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Liverpool Anarchist #14

Liverpool Anarchist #14, with articles on strikes, a protest against transphobia and a critique of reformist trade unions.

The dockers are not going away

Article from January 1997 in Subversion

Merseyside Dockers Report #7

The second dockers' article from Subversion #19 - includes a discussion of the role of the trade unions in the dispute.

Merseyside Dockers Report #6

The first of two articles in Subversion #19 about the Merseyside Dockers - includes details efforts to establish international contacts and solidarity.

The Bosses' Assault is the Bosses' Recovery!

Klasbatalo leaflet for the dockworkers' strike in Montreal.

Bows and Arrows: Indigenous Workers, IWW Local 526, and Syndicalism on the Vancouver Docks

The first union on the waterfront of so-called Vancouver was organized by Indigenous workers, mostly Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh. And it was organized on an explicitly syndicalist basis as Local 526 of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), which would become known as the Bows and Arrows. The Bows and Arrows took an active, politically militant approach with a commitment to Indigenous solidarity and organized on a multicultural/multiracial foundation of class solidarity.

N30: Stateless In Seattle

Fifty thousand on the streets, thirty thousand of them trade unionists... the WTO meeting abandoned... declaration of martial law... clouds of tear gas and volleys of rubber bullets... dockers shutting down West Coast ports from Seattle to San Pedro... hang on, we thought the class war was dead?!

From Black Flag #219, 2000.

Interview: Bob Ritchie, former Liverpool dockworker - Black Flag

At the recent Social Justice March in London, we took the opportunity to talk to Bob Ritchie, former Liverpool dockworker, about the War on the Wharfies and any lessons to be drawn from it.

From Black Flag #214 1998.

Five Theses on the Class Struggle - by Anton Pannekoek

Anton Pannekoek's classic manifesto against state socialism (democratic or otherwise) and for council communism, an industrial society governed by a democracy of workers' councils

Anarchy #086:Fishermen & Workers Control

Issue of Anarchy magazine published in April 1968. This issue publishes an essay on the Hull fishing fleet, by Peter Howden.