Event in London. Saturday & Sunday June 6th/7th, 2009.
What recession means for us.
JOBS MASSACRE(Workers pay for bosses crisis), Photographing cops, Public sector pay, Sex work, continuing Gaza occupations, Navy sub crash, hostel residents’ fightback, refinery wildcats, BNP wakeup call, and more.
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Complete with a new introduction this important document in the history of anarchist theory from the 1920s refutes the common misinterpretation of anarchism as mindless destruction while restating the need for revolution to create a free and equal society.
A Stormy Petrel pamphlet, produced by the Anarchist Federation (London group), this text tells the story of the factory councils in Italy between 1920-21. It examines their practice and the role of the anarchists in their lives.
An exciting account of one of the first post-war uprisings against the Stalinist monolith. Also includes a history of the Hungarian anarchist movement.
Resistance issue 109 February 2009 [PDF] – SOLIDARITY Across borders across cultures, across states (Gaza), University and BBC occupations, EDO smashed, Murders in Russia, Mutual…
“BRITISH JOBS FOR BRITISH WORKERS” is a slogan that’s become very familiar in the past few months. Energy sector workers across the country have staged wildcat strikes and demonstrations to protest at the fact that workers have been brought in from outside the UK while local people go jobless. Now the protests are spreading to the construction industry. The union Unite is planning pickets and unofficial action at construction sites where foreign workers are employed, and the Olympic site in East London is being highlighted as a high-profile potential target for the campaign.
Peterloo Press series – council communist pamphlets / booklets published by Manchester AF, plus Pannekoek’s Party and Class; published by Leicester AF.
Scottish Unite official Bobby Buirds’ comments that the current strike are “not against foreign workers, it’s against foreign companies discriminating against British labour” confirms that the strike is against bosses, not fellow (foreign) workers. The foreign workers are just doing what any of us would do if we were desperate for work, but the media have turned this into some “foreigners go home” trip again. Foreign workers regularly suffer appalling living and working conditions, along with low wages and little in the way of representation. Given that the contract was awarded to the lowest-bidding tender, it is likely that these are the same conditions being faced by the Italian workers on Humberside.