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Italian general strike: Amazon warehouse blockaded in Piacenza, strikers attacked in Prato

Monday 11th October saw a general strike called by several base unions in Italy, which was marked by a mass blockade against an Amazon warehouse and a violent attack against picketers. Content warning for violence and graphic videos.

Adil lives!

Action in solidarity with killed unionist Adil Belakhdim on June 30 in Berlin
Video with engl. subtitles: https://en.labournet.tv/adil-lives

Gateshead Amazon picket wins reinstatement for sacked workers

The rank and file dispute at the Gateshead Amazon warehouse construction site now appears to have ended in a win, with all sacked workers being offered reinstatement.

SI Cobas picket at Fedex attacked by strikebreaking thugs

A report from the SI Cobas base union in Italy on an attack against their members at Fedex. Content warning for violence and graphic images at the linked source.

Who lives, who dies, who tells your story? - Carmen Molinari

Carmen Molinari analyzes why media strategies don’t win organizing campaigns. This article was first published by Organizing Work.

"We're not criminals"

Ruben SI Cobas

SI Cobas base union activist Ruben talks about repression against workers and union officials in Piacenza in March 2021.
Video, 7min, italian with engl. subs: https://en.labournet.tv/were-not-criminals

Repression against striking workers in Italy

Zerocalcare Piacenza

After blockades and a succesful strike at TNT-Fedex in Piacenza massive police operations and violence against workers and unionists:
https://en.labournet.tv/repression-against-striking-workers-italy

Solidarity with Striking Dublin Deliveroo workers

This week has seen strike action throughout Dublin in the middle of a pandemic by Deliveroo workers. The workers, who have enough of being treated so badly, are asking Deliveroo for better working conditions, security, delivery fees & value standards. A member of the Industrial Workers of the World did the following interview with one Deliveroo striker to find out more and how people can effectively support their actions.

A Dedicated Grassroots Troublemaker

Christian Krähling

Christian Krähling, Amazon worker and activist, wrote this song for the Chicago Amazon workers at DCH1 warehouse. They won a fight for equal Paid Time Off (PTO) in March 2020, during a pandemic.
https://en.labournet.tv/pto-everyone

Christian passed away on December 10, 2020.

Amazon Workers International, an international network of militant Amazon workers, wrote this beautiful obituary, pledging to continue the common project: