An interview with land reform researcher and activist Andy Wightman in which he explains what the Common Good in Scotland is and outlines his ideas for how it could be restored to community control.
In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East. This is the first time in decades that an American union has decided to undertake industrial action against a U.S. war. The action announced by the powerful West Coast dock workers union, to stop work to stop the war, should be taken up by unions and labor organizations throughout the United States and internationally. And the purpose of such actions should be not to beg the bourgeois politicians whose hands are covered with blood, having voted for every war budget for six and a half years, but a show of strength of the working people who make this country run, and who can shut it down!
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, expounds its vision of which path to follow in the current situation in Venezuela, summed up in the slogan, “Against the (B)oligarchy, demagoguery and corruption: Autonomous struggle of the underdogs!
After last week in Burkina Faso, it is Cameroon this week that has witnessed demonstrations and strikes against inflation and the high cost of living; and the bestial repression of these movements of protest.
Staff at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency have received a letter telling them they must accept a new contract or be sacked. The story doesn't shed a whole lot of light on it. Anyone know how much the Board of SEPA are on?
Audio interview with two of activists from the Anti-G8 Japanese Infotour about anarchism in Japan and the relation of localised issues to G8 protests.