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Spanish anti-fascist ‘prisoners of war’ in #Lancashire, #UK 1944–46 – #antifa

Fascinating and detailed paper by Richard Cleminson examining the appalling treatment of Spanish anti-fascist resistance fighters during World War II being detained in internment camps in Britain alongside Nazi and fascist prisoners.

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#Nike and the Sweatshop problem

Recent anger over Nike’s current endorsement deal reminded me of a period in the 1990s when Nike was facing consumer anger of its labour practices and a strike by Indonesian workers at one of its factories.

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Black Consciousness and the quest for true humanity – Steve #Biko

Steve Biko was assassinated on this day, September 12, 1977 by South African police and security services. Biko founded the South African Students’ Organisation in 1968 for autonomous organising of black students against Apartheid. Out of Fanon and Black liberation struggles elsewhere, he developed the ideology of Black Consciousness. We republish Steve Biko’s 1972/3 article on the Black Consciousness movement.

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New US #PrisonStrike Takes us to the Dark Heart of Capitalism

Prison labour is a billion-dollar industry, and the corporate beneficiaries of this slave labour include some of the largest corporations and most widely known brands. There are literally hundreds of corporations and firms that exploit prison labour.

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Prison Strike Statement to the Press, August 28, 2018

Statement regarding the ongoing Nationwide Prison Strike. Issued August 28, 2018 (week two of the strike) by the Prison Strike Media Team.

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#Syriza 2018: a Blast from the Past

Greece: A brief reminder. In January 2015 Paul Mason proclaimed on his Twitter account: “come to Athens – the revolution is happening”. It is 2018 now, and three years later it is Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, who is ecstatic: “You did it! Congratulations to Greece and its people on ending the programme of financial assistance.” What happened?

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Abolish ICE? Yea, but…

A critique of calls for the abolition of ICE that argues that in order to be effective the abolition of ICE must be paired with the struggle for the abolition of capitalism, states, and racism.

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#Antifa Italy: The “Government of Change” is still anti-Working Class

In Naples, in early June, a Malian man was shot by three youths in a drive by shooting. As they fired they chanted “Salvini, Salvini”. Matteo Salvini leader of the League (formerly the Northern League) only got 17% of the vote in Italy’s election but in the new “government of change” in coalition with the Five Star Movement has become Minister of the Interior. This is an ideal role for him to play his racist card.

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Urgent Call for Solidarity Actions from the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association

The Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association (Warning Facebook link) have made an urgent call for solidarity in response to the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice taking repressive measures against their members and suspected members.

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