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Fighting Back - International Week of Action Against Unpaid Wages

Short pamphlet by the anarcho-syndicalist union the ZSP. ZSP is the Polish section of the International Workers Association. The pamphlet is about their experiences in countering wage theft, both successful and unsuccessful.

Belarus: ‘without organisation, without struggle, the oppressive unfreedom will never disappear’

a factory meeting

The revolt against the authoritarian regime in Belarus has spread from the city streets, where thousands of protesters have been battling with police, to the workplaces. Here are statements by two groups of independent trade union activists

Workers Launch Wave of Wildcat Strikes As Trump Pushes for ‘Return to Work’ Amidst Exploding Coronavirus

A report on the spread of wildcat strikes in response to the coronavirus in the US. This article was first published by It's Going Down.

Fighting Macron’s pension reform means relaunching the wider fight for higher wages everywhere - Mouvement Communiste

Big crowd with banners

A leaflet distributed during the recent strikes and demonstartions against new pension reforms in France.

Jump the turnstile of non-life!

A 2018 article from the ultra-left Chilean project Comunidad de Lucha, looking at the mass fare evasion which would go on to inspire the 2019 Chilean revolt. Translated by Ediciones Inéditas and taken from an archived copy of the defunct EI site.

Working Class Decomposition and Gig Economy Work

Driver strike Uber HQ, San Francisco 8 May 2019

On 8 May 2019 around 300 protesters, mostly Uber and Lyft drivers, blocked Market Street in San Francisco in front of Uber's international headquarters as part of a global strike by drivers timed to coincide with Uber's IPO. This brief analysis attempts to situate these struggles against working class decomposition, with its roots in neoliberal deregulation, and the rise of so-called "gig economy" work.

Brazil: How things have (and haven't) changed

From the management of June 2013 uprising to Bolsonaro’s ordered revolt.

Brazil: popular revolt and its limits

Vitória 2011 bus fare protests

June 2018 marks five years since the wave of protests against the price of collective transportation, which shook the streets of hundreds of brazilian cities in 2013. At the heart of those riots was the Movimento Passe Livre (something like Free Pass Movement), an autonomous and horizontal social movement founded in 2005, which defended the gratuity of transport. Written in 2014 by two militants who later left the organization, this article reflects on the limits of that cycle of protests.