In part two of this two-part article, we look at the parallels between fossil-fuel abolitionism and the abolition of slavery in the 19th century United States.
Part one of this article, looking at the 'carbon bubble' and path-dependent development is here.
Abolitionism in the 19th century US
As prisoners in Alabama prepare to strike, this short article outlines some of their demands as well as the groups - including the Industrial Workers of the World - who intend to support them in their struggle.
Prisoners in Alabama, organised under the Free Alabama Movement, have announced they will be starting their second strike of the year this weekend.
Acknowledging, in the words of incarcerated activist Melvin Ray, that prisons are little more than a “free labor system”, prisoners at the St. Clair correctional facility have decided to strike.
Partial online archive of issues of a bulletin produced by the UK, US and Australian sections of the anarcho-syndicalist International Workers Association, the Direct Action Movement, Workers Solidarity Alliance and Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation respectively, from 1988.
The english language discussion bulletin of the IWA for the year 1988. Courtesy of the WSA archives.
A 1990 bulletin on the American workers' movement from members of the WSA in NY.
A short flier about the aims and objectives of the Libertarian Workers Group.
A report of the Libertarian Workers Group to the IWA Paris Congress in 1979