strikes

SI Cobas picket at Fedex attacked by strikebreaking thugs

A report from the SI Cobas base union in Italy on an attack against their members at Fedex. Content warning for violence and graphic images at the linked source.

The Working Class Response

As we said in the last issue of Aurora, bosses are seizing advantage of increasing unemployment to reduce ‘labour costs’. It is encouraging to see a growing number of workers refusing to take this lying down.

The Bosses' Assault is the Bosses' Recovery!

Klasbatalo leaflet for the dockworkers' strike in Montreal.

Solidarity with Firefighters, Paramedics, and Hospital Workers!

Leaflet distributed by the ICO at a protest rally in South Australia for firefighters and paramedics.

Solidarity and Self-Organisation are the Weapons of the Working Class

Leaflet distributed by the CWO during the last round of strikes at universities across the UK.

The price of power; cops gun down strikers in Bangladesh

Injured worker taken to hospital by fellow worker.

Police murders during a recent strike at a new Bangladeshi power plant and its context within shifting global energy policies.

A Plague on Both Your Houses – The Position of the Working Class in the Current Crisis

This pamphlet is product of our collective debate and conversations with fellow workers over recent months. You can read a summary of over a dozen interviews about changing power-relations during the lockdown here. Feel free to print this text as a pamphlet and share it with your comrades and co-workers.

The Magneti Marelli Workers Committee - the "Red Guard" tells its story (Milan, 1975-78) - Emilio Mentasti

The Magneti Marelli Workers Committee - front cover

This remarkable book about one of the high points of workers' struggles in Italy (and the world) in the 1960s and '70s is now available in English.

I'm making it available here in mobi and epub formats, so you should be able to read it on most electronic devices.

A paper copy of this book can be obtained from the publisher, Autonomedia/Minor Compositions:
https://www.minorcompositions.info/?p=1002
And a fine paper copy it is! Nicely layed out and on good quality paper... And there's a free PDF for you to download too.

The Introduction to the English Edition is below.

Italy: The Capitalist Attacks Are Already Beginning

The following articles are translations of a statement and a leaflet issued by our sister organisation in Italy, Battaglia Comunista (Internationalist Communist Party).

8 Historical Working Women Moments for 8 March

For what was once International Working Women’s Day, before it became International Women’s Day upon being co-opted by the UN and its corporate sponsors, we have written on 8 struggles throughout history in which working women played a vital and influential role.