the oil price in Britain

Notes by 'Dave W.' on the fuel protests of September 2000 examining the social make-up of the strikers and analysis of both mainstream and leftist reactions to the protests.

Wildcats in the Appalachian coal fields - William Cleaver

William Cleaver on the often unofficial strikes of miners in the mid to late 20th century.

Throwing away the ladder: the universities in the crisis - George Caffentzis

George Caffentzis' article on the development of class struggle in American universities since 1960.

The mass strike in France May-June 1968 - ICO

Nanterre

Text on the mass strike in France in 1968 written by Informations et Correspondance Ouvrieres (ICO) and published in English as Root & Branch Pamphlet 3.