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A message from #China: “If you love your life then don’t mingle” – “Strangers are hidden dangers”

What follows is a letter written by Gustav, a comrade from China, about the authoritarian and discriminating measures by the Chinese state in times of the coronavirus.

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Working under the #Corona regime: The current struggles are taking first steps towards workers control

UK. March 24, 2020. While many on the left waited around and asked the government to tell them what to do, many workers around the globe have taken limited, but real steps towards workers’ control. Spontaneous strikes have spread from car factories in Italy to Canada and the US; a series of call centre strikes erupted in Brazil; Amazon workers in Spain and France and New York walked out; public cleaners and mining workers are on strike in Peru; garment workers in Bangalore refuse to enter the factories without protective gear.

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#COVID19, #UK Supermarkets: The food supply chain from a workers perspektive

UK. March 23, 2020. Coronavirus. Everyone is complaining about empty supermarket shelves. Lots of people are now asking themselves how they get filled in the first place. But hoarding and panic buying is a relatively minor issue – with highly calibrated ‘just-in-time’ production, shelves can be bare with only take a £6-10 increase in the normal shopping spend per household. Even if people are buying much more than this, it’s not just ‘selfish individuals’ who are to blame. We have to look at the political issues around the individualisation of working class communities over the last few decades, as well as rational responses to a government recommending self-isolation for 14 days if a family member has symptoms. More importantly though, we have to look at the structural constraints of the food supply-chain. Below you can find a few thoughts about this in particular.

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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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