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IWOC newsletter: The Imprisoned Worker #1

The first issue of The Imprisoned Worker. This zine has been put together by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Incarcerated Workers’ Organising Committee (IWOC) in Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England. It aims to provide a platform for prisoners, ex-prisoners and fellow workers to educate and organise one another in order to agitate against the prison-industrial-complex.

Underemployment, casualisation and the future of work

Employment numbers are up

There has been, for a number of years, in the UK, a growth in the use of zero-hours contracts, mostly in the so called "gig" economy but also in other sectors such as cleaning, hospitality. This article describes some of the tactics being used by bosses to increase their control and power of the workers and to weaken the ability of workers to organise and act to improve their position.

Anarchist tactic for Palestine

British anarchist Albert Meltzer's commentary on the Britain-Israel-Palestine crisis circa 1939.

The Imprisoned Worker Newsletter

This zine has been put together by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Incarcerated Workers’ Organising Committee (IWOC) in Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England. It aims to provide a platform for prisoners, ex-prisoners and fellow workers to educate and organise one another in order to agitate against the prison-industrial-complex.

23-year-old Sudanese man killed during immigration raid in Wales

Graffiti reading "no borders, no one is illegal"

A 23-year-old Sudanese man was tragically killed during an immigration raid on Saturday, 30 June in Newport, Wales. Immigration officers arrived at his workplace causing the workers to flee, and the Sudanese man who has not been identified in the press ran onto a roof to escape, fell through and died.

Riders unite: a wave of struggles in the gig economy

Deliveroo_riders_strike

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.

Grenfell Tower – the smoke & the mirrors

There is an ever-growing stream of media commentary on the Grenfell fire, increasing daily as the public enquiry unfolds. There are some elements in the media with the goal of obscuring or excusing the plain facts as part of a pre-emptive defence manoeuvre to protect those most implicated in what caused the fire and the 72 deaths. That they feel the need to use such distortions to defend the Grenfell landlords and those who ordered and oversaw the Grenfell refurbishment that fitted the lethal cladding only increases the suggestion of a general doubt on all sides about their innocence.