Mid-April round-up: new resources, upcoming calls and more

A few potentially useful links:

Peach-tree Pear-tree has a small but good resources section, including a basic mutual aid guide and know your rights cards for interacting with the police during coronavirus restrictions.

Shut the Sites, the call to close down construction work to stop the spread of the virus, now has a facebook page where you can stay updated, as well as a short video introducing the campaign.

And if you’re interested in this stuff, Reel News and “the Workforce Movement” (who I’m not really familiar with, but got an introductory plug on New Syndicalist a while back) have an online form where people can sign up to get updates on similar workers’ coronavirus support stuff.

In general, Angry Workers, Anarchist Communist Group, and Freedom News have all been doing a good job of putting out regular news and analysis. One interesting story that it’d been hard to find much on in English is the Marseilles workers who’d taken over a McDonald’s to use as a centre for distributing food and supplies, you can read a translated write-up of that news here.

Upcoming events: Black Rose plug two interesting calls that’ll be happening tonight (Saturday 18th), one on tenants’ organising and a Labor Notes online conference, where “worker leaders and activists will discuss organizing strategies and the state of the labor movement, during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond”.

Also on a North American note, a new website has been set up for Ferguson prisoner Josh Williams, and on Sunday 19th, there’s going to be an online discussion about writing letters of support for his upcoming parole application, at 1pm CDT, which works out as 7pm our time if anyone wants to join in with that.

The big upcoming date is April 28th, International Workers’ Memorial Day, as the theme of avoidable deaths caused by the workplace is obviously a particularly relevant one right now. Here’s the Hazards Campaign call to action, and another from health workers demanding full adequate PPE.

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