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Strikes & Chokepoints Workshop, San Francisco Zinn Bookfair, 8 Dec 2019

Durban dockers refuse Chinese arms headed to Zimbabwe

The dispersed system of global production, united by supply chains stretching across the planet, has not only integrated our world but made capitalism more vulnerable to disruption. This workshop will identify and map potential choke points, exposing vulnerabilities where struggles could possibly circulate globally through acts of working class solidarity.

'Living and Dying on the Factory Floor’ - by Dave Ranney

This book is a thoughtful and easy-to-read account of the author's experiences in various industrial workplaces in the US in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Emergency! Comrade Malik calls for our help: ‘Don’t allow the feds to assassinate me!’

A short plea for help from Keith "Comrade Malik" Washington, an outspoken prison abolitionist organizer and IWW/IWOC member, along with some background. Previously published by the San Francisco Bay View and Abolition Media Worldwide.

TV Series Review: DAMNATION

A brief review of the TV series 'Damnation' (2017)

Burgerville Fast Food Workers Walk Off Job, Launch Strike

Members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union at the fast food chain Burgerville have gone on strike in Portland, Oregon. This report first appeared on It's Going Down.

It's Not Working: Steeltown USA and Worker Ownership

In the late 1970s American manufacturing was in extreme difficulty. The Carter administration turned to a series of radical (for the American government) new inititatives including letting workers buy their workplaces when the owners wanted to pull out.

After Year of Mobilization on Both Sides of the Bars, California Prisons End ‘Gladiator Fights’ Program

Loved ones of people impacted by integrated releases have been holding protests

Statement from Oakland Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) and family members of California prisoners on recent news announcing the end of the bloody “Gladiator Fight” program, known as “Incremental Release.”

“This is overdue”: Interview with a striking General Motors worker

Striking GM workers rally in front of the Lexington Avenue plant in Rochester, N

As General Motors reaped $8.1 billion in profit and paid its CEO $22 million, nearly 50,000 GM workers have been on strike since Monday. While workers gave major concessions during the previous recession the company is digging in it’s heels over wages and has even cut off healthcare plans for workers. Marianne Garneau of Organizing Work interviewed Lynn, a rank-and-file UAW and Black Rose/Rosa Negra member, on strike at a components plant in Rochester.

Question of Forces: Interview on Community College Labor Struggle in Philadelphia

Anarchists in Philadelphia conducted an interview with a teacher at a community college following a successful contract fight. This interview was first published by It's Going Down.

Abstention: A Class Response to Capitalist Elections

By abstaining from bourgeois electoral politics and building our own revolutionary organizations we are best placed to build our own political forces up to take advantage of the political crisis of bourgeois rule that manifests itself in disaffection from the ruling parties. For workers, elections are an exercise of ritual humiliation perpetrated upon them by those who exploit them.