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Sheffield Bookfair

SHEFFIELD RADICAL BOOKFAIR

The CWO will have a stall at the Sheffield Radical Bookfair.

When: Saturday, 4 February 2023

Where: DINA, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield S1 2AZ

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Derry Bookfair

DERRY RADICAL BOOKFAIR

The CWO will have a stall at the Derry Radical Bookfair.

When: Saturday, 28 January 2023

Where: Pilots Row Centre, Rossville St, Londonderry BT48 6LP

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Glasgow Public Meeting

NO WAR BUT THE CLASS WAR

PUBLIC MEETING AND DISCUSSION

London Public Meeting

WORKERS' FIGHTBACK, IMPERIALIST WAR IN UKRAINE AND TASKS OF REVOLUTIONARIES

PUBLIC MEETING AND DISCUSSION

Manchester Bookfair

MANCHESTER & SALFORD ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR

The CWO will have a presence at the Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair.

When: Saturday, 5 November 2022

Where: People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester M3 3ER

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Peterborough Bookfair

PETERBOROUGH RADICAL BOOKFAIR

The CWO will have a presence at the Peterborough Radical Bookfair.

When: Saturday, 29 October 2022

Where: The George Alcock Centre, Whittlesey Rd, Stanground, Peterborough PE2 8QS

peterboroughradicalbookfair.com

Montreal Public Meeting

Public meeting on capitalist crisis and imperialist war.

When: 23 October 2022, 6pm

Where: Bibliothèque DIRA (3rd floor), 2035 Saint-Laurent Blvd, Montreal, QC H2X 2T3

NWBCW Montreal

Liverpool Public Meeting

WHY INTERNATIONALISM?

Public debate about the war in Ukraine, the cost of living crisis, and the working class.

Come along to hear what internationalists have to say.

When: Thursday, 6 October 2022, at 6:00pm

Where: Fly in the Loaf, 13 Hardman St, Liverpool, L1 9AS

NWBCW Liverpool

Newcastle Public Meeting

INTERNATIONALISM AND THE WAR IN UKRAINE

NO WAR BUT THE CLASS WAR

PUBLIC MEETING AND DISCUSSION

People in Ukraine today, like those in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere previously, are suffering the consequences of a system in freefall towards generalised global war.

London Bookfair

ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR IN LONDON

The CWO will have a stall at the Anarchist Bookfair In London.

When: Saturday, 17 September 2022

Where: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH

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Activities

Don't Let Them Deal You a Bad Hand!

Leaflet distributed by Klasbatalo during the croupiers' strike in Montreal.

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.

Workers' conditions and struggles

Notes on the UK Strike Wave

Turkey: Nation or Class?

Article by NWBCW Turkey.

Statement on the US Rail Workers' Struggle

Rail workers are the most overt targets of the bosses' offensive in the class war. On November 28th, Biden issued a statement in which he called on Congress to “avert” a strike of 100,000 rail workers by “adopting” the Tentative Agreement that had been reached back in September between the unions supposedly representing these workers and the railroad companies employing them. In subsequent days, and with the support of both parties in both houses of Congress, the contract was ratified and sent to Biden's desk, where he signed it into law.

Iran: Workers Respond to the Executions

In their latest attempt to scare the participants of anti-government protests into submission, the Iranian authorities have resorted to public executions. Mohsen Shekari, accused of injuring a member of the Basij militia, and Majidreza Rahnavard, accused of fatally stabbing two Basij militia volunteers, were both charged with “moharebeh”, or "waging war against God", and hanged.

Notes on the Union Demonstration of 3 December in Rome

This demonstration was supposed to unite the various rank and file trade unions, but turned instead into a competition as to who would "win" the battle to lead the procession. Specifically, that between its most numerous and significant animators: the SI Cobas and the USB.(1)

Ontario Education Strike: No Union Wants to Walk the Picket Line!

For a brief moment, the Ontario education workers’ struggle imposed itself on the public consciousness. News reporters addressed it with a serious tone, young Trotskyists took to Twitter giving empty slogans, union representatives extended Halloween and put on their costumes as labour leaders, Doug Ford came to tears pleading: “please, and I’m begging you, don’t go on strike!”, and Trudeau spoke of his love of collective bargaining to a stunned audience of postal and port workers!

Iran: Towards a General Strike?

After more than 75 days of protests, the regime's barbaric repression has resulted in over 450 deaths and more than ten thousands arrests. Yet the working class in Iran continues to fight back. The regime's alleged disbandment of the “morality police” seems to have had little effect, as sectors of the oil workers have already begun to strike and many workers are now preparing for a general strike.

The two statements translated below were issued in support of three days of action and strikes commencing on 5 December.

Protests in China: Not Just About Covid

On the 2 December Strike in Italy: Especially In Times of War "Normal" Strikes Are Not Enough

For many years now the grassroots or base unions (sindacati di base) have called a strike at this time of year appealing to workers from all sectors of production to mobilise, and as usual, we will once again take part.

Workers in Iran Show the Way

The most recent wave of protests and strikes in Iran are the continuation of more than a decade of struggles. Though the working class in Iran faces many obstacles, as the events take on an international dimension, they could potentially begin a spark that ignites a wider working class movement beyond just Iran.

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.