USA

LA '92: The context of a proletarian uprising

Distorted by the bourgeois press, reduced to a mere 'race riot' by many on the left, the L.A. rebellion was the most serious urban uprising this century. This article seeks to grasp the full significance of these events by relating them to their context of class re-composition and capitalist restructuring.

The strike that shut down New York

A report and analysis of the strike of New York City transport staff that shut down the city for three days, and brought down all the government's anti-union laws on the workers. Despite this, strikers managed to win important concessions.

Still on strike! Recollections of a Bisbee deportee - Fred Watson

Bisbee deportation

An account by a striking miner and Wobbly (Industrial Workers of the World member) who was deported with 1,185 other strikers to New Mexico by armed vigilantes hired by copper bosses to defeat the strike.

Sabotage in a saw mill

An account of everyday sabotage in a saw mill by Crawdad, a mill worker.

Sabotage of police data collection

Zeke, a records clerk, recounts his and workmate's sabotage of the Arizona police car registration information.

Sabotage in a food factory

A short account of a brief and minor rebellion of three bottle stackers, by Patrick, a palletizer.

Employee sabotage in a conservative think-tank

A brief account of sabotage of a right-wing think-tank by one of its employees, Reggie, a mail room clerk.

Worker sabotage in a Honolulu pineapple factory

Everyday sabotage and work-reduction in a Hawaii pineapple plant, by Lance, a pineapple packer.

Employee sabotage in the stock market

Sabotage in the stock exchange - PJK, a Wall Street broker, recollects...

Employee sabotage in a New Jersey university

Adam, a university maintenance worker recounts some small-scale collective sabotage and unofficial pay increase.