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Losing Kathy: Slow Violence and Social Service Work in New York City

An essay written in 2018 and updated in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York and prior to the June 2020 uprisings. Explores the death of a woman named 'Kathy' through the eyes of a frontline social worker. Originally published on the website of Hard Crackers.

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

Neither State Nor Market: An Anarchist Perspective on Social Welfare

Millett argues that state welfare is a function of social control and that social welfare can only be considered as a function of empowerment. Their proposed anarchist alternative is mutual aid.

The Paradoxes of working class of Russia

The history of the working class of Russia and the USSR is full of paradoxical situations. We will tell you about some of them.

On capitalist restructuring in the SYRIZA-ANEL times: It is not humanitarianism, it’s capitalist restructuring, stupid!

It is not humanitarianism, it’s capitalist restructuring, stupid!

After the polarized days of the 2015 referendum, the period that followed the Greek government has normalized many of the rupture points it supposedly had with the “institutions” and became a submissive student without causing considerable reactions domestically, at least so far. In our analysis, the failure of the previous cycle of struggles (roughly between 2008 and 2012) precedes the rise of the SYRIZA-led government...

Tomando o poder de volta: espaços pra respirar, para camaradagem e para solidariedade no local de trabalho

Portuguese translation by the Passa Palavra collective of the text "Take the power back: breathing space, friendliness and solidarity at work" by Angry Workers of the World.

Occupied Zuccotti, Social Struggle and Planned Shrinkage

Pamphlet Cover

A pamphlet written during the height of the Occupy Wall Street struggles in New York City, which looks at how class composition and decomposition developed in the park. The pamphlet is composed of two pieces. First, a reflection and analysis of how class composition functioned in the movement space. The second part of the pamphlet is an interview conducted with Deborah Wallace looking at the history of planned shrinkage in New York City. Given this pamphlet is more than 6 years old, the specifics on resources available to people have changed over time - this pamphlet should be seen as a reflection at a specific point in time.

Case Con: A Revolutionary Magazine for Social Workers

Most issues of Case Con: A Revolutionary Magazine for Social Workers from the 1970s. Most issues are complete and readable. A handful of the scans are not complete and clear.

Ending the cycle of violence: the youth-led bike movements of London challenging gang culture today

A look at the recent surge in levels of gang related violence and deaths of young people in working class, BME areas of London , and the youth-led movements growing in response to it.

The state takes advantage of the lack of autonomous workers struggles to revise the terms of capitalist exploitation in France - leaflet by Mouvement Communiste/Kolektivně proti Kapitălu

CGT activists protesting

A leaflet about the recent "Executive Orders" signed by French President Emmanuel Macron which aim to "modernise" the labour laws.