United Campaign Workers Challenge the Predatory Tactics of Grassroots Campaigns Inc. and the Nature Conservancy
The United Campaign Workers, a project of the Portland IWW, showed the depth of its campaigns as it organized at Grassroots Campaign Inc., where workers are raising money for "progressive" organizations like Planned Parenthood and The Nature Conservancy. The shocking working conditions were matched by union busting tactics against a workplace that saw 100% IWW membership.We are campaigning for sustainability, but we don’t have sustainable jobs. We are campaigning for women’s healthcare, but we are lied to about healthcare in our own workplace. Andrew Lee, GCI Worker and UCW Organizer
Taken from a report by the French Anarchist weekly paper Alternative Revolutionaire this short article gives a taste of developements on the ground in the fight against ISIS
A short introduction to the ongoing protests and police attacks in Hong Kong.
South African shack dwellers' movement Abahlali baseMjondolo have just announced that Thuli Ndlovu, their Chairperson in KwaNdengezi has been assassinated. As the statement below indicates there had been serious threats against another comrade, Ndabo Mzimela, but the hammer of oppression fell elsewhere. The Marikana Land Occupation has been attacked by the ANC since this statement was issued. It seems that the Land Invasions Unit stood back and let the party members do the work. A women who tried to resist was attacked and injured with a spade.
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"Powerless": treatment programs within the prison industrial complex - Nick O., First of May Anarchist Alliance
A critique of the role of prison treatment programs by an anarchist and ex-prisoner."Prisons play a greater role in society than just warehousing people for social control and profit. [They] also . .. carry out psychological violence . . . to legitimize state violence imposed on incarcerated people by backing it with moral and intellectual authority. . . ."
The trade union for public and welfare services (JHL) went on wildcat strike to oppose the "marketization" of Palmia, a municipally-owned service enterprise. The right-wing leadership of the city is attempting to reorganise 50% of Palmia so that it must participate in tendering-out, which will lead to substantial wage cuts for the workers. The seizure of subway and tram transport by striking workers proved to be a powerful weapon in the struggle against the bosses.
Clydeside branch of the Industrial Workers' of the World (IWW) union call for a boycott of leftist daily newspaper the Morning Star over allegations of mishandling domestic abuse reporting.
Seattle Solidarity Network are happy to announce that the two workers from La Lot restaurant they were supporting who went on strike against tip-theft last month have won their demands.
South African shack dwellers' movement Abahlali baseMjondolo report on the illegal eviction of shacks in an occupied settlement by municipal authorities.[b][i]For as long as the government does not put the social value of land before its commercial value we will continue to occupy land. Land occupations are land reform from below.[/i][/b]
A dozen part-time UPS workers in Minneapolis took protest action on the job August 22, after discovering ties between Missouri law enforcement and a company, Law Enforcement Targets, whose shipments we handle each day.
The experiment of West Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) has proved that people can make changes - Zaher Baher
An interesting report by Zaher Baher of Haringey Solidarity Group and Kurdistan Anarchists Forum who spent two weeks in Syrian Kurdistan, looking at the experiences of self-government in the region against the background of the Syrian civil war and rise of Islamic State.
On August 22nd, Jimmy John’s workers in Baltimore engaged in a short work stoppage and marched on the boss to demand the right to organize without retaliation.
Small strike begins at a Seattle restaurant.Small strike begins at a Seattle restaurant.
Let’s develop our own camp, the third camp, that of social revolution!