Category Archives: Repression

Picket lines and court dates – pre-May Day round-up

On Monday 24th, the Jobstown trials against Irish water protestors will begin. It looks like the SP/NSSN are organising a solidarity protest outside the Irish Embassy in London on the first day of the trial on Monday April 24th at … Continue reading

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US prison struggles: ongoing hunger strikes in Riverside County, CA, and Wisconsin

Two calls for support from the continuing revolt inside the US’ prisons and jails: In Riverside County, California, detainees at the Robert Presley Jail have been on hunger strike since April 13th, and are reporting that the administration is retaliating … Continue reading

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Orgreave justice – upcoming events in Leigh, Barnsley, Mansfield, Chesterfield and Sheffield

The Orgreave Justice campaign and their supporters have a number of upcoming events, mainly in the old mining areas: On Friday 21st, at the Miners’ Welfare Institute in Leigh, just outside Wigan, there’s a fundraiser for the campaign, including a … Continue reading

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Riverside County Jails hunger strike, and other ongoing US prison issues

Prisoners held in jails in Riverside County will be staging a 17-day hunger strike, starting on April 13th. To help amplify their action, you can contact the Sheriff’s Department, which runs the jails, by ringing 951 955-2400 (press option 4), … Continue reading

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Early April round-up: Irish Water, Workers’ Memorial Day and more…

Saturday the 8th of April will see a protest in Bradford against the scrapping of housing benefit for 18-21 year olds. That day will also see strike action against Southern Rail, Northern Rail, Merseyrail and Arriva Rail North, so if … Continue reading

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New evidence of union complicity in blacklisting workers

In the latest development from the long-running scandal over the blacklisting of construction workers, previously confidential files have been released that show the level of union complicity in helping employers to keep workers from getting jobs. The Guardian reports: “Previously … Continue reading

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Call for international solidarity with jailed Indian workers

While I’m passing on things I spotted way too late for them to be of much use, here’s an appeal from the Maruti Suzuki Workers Union in India: “Comrades, You are aware of the repression on us by the nexus … Continue reading

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