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Reading ‘Means and Ends: The Anarchist Critique of Seizing State Power’ by Zoe Baker

The end of our reading group is to help facilitate the fullest flourishing of the participants critical and intellectual capabilities, all in the service of the complete emancipation of humanity. The means deployed this month – reading a text concerned with reminding us that human beings simu…

On the current factory struggles at GKN

Three days ago, around 40,000 people demonstrated in Florence, Italy, in support of a strike by workers at GKN, a factory that produces powertrains for the car industry. Company management announced in July that it would move production abroad, putting 422 people out of work. The workers immediately…

AngryWorkers’ Daily Dose of Class Hatred #2

Sometimes I hate my colleagues, because they are so loving. I work on a hospital ward, as a health care assistant. We wash and feed patients, measure their blood pressure, talk to them on twelve and a half hour shifts. Many patients are elderly, are confused, are at risk of falls. It often feels lik…

Water Rights in Namibia and the Revenge of the Neoliberals

(We document this interesting report from a local comrade, the original can be found here. It can be read as another piece in our debate about the legacy of national liberation movements in southern Africa and beyond. ) A brief history of how the ruling party and opposition sold the voters down the…

AngryWorkers Sheffield Weekender – A short report

AngryWorkers held our planned get together in Sheffield over the August Bank Holiday weekend. There were signigficantly more comrades attending than in November 2020, with something like 40% being first-timers. It gave us all a chance to get to know each other better face-to- face, have a great time…

‘Revolutionary times , revolutionary lives’ – Book on dissidents within the national liberation struggle in southern Africa

In 1997 I put together various existing texts in a small book – ‘Revolutionary times, revolutionary lives’  These were all personal accounts of people from Southern Africa that I had met over the previous few years.  At that time I was a member of The Workers International, a small group of…

A report from a major dispute in higher education

While it didn’t make massive news headlines, the industrial dispute at Liverpool university against 47 compulsory redundancies certainly counts as the second largest disputes of this century in Merseyside (after the protracted battle of the RMT train guards on Merseyrail in 2017-18). It is certain…

Workers in Northern Ireland

Comrades in Northern Ireland wrote this report on the local current situation and are in process of writing a second part on the current moment’s historical background. We hope the texts can contribute to the current debate on the relation between ‘national conflict’ and working class emancipa…

Staycation impossible: Supply-chain crunch, labour shortage and speed-ups in the camper van manufacturing industry  

Global supply-chains are overstretched, there is a microchip shortage that affects production around the world, the prices for certain raw materials, such as plastic, have increased. During the last two decades the number of containers that are moved around the globe every year has tripled to 700 mi…

“It would be the wrong signal to listen to the state” – Happy anniversary to the wildcat strike at Ford in Cologne, 1973

On the 24th of August 1973, a wildcat strike began at the Ford car plant in Cologne, Germany. Below you can find a conversation with Hasan Dogan. Hasan Dogan was a member of the twelve-member strike committee, alongside Baha Targün, the now deceased strike leader. By Yusuf As In January 1973, strik…

AngryWorkers’ Daily Dose of Class Hatred #1

The daily grinding power struggles and injustices are not part of employee forums, official negotiations or the spectacle of political representation. They fester under our skin, in our hearts. They make us sick, if we stay alone. They enter the stage once we recognise each other as comrades in stru…

Interview on the global ‘chip crisis’

The global supply-chain crisis affects all kind of sectors – there are currently neither wet-wipes, rice crispies nor blood transfusion tubes available at the hospital where some of us work, due to supply-side problems. The major shortage, though, relates to microchips. We translated this article…

Minor Threats And Attacks – 45 years of political experience in India

These are auto-biographical notes from comrades in India, around the group previously known as Kamunist Kranti, who still publish Faridabad Workers’ News (Faridabad Majdoor Samachaar). Some of us worked with them, we reflect on these experiences here. They also feature in this documentary. For us…

Breaking the Silence: Call for solidarity with the renewed mass protests in Khuzestan / Iran

We document this text written by comrades from Germany, who have close relations to the situation in Iran. The situation is volatile, workers’ struggles merge with protests about various social issues. As the text below demonstrates, there is also a danger of movements ending up in regionalist dea…

‘Our militant month of March’ – Struggle of IKEA logistics workers in Italy

This is a heavily abridged version of a text from Collegamenti – numero 1, April 2021. We translated it from the German magazine Wildcat. Nichelino is located in the south of Turin and used to be the site of the Viberti vehicle and trailer factory amongst others. After the closure of this and othe…

Reading Lenin’s ‘State and Revolution’

Before we discussed Lenin’s ‘State and Revolution’, our unorthodox reading group went through Chomsky’s ‘Notes on Anarchism’. While we certainly liked the anti-authoritarian spirit, we also saw some of the short-comings of traditional anarchism, with its emphasise on anarchism as a ‘hu…

‘We fight where we are strong: on the job’ – Report from Amazonians United

(translated from Wildcat no.108) On April 7, 2021, dozens of workers went on strike at a new Amazon distribution center in Chicago. One of them sent us a short report about their actions and the backstory of their organizing. In 2019, we started with a small nucleus at Chicago’s DCH1 distribution…

AngryWorkers’ August Weekender

When? Friday 27th-Sunday 29th August, 2021 Where? Sheffield, details upon registration AngryWorkers are having a live weekend meeting and you are invited! Since the book was published, we have been having regular zoom meetings and public discussion meetings with UK and international comrades. While…

For those who dare to break, all our solidarity! – Food delivery workers in Brazil

Comrades from PassaPalavra asked us to publish and circulate this report on striking food delivery workers in Brazil. They also recommended this earlier strike report. The conditions in the sector are difficult, but workers around the globe, from Berlin to Shenzen, make their experiences and share t…

A note following the death of Nagender ji – Thoughts on the (Maoist) ‘far left’

We edited this text by comrades from Faridabad Majdoor Samachar (Faridabad Workers’ News) slightly. We think that despite its anecdotal nature the text is relevant for the discussion of the relationship between workers and the (Maoist) ‘far left’. For working class internationalism! ———…

Editorial #4 – Football and direct action

“The people’s game” – run by and for billionaires 2nd May 2021 saw the first ever protest induced postponement of a Premier League football match in history. The scheduled Manchester United home fixture against Liverpool was abandoned after Manchester fans broke into the ground and occupied…

“It won’t close!” – The protests against lockdown in Brazil

Health workers in Brazil protest against low wages and price inflation A comrade from Brazil sent us this detailed report about cross-class protests against the lockdown. The article was written in January 2021, before the rapid and fatal expansion of the pandemic. It is nevertheless an interesting…

Discussion with comrades in Australia – On mutual aid

Love, peace and harmony… We want to document a short exchange with dear comrades in Australia on the question of mutual aid. They had published an article on the issue and asked us for our opinion. We have published related articles on local mutual aid experiences during the Covid pandemic and wit…

“The Bitter Experience of Workers in Iran” – On the oil workers strike in Iran – A letter from comrades

By Iman Ganji and Jose Rosales Comrades sent us following observations on the recent oil workers strike in Iran. For further reading on recent struggles in the region we recommend this article on the wider learning processes of the working class. We think the descriptions of the divisions within the…

Michael Heinrich? Don’t believe the hype… – How his ‘form analysis’ reduces the working class to an economic factor

I recently listened to Michael Heinrich’s talk on Red May Seattle and it confirmed my idea that most people who want to talk and theorise about ‘value’ these days do so in order to not have to speak about the working class and their own role as political animals. That’s a cruel and perhaps c…


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