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Labour Last Updated: Jul 23, 2017 - 10:08:41 AM


Labour
How Could We Cope if Capitalism Failed? Ask 26 Greek Factory Workers
You could call the men and women at Viome [1] factory workers, but that wouldn’t be the half of it. Try instead: some of the bravest people I’ve ever met. Or: organisers of one of the most startling social experiments in contemporary Europe. And: a daily lesson from Greece to Brexit Britain, both in how we work and how we do politics.

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:07:40 AM

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Class War on the Waterfront: Longshore Workers Under Attack
The ink wasn’t even dry on the West Coast longshore contract when the head of the employers’ group, the Pacific Maritime Association, proposed an additional 3-year extension to the president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), making it an eight-year contract.

Jul 23, 2017 - 9:53:12 AM

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New documents reveal true extent of miners cooperation with Thatcher
With the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, much has been made of a return to the politics of the 1970s, when trade unions dominated the political agenda and major state industries were nationalised.

Jul 21, 2017 - 1:44:37 PM

Labour
This Massachusetts Nurses Union Is Reviving the Strike
They’re bringing solidarity back, with a little help from Boston’s hard hats.

Jul 21, 2017 - 1:35:48 PM

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Eugene Debs and the Kingdom of Evil
Debs came to the conclusion that no strike or labor movement could ultimately be successful as long as the government was controlled by the capitalist class. Any advances made by an organized working class would be reversed once the capitalists regained absolute power, often by temporarily mollifying workers with a few reforms. Working men and women had to achieve political power, or they would forever be at the mercy of the bosses.

Jul 19, 2017 - 11:15:08 AM

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