On the 15th of August, around 1500 people took part in a mass act of civil disobedience by occupying the Garzweiler open cast coal mine in the Rhineland, Germany. The Amongst the Elder collective reflect on their experiences of this action and pose questions about the effectiveness and limits of such mass actions in the future.
Statement by Calais Migrant Solidarity published on October 3rd 2015 in response to migrants and refugees storming the Eurotunel and reports by the media to blame the events on European anarchists.
This is a petition for Kobane in Rojava, still under the ISIS gun, demanding a safe corridor be opened to Turkey for Kobane to receive medical supplies etc.
It also calls for a day of action supporting the above Nov. 1.
In mid-September, Amazon worker activists from Poland and Germany met in Poznan to further coordinate their workplace struggles. Through earlier meetings links had been established across the border, enabling workers to communicate directly during strikes in German Amazon warehouses throughout the year and a slowdown strike in the Poznan warehouse at the end of June 2015.Only if our fight is organized by workers themselves, rooted in our warehouse and coordinated with others, with a clear strategy and unpredictable for Amazon, will we have a chance to win! Final Statement, Amazon Workers Meeting, Poznan, September 2015
Labour MPs have urged Jeremy Corbyn not to wear a white poppy on Remembrance Day. Symbols like that matter, this article arguesIn 1986, Thatcher expressed her "deep distaste" for the white poppy, and pacifists who laid a wreath of white poppies at the UK's main war memorial were booed Gabriel Levy
This statement was put out by workers’ organisations in Iran after the suspicious death on 12 September of Shahrokh Zamani, a trade union activist who was in the fifth year of a prison sentence. Iranian friends are asking that it be circulated as widely as possibleShahrokh Zamani had committed no crime, other than defending the rights of his fellow workers Iranian workers' organisations
Public pressure has forced the Home Secretary into announcing a Public Inquiry into undercover policing in the UK. If you have, or it's quite likely you have been, involved in a campaign/activist group/movement that was infliltrated by undercover police operatives in the last few decades, now is the time to register as a Core Participant in the Inquiry...
The Inter-Professional (cross-trade) Union of the CNT (Spanish section of the International Workers' Association IWA-AIT) in the city of Alcoy (pop. 60,000) has been engaged in an indefinite general strike of workers of the Mariel Bakery and its retail outlets since August 10 2015.
Finnish teachers are set to join the biggest labour movement demonstration in decades on Friday, shutting down schools and daycare centres across the country as they protest in Helsinki against government austerity measures.
Around 200 neo-Nazis and racists rioted in Dover at an anti-immigration protest yesterday. Clashes with anti-fascists early in the day saw people on both sides hospitalised.
Jeremy Corbyn has already helped Leftists around the world forget their uncritical support of SYRIZA
On September 3 2015 activists of KRAS, the Russian Section of the International Workers' Association (IWA-AIT), took part in picketing the building of the Moscow Oblast Duma (the parliament of the Moscow region). The picket was conducted by groups of pensioners from various cities and by social organizations of Moscow and its Oblast.
The recent fall of the Chinese and global stock markets are symptoms of a much deeper capitalist crisis that first erupted in the 1970s. Indeed, this crisis has not been overcome, but has rather given rise to speculative bubbles that often burst. This article, therefore, looks at the reasons behind the Chinese stock markets crashing, along with looking at how states have intervened again to try and shelter the ruling classes from the fallout.
In less than two weeks time hundreds of neo-Nazis and racists will descend on the coastal town of Dover calling for Britain to “close the border”. It is vital that anti-fascists and anti-racists join the counter-protest.
A detailed look at the background of the massive series of chemical explosions which rocked the port of Tianjin in China last week.
Today in UK there is supposed to be a „Polish strike” takin place. It is an informal initiative started during discussion on Polish emigration internet forums and results from the dissatisfaction with antiimmigrant rhetoric of the british government and a feeling, that work of Poles living in UK is not being respected.
Legal status of thousands of immigrants put in jeopardy due to despicable lawsuit filed by CWA affiliate
Due to a lawsuit filed by the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers (WATW), an affiliate of the Communications Workers Alliance (CWA), the Department of Homeland Security has invalidated the 17 month extension of the Optional Practical Training program (OPT).
It is right to protest Bernie Sanders, no matter how socialist he claims to be. The women who disrupted his speech did not create a racial divide but merely exposed it.
Last night EDL-linked football hooligans attacked the anti-fascist football supporters of Clapton FC as they were entering their final pre-season friendly game against Thamesmead Town.