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Wildcat strikes break out at Canadian airports

Ground Crew at Toronto and Montreal Airports have walked off the job in support of three colleagues who were suspended for heckling a government minister. The government respond by threatening to use the police to break up the strike.

Alternative Futures Group support workers begin the fightback

Support workers begin their fightback against the Alternative Futures Group and their attempts to slash wages.

Anarchism in America (Documentary)

A colourful and provocative survey of anarchism in America, the film attempts to dispel popular misconceptions and trace the historical development of the movement.

The murder of Fred Hampton (documentary)

Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. This film depicts his brutal murder by the Chicago police and its subsequent investigation

Greek anarchists attack and destroy fascists’ offices

Greek anarchists launch a daylight assault on the newly opened office of a prominent neo-nazi group.

Eyes on the prize (Documentary)

Eyes on the Prize is a fourteen hour documentary series that tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today.

Ryanair don’t care international week of action round-up

This week has seen an international week of action against Ryanair. This is a brief collection of news articles, blog reports, and film clips from over the week.

Living Utopia (Documentary)

A unique feature-length documentary (90 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles) which chronicles the origins and evolution of the Spanish anarchist movement and its important role during the Spanish Revolution (1936-1939)

The Wobblies (documentary)

The 1979 documentary film The Wobblies provides an overview of the rise and fall of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World), complete with archival footage, loads of interviews, Wobbly art and songs.

Locked out workers on Merseyside to demonstrate outside conference

Locked out food workers on Merseyside are on their way to London to protest outside a major food industry conference.

Another factory on Merseyside ‘locks out’ its workers

Bosses at the Tranfoods plant in Wirral, Merseyside have 'locked out' the workers during negotations over redundancy. The Unions claim that the bosses have reneged on a redundancy offer and are now only prepared to pay 'statutory redundancy'. The owners of Tranfoods, 'Tulip', have only owned the business 38 days and plan to move production to Cornwall. This is the second 'lock out' on Merseyside in less than a month.

Anti-nuclear activists blockade Hinkley Point power station

Over 1,000 protestors blockade the entrance to Hinkley Point power station in response to a proposed new nuclear reactor.

Kenyan Government fires 25,000 striking nurses

The Kenyan Government has sacked 25,000 striking nurses who refused to return to work after their trade union called off the official strike.

More brutality from Merseyside police

At an anti cuts meeting tonight outside Liverpool Town Hall, Merseyside Police decide to brutalise and arrest two young comrades, and knock over and injure a third with a horse. A member of Liverpool Solidarity Federation has written about today's events.

Kenyan nurses reject the union & bosses deal and continue striking

Kenyan nurses have been on strike for the last four days over pay. Yesterday, their trade union reached a deal with the bosses and called the strike off. Nurses are angry at the lack of consultation, and at the content of the deal. They have responded by ignoring the official call to end the strike, and have again walked out.

Report: Combating workfare in Liverpool

A brief report on the Liverpool workfare action on Saturday 3rd March

Carlsberg re-classified as an ‘essential service’ to prevent workers from striking

Carlsberg has been able to persuade the Lithuanian government to re-classify its breweries as an 'essential' service on a par with the emergency services and water companies. This is so they can prevent workers from going on strike, as 'essential' workers are banned from striking by law.

Italian activists blockade key motorways and fight fierce battles with state forces

Campaigners against a high speed rail project have engaged in direct action across Italy. They have occupied nationally significant motorways, built barricades and set them on fire. Over the last two days that have battled with police and the armed forces, who have used, batons, teargas, water cannons, and bulldozers against activists. In other areas of the country there have been several occupations of squares and buildings in solidarity with the NO-TAV campaign.

British miners strike 1984/85 film collection

This is a collection of documentaries, news clips, interviews, personal accounts, and picture albums from the 1984/1985 miners strike.

Update from the Greek hospital under workers' control

The health workers who have occupied a hospital in Greece and placed it under workers control have issued a new statement regarding the occupation.