USA

Alabama prisoners to launch strike, IWW to offer support

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.

Between the 30s and the 60s - Murray Bookchin

Murray Bookchin

In this article, appearing in the book The Sixties, Without Apology, Murray Bookchin traces American radical thought from the 1930s to the 1960s.

I strongly doubt if we will ever understand—and fully evaluate—the 60s without placing it against the background of another radical decade, the 30s.

English language discussion bulletin - DAM, WSA and ASF

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.

English language discussion bulletin #01

The english language discussion bulletin of the IWA for the year 1988. Courtesy of the WSA archives.

News notes about the American worker - Workers Solidarity Alliance

A 1990 bulletin on the American workers' movement from members of the WSA in NY.

Who are we? What do we want? - Libertarian Workers Group

A short flier about the aims and objectives of the Libertarian Workers Group.

Report of the Libertarian Workers Group to the 1979 IWA Paris Congress

A report of the Libertarian Workers Group to the IWA Paris Congress in 1979

Workers' co-operatives: crashing in the same car

A worker-owner in worker-run co-operatives gives their understanding of co-operatives in capitalist society, and their lack of revolutionary potential.

It's difficult for me to describe the deep fluttering of excitement, the too-good-to-be-true feeling, the dawning awareness, that I had been selected to be a worker-owner at San Francisco's storied Rainbow Grocery Cooperative.

The struggle of the 'mill girls': class consciousness in early 19th century New England - Ian Schlom

This article traces the development of class consciousness of and the antagonism between the capitalists and the Lowell and Lawrence "Mill Girls" in the earlier half of the 19th Century in New England.

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1917 Raids on the Socialist Party and the IWW

An article in the International Socialist Review from October 1917 about the federal raids on the Socialist Party and the Industrial Workers of the World the month before.

The IWW and the Socialist Party
[events of Sept. 5, 1917]

Published in International Socialist Review, vol. 17, no. 4 (Oct. 1917), pp. 205-209.