To take on the problems not accept them


Indian workers kill their boss following the murder of a union leader

During clashes between workers and police outside an Indian ceramics factory, local police murder a union leader. The workers retaliate by murdering a senior company executive, and burning down several company premises.

Italian taxi drivers and truckers strike against fuel prices and economic reform

Taxi drivers and truckers across Italy set up road blocks in a protests against record fuel prices, and government reforms to 'free up' their work sectors. More strikes are planned for the coming weeks and months across a variety of sectors.

Israeli Military Prepares for Massive Gaza Invasion ‘Within Months’

The Jerusalem Post reports today that Israel’s military has ordered its Southern Command to prepare for a “large scale” invasion of the Gaza Strip, likely to begin within the next few months.

The Police: The Case Against

There is a commonly held assumption that the police are a necessary presence in a civilised society, one that ensures the preservation of social order. And yet this assumption is deeply ideological, blurring the distinction between the act of policing with the existence of an institutional police force.

Weakening the Dam

A pamphlet put out by the Twin Cities IWW branch for the purpose of promoting the development of workplace organisers, based on their experiences of organising at work. It offers the sort of practical advice we could all be implementing in our own workplaces.

Class conscious unionism is made illegal by the capitalist class. Segregation was once legal. Do we accept wage-slavery?

 If your union breaks labour law in Australia, your union is 'de-certified'. As long as unions are committed to being 'in business', this 'de-certification threat will be an effective block to workers' power in controlling wages and working conditions. Radical subjectivity is the basis of any effective movement towards more freedom and that's what 'progressive' means for the working class: progressing out of wage-slavery toward more freedom. Playing by the rules set up by the ruling class through their polytricksters only ensures a handcuffed working class forced in to class collaboration. Fascists taught the democratic bourgeoisie how to deal with the class struggle--make it illegal.

My body, my rules: a case for rape and domestic violence survivors becoming workplace organizers (trigger warning)

Liberté Locke, a Starbucks Workers Union organizer, writes about how violence at work and in our personal lives are similar, how domestic abusers and bosses use the same techniques of control and that we need to fight both.

Class and class struggle - an introduction

An explanation of what we on mean by the word "class", and related terms such as "working class" and "class struggle."

The IWW in International Perspective: comparing the North American and Australasian Wobblies

American labour historiography has tended to assume, as Patrick Renshaw does, that the Locals of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) that appeared in countries like Canada, Britain and Australia 'slavishly followed all the American trends, debates, and schisms'.[1] While it is true that the Australian, New Zealand and Canadian IWW Locals inherited their ideology and organisational principles more or less intact from their American parent after the founding conference in Chicago in 1905, intriguing contrasts nonetheless emerged in the application of these shared ideas and principles on the two sides of the Pacific Ocean.

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