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Primero de Mayo: un golpe radical en el vientre de la Bestia

El Primero de Mayo de 2012 ha de ser el momento de revivir ese Primero de mayo que la clase dominante ha tratado de borrar, celebrando el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores en los Estados Unidos, como una manifestación política de conciencia de clase y de solidaridad internacional.

Kirkby Rent Strike 1972 (Documentary)

The Kirkby Rent Strike was a 14-month long rent strike initiated by 3,000 tenants on October 9, 1972 in the town of Kirkby, outside Liverpool, against the Housing Finances Act

Women workers fight back against austerity in Poland

logo of Women with Initative

In 2012, Poland and Ukraine are going to host Euro2012, the European Football Championship. For that reason hundreds of millions of euro from the national and local budgets have been spent on subsidizing infrastructural projects like football stadiums and highways. According to financial experts, these expenditures will never be reimbursed, and many city budgets are already on the verge of bankruptcy.

Report: Combating workfare in Liverpool (31/3/2012)

A brief report on an anti-workfare event in Liverpool

Abolish workfare - a guide to the government's unpaid work schemes

Abolish workfare

A 16-page guide to the government's unpaid labour schemes, the logic behind them, and resources for organising against them.

The greatest trick the DWP ever pulled was convincing the poor benefits don't exist

From precarious work to precarious benefits to precarious unpaid work...

A personal perspective on workfare and the benefits lottery - something which has caused me no end of stress of late.

The new social workhouse? Workfare, the labour market, prison

Human resources. Image by Arts Against Cuts.

Workfare isn’t just an austerity measure, it’s part of a longer term restructuring of the labour market. That makes it all the more important to kill it while we still can.

Constitution of the Union of the Physically Impaired Against Segregation

This constitution is is not just a record of the procedural form of a radical organisation but also a powerful political statement about both disability and the organisation of society more generally. British disability theory and activism has many of its roots in this organisation, and its constitution, written in 1974, contains insight and analysis that is useful to this day.

Forgotten men, what now? : New Deal "security" - Abe Bluestein

Abe Bluestein's post- New Deal pamphlet encouraging self organisation and mass direct action among the millions of unemployed Americans.

Beneficiary bashing targets the sick

Beneficiary bashing targets the sick

The new National government is set to attack beneficiaries with a complete overhaul of how the social welfare system operates in New Zealand.