Category Archives: Gender

Upcoming IWW and IWGB actions, outsourced cleaners and caterers start indefinite strike, more action to save London Black Women’s Project

A few quick updates on things not covered in the last round-up: The Angry Workers of the World are asking for a solidarity phone-in to a beauty salon that underpaid a building worker. They ask: “Dear fellow workers, Hope you … Continue reading

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Full list of women’s strike events for 8 March, and other upcoming events

The women’s strike called for March 8th has an impressive listing of events up: BIRMINGHAM 8pm: International Women’s Day event https://www.facebook.com/events/954599731412650/ 8pm: Afterparty BRIGHTON 6pm: Brighton Women’s Strike 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/2027189264069831/ BRISTOL 5pm: On 8 March We Strike – International Women’s … Continue reading

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Cleaning up outsourcing in London, taking on Deliveroo in Manchester: late Feb round-up of class struggle news and events

Posties in Bangor, Northern Ireland, and Wythenshaw, Greater Manchester, are due to walk out on Monday 25th against management bullying. Tuesday 26th is shaping up to be a busy day for self-organised workers’ struggles: in Manchester, Deliveroo riders will be … Continue reading

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Fault lines: a few reflections on 2018

At this time of year, I usually try to provide some kind of an overview, but it feels pretty far beyond me at the moment. A few people have mentioned how long this year’s felt, and how it feels strange … Continue reading

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Don’t wake me, I plan on sleeping in: some comments on the “woke anarchists” and related matters

The recent Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair saw some slight disruption when some people who hadn’t been able to book space turned up, gave some literature out, and then got chucked out. That minor kerfuffle thankfully doesn’t seem to have … Continue reading

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Amabsolutely afabulous: again with the gender binary

Jane Clare Jones recently published a reply to my comments on her analysis of the gender binary. A further review of the points of disagreement, to see if we can clear anything up*: One of the points I made was … Continue reading

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Mid-November round-up of UK workplace and social struggles, and upcoming events

In mainstream union news, the Communication Workers’ Union are calling for people to join a day of action in defence of post offices on December 1st, with events currently planned for Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh, London, Aberdeen, Crawley, Nottingham, Chester, Basingstoke, … Continue reading

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