Monthly Archives: September 2016

Ditching the Fear: The logistics workers’ movement in Italy

Ditching the Fear, a recent (80 minutes long) film looking at the activities of the Italian base union SI Cobas and its involvement in warehouse workers struggles there, is now available to view online at labournet.tv. It’s a great look … Continue reading

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US prison strike update: Guards join prisoners on strike in Alabama, uprising and lockdown in South Carolina

Two pieces of news from the ongoing strike and wave of rebellion inside the US prison system: First, guards at the notorious Holman prison, a facility in Alabama that holds many Free Alabama Movement organisers, have joined prisoners on strike. … Continue reading

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Late September-early October round-up

The next few weeks look to be busy ones in all sorts of ways. Over the next few days, a “festival of ideas and actions” called LSE Resist will be happening in London, which sounds like it’ll have all kinds … Continue reading

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Little acorns, mighty oaks, and barren wastelands: a reply to the AWL on unions and strategy

Dan Randall’s now published a reply to my comments on his critique of the social strike. The discussion strays quite far from the original topic, but is still worth a read for anyone interested in conversations about strategy across different … Continue reading

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US prison strike: suggestions for staying informed and getting involved

At this point, the US prison strike has been going on for well over a week. Due to the nature of the prison system, which is designed to cut off communication with the outside world, it’s difficult to say exactly … Continue reading

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The autumn weather sets the leaves to flame: disability, workplace, and prison struggles for a flaming September

The next few weeks look to be quite busy for a number of different struggles. Disabled People Against Cuts are calling for a week of action to coincide with the Paralympic Games – there’ll be stuff happening from September 4th-10th, … Continue reading

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Call for International Anarchist Action in Solidarity with US Prison Strike

From 325: On September 9th, prisoners across the United States will begin a strike that will be a general work stoppage against prison slavery. In short, prisoners will refuse to work; they will refuse to keep the prisons running by … Continue reading

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