Submitted by x359437 on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 4:39pm
By Nathaniel Miller, X343337
Justin Vitiello grew up in New York City and lived for many years in Philadelphia where he taught Italian at Temple University involving himself with various local anarchist activities. He was a published poet and spoke at least three languages fluently. Justin traveled extensively and lived in Italy, Spain and Algeria. He attended the Port Huron conference, organized with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Poor People’s Campaign, established anti-mafia collectives with Sicilian anarchists, and devoted his life to working-class struggle. Justin was an IWW member for years, always made sure to pay his dues well in advance, and served on the IWW’s International Solidarity Commission with whom he traveled to Mexico, Haiti and Palestine. It was during the later two ISC delegations that I came to love and respect him.
Submitted by x359437 on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 4:53pm
- Fast-Food Unionism: The Unionization Of McDonald’s & The McDonaldization of Unions
- Starbucks Workers Union Strike In Chile
- Wobblies Fight Neo-Nazis In North Dakota
- Perspectives on IWW Strategy & Tactics
- How I Got Fired And Won My Job Back
- Nonviolent Direct Action & The Early IWW
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Submitted by x359437 on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 12:15pm
By Rebecca Hayes, NYC IWW
On a blustery November morning before Thanksgiving, new IWW members, a diverse group of bakers at Amy’s Bread, kicked off an organizing campaign by marching to the site of the prominent food factory in Queens, New York, to voice their demands. Amy’s Bread supplies many of the city's most exclusive markets, restaurants, and grocery stores. The company is enjoying enormous success with an image of responsibility, sustainability, and community orientation. Now, after many long months of organizing in secret, the workers and their allies are joining together to ask Amy’s Bread to live up to their promises.
Submitted by x359437 on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:57am
By: Ashley Jackson, Portland IWW
On the morning of November 15th in New York, 28 year old hackivist Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for violation of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He used his computer skills to hack into and release over 5 million files of the private security firm Strategic Forecasting, Inc., or “Stratfor” exposing the corporate and government spying on activists domestically and abroad amongst other discoveries.
Existing prisoner support groups Portland Anarchist Black Cross, Oregon Jericho, Radical Prisoner Support Portland, and newly formed Portland IWW General Defense Committee (GDC) Local 1 had already had a benefit planned for him the next evening at The Red & Black Cafe. There was music by Irie Idea, Intentional Overtones, and Years of Lead, as well as a raffle, and readings of Jeremy’s own words in his plea and sentencing statements.
Submitted by x359437 on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 12:48pm
By the International Solidarity Commission, 28.11.13
Whereas workers of the International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI) have asked us to issue a statement in solidarity with imprisoned union activist Reza Shahabi,
Be it resolved that the International Solidarity Commission send the following Statement of Solidarity to IASWI and publish it in IWW media (iww.org, the General Organization Bulletin, social media, etc.).
The Industrial Workers of the World protest the continued incarceration of Reza Shahabi, the Treasurer and Executive Board member of the Syndicate of workers of Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Company, and join his family's demand for his immediate release.
Reza was charges with “gathering and colluding against national security” and “spreading propaganda against the system”. These are all sham charges. Reza Shahabi is a worker and labour activist.