Monthly Archives: August 2019

In the trans-exclusionary bathroom: a quick reply to Daphne Lawless on left transphobia

The Aoateroa/New Zealand-based group Fightback recently published a short article by Daphne Lawless, aiming to challenge the spread of trans-exclusionary/transphobic ideas on the New Zealand, and international, left. In general, I definitely welcome this article – I also see those … Continue reading

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Late August class struggle round-up and events listing

Recent events: it seems that there might be a positive end in sight for the occupation at Harland & Wolff in Belfast, as some buyers have now expressed interest in keeping the shipyard open. In Bradford, a proposed indefinite strike … Continue reading

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Mid-August antifascist and workplace round-up, and coming events

In antifascist news, Plan C, London Anarchist Federation and the Anti-Fascist Network all have posts up with reports and analysis from the last big “Free Tommy” mobilisation. On which note, if you can get down to central London on August … Continue reading

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Reinstate Micky: GMB union accused of attempting to persecute rank-and-file shop steward

A series of posts from “Red Tyneside” on twitter, reproduced here for reference: A GMB regional official, Northern’s Billy Coates, is waging a battle against a rank-and-file, fighting shop steward, Micky Hunnam. On what basis? Three years ago someone allegedly … Continue reading

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Workplace notes and class struggle events listings for early August

Workplace notes: At homelessness charity St Mungo’s, staff are balloting for strike action over a range of issues including a demand to stop sharing information on homeless migrants with the Home Office. Over in Belfast, workers are occupying the iconic … Continue reading

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Quick notes on the Free Tommy mob – Manchester, London, and beyond

A few statements have come out in the wake of last weekend’s events, when a Free Tommy demonstration in Manchester, seemingly totally unopposed, trashed a lefty stall in the town centre. From Plan C London: “Plan C LDN stands in … Continue reading

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