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Tea workers: Poorest of the poor, in Bangladesh

On May 20, 1921, around 30,000 tea labourers left their workplace in Sylhet region and started walking towards Chandpur Meghna Ghat. When they reached there, the then Assamese police opened fire on the protesters. Many of the workers were killed, and their bodies were thrown into the river. The rest fled.
Marking the incident, Tea Workers Day will be observed tomorrow like every year.

Tesco Workers Strike at Dagenham Distribution Centre

Warehouse workers strike for a 15% pay increase, but much more is at stake. Report and analysis from the picket line.

Missouri Prisoner Uprising: Statement From Inside and Call to Action

The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee of the IWW union share a statement and call for support from within a Missouri facility that recently saw an uprising in response to drastic cuts in rehab programs and recreation time.

Hamilton: Corporate Suits Fail to Intimidate Rent Strikers

Rent strikers in Hamilton, Ontario were not intimidated when corporate suits showed up at their door demanding rent.

The explosion point of ideology in Kurdistan – VP & GEH

Refusing the police interpretation of history as well as a bartering style of geopolitics, this text proposes to study the reasons for the unanimous enthusiasm for “the Kurds” (that is to say, prosaically the PYD, and its armed wing, the YPG) within the French left.
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12 May Trades Union Congress demonstration report

The demonstration

The Anarchist Communist Group comments on the recent TUC demonstration in London.

Windrush – Tories, Labour, LibDems all guilty!

The Anarchist Communist Group (ACG) comments on Windrush.

Ethiopia: Massive protests in Oromia region suspend gold mining operations

Massive protests in the Oromia region of Ethiopia have forced the government to revoke a gold mining license for MIDROC Gold.

Strike Breaks Out at Angola Prison As Momentum Builds for National Prison Strike

A report on a work stoppage at Louisiana's notorious Angola prison, and the upcoming call for a US-wide strike in August. This post first appeared on It's Going Down.

Defending Hamilton: Reflections on the East Hamilton Rent Strike

An organiser reflects on the conditions that led to tenants in East Hamilton declaring a rent strike. This post previously appeared on North Shore Counter Info and It's Going Down.