Jack Ray

Black Flag 235 (2012)

With workfare in the news at the time, this issue focused on the CWU union's enthusiastic support for its use in Royal Mail, alongside articles on the economy, Scottish Independence and the potential consequences of the collapse of the BNP.

For the centre spread, Tom L offered a a slightly different tack on the union question, looking at it from the ruling class point of view, while in history Jack Ray and Iain McKay looked at the 1934 Asturian miners' strike and the Pentonville Five campaign respectively.

Swedish syndicalists call general strike

Sweden's libertarian socialist trade union, the Sveriges Arbetares Centralorganisation (SAC) has called a general strike for November 15th against new unemployment laws.

Recruitment agency accused of breaking JJB strike

The GMB Union has accused JJB of illegally breaking a strike by warehouse workers at its Wigan depot.

Former BNP men face explosives charges

The BNP candidate appeared before Preston Crown Court

Former BNP candidate, Robert Cottage, and 62 year old dentist David Jackson have been charged with possessing explosives.

Two more Oaxaca communards murdered

Two more members of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) have been murdered by supporters of Governor Ruiz, bringing the total to nine.

Oaxaca communards shot by police

Four people have been wounded after police and hired thugs loyal to Governor Ruiz opened fire on a popular assembly's 'mobile brigade'.

Stirling rejects stock transfer

Council tenants in Stirling have voted by a large majority to reject stock transfer to a not-for-profit company, Housing Stirling.

Swissport exploits migrant workers

Eastern European workers, working as baggage handlers for multinational Swissport at Stansted Airport are being denied basic rights through the company's contracting out system.

Nicaragua to ban abortion

Supporter: Ortega

The Nicaraguan government is threatening a complete ban on abortion, including in the case of rape and if the mother's life is threatened.

Indigenous Peruvians shut down Amazon oil facility

Rainforest in Southern Ecuador

The Native Federation of the Corrientes River (FECONACO) has shut down Pluspetrol's Amazon oil facilities in protest at water contamination.