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BRADFORD ANARCHIST / RADICAL BOOKFAIR

The CWO will have a stall at the Anarchist / Radical Bookfair.

When: Saturday, 3 September 2022

Where: 1in12 Club, 21-23 Albion Street, Bradford, BD1 2LY

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Liverpool Bookfair

LIVERPOOL ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR

The CWO will have a stall at the Liverpool Anarchist Bookfair.

When: Saturday, 14 May 2022

Where: Black-E, Great George Street, Liverpool, L1 5EW

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Glasgow Bookfair

RED AND BLACK CLYDESIDE BOOKFAIR

The CWO will have a stall at the Red and Black Clydeside Bookfair. At 17:50pm there will also be a public meeting on the topic of...

NATIONALISM AND INTERNATIONALISM

PUBLIC MEETING AND DISCUSSION

With an eye towards the current war in Ukraine, presenting a "No War but the Class War" perspective with the CWO in the Electron Club or Cinema.

When: Saturday, 7 May 2022

Montreal Public Meeting

OPEN MEETING ON THE HOUSING CRISIS

Join us at pub Le Trèfle in Verdun to discuss the housing crisis and working class struggle! The meeting is open to all concerned and will be on the second floor.

27 March 2022, at 4:00pm

4718 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1X3, Canada

Liverpool Public Meeting

NATIONALISM AND INTERNATIONALISM

PUBLIC MEETING AND DISCUSSION

More than 170 years ago, the Communist Manifesto raised the banner: “workers of the world, unite!” It became the guiding motto of the First, Second and Third Internationals. And yet the national question continues to divide would-be-revolutionaries to this very day.

Zoom Public Meeting

WAR IN UKRAINE: THE INTERNATIONALIST POSITION

PUBLIC MEETING AND DISCUSSION

The drums of war are sounding again in Europe. Russia's invasion of Ukraine opens up a new historical phase. NATO powers have responded with increased sanctions and indirect support to Ukraine, while Putin is threatening the world with the prospect of nuclear war.

How did we get here? What does this mean for the working class and the future of humanity? What should internationalists say about the war?

Cardiff Public Meeting

NATIONALISM AND INTERNATIONALISM

PUBLIC MEETING AND DISCUSSION

More than 170 years ago, the Communist Manifesto raised the banner: “workers of the world, unite!” It became the guiding motto of the First, Second and Third Internationals. And yet the national question continues to divide would-be-revolutionaries to this very day.

London Public Meeting

RUSSIA: REVOLUTION AND COUNTER-REVOLUTION

BOOK LAUNCH AND DISCUSSION

Our first public meeting post-lockdown will be a launch of the CWO's new book – Russia: Revolution and Counter-Revolution, 1905-1924 - A View from the Communist Left – followed by a discussion.

Liverpool Public Meeting

DAYS OF HOPE? CLASS STRUGGLE IN THE 1970s

FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

As the post-war accumulation cycle was coming to an end, capitalist states of the West and the East alike were facing a crisis of stagnation. They responded in the only way they could: by extracting more and more value out of the working class and reducing its share of national product. In practice this meant layoffs, unemployment, deskilling, reduced job security, lower wages and higher prices for basic necessities.

Liverpool Public Meeting

COMMUNIST ABSTENTION – NOT ELECTORAL CON TRICKS

PUBLIC MEETING/DISCUSSION

Whoever You Vote For... The Bosses Still Win!

Once again the working class is being urged to play a part in keeping up the pretence that electing M.P.s can provide us with a better future. This is a lie that we need to resist.

Activities

Internationalism and the War in Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is now approaching the two month mark. Like other imperialist conflicts in the past, it has put the internationalist convictions of revolutionaries to the test.

No War but the Class War - A Call for Action
  1. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is no isolated act. It is the beginning of a new period of imperialist competition which threatens more generalised war in a way not seen since 1945.
No to Capitalism's Wars

Leaflet given out by comrades of the Internationalist Communist Party (Battaglia Comunista) at a demonstration in Florence on 26 March.

Against Capitalism, As Always!

Leaflet distributed by the PCInt during the "No Draghi Day" protests in Italy.

Striking Kellogg's Workers: Don't Settle for Crumbs!

Leaflet distributed by the IWG during the Kellogg's strike in Lancaster, PA.

Striking Kellogg's Workers: Don't settle for crumbs! Demand the abolition of the 2-tier system & more!

Report from the Kellogg's Workers Strike

Since October 4, 1,400 workers at the four Kellogg’s plants in the United States have been on strike in response to a two-tier wage system and the company’s efforts to permanently classify workers out of receiving better wages and benefits. The IWG has been able to intervene at the strike at the Lancaster plant several times over the last month, distributing leaflets and collecting information from the workers there.(1) What follows is a brief report and analysis on the situation.

The Generalized Crisis Requires a Generalized Struggle

Leaflet distributed by Klasbatalo during the CPE daycare workers' strike in Quebec.

Striking Kellogg's Workers: Take Control of the Struggle!

Leaflet distributed by the IWG during the Kellogg's strike in Lancaster, PA.

Let's Get Political!

Leaflet distributed by the CWO at recent strikes and protests happening around the UK.

Pay and pension cuts, redundancies, fire and re-hire, health & safety violations, precarity, evictions, anti-protest bills... The attacks are varied but they all point in the same direction: as always, it is the working class who will bear the cost of the crisis.

Sparks' Power in Tyne & Wear: Wildcat Action Wins Back Jobs

On construction sites around the UK, contractors such as Balfour Beatty and NG Bailey have already tried to de-skill the sparks’ (electrician) trade earlier this year. These contractors remain unpopular among many workers in the electrical industry due to this, though ultimately they failed to achieve their goal after much resistance from the sparks throughout the country.(1) However, this has not stopped other contractors from trying to do the same. Most recently we have seen an example of this in Gateshead.

Workers' conditions and struggles

Ukraine/Russia: War and Sanctions are Hitting Hard, But Not the Oligarchs (On Either Side)

The Bosses Want a "Return to Normalcy"!

Behind the Amazon Curtain

An inside look at exploitation within Bezos’ fulfilment centres

Turkey: The Trade Unions Are An Obstacle To All Workers' Struggles

Italy: The Lions of Piacenza Have Been Caged

The FedEx workers’ struggle in Piacenza ended on 10 January. The "lions” – as the warehouse workers of Piacenza have been appropriately dubbed by SI Cobas(1) – have suffered yet another blow from the bosses thanks to the union rabbits (to stick to zoological metaphors) of SI Cobas, who might claim to be running a rank and file union but look damn like their big brothers in the traditional union federations of CGIL, CISL, and UIL.(2)

"Year of the Squeeze": The Working Class Pays for the Crisis

Turkey: Workers are Trying to Find Their Own Voice All Over the World

As in the rest of the world, the deepening crisis of capitalism plus the pandemic continue to affect the working class in Turkey. In recent months out-of-control inflation has brought endless exorbitant price rises which have deepened the financial difficulties of the working class. With the pandemic came extremely high rent rises. In this situation where basic nutrients double their price every day, the effects of the 125% rise in electricity bills have also been a heavy blow. In Turkey, people pay one quarter of the minimum wage on electricity bills alone.

USA: Two Years of Strikes

Kazakhstan: The Working Class Attempts to Find its Voice?

Striking Kellogg's Workers: Don't Settle for Crumbs!

Leaflet distributed by the IWG during the Kellogg's strike in Lancaster, PA.

Striking Kellogg's Workers: Don't settle for crumbs! Demand the abolition of the 2-tier system & more!

News

2019-01-16

At least 70,000 workers from 45 factories—including tens of thousands of auto parts and assembly workers at companies that supply GM, Ford and Fiat-Chrysler—have launched a wildcat strike in the US-Mexico border town of Matamoros.

The strike is a rebellion against both the “maquiladora” manufacturing corporations and the pro-company trade unions. Over 1 million workers endure low wages and sweatshop conditions at the 3,000 “maquiladora” factories that line the Mexican side of the border and account for 65 percent of Mexican exports. It looks like it has the potential to escalate.

Ant

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2018-11-15

China has detained student organisers and factory workers in at least three cities as a crackdown against labour protests spreads across the country. Security forces stormed student and worker dormitories in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen on Friday night, according to student activists, taking away five university students, three workers in Guangdong province, as well as several employees at a Shenzhen-based labour rights organisation.

For more from the Financial Times article see: ft.com

2018-09-25

It has now spread to other cities.

notesfrombelow.org

2018-05-21

bbc.co.uk

For a fuller investigation see Sarah O Connor here:

ft.com

2018-04-03

Thousands of teachers on strike in both states following the strike in West Virginia

In Kentucky its the pensions issue again but in Oklahoma the continual cuts in the state budget due to tax cuts has forced schools to shut an extra day a week and some schools find they cannot buy textbooks despite sacking teaching assistants and teachers en masse. edition.cnn.com

2017-12-15

libcom.org

More than 200 workers at the flagship rail construction project have downed tools today in solidarity with more colleagues who have been sacked and locked out.