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Grenfell Tower – the smoke & the mirrors

There is an ever-growing stream of media commentary on the Grenfell fire, increasing daily as the public enquiry unfolds. There are some elements in the media with the goal of obscuring or excusing the plain facts as part of a pre-emptive defence manoeuvre to protect those most implicated in what caused the fire and the 72 deaths. That they feel the need to use such distortions to defend the Grenfell landlords and those who ordered and oversaw the Grenfell refurbishment that fitted the lethal cladding only increases the suggestion of a general doubt on all sides about their innocence.

Entretien avec Xuân Rayne, travailleur du sexe vietnamien et anarchiste

Xuân Rayne, travailleur du sexe vietnamien et anarchiste

Nous avons interviewé Xuân Rayne, un anarchiste vietnamien et un travailleur du sexe non binaire basé aux États-Unis, pour connaître leurs points de vue sur l'intersection de leurs identités, les voies de la solidarité internationale entre les travailleurs du sexe et la façon dont les travailleurs en général peuvent se tenir aux côtés des travailleurs du sexe. Xuân utilise tous les pronoms.
A translation of our interview with Xuân Rayne into French. Translated by Al Raven.

Fellow health workers – We have to take this struggle into our own hands – Leaflet

This is a longer version of a leaflet that we wrote for the current pay campaign in general and the day of action on the 3rd of July in concrete. If you want us to send you copies for your local protests, please contact us at: healthworkersunited@protonmail.com

Learning processes – On recent working class movements in the Middle-East

Interview with Xuân Rayne: Vietnamese, Anarchist, Sex Worker

Xuân Rayne: Vietnamese, Anarchist, Sex Worker

We interviewed Xuân Rayne, a Vietnamese anarchist and non-binary sex worker based in the United States for their insights into the intersection of their identities, the paths for international solidarity among sex workers, and how workers in general can stand with sex workers. Xuân uses any/all pronouns. 

HeathrowWorkersPower - Thoughts and news on direct action

At Heathrow, once we’ve decided what we want, what actions shall we take to get it? And what can our method of action tell us about what we want? Some recent events might give us some hints.

Nữ quyền Việt Nam — “Cần đoàn kết đấu tranh cho quyền lợi lao động”

May Hai factory staff is in working hours. © ILO

Trong bối cảnh kinh tế xã hội thị trường ở Việt Nam hiện đại, đấu tranh vị nữ vẫn luôn là một vấn đề hết sức cấp thiết. Đi tìm lời đáp cho câu hỏi liên quan đến thực tế và phương hướng đấu tranh vị nữ tại Việt Nam, nhóm Mèo Mun đã phỏng vấn Nguyễn Ngọc Trân — tác giả từng có bài viết về vấn đề “nữ quyền Tân-tự do” trong bối cảnh Việt Nam hiện nay.
Độc giả quan tâm có thể tìm đọc thêm bài viết “Giải Huyền Thoại Về Hiệp Ước Hoà Bình Oslo” do Nguyễn Ngọc Trân đồng tác giả cùng các thành viên nhóm Vietnam Young Marxists và Mèo Mun.

Neither Israel, Nor Palestine: No War but the Class War

The one hope — and a hope not just for the workers of Palestine or Israel but for the whole of humanity — is a working class revival which resists all the attempts of capitalism and imperialism to thrust their bloody agendas upon us.

Las promesas rotas de Vietnam

“La revolución de las ratas” — Diều Hâu.

Una crítica anarquista vietnamita al llamado “socialismo” de Vietnam.
A translation of our piece “The Broken Promises of Vietnam” into Spanish. Translated by Grupo Anarquista Aurora.

Giải Huyền Thoại Về Hiệp Ước Hoà Bình Oslo

Giải Huyền Thoại Về Hiệp Ước Hoà Bình Oslo

Hiện nay, khi giới học thuật phương Tây đã giải ảo cái gọi là “tiến trình hòa bình” đến từ Israel và sự ảo tưởng từ hiệp ước hòa bình Oslo, chúng tôi nhận thấy vẫn có một niềm tin cố hữu cho rằng Tổ chức giải phóng Palestine (PLO) đã từ chối những cuộc thương nghị hòa bình đến từ Oslo. Palestine bị biến thành một kẻ thích gây hấn, cực đoan và không chịu nhượng bộ. Điều nguy hại hơn là nhiều kẻ tô vẽ Israel thành người nhân từ, làm mọi cách để được hưởng hòa bình nhưng đều bị phía đại diện Palestine từ chối.

The Working Class Response

As we said in the last issue of Aurora, bosses are seizing advantage of increasing unemployment to reduce ‘labour costs’. It is encouraging to see a growing number of workers refusing to take this lying down.

The Capitalist Offensive

The British state is no stranger to violence.

The Bosses' Assault is the Bosses' Recovery!

Klasbatalo leaflet for the dockworkers' strike in Montreal.

Decline of the USA, Rise of the Struggles?

The USA, as the world’s leading capitalist nation, is economically, politically and morally bankrupt.

Heathrow Workers' Newsletter No.5

Rent Strikes: Organisation and Action

Article about the Bristol University Rent Strike from a participant and member of Leeds SolFed.

The Fight for Partial Freedom in Vietnam

Celebration at the iSee LGBT Event

Western leftists, communists, and anarchists alike routinely call for “unity” with the authoritarian oppressors in their favourite “socialist” states. They value a cheap, doom to end in failure unity with the statists, the genocide deniers, the red fascists, more than the well-being and liberation of marginalised groups.

May Day 2021: The Only Future for Humanity is Communist Revolution

We are certain that humanity is capable of recovering from the many evils that afflict it today, but only through a radical change in the world’s economic and social order.

Solidarity with Firefighters, Paramedics, and Hospital Workers!

Leaflet distributed by the ICO at a protest rally in South Australia for firefighters and paramedics.

Solidarity and Self-Organisation are the Weapons of the Working Class

Leaflet distributed by the CWO during the last round of strikes at universities across the UK.