transport

Umschlagspunkte: Thesis on 'new proletariat' and re-concentration

This is the translation of an article about the changes in global transport, it was published in Wildcat no. 94, Spring 2013.

Invitation: Workers' Inquiry in the Logistics and Warehouse Sector in London

We are planning a militant worker inquiry in the distribution networks around West-London. The initial plan is to continue to research and discuss the situation in the global and local logistics and warehouse sector, to get jobs in strategically interesting places and to potentially make some interventions. Of course all this would be decided by those who choose to join.

Don't bring back British Rail

Bring back British Rail sticker

Rail fares increase every year but this time a coalition of leftists, trade unionists and passenger groups took the opportunity to launch a campaign calling for the re-nationalisation of Britain's rail network.

100 Years Ago: The Philadelphia dockers strike and Local 8 of the IWW - Mouvement Communiste and Kolektivně proti Kapitălu

cartoon from IWW leaflet - "hold fast, buddie, we got 'em"

A text published to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of an important strike launched by the IWW on the Philadelphia docks, analysing both the strengths and weaknesses of the IWW at the time.

Also made available as PDF and MOBI (Kindle) files.

In Brazil, demonstrations against transport price increases: police repression provokes the anger of youth

An article written by group of the International Communist Current in Brazil on the recent wave of protests sparked by public transport price rises.

Double struggle in Brazil

Blog about the demonstrations and riots which have swept Brazil in the wake of an increase in the price of public transport.

Strike! - Jeremy Brecher

In possibly the best book on the American working class movement ever written, Jeremy Brecher narrates the hidden history of mass strikes from 1877 to 1970 from the point of view of the workers themselves.

Circuits of recomposition: towards and beyond the #22M logistics workers’ strike

Can the #22M logistics workers’ strike be a first step towards the generalization of struggles?

Domestic violence, International Women's Day, and the RMT

RMT

We reproduce below the statement made by RMT member Caroline Leneghan on her personal blog, in solidarity with her and other women speaking out about gender violence. [trigger warning: descriptions of domestic violence, pictures of injuries sustained]

Pakistani truckers on strike, blockading NATO supplies

Transport workers at a rally in Karachi, 9th Jan 2013

Truckers delivering NATO supplies to isolated coalition ground troops in Afghanistan have gone on strike, in protest against lower pay, poor security, and corrupt customs officials who demand bribes from the truckers. The unions are calling for other transport workers throughout the region to join the strike action.