Monthly Archives: May 2018

Call for letters in support of Jalil Muntaqim’s parole application

Jalil Muntaqim, a long-term prisoner who’s been incarcerated since his involvement with the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army in the early 1970s, is eligible for parole this summer. Since his conviction was for shooting a police officer, the … Continue reading

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Deliverave, Sundance strike, and cleaners breaking the bank: workplace news round-up for late May

A quick update on a few ongoing workplace disputes: Construction workers in Deeside, just over the Welsh border from Liverpool and Chester, are set to protest against low wages on Wednesday 30th May. The Picturehouse living wage campaign continues with … Continue reading

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LGBMI5? More on pinkwashing and guilt by association

In the recent controversy over proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act, there’s been a lot of claims made about how each “side” of the argument should be understood. Helen Steel, one of the most well-respected and high-profile figures to … Continue reading

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Red babies, brown bathwater: a response on the “zombie plague”

In recent months, the subject of “red-brown” alliances bringing together parts of the left and the far-right, especially around shared support for Assad in Syria, has received increased attention, particularly since the publication of Radical Vagabond’s massive investigation on the … Continue reading

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Mid-May round-up for workplace organising and upcoming events

A quick round-up of workplace organising, upcoming events and other news: Picturehouse workers have voted to take further strike action in their long-running living wage dispute, although no specific dates have been announced yet. Similarly, the United Voices of the … Continue reading

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Happy ending at the opera: cleaners and porters beat the Royal Opera House and Kier

At the start of this year, cleaners and porters organising through the grassroots union CAIWU managed to win a substantial pay increase, taking them up to the London Living Wage of £10.20 an hour. Shortly afterwards, five workers involved in … Continue reading

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TGI Strikedays: class struggle and events round-up for early May

A quick update on ongoing workplace and social struggles, and a few upcoming events: Recent notable developments have included the strikes that took place at five McDonald’s stores on May Day, the indefinite strike in Bromley libraries ending with workers … Continue reading

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