In Brazil, demonstrations against transport price increases: police repression provokes the anger of youth
An article written by comrades of the International Communist Current in Brazil
Dmitri Zvanko – is anti-fascist from Brest of Belarus. He was arrested 9th of May
2013, as one of 5 anti-fascists who were suspected of a fight with
far-right activists the day before.
Caroline Lucas (aka St Caroline), Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, today proudly tweeted she had scabbed on the Brighton refuse workers' strike despite her earlier claims of support.
The avant-garde of neoliberal horrors has finally done away with the 8-hour working day.
Anarchists and workers show solidarity with the fired 2,656 employees of state TV and radio of Greece.
Workers opposed to privatisation decided to ballot for industrial action after Sussex uni bosses refused to stop the ongoing outsourcing process. The move comes less than three weeks after the Pop-Up Union, an unconventional rank-and-file initiative, became officially listed as a trade union.It's a model of workers' self organisation that hasn't been seen in this country for a very long time and if it's successful it could be hugely significant for the labour movement which has stagnated for so long. A Sussex student involved with the Pop-Up Union
Red salutes to the working class of Turkey! Selam, yaratana!
The occurence at the cenotaph in Leeds on the first of June and its implications for resisting the EDL.
A former Quality Assurance tester at Certain Affinity studios, is calling upon games industry staff to be aware of the negative aspect of contractor work and need to organise for better conditions, pay and respect.They will work you to death and they will promise you potential, but it is for nothing. You will never truly be a part of anything. It is time to seriously consider unionizing, or organizing a major strike. a disgruntled Halo 4 tester
Member of Autonomous Action, anarchist Alexey Sutuga has been remanded
for more than a year. Police has intentionally delayed the
investigation, they were only working on the case for the first 2-3
months of the arrest, and since then investigation has stalled.
The suburbs of Stockholm are on fire. The outside viewer might still perceive Sweden as the promised land of welfare. Yet termite-like neoliberal policies have been busy chewing up the welfare system from within for a long time, the end result being an empty shell which could fall apart at the slightest puff of wind.they have managed to stop house demolitions, prevent the planned “renovictions” (renovations aimed at evicting tenants) and saved the public bath. Last year, when the Husby Träff community center was threatened by closure, they responded with occupying the place, and today it is still in operation. Mathias Wåg
As Stockholm continues to be rocked by nights of riots triggered by police killing of a 68 year old man in the neglected Stockholm suburb of Husby, members of the Swedish community group Pantrarna (Gothenburg) writes to their sister organization Megafonen in Stockholm about their shared experiences of responsible, radical community organizing.When you find yourselves wavering, ask yourself this: what had this week been like if you hadn't been there? Maybe a retired old man had been shot to death in his apartment in a suburb and no one would have cared. Pantrarna
Swedish community activist group Megafonen responds to criticisms which have been levelled at it by the press for not condemning rioters.We urge everyone in our district to organise for justice – if successful, no burnt-out cars or stones hurled. We will continue developing our work against police brutality, our educational programs, and show that there is a way forward for our communities. Megafonen
The site of the Dhaka factory collapse is now cleared; new concessions and reforms are announced. Some further reflections...
With the far-right announcing protests in Woolwich, South London Anti-Fascists call for 'community defence groups' to respond to the fascist threat.
South London Anti-Fascists Group was formed in 2008 in the response to the British National Party getting elected to the Greater London Authority. We are refugees, migrants, trade unionists and anti-fascists from various traditions.We are calling all South London based anti-fascists to help form community defence groups to stop the English Defence League (EDL) and further racist attacks in our area. South London Anti-Fascist Group
Merseyside anti-bedroom tax groups get organised
It’s been a slog but, after months of meetings and discussion, anti-bedroom tax groups across Merseyside met, on Sat 18th May, to conclusively set in place the Merseyside Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation.
A reportback of a IWW picket in Minneapolis of Chicago-Lake Liquors, which fired 5 organizers in April 2013. More information can be found here.
Over a month after the retaliatory firings of five works shocked South Minneapolis, a noted progressive community within the Twin Cities, workers at Chicago-Lake Liquors continue their fight for justice at work by taking it right to their bosses.
Article written by contributor who is currently serving a 120 hour community payback order, in which they are required to do a program of unpaid work for the terrible “community”1. This Article forms the First part of a short series detailing different aspects and analysis of the community payback program, from thinking about the actions being performed and their implications to offering a kind of insight into what this shit is actually like. Please distribute to anyone you know who might be about to get sentenced to community payback.
Part 2: Faggot Till I Die.
An article written by a contributor who is currently serving a 120 hour community payback order, in which they are required to do a program of unpaid work for the terrible “community”1. This article forms the first part of a short series detailing different aspects and analysis of the community payback program, from thinking about the actions being performed and their implications to offering a kind of insight into what this shit is actually like.
Please distribute this to anyone you know who might be about to get sentenced to community payback. The full series is also avaliable at thesituationlondon.wordpress.com
Part 1: Honor amongst thieves.