On November 17, the blog administrator for Sam Mbah’s website announced that Sam had died on November 6, 2014, “of complications arising from his heart condition. His recovery had appeared to be …Read more
By Martin, South London SF
The Solidarity Federation was formed in 1994, at a conference in Blackpool, Lancashire, called by the Direct Action Movement, industrial networks and Norwich Solidarity Centre.
To understand why and how this came about, we need …Read more
There is more interest than ever in anarchosyndicalist unions, their history, and lessons for doing organizing in today’s context. During its peak, anarchosyndicalism engaged millions of workers on every continent except Antarctica. Though the Spanish experience through…
Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War of Independence, Alan Gilbert, 2012, University of Chicago Press
By Mike Kolhoff
The participation of African Americans in the War of Independence is widely known but …Read more
Workers Solidarity Alliance
2013 International Women’s Day Statement
On March 8, 1908, thousands of women left their jobs in the sweatshops of New York City’s Lower East Side and took to the streets to demand their rights as women and …Read more
By Mike Kolhoff
In July of 1914 workers at coal mines in Northwest Arkansas rose up in open rebellion against the boss’s system. They launched an attack on mines held by company guards and armed scabs, and they won – …Read more
Thanks to Juan Conatz for the transcription.
Why Does the Union Bureaucracy Exist?
By Tom Wetzel
From: ideas & action #9 (Spring 1988)
Editor’s note: This is the first installment of an essay on unionism which will be published as …Read more