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From Union Renewal to a Self-Managed Society

In the face of fiercely expanding inequality and anti-unionism in the US there is a great deal of discussion across the left of how to revitalize unions. While we see glimmers of hope in the recent strike wave of teachers and innovative forms of unionism such as with Burgerville fast food workers, what would a holistic rethinking of what is possible within unionism look like? This piece by a South African writer thinks through “how unions can provide a space for collective action, class identity, unity across divides of race, ethnicity, and country, and self-activity” and looks to the tradition of anarchosyndicalism.

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An Anarchist’s Perspective of the #YellowVests

Yellow Vests: After four weeks of demonstrations, blockades, occupations, general meetings, analysis of all kinds, here is one with a radical left and/or anarchist angle.

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No Borders Kitchen #Lesvos: How many more deaths in Europe?

2018 and things haven’t changed, Europes borders keep being as deadly as in the previous years. So far this year, 2160 people have lost their lives in the Mediterranean Sea – 2 weeks ago, it was 2063. The emergency is still on. It’s time to react.

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#Brighton and #London rally for #Stansted15

Following on from a rally outside the Home Office on Tuesday which drew thousands of people, hundreds more took to the streets of Brighton last night to show their support for the Stansted 15.

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Ⓐ ★ #Argentina: All 12 Anarchist Comrades Detained in November Are Being Held in Preventive Detention Ⓐ ★

Note from the Chilean blog PublicacionRefractario: Despite the continuous contrdictory information that hascome to us from different factions regarding the detained comrades onthe other side of the mountain range, which is related to the factthat their situation is not being publicized- their names, thecharges, everything that happened has been silenced.

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#YellowVests: The Time for wishy-washy coalitions is over

The Gilets Jaunes movement on the French territory caught the left, including many anarchists, by surprise. Current discussions in many anarchist and other leftist circles show that this could happen anywhere… Soon?

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Welcome to #NRW, where people can be imprisoned up to 28 days without being charged

After Bavaria, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) will be the second German state with a new police law. On Wednesday NRW state parliament voted in favour of the new police law. Cops can now imprison people up to  28 days without being charged. But that’s not all…

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#Indonesia: Comrade Brain Valentino, imprisoned for the #Mayday riots, is free

Brain Valentino, Ucil, the last of the imprisoned anarchists of the Mayday 2018 mutiny in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, has been released.

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Solidarity with the #Stansted15 from #Minneapolis

On December 10 a court on the UK territory convicted the  Stansted 15 activists, who stopped a government deportation flight from taking off in March last year, guilty of breaching terror laws. Comrades in Minneapolis showed their solidarity.

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