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What do we do when the cops fuck off?

An article from Class War looking at the experiences of London riots in the early-mid 1980s and the questions that would have to be solved to make police-free zones sustainable. Content note for discussion of sexual violence.

The massacre of Anarchists and Maximalists at Sandormokh

Mass murderer Matveyev

A short account of the murders of revolutionaries at Sandormokh

A-E-I-O-U: Agitate, Educate, Inoculate, Organize, Union / pUsh (from "Wages So Low You’ll Freak" by Mike Pudd'nhead)

A concise summary of the AEIOU model of organizing: Agitate, Educate, Inoculate, Organize, Unionize.

This is extracted from Mike Pudd'nhead's book Wages So Low You’ll Freak about his experience working at Jimmy Johns in the Twin Cities, Minnesota and attempting to organize a union with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) from 2007-2011.

His full book can be found here https://libcom.org/library/wages-so-low-youll-freak-mike-puddnhead

Direct Action #48 (April/May 1988)

Issue #48 of Direct Action, with articles on a health service dispute and a Scottish demonstration in support of it, welfare restructuring and benefit cuts, the Burton's sacking dispute, a mass eviction of Stamford Hill squatters, a Third Position-influenced split in the NF, a TV technicians' dispute, sackings of union journalists on a Finchley local paper, Scottish pit closures, a Doncaster council strike, shoot-to-kill policies in Northern Ireland, the "corporals killings" and attacks on IRA funerals, an article from the USI about the COBAS movement, news from the Spanish CNT, the fight against Section/Clause 28 and more.

Direct Action #63 (March/April 1990)

Issue #63 of Direct Action, with articles on the release of Nelson Mandela and legalisation of the ANC, different strategies for the anti-poll tax movement including a critique of Militant (now the Socialist Party), South Yorkshire Police advising women to close their curtains, a reprint of Andy Anderson's pamphlet on Hungary '56, the collapse of the soviet bloc, part 2 of the DAM's new industrial strategy, print workers organising after Wapping, the British Army in Ireland, more police frame-ups of Irish people, updates on prisoner Martin Foran, the CNT/CGT court case, police killing an anti-fascist in West Germany, an advert for the March 1990 poll tax demo, and more.

Direct Action #62 (January 1990)

Issue #62 of Direct Action, with articles on an ambulance workers dispute, Militant (now the Socialist Party) manipulation of the anti-poll tax campaign, poll tax resistance in Scotland and East Anglia, the exposure of dirty tricks by West Midlands Police in cases including the Birmingham Six, reports on Northern Ireland including raids on loyalists in the army, and the Guildford Four case, the DAM's new industrial strategy, an attempt at union-busting by Herald Juices, the risk of work-induced heart disease, an article from the USI about racism in Italy, the grim reality of "community care", antifascism in Edinburgh, water pollution and more.

Direct Action #60 (August-September 1989)

Issue #60 of Direct Action, with articles on the uselessness of the union leadership, a British Rail dispute, sabotage in food production, a poll tax demo in Manchester, a national strike by public sector union NALGO, gentrification by Lewisham's Labour-left council, a major docks strike, a victory for Andorran miners, a deportation struggle, a rank-and-file healthworkers' perspective, an article from the WSA about the ozone layer, a blockade against the Hinkley nuclear power plant, an update on prisoner Martin Foran, deaths in police custody, a thin-skinned former RUC chief, an advert for a pamphlet about the FORA, and more.