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Uprising of 20,000 - Tony Michels

A short history of a massive general strike of 20,000, mostly female and Jewish, garment workers which lasted 11 weeks and won significant improvements.

Gender, temporality, and the reproduction of labour power. Women migrant workers in South China

dagongmei in South China

This excellent article by Hannah Schling on migration and gender in China was just published by the periodical Sozialgeschichte.

New foundations for struggle and solidarity: The culmination of development and privatization on a Guangzhou Island

Guangzhou Sanitation Strike

An in-depth look at a strike by sanitation workers in Guangzhou and the new terrain of class struggle developing in China.

Palestinian women: triple burden, single struggle - Rosemary Sayigh

Palestinian woman arrives at a Jordanian refugee camp escaping the 1967 war.

Rosemary Sayigh gives an overview on the position of women within Palestinian society and its resistance movements since 1948, arguing that any such analysis must take into account the experiences of Palestinians as a whole, including those in the diaspora communities and refugee camps.

Palestinian women in the Occupied Territories: an interview with Laila al-Hamdani

Women confront Israeli soldiers during first Intifada.

Interview with Laila al-Hamdani describing the role of women in the Occupied Territories as well as the central role they played during the first intifada.

Focus E15 Mothers: fighting London's 'regeneration'

Focus E15 Mothers, a group of young women who met each other at the Focus E15 shelter in Newham, have occupied a group of flats on the Carpenters Estate in East London to protest their situation and solve the problems which Newham Council won't.

Internationalism is the only response to the Kurdish issue - International Communist Current

A communist critique of the essentially nationalist politics of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) as well as disturbing features about the internal organisation like the abuse of female members. While we don't agree with all of the politics of the ICC, this is a useful contribution and is all the more relevant now that many Western radical seem to be being taken in by PKK propaganda that it is now a "libertarian socialist" organisation. Trigger warning for mention of sexual violence.

Wobblies call for Morning Star boycott

Clydeside branch of the Industrial Workers' of the World (IWW) union call for a boycott of leftist daily newspaper the Morning Star over allegations of mishandling domestic abuse reporting.

A timeline of US women's labour history, 1824-2009

An interesting selective timeline of women's and women's labour and union struggles in the US.

Egalitarian social organisation among hunter-gatherers: the case of the Mbendjele Bayaka - Jerome Lewis

It would be absurd to try to return to the social relations of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. But these social relations did last for 100,000 years in the most successful anarchist-communism experiment in history. So there must be something to learn from hunter-gatherers. The pygmies of Central Africa traditionally live in ways that come closest to the ways prehistoric hunter-gathers may have lived. This article is one of the most recent studies of the way African pygmies maintain egalitarian social relations and so make anarchist-communism work.