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They are not Evo supporters! They are Alteños, dammit!

Statement from Colectivo Curva on the resistance of the people of El Alto in response to the ongoing coup attempt in Bolivia. Based in El Alto themselves, Colectivo Curva argue that the native peoples of El Alto remember their history of struggle against the Morales government: they do not fight for him and his party, but against an attack on their communities from the far-right coup plotters.

Alex Pirie R.I.P

This is an obituary for grassroots social activist Alex Pirie.

NEWCASTLE 'EWAN BROWN' ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR. MAY 9TH 2020

Burgerville Fast Food Workers Walk Off Job, Launch Strike

Members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union at the fast food chain Burgerville have gone on strike in Portland, Oregon. This report first appeared on It's Going Down.

A Class War Against State War – IWW Istanbul’s Statement on the Turkish Invasion of Syria

Istanbul Industrial Workers of the World's statement against the invasion of Syria. The following statement was originally published on Yeryüzü Postası.

After Year of Mobilization on Both Sides of the Bars, California Prisons End ‘Gladiator Fights’ Program

Loved ones of people impacted by integrated releases have been holding protests

Statement from Oakland Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) and family members of California prisoners on recent news announcing the end of the bloody “Gladiator Fight” program, known as “Incremental Release.”

Rotorua: Climate Strike

Today Aotearoa Workers' Solidarity Movement (AWSM) joined hundreds of mostly young protestors in Rotorua, in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island in Aotearoa/New Zealand, who acted on the global call for a ‘strike’ in support of the climate.

“This is overdue”: Interview with a striking General Motors worker

Striking GM workers rally in front of the Lexington Avenue plant in Rochester, N

As General Motors reaped $8.1 billion in profit and paid its CEO $22 million, nearly 50,000 GM workers have been on strike since Monday. While workers gave major concessions during the previous recession the company is digging in it’s heels over wages and has even cut off healthcare plans for workers. Marianne Garneau of Organizing Work interviewed Lynn, a rank-and-file UAW and Black Rose/Rosa Negra member, on strike at a components plant in Rochester.

What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Climate Strikes: A Discussion

Starting Friday, September 20th, a wide collection of groups, many formed within the last year, will kick off a week of action across the world, calling for drastic action to stop climate change. This call will be followed up by another on October 7th, as Extinction Rebellion is pushing for a day of direct actions.

Wanting to know more about the upcoming climate days of action as well as what we can expect from them, It's Going Down caught up with someone in the Northeast US who is active in the new climate movements to talk about the upcoming strikes.