Monthly Archives: October 2019

New postal workers support network set up ahead of national strike

In an interesting new development, the Communications Workers Union has set up a new “supporters network” to help them mobilise wider community support in the upcoming Royal Mail strike. In their words: “The fight against exploitative employers, dodgy contracts and … Continue reading

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Support antifascist prisoner David Campbell and anti-ISIS prisoner Aidan James

David Campbell, a New York-based antifascist, is starting an 18-month sentence after being convicted of “gang assault”, a charge that sounds similar to the notoriously terrible principle of “joint enterprise”, allowing people to be convicted for someone else’s actions. To … Continue reading

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Call to action against fascism & anti-semitism: 25 October – 9 November

From the Outlive Them Network: In the year since our first call to action, we have lost over one hundred lives to white terror. But we have also found each other. And we are many more than we first thought. … Continue reading

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Solidarity with South Carolina prisoners deprived of sunlight, Wednesday 23rd October, and more events listings for October and November

Updated events listings for the next few weeks: Prisoners in South Carolina have made a call for international solidarity against the horrific conditions they face, with some prisons having spent around two years in “lockdown” conditions, including the installation of … Continue reading

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Big post strike on the way, victories for tenants and railway cleaners, and much more: mid-October round-up

Rounding up a few recent developments: In workplace news, one of the big stories is that Royal Mail staff organised through the CWU voted to strike against the running down of the service by 97%, on an amazing turnout of … Continue reading

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Solidarity Call-In for DHL courier worker

A call from the West London Solidarity Network of the IWW: Dear friends, The West-London Solidarity Network IWW has been contacted by a worker who worked as a self-employed courier driver for LMN Couriers, which in turn have a contract … Continue reading

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Soft answers to hard questions: more on imperialism, solidarity, Crimethinc and Rojava

Crimethinc’s recent feature, Why the Turkish Invasion Matters: Addressing the Hard Questions about Imperialism and Solidarity, is a welcome one. In the past, I’ve been very critical of the ways that some anarchists, including Crimethinc, have tended to skip over … Continue reading

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