agriculture

For Migrant Labourers An Amnesty with Capitalism Is a Mockery

Which is worse? The hypocrisy of an Italian Minister of Agriculture shedding tears in public over the supposed end to the maltreatment of cheap migrant field workers in Italy or the hypocrisy of Johnson’s Brexit government sanctioning the airlifting of workers from the poorer parts of Europe to work in British fields during the lockdown? This is an outline of what’s been going on recently in Italy.

Five Theses on the Class Struggle - by Anton Pannekoek

Anton Pannekoek's classic manifesto against state socialism (democratic or otherwise) and for council communism, an industrial society governed by a democracy of workers' councils

Debunking the myth of "Irish slaves"

A photo of people who weren't Irish slaves

A detailed, seven part series of articles by Irish historian Liam Hogan systematically demolishing the white supremacist myth of there being Irish slaves in the Caribbean or Americas, and that these "slaves" were treated worse than enslaved Africans.

The Ifugao—People without Government

An anarchist anthropological review of the Ifugao people who constructed elaborate rice terraces without forming a government structure.

1928: The Santa Marta Massacre

Diplomatic reports from various US and Colombian government agencies and the United Fruit Company about a strike by plantation workers in 1928 and the governments bloody actions to break it. The Santa Marta strike is often referred to as the Banana massacre due to its high death toll.

2014: Vermont Migrant Farmworkers March and Picket for Return of Withheld Pay

An acocunt of picketing by Migrant workers at a dairy in Vermont over poor living and working conditions and wage theft.

Why I work on the land

TIM MEADOWS is a farm worker in Essex.

Anarchism and Agriculture

ALAN ALBON is a farm worker in Sussex