USA

Solidarity against sexism on the shop floor

IWW member Angel Gardner goes over some ways of fighting sexism in the workplace through direct action.

These numbers are not from heaven

When the People occupy the square, walk in the park. When the People occupy the park, walk in the square. An event is not an Event if one can choose to participate or not participate. The only ethical choice is refusing to go to war, a refusal that takes on ethical significance only when one no longer has a choice and is faced, for the first time, with the question of honor. There is guilt in choice. There is regret in taking the wrong path. But there is no not taking a path.

No-strike clauses hold back unions

A short article arguing against the US labor movement's reliance on contracts and acceptance of the 'no strike' clause.

Caring: a labor of stolen time

Our friend Jennifer Ng wrote this about her job and her organizing at a nursing home. It deals with a lot of issues about the commodification of life and of death under capitalism as well as issues of race on the job, and the specifics of caring work.

Workers, the state, and struggle

Article about the state and ways that struggles by workers sometimes reinforce capitalism.

Blockade – Strike – Communize?

Flyer from the "Occupy" movement's December 12 blockade of West Coast ports in the US, analyzing the blockade, plans for a general strike, and lessons from US labor history and May '68, from a perspective of "communization."

Tenants union: Fight your landlord and win

A pamphlet on tenant union organizing by Buffalo Class Action, an anarchist political organization based in Buffalo, New York.

Less Talk, More Regroupment

A piece aimed at North American anarchist political organizations about getting organized.

Class conflict and workers' self activity on the railroads: 1874-1895

The years 1874 through 1895 saw intense class struggle, much of it centering on the railroad industry. This struggle often took the form of working class self-activity, action organized by workers from the bottom up and carried out independently. Railroad workers did not wait for instructions or guidance from labor leaders, who often advised caution and conciliation with capitalists, but took action themselves.

Occupy and Class Struggle on the Waterfront

December 12th West Coast Port Shutdown