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Verizon strike highlights need for new workers' movement

45,000 workers at US communications giant Verizon have been on strike for nearly two weeks. Adam Ford, of Infantile Disorder, examines the lengths the company and the state have gone to to undermine the strike.

The IWW and the Profintern

The exchange between the USSR directed Red International of Labour Unions (a.k.a. the Profintern) and the IWW.

United States: Workers on the Move - Fred Pilgotsky

Article appearing in International Socialism, No.70, Mid-June 1974, by auto worker and socialist Fred Pilgotsky. In it he talks about wildcats in the auto industry, the conflicts between the unions and the rank-and-file, and the significance of race in the US.

“Between the Zeal of the Young and the Patience of the Old”: Reflections on Seattle’s Recent Upheavals Against Police Brutality

A pamphlet on recent cases of police brutality in Seattle and the reaction that followed.

Response to “Direct Unionism: A Discussion Paper”

A response by a member of the Seattle-based Black Orchid Collective to 'Direct Unionism: A Discussion Paper'

The Left in the Detroit Labour Movement - Martin Glaberman

Martin Glaberman reviews - and contests the accuracy and honesty of - two books on the Detroit union movement.

Rediscovering Two Labor Intellectuals - Steve Early

Steve Early reviews collections of writings by Martin Glaberman and Stain Weir, while tying their experience and outlook to the emerging split within the AFL-CIO in 2004.

More on Madison - Insurgent Notes

The following letter synthesizes two e-mails from a comrade, AS, about some disagreements with Loren Goldner’s article on Madison in IN No. 3

Disinterest compounded daily: A critique of Point-Blank as a revolutionary organisation and a few proposals for the supersession of situationism

Two former participants in the 1970s US situationist grouping Point Blank, Gina Rosenberg and Chris Shutes, critique the organisation.

The End Of Hollywood? - if only

Crowd Riots After Los Angeles Police Shut Down Block Party, Movie Premiere

A police car was set on fire and crowds fought in Los Angeles Wednesday night after the LAPD shut down an impromptu "block party" because thousands of people who showed up refused to disperse.