USA

A timeline of US women's labour history, 1824-2009

An interesting selective timeline of women's and women's labour and union struggles in the US.

March on the slumlord: Portland Solidarity Network brings community together to stand up to landlords

Miranda has decided enough is enough and is joining with the Portland Solidarity Network to demand the money she is owed from her former landlord.

1965 Watts riots photo gallery

Watts riots, Los Angeles, 1965.

Images from the 1965 Watts riots, which took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles from 11th-17th August 1965, resulting in over $40 million in property damage. The most severe riot in the city's history until the 1992 riots, it is considered by many to be one of the key turning points in the civil rights movement.

The No Gun Ri massacre, 1950

A short history of one of the biggest mass killings of civilians by US ground troops, the No Gun Ri massacre, which took place during the Korean war on 26 July, 1950.

"Hands Up, Don't Ship!" Minneapolis UPS workers protest shipments to Missouri police

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.

Shays' rebellion, 1786

Soldiers opened fire on rebels

A short history of the "Shays' rebellion" in Massachusetts in the wake of the American Revolution, in which many poor farmers and war veterans attempt to shut down the state's courts in protest at the debt burden on veterans and high taxes on farmers.

Baltimore Jimmy John’s workers stop work, march on boss

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.

“I never met a man I admired more”: Vincent St. John (1876-1929)

A short biography of Vincent St. John, who was a hugely important and influential member in the IWW's early years.

The making of "outside agitators"

A piece by Crimethinc refuting the "outside agitator" slur that has been deployed in Ferguson, Missouri, where protests and clashes with police have occurred in response to the killing of an unarmed black teen.

What they mean when they say peace

A response from Crimethinc to the Governor of Missouri's insistence on "peace now, justice later".