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Supply Chain Inquiry, Los Angeles, 12 March 2016

PHL railroad LA/Long Beach port complex

"Supply Chain Worker Inquiry: China Through Los Angeles" presentation on Saturday, 12 March 2016 at The Public School Los Angeles from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Attendees will be taken through a "thought experiment" that imagines solidarity spreading throughout the entire production process, from the recently striking Yue Yuen shoe factories Dongguan, China -- through the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex -- to Walmart's distribution center in Elwood, Illinois (where in 2012 workers also went out on strike).

China supply chain inquiry report-back

Yue Yuen strike Dongguan, China 2014

In mid-November 2015 we facilitated two Supply Chain Inquiry Workshops in major cities in China. What follows are the presentation materials and report-backs from breakout discussions after the workshop.

The general strike in Salford in 1911 - Edmund and Ruth Frow

Troops brought into Salford during the 1911 strike

Great pamphlet about the largely successful general strike for better wages, shorter hours and union recognition in Salford, northern England in 1911.

In the year 1968: on the nationwide strike and university occupation in Helsinki

Imagine the following situation. Due to a strike, public transportation is paralyzed all over the country. Some restaurants and shops shut their doors and 30,000 people are gathered in Helsinki to oppose the current cabinet’s austerity measures, despite of wind and rain.

RIP Ali Kitapci: Turkish anarcho-syndicalist killed in Ankara massacre

We remember Ali Kitapci, the first person to organise for the anarcho-syndicalist cause in modern Turkey. He was one of the 14 members of Independent Transportation Union killed in the Ankara bombing on Saturday.

6 ways to fight climate chaos

Steam from power plant cooling towers

What can we do about a problem as big as climate change? Here are six ideas.

Climate change and workers' strategies, San Francisco, 18 Dec 2014

Kurtz arctic research

As we more fully understand the effects of anthropogenic climate change, there is a need to bring this awareness into struggles to counteract capitalism's ecocidal destruction. Nathan Kurtz presents his research and we will discuss how transportation workers -- especially along fossil fuel supply chains -- could be at the forefront of these struggles.

Sabotage: a study in industrial conflict - Geoff Brown

Industrial Workers of the World post advocating sabotage

A superb and detailed 1977 study of the practice of worker sabotage of production, particularly by go-slows from the late 19th century to the late 20th.

A sideways look: Bob Crow

Bob Crow

A look at the recently deceased union leader, Bob Crow.

Union truckers join strike at Port Metro Vancouver

Union truckers on strike at Port Metro Vancouver March 10, 2014

Both unionized and non-unionized truckers are now on strike at Port Metro Vancouver in Canada. 1,400 non-union drivers in the United Truckers Association went out on February 26, 2014. Up to 400 drivers from the Unifor-Vancouver Container Truckers’ Association went out today, March 10, 2014.