plasmatelly's blog

Solidarity with oil workers in Las Heras, Argentina!

As the Argentine state makes a grab for oil, a class war burns...

Communising energy: power to the people!

A brief critique of the existing model of heat production in Britain and a comparison with a communal system. If you thought things were rosy in the garden, think again...

Meet my mates, the bastards

Fancy a challenge? Try keeping your politics intact whilst working with ordinary, apolitical workmates to build an unofficial union. Apolitical workplace organisers have it easy! If, like me, you hold dear a set of political beliefs that can only be fully realised once state and capital are no more, organising with your workmates may prove the most frustrating way of spending your precious time.

The common struggle: the firefighters show the way!

Following the first fire brigade strike of 2013 over proposed pension changes, a short look at how injury and incapacity unites all manual workers.

Putting class back on the agenda

Working class pride is having time out on the naughty step, as anarchists have squabbled in recent years to redefine the essential character of their movement. Plasmatelly takes a look at how diverse groups of radical workers can throw up contrary notions of cultural assimilation.

A look at training, apprenticeships and de-skilling in the construction and engineering industries

As the scramble for work inside the engineering and construction industries continues, finding experienced, skilled workers is proving a problem for employers.