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17,000 Egyptian textile workers on all-out strike

Once again the workers of Mahallah have gone on strike against both management and unions over the non-payment of wages.

Do Marxian academics dream of affluent LARPers?

As white nationalists attacked towns across the US, many of the critiques of black bloc and antifa tactics were cheap shots.

FMLN: In the Footsteps of the Bolivarian Revolution

Monument to Peace, San Salvador

The Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front in El Salvador brought great hope to the country, but it's in big trouble as it faces presidential elections in 2018. An on-the-ground report from El Salvador by Clifton Ross.

Tyler is wrong about everything, as usual

This is a response to a blog post about the current state of the IWW in the US and Canada.

Corbynism: Leftists Illusions about Labour

Some of those who support Corbyn’s Labour do so with the idea that “it’s the least worst option” but many more actually believe that Labour can reform capitalism in favour of those who create the wealth that is enjoyed by a minority. This article is mainly directed at their distortions.

What is a workplace? Race, workplace struggle, and the IWW

Factory committees, shop floors, collective bargaining, contracts. What do those words mean to you? Well, it depends on your life experience, of course. To me and other workers in my industry, those words have been associated with folks who have “real jobs.” You see, even though I work a real job in a real industry, all industries are not treated equally.

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Occupy Oakland

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West London Amazon Flex worker's report

Self-employed worker's report about the ups and downs of driving for Amazon.

UK: A Promising Hospital Strike

Cleaners manifesting during London hospital strike 2017

Since the Spring of this year in several London hospitals about 750 cleaners, security personnel and porters have been in dispute with their employer, Serco. They are part of the lowest paid workers in the U.K.

Living The Dream with Free Money #UBI

Latest episode of Living The Dream - a podcast hosted on The Word From Struggle Street blog

The French Miners Strike of 1948: Some Scraps of history

What little information I've managed to dig up on what seems to have been an important struggle in post war France.

“工人们在让统治者快滚蛋” ——细谈埃及革命

Tahrir Square 解放广场

“无阶级社会之友”(德国共产主义团队)与 贾努·沙尔贝勒(一位埃及无政府工团主义的记者)的访谈录,2011年春季

The terminal decline of the TUC

In 2016 trade union membership dipped to an all time low. Analysis by TUC officials suggests that the situation is even starker – younger workers aren’t joining unions, causing a membership crisis that could come to a head within fifteen years.

Bolivarian Venezuela: Governments Lie

Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Elections July 30 2017

President Nicolás Maduro's unpopular call to rewrite the 1999 Constitution is bringing Venezuela many steps closer to the feared civil war in the country.

Durham Teaching Assistants fight on - against Labour and their unions

Durham Teaching Assistants have remained solid in their resistance to the threats and deals done behind closed doors between the unions and the Labour Council. The fight goes on.

Stitched Up

An account of working conditions and class relations in a small business.

Grzech and Domski at the Fourth Congress of the Communist International (1922)

Monument to the Third International

In 1922, at the Fourth Congress of the Communist International, Władysław Kowalski (pseudonym Grzech) and Henryk Stein (pseudonym Domski) openly clashed with the leadership of both the Communist Workers’ Party of Poland and the Communist International. This article documents their contribution to the proceedings of the Congress to shed some more light on the Polish Communist Left. For more on the subject check the links in footnotes 2 and 3.

Music is stagnating, are neoliberalism and the gig economy to blame?

A crowd lights a bonfire of disco records at Comiskey Park

Progress in music is slowing down, a look at how neoliberalism and developments in music production and distribution may be to blame

妇女与社会颠覆

"From now on, I decide"  今后,我来决定

这篇马克思主义女权理论的经典作品,写于1971年意大利阶级斗争的高潮中,说明妇女的无偿家务如何生产着资本主义积累过程中最昂贵的商品:劳动力(即工人每天去给老板打工的能力),并探讨妇女如何能够利用这一知识去参与阶级斗争,促进能够真正解放妇女的共产主义革命。

Many faces! - Snapshots from distributing WorkersWildWest

During the distribution of WorkersWildWest we have had short conversations with various local workers. We collated them into a short article to be published and circulated in upcoming WorkersWildWest no.6 - we hope to be able to create a feedback loop.