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Riders unite: a wave of struggles in the gig economy

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Food delivery couriers working for Deliveroo, Foodora and Uber Eats are at the frontlines of the fight against precarious work in the gig economy, and their campaign is becoming ever more connected and coordinated.

In this collection of videos and reports, labournet.tv tells the story of how a huge wave of precarious riders' struggles has spread across Europe to Hong Kong and Sydney since 2016 - an inspiring visual account of their campaign.

The socialist case for the INS?

Many calls in the US to "abolish ICE", including from a recently elected socialist, are actually calls to return to the notorious immigration police of the last century.

Towards a General Strike from Below

Autonomous Revolutionary Nordic Alliance's call for a strike from below against the Swedish government's move to restrict the right to strike

Report on Juneteenth Strike Actions on the Inside and Out

Gainesville Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee reports on Juneteenth strike actions in Florida prisons along with outside public support. This post first appeared on It's Going Down.

Pakistan: The struggles of workers making footballs for the FIFA World Cup

The Russian Ambassador to Pakistan, Alexey Dedo, confirmed that his country will be using footballs manufactured in the Pakistani city of Sialkot for the World Cup. More than 70% of the world's footballs are made in Sialkot. Despite the “hallmark of quality” and “exceptional product”, the reality of their production is the brutal exploitation of the local working class.

Seattle, WA: IWW Direct Action Campaign Forces Bosses to End Lockout

Seattle based members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) wrote the following report about their ongoing organizing efforts at Grassroots Campaigns. Previously published on It's Going Down. The locked-out workers are now running a fundraiser to make up for their lost wages, please donate here.

Eco-anarchy in the UK: dissidence group mobilises for climate justice

A direct action group shut down roads in London’s political district Friday evening to oppose new runway construction at London’s Heathrow Airport. The rush-hour road-block in Parliament Square was the culmination of a campaign by Vote No Heathrow, an autonomous branch of the Rising Up direct action network. It saw a 14 day hunger-strike, solidarity fasts and arrests for non-violent civil disobedience.

Independent unions found new Global Union Federation

confederation founding in Parma group picture

In May 2018 the “International Confederation of Labour” was founded in Italy to unite independent unions and worker organisations across frontiers. We interviewed delegates at the congress to hear about their union activities at home and what they hope will come out of the new confederation.

https://en.labournet.tv/independent-unions-found-new-global-union-federation

The protest against Fortis Student Letting agency continues!

Demonstrators at Forts Student Lettngs

Monday 18 June saw Manchester Solidarity Federation join tenants in a protest outside Fortis Student Letting in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.