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Fellow health workers – We have to take this struggle into our own hands – Leaflet

(Picture: Recent rebellion of hospital workers in Argentina) This is a longer version of a leaflet that we wrote together with friends of HealthWorkersUnited for the current pay campaign in general and the day of action on the 3rd of July in concrete. If you want us to send you copies for your local…

Learning processes – On recent working class movements in the Middle-East

We’ve translated this article on recent struggles in the Middle East from issue no.107 of the German magazine Wildcat in order to emphasise the crucial changes that have happened since the ‘Arab Spring’. Since 2019, the social movements in the region have become more focused on peoples’ imme…

Editorial #3: Palestine – Israel

Over the last two weeks, the Israeli state has launched devastating aerial attacks on Gaza, and Hamas have fired over 3,000 rockets towards Israel. The dead now number 13 from Israel (including 1 child and two migrant workers from Thailand) and 248 in the Palestinian territory (including 66 children…

Wildcat article on the current situation in the US – Some thoughts

We translated a substantial article by comrades of the Wildcat collective about the situation in the US – please read it here. The comrade who edited the final version wrote down his thoughts, which we share below. For a summary of the lastest issue of Wildcat magazine and thoughts on collective w…

The struggle against ‘fire and re-hire’ – A balance sheet from Heathrow

We circulate this text as Heathrow Workers Newsletter no.5 What’s been going on?! If you’ve been a worker at Heathrow over the last year, chances are, you’ve either been through a redundancy process, seen your pay and conditions attacked, lost all your overtime, been on furlough, or all of the…

Introduction to Wildcat magazine #107 – and the question of collective work


The Wildcat group in Germany have been publishing their magazine since the early 1980s. [1] Wildcat is one of the few remaining collectively produced magazines in the revolutionary milieu. By collectively produced, we mean that the magazine is not just a collection of individually written articles…

Some scattered notes on COVID-19 in Australia

A comrade from Australia sent us this report on the local situation. Feel free to send us updates from your region… Can you briefly describe the economic impact of the current crisis and give examples of attacks on wages and conditions of local workers by the bosses and the state? Local impact has…

Editorial #2 -Thoughts on Bessemer

So the votes are in and the high hopes of the left are squashed: Amazon workers in Bessemer did not vote in enough numbers to start a union at the Alabama facility. The postmortems are coming in, written by people who, during the campaign at least, were not voicing their concerns about what is now t…

The revolutionary minority – distinct from the left

This is a contribution to our debate written by a comrade – feel free to respond. Why was this written?  This article has been written as a contribution to discussion following the post from August, 2020 where a comrade raised the question “Are we Part of the Left?”. My response comes  after…

A Plague on Both Your Houses – The Position of the Working Class in the Current Crisis

This pamphlet is product of our collective debate and conversations with fellow workers over recent months. You can read a summary of over a dozen interviews about changing power-relations during the lockdown here. Feel free to print this text as a pamphlet and share it with your comrades and co-wor…

Petrol in the Pandemic: short report of motorised workers’ protests in Brazil

A short report from our comrades in Brazil… Covid cases are exploding in Brazil. This March, the country is living through the highest peak of daily deaths since the pandemic started. There is a mutation from the state of Amazonas that is quite a bit more dangerous and might be resistant to some v…

Summary and thoughts: The Magneti Marelli Workers Committee – The ‘Red Guard’ tells its story (Milan, 1975-78), by Emilio Mentasti

The book [1] portrays in detailed fashion the background and activity of the Workers’ Committee at Magneti Marelli in Crescenzago in Italy, a manufacturing plant of around 4,000 workers during the mid to late 1970s. In many ways the Workers’ Committee was the most developed expression of ‘work…

Croydon Solidarity Network – One year on

We publish the following reflection of our comrades from Croydon Solidarity. We discussed the text together and  raised some questions regarding the problems of ‘getting rooted’ in the current moment. We have to deepen this debate, here are just some preliminary thoughts: * During the pandemic…

Heathrow Workers’ Newsletter No.4

Like everywhere else, the situation at Heathrow continues to shift and change. The governments “road map,” laid out on 22nd February, offered light at the end of the tunnel for frustrated holiday makers eager to escape the stress of the last year. Airlines and travel companies saw a massive inc…

Wildcat strike of women workers at JNS auto-parts factory in Manesar, India

Workers at JNS in Manesar took wildcat action today. JNS manufactures automobile parts, such as speedo-metres, employing 2,200 workers, most of the women. On 8th of March the A-shift started a sit-down strike, the B-shift followed. Police arrived at the factory, but didn’t intervene. Workers staye…

1%? Up yours! – We need health workers’ and patients’ power! – Invitation for a meeting!

Things are heating up – the 1% pay increase insult dished out by the government led to a lot of angry discussions in tea rooms and on ward floors. This is a proposal to other comrades and workers’ militants in the health sector to exchange their experiences and  discuss how to support both self…

‘Dear Comrades’, by Andrei Konchalosky – A film review

This film, just released in the UK, tells the story of a massacre of about 80 workers by the KGB, the Soviet Union’s secret police, in the town of Novocherkassk in 1962. The Khrushchev regime had just put up food prices, at a time when there was already great shortages; workers in a giant locomoti…

Argentina – A report from comrades

We asked comrades of Cuadernos de Negación from Argentina some questions about the local conditions during the pandemic. Can you briefly describe the economic impact of the current crisis and give examples of attacks on wages and conditions of local workers by the bosses and the state? For several…

Editorial #1 – The Covid crisis facing the whole of humanity

In this editorial we look at the general situation of the Covid crisis, the incapability of the ruling class and the need for an independent discussion and practice within the global working class in order to find a way out. Ever since the Covid pandemic began politicians, journalists, commentators…

Lockdown interviews – Wetherspoons worker

Around 9.1 million workers in the UK were placed in the government Job Retention Scheme (JRS) with the implementation of “lockdown”. This meant that workers would stay home and the government would subsidise 80% of labour costs whilst it was impossible for workers to work. Around 2.9 million wor…

‘Only the pigs remain’ – A moderate winter of discontent on Covid Island – Winter 2020/21

The UK has been hard hit by the Covid crisis, both in economic and in human terms. When we started writing this article in January, the numbers of people who died with Covid passed 100,000. In 2020 the UK economy experienced a slump of nearly 10%, a 300 year record. The reasons for the severity of t…

Lockdown interviews – University lecturer

I’m a university lecturer at a former polytechnic. My work is made up of three parts: teaching (designing courses, materials, conducting seminars and one to one tutorials, marking); research (collaborating, publishing and presenting); and admin (pastoral care, as well as monitoring student attenda…

Lockdown interviews – McDonalds worker

I am 18 years old and I work at a McDonald’s franchise. I started in summer 2019. Our store is relatively small. During a single shift there will be around ten people; overall there might be around 90 people, which means that many of them are part-time.  When the first lockdown started, people we…

Lockdown interviews – Agricultural worker

We worked in a fruit farm in Kent picking strawberries. It was about 80 acres. The family who ran the business had several other farms. On our farm the strawberries were grown outside in poly-tunnels, suspended at chest height. The work we did was de-leafing (so maintaining the plants), and some pic…

Spain: Fresh Tom Export Workers on strike – Solidarity needed!

“PECHINA 14/1/2021 – After weeks of searching for solutions through dialogue and weighing up the serious breaches of labour law committed by the company, the workers of Fresh Tom Export in Almería (Spain), a vegetable grower and trading company specialising in tomato crops, , have decided to go…


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