labor movement

Red State Revolt: An Essential But Flawed Story of the Teacher Rebellion

Review of Red State Revolt, The Teachers’ Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics by Eric Blanc on Verso Books, 2019. By Michael Mochaidean Last year’s wave of public teacher strikes and walkouts was the highest number of workers walking off the job in three decades. Whether it will be the start of a larger trend across […]

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Albert Parsons: Anarchist and Labor Martyr in His Own Words

Introduction by José Antonio Gutiérrez Dantón As a tribute to one of the most remarkable agitators in labor history, we publish on May Day the autobiography of Albert Parsons. He was one of the five Chicago Anarchists who were tried in 1886-1887 and executed in November 1887 for their role as 8-hour working-day agitators and […]

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The State of Labor: Beyond Unions, But Not Without Them

As working class and left movements the world over celebrate May 1st, International Workers Day, we offer our reflection on the current state of the U.S. labor movement – both our optimism around recent strikes and stressing the need to transform the labor movement towards its revolutionary potential. This document was produced by the the […]

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Solidarity Network or Solidarity Advice?: On the Challenges of Building a Solidarity Network

The article originally appeared under the title“Building a solidarity network is harder than it seems” in the September 2013 issue of the IWW newspaper, the Industrial Worker. It is a review of the pamphlet Build Your Own Solidarity Network by two members of  Seattle Solidarity Network and discusses the authors experience in building a Solidarity Network in Iowa City. Ryan Spourgitis […]

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