Monthly Archives: November 2020

Late November round-up: Courier strikes, rent strike victory, upcoming deportation flight and much more

Another quick roundup: Deliveroo and UberEats couriers in Sheffield went out on strike on Wednesday November 25th, with demands including a living wage, due process and an end to arbitrary sackings, and a hiring freeze. This last demand is one … Continue reading

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Repression/legal/prison news for mid-November, and other notes

On the legal/repression front in the UK, the big news in recent weeks has been the start of the undercover policing inquiry. On that note, I can’t really add anything to the work of the Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance, who’ve … Continue reading

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Housing and education round-up for mid-November

Continuing with the series of vaguely themed round-ups, a quick look at housing and education issues: Recent weeks have been dramatic at the University of Manchester. The No Safety No Work campaign has a good overview: “Staff at universities have … Continue reading

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Free showing of working-class films, November 22nd

This year, the Canadian Labour International Film Festival is moving online. As part of that, there’ll be a free showing of the 2020 award winners on November 22nd, starting at 6:30pm UK time. Films included are: When Asians Audition 1 … Continue reading

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Workplace round-up for mid-November

There’s been a whole lot going on the last few weeks, and it’ll take me a while to catch up with it all, so I’m breaking it up into a few themed round-ups. There have also been certain news stories … Continue reading

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Swastikas for Numpty: Catching up with the vexing antics of an unfunny double-act

Over the past week or so, Nina Power, the rather troubled theorist who I’ve had cause to write about a few times now, has found herself drawing criticism again, this time for a piece about flags she wrote to accompany … Continue reading

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