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Anarchism and AIDS activism

A pamphlet on anarchist organization amidst the Aids epidemic, most notably the formation of the direct action network ACT UP in New York City in 1987.

NLRB is no friend in Portland

An article by Chris Agenda coming out against contractualism in the IWW, based on experience with a contract shop in Portland.

Striking agreement: How one neighborhood school sees CPS’ attempt at a deal

CTU members on strike

A first-hand account from the Chicago Teachers Union strike, from education worker Agnieszka Karoluk.

Chomsky on anarchism

This book is a collection of essays by and interviews on anarchism. The bulk of the items have been published elsewhere but some are presented here for the first time.

Rivethead - Ben Hamper

Down and out memoirs of a line assembly worker for GM Motors over the 1980s. In amongst co-workers going postal in the local bar, drinking on the job and witnessing mental breakdowns, Hamper wrote the book during his shifts on the shop floor.

Futility of Fosterism

William Z. Foster.

A critique of the labor politics of William Z. Foster and the Communist Party of America's Trade Union Education League (TUEL). Author Ben Legare was the main US organizer for the One Big Union (OBU) a socialist union founded in western Canada by dissident members of the American Federation of Labor.

On the Chicago Teachers Union strike

The following is from a Chicago member of First of May Anarchist Alliance. It is an overview of the situation and was drafted over the weekend in the lead up to the strike that has started September 10, 2012.

Anarchism and American labor

An essay by Paul Buhle on anarchists in the labor movement of late 19th/early 20th century United States.

Ben Fletcher, IWW organizer

An essay on Ben Fletcher's efforts as an IWW organizer.

Manhattan bakery workers fight-back against union busting bosses

The largely immigrant workforce at the Hot and Crusty bakery on 63rd and 2nd avenue in Manhattan, sick of working for abusive bosses, and for less than the minimum wage, voted to form an independent association and register with the National Labour Relations Board.