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Strike To Win: How the West Virginia Teacher Strike Was Won

The following is a transcribed talk by a West Virginia teacher who was one of several speakers at the Red & Black Party sponsored by the Labor Sector of Black Rose/Rosa Negra and which was held on April 7th at the 2018 Labor Notes Conference in Chicago. Hi everyone, I’m Michael in Monongalia County, that’s […]

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Red & Black Party at the 2018 Labor Notes Conference

Join us for the Red & Black Party at the 2018 Labor Notes Conference Featuring: Music and conversation, updates from worker organizers in the struggles at Burgerville in Portland (which may become the first recognized fast food union in the US), the West Virginia teachers strike, and Amazon warehouse workers from Poland and London. #PowerFromBelow […]

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Unionism From Below: Interview with Burgerville Workers Union

Launching a historic three-day strike and boycott launch that began on February 1, workers across several Portland, OR Burgerville stores took the next steps in what is perhaps an unprecedented campaign for the current US labor movement. The strike was centered at the prominent Convention Center Burgerville store and spread to three additional locations, in […]

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West Virginia Isn’t Over Yet: Extend the Strike, Build Long Term Power

What follows is a proposal, released as a leaflet you can download, for how to extend the strike unfolding in West Virginia. This is followed by a February 27 press release from opposing the attempt by union leaders and the Democratic Party pushing teachers across the state to end the current strike and return to […]

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Indonesian Uber Drivers Fight Back with Anarcho-Syndicalism

As the “uberization” of the US economy continues, along with it is an ever precarious workforce struggling to make ends meet in the dog-eat-dog world of the so-called “sharing economy.” This trend is the same around the world, with Uber claiming to have more than two million drivers in over 80 counties across the globe […]

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Uruguay: On the Murder of a Labor Militant by a Scab

  The following are translated statements by the SUTCRA transportation union (El Sindicato Único del Transporte de Carga y Ramas Afines) and the FAU (Federación Anarquista Uruguaya)  SUTCRA communiqué on murder of Marcelo Silvera The Union of Freight Transport and Related Branches (SUTCRA) laments to communicate the condemnable and fateful murder of a comrade and […]

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Fighting for a Better World

“What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice.”-Ursula K. Le Guin It’s no secret that we, the people who walk around on this big, floating rock, make an incalculable number of choices in our daily lives. Most of these choices seem ordinary, and life goes on. In recent times, however, our […]

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Bernie’s new minimum wage bill leaves workers a decade behind

A new wage bill by Bernie Sanders, which proposes to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2024, raises important questions on movements and the Democratic Party. By Duane Wright   When leftists like myself tell progressives that the role of the Democratic party is to demobilize social movements and get people accepting less than what […]

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Los próximos 100 días: El primero de mayo y la resistencia obrera bajo Trump

Un comunicado del Comité de luchas laborales de Rosa Negra Federación Anarquista Versión Inglés haga aqui. Luego de unos “primeros 100 días” implacables de reacción del régimen de Trump, incluyendo a un aumento de ataques hacia lxs inmigrantes, una temporada de caza para los capitalistas, campañas de bombardeo y la amenaza inminente de una nueva […]

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