All out against the far-right DFLA on Saturday 13th! — Anti-Fascist Network

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UNITY DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE DFLA – SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER 12:00, BBC BROADCASTING CENTRE, PORTLAND PLACE, LONDON As you may have already heard, Tommy Robinson’s footsoldiers, the ‘Democratic Football Lads Alliance’, otherwise known as the EDL Mk2, are planning on marching in London this Saturday 13th October. The DFLA have formed the backbone and the main […]

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From the Save Southend NHS Facebook page #SaveSouthendNHS would like to thank you to you ALL for all your continued and VITAL support over the past 2 years. A united community campaign made up from residents of all walks of life, political persuasions and diverse backgrounds, united to fight for one cause – #OurNHS. Last […]

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Uber Drivers to strike for 24 hours in London, Birmingham and Nottingham on October 9-10th, and other upcoming events — Cautiously pessimistic

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From the IWGB: IWGB is calling 24 hour strike of Uber drivers in London, Birmingham and Nottingham from 1pm on 9 October Demonstrations to be scheduled at 1pm on 9 October at Uber’s offices in each of the cities. Drivers demand an increase in fares, an end to unfair deactivations and that Uber respect rulings […]

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“No Borders” beyond a slogan: brief comments on a recent Angry Workers text — Cautiously pessimistic

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We believe borders only ever serve the bosses, they are explicitly to maintain differentials in prices and wages that boost the mark-up on manufacturing. Capital is allowed to flow unchecked, but not labour.

Just as financial institutions use differential interest rates to turn a profit without ever physically moving anything, this is a form of capital augmentation that doesn’t depend on commodity exchange as such, but on artificial barriers created by the state, some of which is syphoned off in tariffs, or by allowing only ‘skilled’ migrants, thereby pillaging the education systems of poorer countries. That’s primitive accumulation.

James Dyson had the benefit of free health and education under the post-war social democratic settlement then moved 400 jobs to Malaysia because he wanted to pay £3 per hour. Is it not perfectly honourable for a Malaysian worker to move to Malmesbury if they don’t care to work for £3 an hour, so they can buy one of his fucking overpriced vacuum cleaners?

It goes without saying the Working Class must organise accross borders in good faith. We should be talking to Bangladeshi garment workers and press-ganged Uzbek cotton-pickers. The idea that we can advance our class simply by local activity – even insurrectional activity – is deluded.

Angry Workers of the World, the West London-based collective who consistently produce some of the best contemporary analysis out of the UK at the moment, have just published a new piece reviewing a book on the Grunswick and Gate Gourmet struggles, and then using this as a jumping-off point for a broader discussion of what […]

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On October 27th, Stand up to Mencap! — Bristol Care Workers Network

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Mencap have gone to court to demand that the government overturns it’s recent ruling on pay for sleeping shifts. Because of Mencap, millions of low-paid workers will now be denied the minimum wage for their sleep shifts. This has come at a time when non-payment of the minimum wage is at it’s worst ever level. […]

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£15 a week to get to a computer — scottish unemployed workers’ network

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The people who came up with the requirement that all Universal Credit claims must be managed on line can’t live in the real world – and certainly not in rural Scotland. Yesterday, one of the people who visited our stall at Leftfest told us of a friend who was expected to make 30 minute bus […]

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Ivy-ictory! Ivy House strike wins — Cautiously pessimistic

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The Ivy House strike which started earlier this week has now ended, after the strikers announced: “We are pleased to announce that the committee have written to us with an offer agreeing in full to all of our terms and we have voted to accept! Victory for the workers! If you strike you will win! […]

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