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Because you should have clocked in at 7…

Because you should have clocked in at 7…

In memory of assaulted and slain Starbucks barista Whitney Heichel.

TRIGGER WARNING FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Effects of automation in the lives of longshoremen

Break-bulk longshoring on San Francisco waterfront

This chapter in Stan Weir's Singlejack Solidarity tells the history of how, from the victory in the 1934 General Strike through the first Mechanization & Modernization (M&M) Agreement in 1961, longshore workers in San Francisco had 27 years of near-total control of the labor process on the waterfront in the "largest, longest, and most successful formal experiment in workers' control ever conducted in the United States."

California labor: Total engagement

1901 San Francisco Strike of Teamsters, longshore and maritime workers

This chapter from Carey McWilliams, California: The Great Exception (1949) tells the history of class war in San Francisco, when "all of labor [was] pitted against all of capital." The conditions were unique: "Nowhere in the world has there been a more favorable economic environment, nor more freedom for social and political experiments than in California." The result? Wobbly organizing and near-general strikes on the San Francisco waterfront in 1886, 1893, 1901, and 1916, setting the stage for the 1934 General Strike, followed by the Oakland General Strike in 1946.

No more foreclosures: Rochester's housing movement hits the streets

On October 16th, Metro Justice, Take Back the Land Rochester, and other community partners came together for a rally and march under the idea that housing is a human right.

You are not Durutti, but we are uncontrollable: beyond a critique of non-violence

Critical reflections in late 2011 on Occupy Oakland and the debate around non-violence and a critique of the Left.

An anti-anarchist witch-hunt

An article detailing the case of three anarchists in the Pacific Northwest who are in jail for refusing to testify before a grand jury.

Occupy Oakland is dead. Long live the Oakland Commune.

An overview on the rise and decline of Occupy Oakland.

Why Mao?

Why Mao?

Noel Ignatiev takes a look at the popularity of Mao among revolutionaries in the US.

Symposium: Truth and revolution

A symposium on Michael Staudenmaier's Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojourner Truth Organization, 1969–1986.

Gun Rights Are Civil Rights

An article by Kristian Williams and Peter Little on how debates in the US on gun control and gun rights "reflect historic and contemporary struggles over race, class, and the politics of violence and power in society as a whole."