den arbetsköpande klassen har ingenting gemensamt. Det kan inte bli
någon fred så länge hunger och längtan råder
bland miljoner av det arbetande folket, medan de få, som utgörs
av den arbetsköpande klassen, har allt det goda i livet. Det
måste föras en kamp mellan dessa två klasser, tills
arbetarna i världen organiserar sig som en klass, tar makten
över produktionsmedlen, överger lönesystemet, och lever i
harmoni med Jorden.
Vi anser att centraliseringen av makten för företagen in i
allt färre och färre händer gör fackförening
oförmögna att hantera den ständigt växande styrkan hos
den arbetsköpande klassen. fackförening fostrar ett
samhälle där en grupp av arbetare ställs mot en annan grupp
av arbetare i samma industri, och hjälper därmed till att
besegra varandra i lönestrider. Merdärtill,
handelsförbunden hjälper de arbetsköpande klassen att
förleda arbetarna i tron att de har gemensamma intressen med sina
Submitted by x359437 on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 4:38pm
From the Boston IWW
Four workers at Insomnia Cookies' Cambridge store went on strike on August 19, protesting poverty pay and wretched working conditions, and demanding $15/hr, health benefits and a union at their workplace. The company illegally fired all four. For the next six months strikers, IWW members, allies, and student organizations at both Harvard and Boston University held pickets, marches, rallies, forums, phone blitzes, and organized boycotts, while workers continued organizing at both the Cambridge and Boston locations. The union also pursued legal charges through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Submitted by x359437 on Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:45am
- Being A Woman Organizer Isn’t Easy
- Mobile Rail Workers Win, Wobblies Organize Worldwide
- International (Working) Women’s Day
- Staughton Lynd: A Tribute To Rosa Luxemburg
- Jane LaTour: Toward Equal Employment For Women
- Addressing Sexual Violence In The IWW
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Submitted by x359437 on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 4:36pm
By Scott Kaufman, The Raw Story
New records obtained by the Defending Dissent Foundation prove that the United States Army used a multi-agency spy network to gather intelligence on nonviolent, antiwar protesters and to disseminate their findings to both the FBI and local police departments.
Activists filed a lawsuit against Thomas Rudd and John Towery — Panagacos v. Towery — in 2007, alleging that the U.S. Army had directed operatives to infiltrate and collect information about the activist movement in the Washington area.
According to the newly released documents, the U.S. Army paid Towery, a Criminal Information and Systems Officer, to spy on the antiwar group Port Militarization Resistance (PMR), as well as the Students for a Democratic Society, the Industrial Workers of the World, and Iraq Veterans Against the War.
Submitted by x359437 on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 4:59pm
By Transcona Slim, The Winnipeg Wobbly
The IWW’s Organizer Training 101 (OT101) is fundamentally different from any of the union trainings I’ve ever participated in with my business union. In 2010, I went to the United Food and Commercial Workers’ (UFCW) Prairies Youth Activist Retreat. It was five days long and held in a smaller vacation town in Manitoba. We spent the first two days learning the UFCW version of labor history and why we needed to vote for the New Democratic Party (NDP). We had a provincial NDP functionary (the Minister of Justice) come and speak to us about “our” issues. Incidentally, he side-stepped my question about why the NDP cancelled the university tuition freeze. We were told that, because of elections in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, we might be expected to act as volunteers for the NDP’s electoral campaigns and that the skills we learned were going to be put into that project. (Read more)