Submitted by Phil on Jan 31 2015 16:15
As the 2015 General Election looms ever closer, more and more media commentary is going to be dedicated to who people should vote for. Rather than talking generally about the problems and limitations of representative democracy, this is the first of several posts looking at and debunking specific 'tactical voting' strategies from an anti-electoral perspective.
Submitted by Recomposition on Jan 30 2015 03:52
Concluding Phinneas Gage’s three-part series on struggles at the Canada Post during 2011, we present ‘Snake march’. In this final installment, he describes the moral as the lockout drags on. Parliamentary filibusters and symbolic occupations fail to turn the tide on contract negotiations. The postal workers return to work, determined to not let management bulldoze them in the shopfloor.
Submitted by Recomposition on Jan 30 2015 03:39
The second in a three part series about a strike at Canada Post. Phinneas Gage describes how the strike rolled on as the workers faced a common challenge of workplace battles. The government, employers, and national union began making moves to diffuse the situation and try to control the actions of the workers.
Submitted by Recomposition on Jan 30 2015 03:21
The first of a three part series that detail a set of organizing actions by postal workers in Canada during 2011. It is written by fellow Recomposition editor Phinneas Gage who expounds on the actions that led up to the CUPW strike, the predicaments that workers faced challenging management, and the indelible memory of seeing management flee an angry mob of strikers.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Jan 29 2015 18:06
As we develop new strategies to work on community organizing campaigns, what ideas and strategies can we port over from the history of syndicalist workplace struggles?
Submitted by Thrasybulus on Jan 26 2015 00:37
The Greek election results have come in and it seems far-left party SYRIZA has won a significant victory on an anti-austerity platform.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on Jan 25 2015 17:29
Monday the 26th will see the workers at the Leicester School of English organise a mass email campaign as the next step in their effort to bring their wage-stealing boss, Craig Tallents, to the negotiating table.
Submitted by Phil on Jan 22 2015 23:06
The PCS union is facing concerted union busting activity from the government. However, despite its rhetoric it has fallen into a retreat that helps nobody
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Jan 22 2015 10:45
The Portland Solidarity Network supports two tenants as they make demands on their exploitative former property management company, and the video captures their moment of community power.
Submitted by Juan Conatz on Jan 22 2015 00:57
A response to some of the articles written by 'Wobbling Towards Communism', an informal group of left communists in the IWW.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on Jan 21 2015 22:33
A re-blog from our friends at the Trade Onion detailing a joint IWW/ALB picket that occurred at the Leicester Square School of English last Saturday.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jan 21 2015 19:06
The story of the ExMoi occupation in Turin, a solution by radicals and refugees to the problems of homelessness amongst migrants in a city full of empty buildings, and the reaction of racist organisations to the project.
Submitted by StrugglesInItaly on Jan 20 2015 16:46
On Sunday 28 January, around 6pm, a group of about 50 fascists (mostly from CasaPound) attacked activists from Cremona’s Dordoni social centre. The attack on seven or eight activists was launched by around ten people, and very soon bolstered by 40 more.
Submitted by Jambon Bertolli on Jan 16 2015 18:44
Some thoughts on the Evening Standard's coverage of this week's bus workers' strike.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on Jan 15 2015 08:03
Having already occupied their school, staff at the Leicester Square School of English are organising a picket this Saturday, 17th of January. Here's why.
Submitted by Angry Language ... on Jan 12 2015 21:53
As part of a successful campaign to help a fellow EFL teacher recover thousands in stolen wages, the Angry Language Brigade appears on the front page of this month's English Language Gazette!
Submitted by Cindy Milstein on Jan 10 2015 01:10
Cindy Milstein considers the possibility of society without a police force.
Submitted by Phil on Jan 9 2015 18:25
Earlier this week, gunmen attacked the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and murdered several of its cartoonists. Some thoughts on the various issues that have arisen out of this event.
Submitted by Out of the Woods on Jan 9 2015 13:42
This Changes Everything is a book capacious enough to allow Naomi Klein two positions at once. But a real climate-justice movement will at some point have to make choices.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Jan 7 2015 23:41
Report back from the 2014 Howard Zinn Bookfair, with a special look at the housing movements present and release of Housing Not Handcuffs.