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Deadly Extreme Heat & Deliberate Indifference inside Texas Prisons: The Culture of Neglect and Abuse Continues

Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee member Keith "Malik" Washington writes on the dangerous conditions created by extreme heat inside Texas prisons.

The Black Ball - Ralph Ellison

A short story about an attempt to build an integrated union in the American south. Contains racial slurs, and references to racial motivated assault and sexual assault, among other issues.

RWU Convention solidarity workshop report-back

China to US class composition & schematic of supply chain

On April 5-6, 2018 Railroad Workers United held their biennial convention, just prior and in coordination with the Labor Notes Conference, in Chicago. Supply Chain Study/Research Group facilitated a workshop entitled "Struggles Along Supply Chains: Rail & Cross-Sectoral Solidarity" that modeled possible solidarity actions during a hypothetical strike at an Amazon warehouse. Warehouse worker organizers from SI Cobas in Italy, Angry Workers of the World in the U.K., and Workers Initiative from Poland participated, along with Chicago warehouse workers, Seattle Amazon tech workers, longshore workers from the Pacific Northwest, and a room full of rank-and-file railroaders.

Report on Juneteenth Strike Actions on the Inside and Out

Gainesville Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee reports on Juneteenth strike actions in Florida prisons along with outside public support. This post first appeared on It's Going Down.

HIC NIHIL, HIC SALTA! (a critique of Bartlebyism)

A critique of the nihilist turn in communist and anarchist thought, from Research & Destroy.

Seattle, WA: IWW Direct Action Campaign Forces Bosses to End Lockout

Seattle based members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) wrote the following report about their ongoing organizing efforts at Grassroots Campaigns. Previously published on It's Going Down. The locked-out workers are now running a fundraiser to make up for their lost wages, please donate here.

Vaughn & Building Support for Prison Rebels

An article from the It's Going Down column Bloc Party, discussing the significance of the Vaughn uprising and ways to build solidarity with prison rebels.