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#Matamoros: More than 45,000 workers go on strike on #Mexico’s northern border, shaking up the U.S. auto industry

Mexico: An unprecedented workers’ strike in Matamoros, Tamaulipas has generated million-dollar losses in the North American manufacturing sector. Business owners report losses of almost 100 million dollars per week after the start of the work stoppage on January 12.

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Two #Mexico’s, two universal alternatives: #Tlahuelilpan vs #Matamoros

Two pieces of news from Mexico currently appear in the press around the world: a new historical record in the number of homicides and the explosion of a Pemex pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, which has left almost a hundred corpses already. Everything in Mexico leads us to despair. But there is something important going on that the international media is not broadcasting.

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A comment to the ongoing dock conflict by #Uppsala Autonomous Students

Swedish territory: Statement about the ongoing dock conflict by Uppsala Autonomous Students .

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The radical worker politics of the Los Angeles teacher strike

If its demands are met, the historic teacher strike in Los Angeles has the potential to upend union orthodoxy across the United States.

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Build the Revolution: Anarcho-Syndicalism in the 21st Century

The Radical Education Department (RED) weighs in on the ongoing debate around syndicalism and organizing strategies, arguing that modern variations of syndicalism still offer powerful weapons for autonomous anti-capitalist struggles and movements.

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Class War in Social Democratic #Sweden

Two activists with the SAC syndicalist union in Sweden write on the “Peace Obligation” proposal which would effectively outlaw strikes and workplaces actions outside of narrow conditions. The piece explains both the political context for the proposal – crafted jointly by employers and major unions and backed by the Social Democratic Party – as well as the the resistance led by a coalition of independent unions and activists.

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#London: Workers’ power at #Heathrow airport – a Report

A friend works as a maintenance engineer at Heathrow airport. You can read about working conditions and organising efforts below – a shorter version will be distributed to Heathrow workers in WorkersWildWest no.9. If you want to get involved in our modest organising efforts in and around Heathrow, drop us a line: angryworkersworld@gmail.com

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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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#CUPW #Ottawa community picket in solidarity with postal workers report-back

Ottawa, Canadian territory: On Nov 26th, the federal government passed a “special law” that stripped the right to strike for postal workers. Postal workers had been working without a contract since January and were engaged in rotating strike actions. They now face massive fines should they continue the strike. Solidarity pickets have been served injunctions, and supporters have been arrested. Despite these threats, we must not give in to intimidation. The right to strike is the very lifeblood of the labour movement, and the key to securing a bright future for all workers in the face of austerity. For this reason, postal workers should not stand alone in this fight.

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