Monthly Archives: April 2019

Cleaners striking at HSBC to kick off a class struggle May Day in London

Grassroots cleaners’ union CAIWU have finalised their plans for May 1st: In the morning, cleaners at HSBC’s head offices are striking about overwork, intrusive management and lack of sick pay. After that, at 12 noon they’ll be boarding an open-topped … Continue reading

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UK prisoner/legal support updates: Extinction Rebellion prisoners, Kevan Thackrar and the JCB 5

The Activist Court Aid Brigade has an update on the Extinction Rebellion prisoners who’ve been held in remand for the Docklands Light Railway action: one has been released on bail, while Mark Ovland is being held at Mark OVLAND A0671EJ … Continue reading

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Antifascist prisoner Jock Palfreeman on hunger strike, and last-minute callouts for this weekend

Jock Palfreeman, antifascist prisoner and chair of the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association, has launched a hunger strike “as a protest against the corruption and abuse of power by the management of Sofia Prison, and in particular, the chief of staff, Desilav … Continue reading

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His academic rust could not burn them up: a very late reply on orthodox Markism and skipping class

Does anyone really think, for instance, that things would improve if we replaced the whole managerial and banking class with a whole new set of (‘better’) people? Surely, on the contrary, it is evident that the vices are engendered by … Continue reading

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Mid-April events listings

A few upcoming events: On Monday 15th, Extinction Rebellion are calling for a day of action around climate change, and the newly-formed Green Anticapitalist Front have put out a specific call for people to join them for “environmentalist actions starting … Continue reading

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Boycott Workfare Universal Credit Welfare Rights Advice

This news from Boycott Workfare is apparently from last November, but I’d only just seen it: Boycott Workfare is the only independent campaign to successfully oppose all forms of ”conditionality” aka sanctions and workfare, no ifs, buts, political strings attached … Continue reading

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