UK

Battle for the Soul of Pride

Anarchist Stickerism

In the decades since the first pride marches took place in 1970 there have undoubtedly been massive gains made in the fight against persecution. Pride is, and should always be a celebration. A celebration of diversity, of power and of the gains we have made. It seems however that many of those in positions of power would rather we forgot HOW we’ve made it this far – and how far we have left to go.

Paul Mason's workers' bombers

Paul Mason's response to BAE job losses has been to promote a 'left-wing' brand of militarism, summing up many of the problems facing the UK left as it coalesces around the Labour Party, and the limits of this politics as it approaches the reality of state power.

Conversations about domestic work

A lot of our work-mates live in shared housing, ‘patch-work families’ and other domestic set-ups. This questionaire is meant as a guideline for conversations about proletarian reproductive work and wider living conditions. It is a draft version, please send comments to: angryworkersworld@gmail.com

"Using the pay rise as a weapon": A statement from Curzon Workers

Workers protest at Curzon London Mayfair, 2013.

In a time that's seeing strikes at cinemas across London, Curzon has so far not yet been affected. Indeed, the chain is expanding: opening up a new sites in London and Oxford. Last February, Curzon CEO Phillip Knatchbull was recognized by the BAFTA for supposed Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. But all this success has come at staff's expense. Below, a group of Curzon workers detail their struggle to retain paid breaks.

Cleaners at luxury car dealer protest suspensions after strike vote

Cleaners at a Ferrari showroom in London's richest borough were suspended without pay this week after voting for strike action. Their union, United Voices of the World, are now preparing to take HR Owen luxury cars and Templewood cleaning agency to court for trade union victimisation.

Lettings agency makes threats and keeps deposit of tenant with young children: Brighton SolFed opens dispute

Hot on the heels of their recent victory against MTM lettings, Brighton Solidarity Federation are opening a dispute with Spencer & Leigh lettings agency after they withheld £510 from a tenant with young children.

Union suspends bin strike again

Unite union have suspended the bin strike again, after a court granted an interim injunction against the Birmingham council.

4 ways Labour are attacking the working class right now

Sign on picket line in Birmingham bin strike, 2017.

As the Labour Party conference gets underway, left-wing media personalities, public intellectuals and grassroots activists will discuss important issues of contemporary social injustice. But how much discussion will there be of Labour involvement in that injustice?

The century of revolution, 1603-1714

Revelry at an inn

Christopher Hill's grassroots history of 17th-century England, as the modern state began to take shape.

Ex-BNP activist authored manifesto for UKIP leadership hopeful

Jack Buckby at Waters' campaign launch

An ex-British National Party (BNP) activist authored the manifesto of Anne Marie Waters, the far-right activist who is now the favourite to become the next UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader.