UK

Once More on the Brexit Diversion

The real division we face is not Leave versus Remain, or No-Deal versus soft Brexit, but between those who have an interest in creating a fundamentally different kind of society and those who do not.

Something should be done (or How to revolt) [book review]

Something should be done: an anarchist’s adventures in trade unionism by Peter Good tells how he and his workmates tried to improve things (for the workers and patients) at a large mental hospital back in the 1970s.

Another solidarity network/IWW case - A potential for a strategic leap

The following case reveals the strategical potential of solidarity networks: to create links between individual proletarians in structurally weak positions and the world of workers’ power in big workplaces.

A University Administrator Inquiry

An article examining the field of university administration, first published by Notes from Below.

Coal not Dole - The Miners Videotape Project

Videos made by the NUM to counteract the government narrative of the strike. Contains many interviews from rank and file members and supporters from around the UK.

PROP ’72: the history of a UK prisoners' union

A history of Preservation of the Rights of Prisoners, a group that organised a prison strike in the UK in 1972. This article is by London Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee, and was first published by Dog Section Press in their journal DOPE.

Capitalism's New Economy: The Working Class

On re-reading this piece, what is striking about the picture of the working class in capitalism's self-styled service economy in 2006 is how much it resembles the situation today. After decades of capitalist restructuring in the face of problems stemming from the declining rate of profit (problems by no means confined to the economy of the UK) there are now recognisable constants in the socio-economic profile of the 'restructured' working class.

AngryWorkers: A conversation

A IWW comrade and researcher asked us questions about our local experiences and thoughts on working class organising...

Let Us Not Talk Falsely Now

The Anarchist Communist Group on Boris Johnson's proroguing of parliament.

The Ghosts of Peterloo

EP Thompson's landmark essay exonerating the Peterloo martyrs and incriminating the authorities.