Help us report on the class struggle

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libcom.org is looking for volunteers to help us rejuvenate our news reporting, making it a better resource for all of us trying to organise and fight for a better world.

For more than a decade, libcom.org has been reporting on major and minor events in the class struggle. From the 2003 anti-war movement, to French protests against the CPE, the London riots, far-right attacks on the left and the Grenfell Tower fire.

While we've continued to operate since 2003, maintaining one of the biggest radical theory and history archives on the internet and a readership of approximately 175-200,000 unique visitors per month, we’re looking for volunteers to help increase our capacity for news reporting.

Our reporting is a weapon in the class war, not a way for you to get a job as a columnist. We want to rejuvenate our news section and feature writing so that we can aggressively report current events from an anti-state communist perspective.

We don't write puff pieces for politicians or their electoral campaigns. We want to cover struggles as they happen and report on all forms of resistance to oppression and exploitation.

We want our news to enrage people at injustice, to inspire collective direct action against those injustices and to further our interests as a class.

However, we'd like to cover a lot more which, at the moment, our existing team of writers can't keep up with. Things like:

  • Self-organised workplace struggles (such as the Deliveroo dispute)
  • Large strikes and riots (like the riots at a Samsung factory in Vietnam)
  • Racist Western border regimes and the impact they have on migrants
  • Police killings, brutality and resistance to murderous states (which often gets buried in local news)
  • The destruction of social housing, and social cleansing of our cities
  • Housing struggles against landlords and property developers
  • Wrecking of the environment and attempts to save the planet
  • Struggles against discrimination against people of colour, women, LGBTQ+ people and disabled people
  • Militarism and the glamorisation of war and destruction
  • The growth of the ‘alt-right’ and fascist movements

We want to combine on-the-ground reporting and exclusive investigations with writing from a libertarian communist perspective about stories covered in the mainstream media. We also want to carry features on the topics we're reporting on, exploring the subjects in greater depth and helping readers to understand the social context.

Everything published on our site can be shared with our 200,000-odd social media followers, and is backed up in perpetuity by the British Library. If you haven't written for publication before or feel like you want some support we can help you find material to write about and in the writing process itself.

If you like the sound of that, we want your help! Everything on this site is done by volunteers; we’re all just workers trying to build a radical, independent working-class media. We can't pay you, but no-one will be making money out of your work either.

We're looking for writers, editors, sub-editors, video editors, photographers, investigative journalists and anybody else committed to building an effective radical media. If that's you, please get in touch!

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Aug 8 2017 11:36

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Q0614
Aug 10 2017 00:27

I'm a video editor and camera operator and would be happy to help field some stringer projects. I've also done journalistic articles before and can help there as well.

191333
Aug 10 2017 01:26

What is the best way to get in contact with you? This is exactly the type of thing I want to be doing. What can I do from the US?

Mike Harman
Aug 10 2017 07:44

To get in touch, you can use the contact form here: http://libcom.org/contact