Monthly Archives: January 2018

Florida prisons update: Kevin “Rashid” Johnson facing torture for reporting on the strike

Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, a writer and organiser currently held in the Florida prison system, was recently given an “inciting a riot” charge for writing an article about an upcoming prison strike in that state. Now, he reports that, as of … Continue reading

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Appeal for solidarity over unpaid wages at Space Mania cafe

From the Slovak anarcho-syndicalist union Priama akcia: We would like to ask you to show solidarity with Mia, who is together with Priama akcia in conflict with Space Mania café. You can send a protest e-mail directly to the boss … Continue reading

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Updates from the Picturehouse, Lee Hecht Harrison, LSE and University of London disputes

A round-up of a few recent developments in some ongoing workplace disputes: At Picturehouse, staff have been intimidated into postponing most of their scheduled strike dates thanks to a shocking lockout threat from the company, which would have required workers … Continue reading

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Call-in in support of Florida prison strike, Monday 22nd Jan

From the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee: Flood the Florida Department of Corrections Phone Lines – Respect the Demands! A call-in campaign is happening in support of #OperationPUSH Monday, January 22nd. You can use the following script to help you in … Continue reading

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News to celebrate: charges dropped against 129 J20 defendants, airport plan defeated in France

Just a quick post to share a few pieces of news worth celebrating: In the US, the prosecution has dropped charges against 129 of the 188 people who were still facing charges arising from the “J20” protests against Trump’s inauguration, … Continue reading

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Florida prisoners launch “Operation PUSH” strike, and other prison news from Texas, NY, Bulgaria and Hungary

As of January 15th, Florida prisoners have begun a work stoppage, called “Operation PUSH”. You can find more information via the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, Fight Toxic Prisons, or the SPARC facebook page. The action’s already attracted write-ups in Newsweek, … Continue reading

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Workplace round-up for mid-January

The first few weeks of the year have already seen a fair bit of industrial action across the country, with more on the way. Perhaps the biggest workplace win has been the news that McDonalds’ workers are to get their … Continue reading

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The Antifascists (2017) available to watch online

The Antifascists, a 2017 documentary produced by people involved in the Swedish and Greek antifascist movements, is now available to watch online: As always, these kinds of films are most interesting if used as a prompt for discussion, so you … Continue reading

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Threatened with the sack for speaking out against cuts: defend Louise Harrison and South Yorkshire Women’s Aid!

As changes to housing benefit and general austerity cuts threaten the future of domestic violence refuges all over the country, Doncaster has seen a particularly determined and long-lasting campaign in defence of the local Women’s Aid shelter. Now, Louise Harrison, … Continue reading

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Introduction to supporting prisoner resistance, London, 13 January, and upcoming prisoner birthdays

The IWW’s Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee have an upcoming open meeting for people interested in getting involved with supporting prison resistance, which will be taking place at Decentre in Whitechapel, London on January 13th. They’ve also been circulating a call … Continue reading

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