Here we highlight resistance to poverty, exploitation & oppression around the globe, with the aim of encouraging more such resistance.
April 2018 – Leading the fight against gentrification affecting low-income & immigrant communities: they succeeded
November 2017 – To organise, mobilise and build alliances against the oppressive conditions that cause shack fires.
September 2017 – Brighton SolFed fighting for a tenant against Spencer & Leigh letting agents.
TEACHERS ON HUNGER STRIKE
March 2017 – Teachers in Turkey imprisoned & on hunger strike for their jobs.
TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL STRIKE
February 2017 – Reports on conflicts with capitalism from around the world.
REPORT FROM THE NETHERLANDS September 2016
On forced labour in The Netherlands.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WORKER BLUES September 2016
Working-Class Struggles in South California Symbolize Blue-Collar Blues Across America.
MAYDAY LEAFLET FROM ECUADOR May 2016
Against the attacks of capital and the state.
Tenants Organise in the USA
April 2016 – Tenants in Portland are organising growing resistance to massive rent increases and evictions.
Report From Greece
August 2015 – Workfare politics: unemployment & class struggles in Greece.
HARTZ REFORMS FORCE UNEMPLOYED TO WORK IN FAKE SUPERMARKETS April 2010
In Germany – a country that is often held up as one of the more Social Democratic states – reforms dating back to around 2001 implemented by Chancellor Schroder’s Red / Green Alliance brought about very similar attacks to worker’s rights that we are now facing in UK. Known as the Hartz reforms these:
- Forced claimants to take €1 an hour jobs topped up by their benefits with penalties for not taking such work
- Forced claimants to take work that had nothing to do with what they were qualified to do
- Increased the rise of Mini – jobs previously used by pensioners to top up their earnings, generalising this through out the economy. Creating a climate of precarious labour with far fewer rights over contracts.